Join us this year for fun, food, and fellowship!
English Speaker: Dr. Christy Hill, Grace Theological Seminary
Theme: God’s Fixer-Upper
Spanish Speaker: Iris Regalado
Special Speaker: Kenna Lourdes Gonzales
Theme: “Aprendiendo a Descernir la Voz de Dios”
Missions: Josh and Rachel Flaningan, Cameroon with Encompass World Partners
ACCOMMODATIONS–Calvary Chapel Conference Center ~ We will once again enjoy this beautiful facility. This site was formerly the Murrieta Hot Springs Resort. There are numerous mineral water fed hot springs, a Roman spa, a coffeehouse, and a bookstore. The rooms are comfortable with 6 twin beds and a private bath. Included in the retreat are five delicious family style meals beginning with Friday’s dinner.
Check in begins on Friday, November 9th. at 4:00 PM. The first meal is served at 7:00 PM followed by an introductory session at 8:15 PM. The retreat concludes on Sunday, November 11th. after the morning sessions. Check-out will be no later than 1:00 PM.
REGISTRATION— The total cost of the Women’s Retreat is $190. To reserve your place for the retreat, you will need to turn in the Registration Form (including roommate requests) and a deposit of $75 to your Church Retreat Coordinator or to Vivian Sundin, District Registrar, 9553 Beach St. #8, Bellflower, CA 90706 starting August 1st. ALL MONIES MUST BE IN BY OCTOBER 7TH ($l15 or any remaining balance). NO MONIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AT RETREAT.
Roommates: The Retreat Committee reserves the right to arrange roommates to fulfill the 6 person per room requirement, while attempting to honor your request.
Cancellations: All registration fees are transferable BUT NOT REFUNDABLE.
Prize Drawings: Bibles, a toolbox, full scholarship for 2019 Retreat
For more details about this year’s retreat, contact Robin Workman
We are glad for the Unanimous vote for the new Executive Board for the Grace Leaders Network for 2018-2019. Our Executive Board is unique in that it highlights unique aspects of our network through its five roles:
Coordinator: Mike Jentes
Equipping Advocate: Mike Sciarra
Missional Advocate: Ed Waken
Shepherding Advocate: Bob Wriedt
Treasurer: Dale Workman
We have built in advocates for our leaders to encourage them in Equipping, Shepherding and being Missional!
For more info and organization of the network you can see our Grace Leaders Network Charter [PDF]
Join us on Tuesday May 8th for our last Grace Leaders Network Gathering of this year!
We will gather at our Norwalk Grace Church where we will have some exciting news from CE National about a new Urban Hope Training Center here in SoCal plus updates on the Boyle Heights Ministry, and more! We start at 10am and are done by noon.
A day of GLADness with our Network on April 10, 2018. Thanks to 40+ leaders from 13 of our regional Grace Churches for the time and the encouragement!
We worshiped, prayed, talked, listened, watched videos, gave away books & coffee and ate steak together with glad and sincere hearts! It was awesome to hear about what God is doing in His Church and through His people all over our region!
The following churches were present and shared a celebration & prayer update:
Orange, CA – Daily Bread Church Plant
Whittier, CA – Community Grace Brethren Church
The following verse was the theme for our day:
“The humble will see their God at work and be glad.
Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged.”
Psalm 69:32 NLT
Our network certainly “saw our God at work” through our churches and truly had a day of “being glad!”
Our Regional Roundtable is an important time where we want EVERY leader in our network churches and ministries to attempt to be there!
We will have greetings from the Charis Fellowship office, Charis Alliance Global, updates from around our region and connecting with your ministry friends and colleagues! We will also have some special gifts/raffle prizes as well! Then make sure you stick around for a FREE Tri-Tip Steak Lunch!
BRING YOUR STAFF, ELDERS, LEADERS, & VOLUNTEERS (both men & women are welcome)! We can’t wait to see you there!
It’s that time of year…to renew your membership to our networks– as leaders and as churches!
Membership to the Grace Leaders Network
is open to all church and ministry leaders in harmony with the Grace Churches Network. For only $25 annually you can support our network to bless you and other regional leaders.
Your 2018-2019 annual dues are due on May 1, 2018, we have an online way for you to do so via credit card (scroll toward bottom) or you are welcome to send a check to “Grace Leaders Network,” Attn: Mike Jentes, E. 6565 Stearns St., Long Beach, CA 90815.
We request that each church which is a member of the Grace Churches Network contribute annually a fair dues amount. Annual dues is $1 per Church Member. (Note: The National Charis Fellowship (formerly FGBC) dues are based on another figure.)
*Please Enclose a copy of the 2018 Charis Fellowship Statistical Form along with the District Dues for your church. Dues Deadline for 2018-2019 is May 15, 2018.
CHECK WRITTEN TO: Grace Churches Network
MAIL TO: Dale Workman, Community Grace Brethren Church, 5885 Downey Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805
@ Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center
Join us this year for fun, food, and fellowship and new activities with Dr. Christy Hill and Iris Regalado!
For more details about this year’s retreat, contact Robin Workman
Download a Save The Date graphic:
Why? Because it’s going to be a time of conversations, celebrations and challenges from one another and leaders around the globe!
Our Regional Roundtable is an important time where we want EVERY leader in our network churches and ministries to attempt to be there. Please set aside the time in your schedule NOW! And BRING YOUR STAFF, ELDERS, LEADERS, & VOLUNTEERS (both men & women are welcome!)!
To thank you for your labor for our Lord, we are providing a nice steak lunch for all who come! Also, we will have some give-a-ways of books and coffee…so you could go home with even more than an energizing conversations with fellow leaders. We want you to be glad about what God is doing in our region!
Did you put this appointment in your calendar yet? If so, see you there! If not, would you… please! 🙂
Color Outside the Lines! 2018 High Impact Men’s Retreat
When: April 27-29
Where: Pine Summit Christian Camp
Cost: $130 [includes food, lodging, high ropes adventure, paint ball, recreation, etc.]
What: A “Guys Getaway” for men and their older sons led by Pastors Tom Hocking & Rich Todd. Get away, connect with God and each other, and re-ignite a passion for radical Christian living.
There will be opportunities on Friday before the retreat as well as Saturday afternoon for some off-roading adventures.
Thanks to the Bellflower & Whittier Churches for taking the lead on this!