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.
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.
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.
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 atCornerstone Church in Simi Valley. He and his wife Dawn love to minister together, and are the founders and directors ofZarephath Ministrieswhich provides spiritual retreats for pastor couples.
This GraceLeaders Network Gathering will be hosted by theGrace 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!