The Fellowship Council of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches affirmed the CHARIS Commitment to Common Mission during their regular meeting on January 21-25 in Seal Beach, Calif. In doing so, they encouraged local Grace Brethren churches to participate in the spirit of the document.
They also discussed ways to focus resources and opportunities for the next decade more effectively on multiplication, leadership development, and integrated ministries.
The Commitment to Common Ministry document that was drafted at the 2008 Charis meeting of representatives of all Grace Brethren fellowships world-wide in Bad Homburg, Germany. The FGBC was represented by Bob Combs, Bob Wagner, and Steve Kern. Keith Shearer represented the FGBC on the Charis conference planning committee. All of these men served at their own (or their churches) expense