Pastor Tom Hocking of the Bellflower, California, Grace Brethren Church was the main-session speaker this morning at the Grace Brethren annual conference. His assigned topic was “Fire in the Soul: A Beginner’s Guide to Pyrotechnic Worship.”
Using a rapier wit and insightful illustrations, Hocking skillfully used The Lord’s Prayer from Scripture to teach truths about how to pray, what should really motivate prayer, and the importance of corporate–as well as individual–prayer time together.
Beginning at 3 p.m. today, conference attenders will have their choices of a wide range of workshop topics at the 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. hour. This evening’s featured activity is CE National’s 40th Anniversary Celebration, which will include a tram ride and mountaintop meal. At noon today Grace College and Seminary held its annual corporation meeting and information luncheon.
Fellowship Coordinator Tom Avey began today’s session by requesting prayer for retired Grace Brethren pastor Tom Inman, who had a heart attack yesterday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.