Wednesday, October 14, has been designated as a Day of Prayer and Fasting in anticipation of the Charis International Leadership Encounter 2015, in Bangkok, Thailand. Members of the international family of Grace Brethren churches are encouraged to participate.
In the video below, Clancy Cruise, who will serve as a delegate to the meetings and is executive director-elect of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, provides some specific things to pray for.
Also, Dr. Tom Julien, executive director emeritus of Encompass World Partners, has written a special guide to help mobilize the leaders and members of Grace Brethren Churches to participate in this initiative.
Charis, a transliteration of the Greek word for grace, is the name adopted by the international fraternity of Grace Brethren churches and leaders. Begun in 1994, Charis serves as a platform for pursuing matters of common purpose and interest for those who share the values of the Grace Brethren movement.
Delegates from all the countries of Charis will gather in Bangkok November 1-7, for Charis International Leadership Encounter (CILE) 2015. During this gathering key leaders will consider, improve and endorse The Charis Commitment to Common Identity. This will be the culmination of a three-year effort to create a truly global expression of common values and beliefs of our movement.