National Leadership Summit 2017: Growing People, Expanding Borders
We give God glory for the refreshing time of worship, fellowship and encouragement at the FG National Conference held October 19-21 bringing together delegates from 6 states and Mexico. The conference opened with the Thursday night revival service, giving glory to our Lord for all His mighty works! With the laying on of hands, we welcomed Minister Dan Mueller and Minister Michael Plautz (left photo), both of Bluffview Center of Hope in Prairie du Sac, WI, to Full Gospel Assemblies as licensed ministers of the Gospel. The laying on of hands was led by FG Vice Chairman Edward Popvich and Pastor Reginald Licht, along with Chairman Simeon Strauser. Pastor Luis Campos of Divina Gracia – Monterrey, Mexico was received as keynote speaker, opening the revival services with a powerful word of God. Pastor Juan Feliciano (Calvary’s Love Church – Springfield, MA), provided translation.
Pastor Jim Capets (New Life Fellowship of Pittsburgh – E. McKeesport, PA) opened the Friday morning workshops in praise and worship. Day sessions included Pastor Juan Feliciano (Calvary’s Love Church) who gave an eye-opening teaching highlighting the task of Reaching the Next Generation, especially the millennial demographic, who are slowly but surely reshaping our communities. FG Chairman, Pastor Simeon Strauser, updated for the continuing progress on the development of the FG Phrear School of Theology (PST). All pastors and leadership were encouraged to utilize the educational opportunities through PST for the training of the next generation of leadership for FG ministry worldwide. Reports included the exciting news of PST focusing on opening study group centers not only within the USA, but also into the Philippines, Mexico, Malawi, and Argentina over the next year. Pastor Strauser further emphasized the need for the soon to be released Capital Fundraising Program in support of the ongoing and long term PST vision development.
Friday afternoon workshops included the Anointed Worship workshop presented by Dr. Roy Tryon (Living Waters Family Worship Center – Irwin, PA). He was accompanied by Minister Marcia Rhoades on piano leading worship. For the FG Expanding Borders workshop Pastor Strauser was joined by Spanish Regional Representative Pastor Reginald Licht. The vision for FG missions throughout 2018 to the countries of Malawi, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Philippines were presented. We ask God to direct our paths even as He lays these plans and desires in our hearts. Participation from throughout the FG fellowship is welcomed. Ministers Cyndi Smith and Carol Bowland (Shiloh Fellowship, Washington, PA) led worship for the Friday evening revival service with Pastor Maurice Brown delivering the message from the Prayer of Jabez.
Saturday morning breakfast fellowship was hosted by the Christ’s Chapel hospitality team, allowing for a time of rich fellowship one with another. Saturday workshops included multiple ministry representations and the closing session “Changing Lives Through Prayer” delivered by Pastor Edward Popovich (Shiloh Fellowship – Washington, PA).
Conference Offerings Donated For Puerto Rico Outreach
It was reported that numerous parishioners with the Iglesia Cristiana Transformados por la Cruz, the FG partner ministries on the Island, had lost their homes in Hurricane Maria. As the conference came together in prayer for the needs of Puerto Rico, offerings totaling $1100.00 were raised for support of the families affected in this recent devastation. To God be all glory! For those interested in getting further details and information on any of the ministry items mentioned above, please contact the FG Main Office 610-857-2357 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see this and other updates, download our November 2017 newsletter here.