Over this summer, CE National’s Operation Barnabas summer ministry teams with 61 students from around the USA took on California! These teams were all over SoCal (and even off to NorCal) and made a big impact on our churches, leaders, students and communities! Check out the website for pictures and reports. THANK YOU to CE National and Operation Barnabas for your Impact!
Also, if your church was impacted, your students can apply to be part of next year’s team! Operation Barnabas is a three week high school summer ministry training program equipping students to live on mission through evangelism training, character development, and servant-leadership. More details for 2019 here
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!
A team from Los Altos Grace Brethren Church is leading worship.
Charis Fellowship ministry leaders from throughout the southwestern United States are gathered at Lake Hughes, Calif., for the Southwest Focus Retreat. Beginning Monday evening, January 29, the 48 hours away is allowing the leaders to take a look at “Developing an Apprentice Culture.” The sessions are led by Clancy Cruise, executive director of the Charis Fellowship/Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches and pastor of Marysville Grace, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Marysville, Ohio.
Worship is being led by Jason Dunn, worship leader at Los Altos Grace Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif., along with Bob Mabry, family pastor, and Phil Helfer, pastor at the Los Altos church.
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.