The two major national conferences of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches will begin meeting within a few weeks.
Brethren National Youth Conference, which is organized and sponsored by CE National, will meet on the BIOLA University campus in southern California the dates of Saturday, July 22 through Thursday, July 27, 2006.
More than 2,500 teenagers are registered, and this year’s headline speakers include Francis Chan, Shawn McBride, Jeremy Kinsley, Mike Lee, Scott Distler, Randy Smioth, Lee Strobel, Josh McDowell, and Jeff Bogue.
For last-minute registration information log onto www.bnyc.net.
“Celebrate06,” the annual national gathering of the Fellowship, will take place at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells, California, beginning at noon Saturday, July 29, and continuing through Thursday noon, August 3.
In a schedule packed full of celebration gatherings, organizational meetings, workshops, recreational events, and more, the conference will begin with a celebratory look at the Fellowship’s past by longtime Grace Brethren pastor Charles Ashman.
Incoming FGBC Moderator Tim Boal will give his moderator’s address on Saturday at 3 p.m. and additional main-session speakers throughout the week include Tom Hocking, Keith Shearer, Jim Cymbala, Terry Hofecker and Randy Smith.
Association of Grace Brethren Ministers and Women of Grace USA will have their meetings Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-10 a.m. At 12:30 each day will be luncheons to feature updates and corporation business meetings from cooperating organizations-Grace College and Seminary on Sunday, Grace Brethren International Missions on Monday, Grace Brethren North American Missions on Tuesday, and Brethren Missionary Herald Co. on Thursday. CE National’s 40th anniversary celebration will be Sunday evening.
For further schedule details and registration information, log onto www.celebration06.com or call the office of Fellowship Coordinator Tom Avey at (574) 269-1269.
DRIVEN06, the young adults conference, was being held at Kenyon College in Ohio just as this issue of FGBC World was going to press. Photos and reports will be available on the Editor’s Blog at www.fgbcworld.com.