Captain Jonas Winbolt receives Army Chaplain Assignment

Lt. Jonas Winbolt is no longer a chaplain candidate!!

Jonas received word yesterday that he has been approved as a chaplain in the United States Army.  He was one of five selected out of a pool of 40-60 candidates.

Congratulations to Jonas and Lisa.  This has been more than a 5 year process and it is exciting to be a part of it.

Jonas has been given a report date of 1/23/17 but as of yet does not know where the army will post him.

This placement as a chaplain includes a promotion to the rank of Captain as well.  So congratulations are in order!  

Received from Dr. Roy Halberg-
Grace Fellowship Church in Rancho Cucamonga

Ministering to Sexual and Gender Minorities in December

December Network Gathering on Ministering to Sexual and Gender Minorities
Tuesday, December 13th
10am – Noon
at Community Grace Brethren Church
8109 Greenleaf Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602  Map

Our own Dr. Tom Hocking (Pastor at Bellflower Brethren) will be facilitating our time of sharpening one another on a tough topic. From Tom’s experience and shepherd’s heart he has the following objectives:

1)  Communicate the distinction between sexual identity, orientation, and behavior
2)  Humanize the struggles of Gender & Sexuality Minorities {GSM]
3)  Identify the nearly inevitable conflicts, which church leaders can expect (no matter HOW they deal with GSM)
4)  Provide guidelines for dealing with GSM within the church.

After we are done, we will have a Mexican Lunch at the restaurant right next door (Dutch Treat)!

See the Resource Dr. Tom Hocking Shared

November Grace Leaders Gathering

Photo Credit: Bob Hetzler Click to go to his Facebook page

A neat time of gathering for 30+ leaders from our network at Los Altos Grace Brethren Church in Long Beach on Tuesday, November 8th. We swapped impactful stories of where we have seen fruit borne in our ministries.

Our own Missional Advocate, Ed Waken challenged us to look into the Scriptures again about evangelism. Fortunately, he shared his notes with us!  Enjoy below:

Look at evangelism from a fresh perspective. One where every believer can be themselves – be who God created them to be – and be successful in evangelism. 100% successful, 100% of the time.

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November 8th Network Gathering with Ed Waken

Cast your ballots by mail and be with the Grace Leaders Network on

Tuesday, November 8th  10am – Lunch
at Los Altos Grace Brethren Church
6565 E. Stearns St.
Long Beach, CA 90808 Map
Lunch provided!

We will lift up holy hands in prayer for the election and have a interaction with Ed Waken about being 100% Successful in Evangelism!  Bring your church and ministry leaders for this special day1

Our Missional Advocate, Ed Waken, gives a greeting to us at our October gathering…and a teaser for our upcoming November gathering. Watch it here.