20 Days until First Grace Leaders Network Gathering!

20 Days until First Grace Leaders Network Gathering! 

Here comes the fall with school and all the rhythms of the ministry year…where did the summer go?!?!

We are starting back up with our monthly network gatherings and are excited that our Fellowship Coordinator, Tom Avey will be with us!    

Tuesday, September 11th 
10am-Noon
with a FREE Lunch to follow
Grace Church of Orange
2201 E. Fairhaven Ave. Orange, CA 92869

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Operation Barnabas Impact 

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

Women’s Fall Retreat with Dr. Christy Hill

November 9-11, 2018

Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center

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

For all the details and registration information check out the webpage

access 2018

July 24-26 in Fremont, Ohio was the annual conference of the Charis Fellowship Family! It was a grand time for the leaders and churches to gather.

One of the helpful resources produced were videos about the core areas of our Fellowship- Biblical Truth, Biblical Relationships, Biblical Mission, Doing Good, and more…

Find the videos about Charis Fellowship online!

You can see the list of all videos online at:
https://vimeo.com/channels/charisfellowship

Stay in the loop by joining our email list! 

One Week until our Regional Roundtable

Our Regional Roundtable is an important time where we want EVERY leader in our network churches and ministries to attempt to be there!

Tuesday, April 10
10am – Lunch 
(done by 1pm)
at Bellflower Brethren Church9405 E. Flower St. Bellflower, CA 90706

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!

 

Southwest Focus Retreat Report

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.

Keep on reading!

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”