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New GFI Vision Announced

Dear GFI Friends,
This E-letter introduces a new vision document. I want to emphasize how much we need you as an intercessor and supporter for what we do as your ministry partner. This brief letter summarizes our vision for equipping and empowering front-line ministers. What a privilege it is for all of us to be part of a ministry that emphasizes the transforming message of the cross and Christ as Life in your community, in your church, in counseling and for those in crisis. I look forward to keeping you connected with how our resources and staff plan to move this vision forward.
In His Life,
Rob

Rob Clogg, President,
Grace Fellowship International

GFI Vision:  How Your Prayer and Support is at the Core

globeThis letter is hot off the press. On May 6th and 7th, the board of Grace Fellowship International met for two days and agreed to pursue a future vision based on a recently developed planning document. It is summarized in a the graphic below.

Read the diagram/graphic starting clockwise from the top. We plan to equip and empower ministers and front-line leaders who work in the community, in the church, in counseling and with people in crisis. The message of the cross is central.

In the concentric circles, please note that intercessors and supporters are central and critical to the ministry as much as staff and board. We see the biblical “one another” message at the core of GFI. We need one another.

EQUIPPING and EMPOWERING FRONT-LINE MINISTERS with SUPPORT
   and RESOURCES for the message of the CROSS and CHRIST AS LIFE

crisis community

We have so much potential to plan and grow if we have our partners as connected as possible. We value every way that we can minister to you and you to us. This includes your intercession and support.

As the new GFI president I discovered that over the past five years, for every regular supporter there have been ten one time supporters. We are blessed and we thank you for any and all support, and we are thankful for those who have felt led to support the ministry monthly.

We are trying to build electronic communication for both prayer and monthly supporters. We are also asking for both because we need them both.

Please click here to read a brochure that gives a fuller description of Grace Fellowship’s vision: The NEED for SEEDS. If you know others who share this burden of heralding the Galatians 2:20 message internationally, please share or forward this e-letter. Thank you!

Missions, Staff Support, General Fund

Thank you for your gracious support. This can be done securely online via the GFI web site here.

View the original eletter online here

May 15: John with GCI co-founder, Professor P.P. Thomas

Ministry in India

This week and next week GFI partners with our daughter ministry, Grace Counseling India, to provide Christ-Centered Counseling training. John is there for the conclusion of a training module at their ministry center in Kerala. May 18-21 will be a conference for pastors and lay leaders of St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India. The speakers will be John Woodward,  Alex Mathew, and John Zachariah. The GCI web site gives the details: GraceCounselor.org. Intercession for these events is appreciated.

May 15: John with GCI co-founder, Professor P.P. Thomas

May 15: John with GCI co-founder, Professor P.P. Thomas

left to right: Hans, Rob, Chuck, David, Peter, Bob and Dan

GFI Board Meeting

Recently the board members of Grace Fellowship met for a day and a half of prayer, discussion and planning. We are grateful for these brothers’ commitment as faithful servant leaders.

 

left to right: Hans, Rob, Chuck, David, Peter, Bob and Dan

left to right: Hans, Rob, Chuck, David, Peter, Bob and Dan