CHRISTmas Fellowship for our Network!


For our December network gathering, we are going to have a special time to relax and enjoy one another and a little bowling or ping-pong or billiards and more! The destination for our gathering will be at Round 1 Bowling & Amusement at the Lakewood Mall in Lakewood, California. 

For those who want to bowl, it’s $3.50 for shoe rental and $5.50 per game. Ping-pong and Billiards are $8 per hour, if you don’t want to bowl. You can hang out and get some food and enjoy the time. Everything will be dutch treat, so please be prepared.

Make the time to be with us for this great time with leaders and from around the region!

Tuesday, Dec. 11th 
10am-Noon-ish
@ Round 1 Bowling
in Lakewood Mall, Second Floor next to Costco
401 Lakewood Center Mall
Lakewood, CA 90712   Map

Gathering Locations and Topics for the Rest of the Year

We are glad to share the list of locations and topics for our 2018-2019 Grace Leaders Network Gatherings!

Tues. November 13
Grace Leaders Network Gathering
Grandparenting Ministry
10 AM – Noon
@ Grace Fellowship Cherry Valley

Tues. December 11
Grace Leaders Network Gathering
Bowling Together 
in Lakewood, CA  Details TBA

Tues. January 8
Grace Leaders Network Gathering
Gospel Sowing by Ed Waken
10 AM – Lunch
@ Grace Rancho Cucamonga

Jan 29-31
FOCUS Retreat
Camp Lawrence Daley at Mt. Crags
Calabasas, CA 
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Tues. March 12
Grace Leaders Network Gathering
Growing Worshippers with Justin Fox & Beth Balmer
10 AM – Lunch
@ Grace Long Beach

Tues. April 9
Grace Leaders Network Gathering
Israel Insight & At Risk School
10 AM – Lunch
@ New Hope Canyon Lake

Tues. May 14
Grace Leaders Network Gathering
Pornography
10 AM – Lunch
@ Grace Community Seal Beach
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November Gathering Topic is Grandparenting!

Grandparenting on Purpose! 

Our November network gathering, we are excited to highlight the legacy and equipping of grandparents for the sake of the future generations!

We will gather at Grace Fellowship in Cherry Valley with Pastor Brian Zuniga and enjoy their hospitality and lunch!

Pastor Steve
Dr. Steve Williams
Fowler
Larry Fowler

We will have the pleasure of having Larry Fowler, founder of the Legacy Coalition and our own Dr. Steve Williams, from Grace Community Seal Beach who is now serving as Pastor of Seniors share with us. Together they will challenge us and share some tools to help equip the grandparents in our congregation to make the investment in the next generations and yield great returns!

Make the time to be with us for this great time with leaders and from around the region!

Tuesday, November 13th 
10am-Noon
with a FREE Lunch to follow
@ Grace Fellowship
10257 Beaumont Ave, Cherry Valley, CA 92223
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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! 

2018-2019 Executive Board for the Grace Leaders Network Announced

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] 

Tuesday May 8 is Grace Leaders Network Gathering at Norwalk

May Grace Leaders Network Gathering 

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.
Afterwards we are going to go to lunch at Frantone’s Pizza & Spaghetti Villa
10808 Alondra Blvd, Cerritos, CA 90703
 (dutch treat).

A day of GLADNESS

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:

Beaumont (Cherry Valley), CA – Grace Fellowship Church

Bellflower, CA – Bellflower Brethren Church

Lakewood, CA – Iglesia Christiana de La Communidad

Lancaster, CA – Ministerio Amor y Restauracion

Long Beach, CA – Community Grace Brethren Church

Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Grace Brethren Church

Long Beach, CA – Los Altos Grace Brethren Church

Norwalk, CA – Grace Brethren Church

Orange, CA – Grace Church of Orange

Orange, CA – Daily Bread Church Plant

Seal Beach, CA – Grace Community Church

South Pasadena, CA – Grace Brethren Church

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!”

Here was a video greeting for our day from Dave Guiles regarding the Charis Alliance and Encompass World Partners:

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!

 

Support our Network by Contributing your Dues!

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

Save the Date for our Regional Roundtable April 10

Put this date and time on your calendar right now  — Tuesday, April 10 from 10am – 1pm — meeting at Bellflower Brethren Church.

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! 🙂