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‘Growing in Grace’ Webinar

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The webinar on “Growing in Grace in Difficult Days” was presented on Thursdays at 8:00pm Eastern (7:00pm Central) on September 14,21,28; October 5,12, 2017. This series is about Christ centered living, based on 1,2 Peter. John Woodward taught the five sessions which includes the Wheel and Line diagrams, and Egypt/Wilderness/Canaan symbolism. You can view or review the content on the GFI videos & webinars page were there are PDF lesson slides and three online video recordings courtesy of WebEx.

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New U-Turn Video

Our new “U-Turn” video challenges viewers to consider the probable future consequences of their current lifestyle–for better or for worse. The call for a radical change of direction through Christ centered discipleship brings new potential and hope by God’s grace. Ideal audio visual for youth meetings and church services.

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Pastoral Couples Retreat

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Some of the participants at the pastoral couples retreat

Our experience with Fermatas and fellowship with S.H.O.R. Ministries — and our goal to minister to pastors — led to Grace Fellowship’s first Pastoral Couples Retreat August 22-24. It was facilitated by our board member, Dan Riley (and his wife, Kathy). The four couples had three days and two nights here in Pigeon Forge for rest, fellowship, and confidential share & prayer. The first night Chuck greeted them and Dan gave his Exchanged Life testimony. The second night, after supper together, John gave a PowerPoint summary teaching on the centrality of the cross for victory and ministry.

Dan writes, “I really believe we’re on the front of something that’s different from anything I see being done for pastors and wives. I hope this can be the beginning of an expanded ministry to leaders who I think will not only embrace the abundant life, but learn how to effectively share that in the places of influence they occupy. We learned from this launch and will be able to have an even better experience next time.”

We pray this retreat model will develop into a pattern of fruitful ministry in the years to come!

Bob Denney & Jim Herndon at DDX Media studio

Spanish Video Series Project

Bob Denney & Jim Herndon at DDX Media studio

We had two days of recording sessions this week at DDX Media in Pigeon Forge. Jim Herndon is teaching the Spanish edition of “For Me to Live is Christ.” Bob Denney is producing the series. We hope to finish up when Jim returns on August 4th. May God bless this video series intended for Latin American believers in the U.S. and other nations!

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Committed Christian Conference

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We’re thankful for those who attended the Committed Christians Conference in Sevierville, TN June 30-July 3rd. It was organized by our local friend, evangelist David Cobb (2nd from left). The other speakers were Preston and Diane Nix. (He is a professor at New Orleans Baptist Seminary, and she has a ministry to pastor’s wives: http://contagiousjoy4him.com). Recording artist, John Swain (right), led us in worship.

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Ministry Trip to Quebec and Ontario, Canada

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During June 4-12, John was back in Canada for some ministry opportunities. He preached at Peoples Church of Montreal and spoke at the Summit Conference hosted by Fair Havens Community Church in Beaverton, ON. Audio recordings of the Summit messages are at the church’s web site: http://fairhavenscommunitychurch.ca  Photos of this trip and other recent activities are at GFI’s photo sharing site: https://gfiworld.shutterfly.com