The purpose of our working together is to glorify God by encouraging relationships between both ministry leaders and member churches so that our cooperation in mission endeavors, Biblical education, and leadership development, might lead to the multiplication of new disciples and new churches.
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Tuesday March 11, 10am Bellflower Brethren Church (9405 Flower St, Bellfl) Johnston Moore will share with us the opportunities available to us and our church families to fulfill James admonition regarding "Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world" (James 1:27).
John is an elder at the Long Beach GBC and is the founder & director of HOME FOREVER. HOME FOREVER is a ministry that envisions a world where every child has a permanent home. John is an advocate for orphans and foster care and speaks and writes extensively on this subject. He has a story and a message we need to hear.
You can learn more about HOME FOREVER at http://www.home-4-ever.org
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR MARCH 11th
Don Shoemaker would like to meet with any of us who would like to have input into the third tier truth cluster of our DECLARATION OF COMMON IDENTITY. He would like to meet with us after lunch on March 11th to discuss our look to the future and how we see ourselves as Grace Brethren. Don has a document that is being developed that he would like to send to participants prior to this meeting to give us a running start for that conversation. If you are interested in participating and can join in this conversation on March 11th, email Don ASAP so he can get this document into your hands. Don can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Don now . . . I just did!
Young leaders under the age of 35 are especially important to this process; so bring any of your young leaders that you think might benefit and/or contribute to our conversation.
ALSO FOR YOUR CALENDER:
Sunday March 23, 5pmBob Wreidt is being ordained at the Seal Beach church and all of us fellow pastors in the district have been invited to come. I hope you'll join me in honoring Bob and sharing in this significant event in his life
Tuesday, April 8, 10 am at the Seal Beach GBC
138 8th StreetSeal Beach, CA 90740
Bob Wreidt has been taking a class in Narrative Preaching at Trinity and has much that he can share with us. As I talked with Bob about the class and what he is learning, the thought occurred to me that many of us have not sat in a homiletics class for more than 20 years (almost 40 years for me ;) . . .)
There are some things being taught and discussed in the arena of sermon prep and delivery that we should find helpful . . . so I've asked Bob to come and share some of what he is learning and to lead us in a discussion regarding preaching.
The Vision 2020DC Leadership Conference is July 17-21, 2014 in Washington D.C. More details are at www.fgbc.org
Momentum Youth Conference is July 22-27, 2014 at Wheaton College in Wheaton, ILL More details are at www.buildmomentum.org
September 15-18, 2014: Hume Lake Pastor's Conference
Pastors and wives from NorCal and SoCal come together with others. Ask for more details.