Risk is not an unfamiliar place for many in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Our network of congregations has pioneered ministries in remote (and some not-so- remote) locations around the globe, traveled treacherous roads to plant churches in North America, and dove in head-first to help people experience the love of Jesus Christ and to come to know Him as Lord and Savior.
We’ve left family and friends to pioneer new ministries, sacrificed financially to start new works, and adapted to new cultures. Yet sometimes we forget that risk is a neverending experience.
This year’s national FGBC gathering, Flinch Conference, is designed as a much-needed gut check in the risk department.
The conference will be held July 23-26 at the Newark International Airport Marriott just outside of New York City.
Among the keynote speakers is Alan Hirsch, a South African-born missiologist, author, and a leader in the missional church movement. His recent book, Faith of Leap, speaks directly to the theme of Flinch Conference.
A variety of workshops on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will address subjects such as church planting, leadership development, communications, social issues, and other topics.
On Saturday, the conference will head for New York City on a variety of “Riskursians” that will challenge and encourage participants. Among the destinations are the Bowery Mission, Ground Zero, Harlem, and other locations where God is working in areas of the city that one might deem difficult.
To register for Flinch, see flinchconference.com/register.
For housing options, see flinchconference.com/location/.