Next year’s Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches moderator John McIntosh (center), along with Fellowship Coordinator Tom Avey (left) led discussions this morning as gathered leaders of the Fellowship concluded three days of update and strategy meetings at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana. Grace Brethren Investment Foundation CEO Dr. Larry Chamberlain is at right.
In the three-day meetings, updates were given by the executives of all the national organizations, along with any plans for the future which will bring change.
Tuesday morning a group of attorneys from the Ice Miller law firm in Indianapolis met with the group to discuss in general litigation in today’s society, and in particular, how 501(c)3 organizations can structure themselves and operate in such a way as to operate at maximum legality and with the highest ethics.
Sandy Barrett of the FGBC office was hostess for the meetings. Those participating included FGBC present moderator Jim Brown, past moderator Tim Boal, and next year’s moderator John McIntosh.
National organization leaders participating included Ron Manahan and Bill Katip from Grace College and Seminary; Joel Richards from the Association of Grace Brethren Ministers; Janet Minnix and Viki Rife from Women of Grace USA; Larry Chamberlain and Ken Seyfert from the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation; Dave Guiles from Grace Brethren International Missions; Terry White from Brethren Missionary Herald Co; Ed Lewis from CE National; and Tom Avey from the FGBC office.
The leadership group will next meet on Friday, January 25, 2008, at Seal Beach, California, when leaders met with, and give updates to, members of the Fellowship Council.