Invitation to Grace College & Seminary SoCal Dinners

Grace College and Seminary invites you to join us for an evening of food and fellowship. Grace’s president, Dr. Bill Katip, is traveling to Southern California for two events at the end of this month. The first gathering is at Los Altos Grace Brethren Church on Saturday, January 27. The other is at the Grace Brethren Church of Simi Valley on Sunday, January 28.

Come hear Dr. Katip share about Grace’s Aspire campaign and other exciting campus updates. Both events are from 6-8 p.m. and dinner is provided. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by emailing or calling 574-372-5100 ext. 6127. Be sure to specify which event you plan to attend.

CE National Celebration Jan 28

CE National Celebration  
Sunday Jan 28th
@ Grace Brethren Church of Norwalk – 11005 Foster Rd.  Norwalk, CA 90650

  • Plan to come, bring a friend, and enjoy a Sunday evening celebration with Ed Lewis and TK (Timothy Kurtaneck)
  • Hear updates about the Urban Hope Training Center, Operation Barnabas, and Momentum.
  • Refreshments will follow the celebration time.
  • A love offering will be taken

Find out more about CE National online 


January Grace Leaders Network Gathering with a Mexican Flair

Tuesday, January 9th
10am – Lunch
at Iglesia Cristiana de la Comunidad 
11859 209th St
Lakewood, California  Map

Our own Pastor Manuel Espinosa has invited us to join him at his church facility in East Lakewood (think North of Hawaiian Gardens). [We are so glad that Manuel is part of our Grace Churches Network Council this year!]

Our agenda for the day will feature some sharing and emphasis on ethnic initiatives here in our regional efforts.  We are praying for a handful of languages and ethnicities to make disciples, and see churches form! Please invite all who have that heart to come with you to this special time!

In addition, if you show up, there is one guarantee–you will be PRAYED FOR! 

After we are done with our Gathering, Pastor Manuel’s wife Raquel and others in the church family are making tamales and planning an outstanding Mexican lunch!  We invite you to stick around and enjoy lunch together!

Focus Retreat Scholarships Available

The Charis Fellowship Focus Retreat this year has a theme of Creating a Culture of Apprenticeship for Leadership Development 
Registration is available online now 

We are delighted to announce that our network is providing some registration funding to help our SoCal/AZ leaders who are: 

1) young leaders (35 yrs. old and younger) or

2) non-Anglo leaders (of all ethnicities/languages)

For those who qualify (as either 35yrs or younger or non-Anglo):

Full-time staff members of a church/ministry we will pay for half of the registration,

for those who are Part-time or lay staff of a church/ministry…we are paying the FULL registration amount so you can go FREE! 

The Focus Retreat website has those discounts already online.   Please use them when you register your young leaders or your non-Anglo leaders!

If you are a leader who wants to get to Focus, but the finances are an issue, please contact our Treasurer Dale Workman because we want you there!

For all the Details, Schedule and to Register please go to the Southwest FOCUS Retreat webpage