Seeking Sabbath Presentation and Info for December 14

Pastor Chris Hay presented Seeking Sabbath for the 21st Century Pastor at our November 14th Grace Leaders Network Gathering.

We are thankful that Chris was willing to share his notes with us. As well, he shared a worksheet which included information on organizing around “time blocks” and “rhythms of rest.”

Seeking Sabbath for the 21st Century Pastor -Presenters Notes – GraceLeadersNetwork 2017-11-14  by Chris Hay

Rhythms of Rest and Time Block-GraceLeadersNetwork 2017-11-14 by Chris Hay


A Day on the Range — Grace Leaders Network Gathering for Tuesday, December 12

Below are details, or click here for a one page handout that has all the info:  A Day on the Range-2017_12-12

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Charis Fellowship is the new name for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches

The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) unveiled a new name and logo on Tuesday November 7th in a live stream video event from Akron, Ohio. We were glad that SoCal’s own Mike Jentes could represent our region at the event.

Leaders present in Akron, Ohio for the unveiling of the new name Charis Fellowship.

Charis Fellowship is the new “doing business as” name for the network of evangelical congregations in North America. It comes after many months of brainstorming sessions, research, and professional input.

Charis means “grace” in Biblical Greek and is representative of the congregations and ministries that affiliated with the Grace Brethren movement. Most churches within the fellowship already use the word “Grace” in their title, but it also is found in the names of other congregations not partnered with the FGBC.

A word that means “grace” creates an identity for a fellowship that shares a common commitment to understanding the word of God (biblical truth), living as the people of God (relationship), and fulfilling the purposes of God (mission). Continue reading “Charis Fellowship is the new name for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches”

Charis Celebration Sunday is Here!

We hope your church is joining with hundreds of others around the world to learn about how God brought Charis into existence and is using this vibrant alliance to bring the hope of Christ to the corners of the globe.

Grace Churches Network hopes you will take some special time on Sunday November 5 to celebrate our global movement and seek God’s blessing upon our common pursuit of biblical truth, biblical relationship and biblical mission.

Find out more about the Charis Alliance online in English, French & Spanish

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Seeking Sabbath for the 21st Century Pastor – Nov 14th

Pastor Chris Hay will be our featured speaker for our November 14th Grace Leaders Network Gathering on: Seeking Sabbath for the 21st Century Pastor.  

Chris pastored Grace Brethren churches in Alaska, Maryland, and Indiana; and survived pastoral burnout! Chris is deeply burdened for the spiritual health of pastors. Currently he is the Community Groups Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley. He and his wife Dawn love to minister together, and are the founders and directors of Zarephath Ministrieswhich provides spiritual retreats for pastor couples.

This Grace Leaders Network Gathering will be hosted by the Grace Brethren Church in Simi Valley.  We will shift the start time by 30 minutes and begin at 10:30am and go to 1pm with a lunch together on Tuesday November 14.  Please join us!