Equip07, the summer annual conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, will be held July 29 through August 2, 2007, in Winona Lake, Indiana. Registration is now open through the Fellowship Coordinator’s office.
Following the every-other-year cycle of celebration and educational conferences, the 2007 gathering will focus on “The Pursuit of Wisdom” with learning being seen as a lifelong journey.
More than 35 learning modules will be available, with the curriculum and schedule devised by FGBC Moderator Tim Boal and Fellowship Coordinator Tom Avey. Along with the courses–some of which are available for college or seminary credit–there are also sports camps for children and a seniors conference, as well.
Qualified instructors will teach courses in six different areas–Understanding My Purpose, Women’s Courses, Understanding My Family, Understanding My Church, Understanding My World, and Church Administration/Communication.
In addition, there will be business meetings for FGBC official delegates and time for the cooperating organizations to have open houses, corporation meetings, and other events. Each day will begin with breakfast and a devotional. Many exciting program “extras” will be available throughout the week, as well.
Monday evening will include a grand celebration with keynote speaker Brad Powell, pastor of Northridge Church near Detroit, Michigan. Tom Avey says, ” Brad has deep experience in leading churches through vital change without compromising the Bible and the gospel. Brad will also lead a one-day class on Tuesday.”
The moderator’s address by pastor Jim Brown of the Goshen, Indiana, church is Wednesday evening and the FGBC corporation business meeting will be Sunday evening.
Information about the conference is online at www.equip07.com. A full-color 28-page prospectus that lists all courses and gives necessary information about lodging, meals, and much more is also available from the Fellowship Coordinator’s office.
Moderator Tim Boal says, “The ongoing dream of Equip07 is to advance better training for better ministry by making lifelong learning normal for our pastors, missionaries, wives, and workers. In the process we will also strengthen our FGBC relationships by enjoying time in fellowship together on the Grace campus.”