Dear FBCG Family,
In four weeks, we will begin the Energize Conference with Life Action Ministries (October 23-30). Through the years, we have had a great partnership with Life Action, and I am excited to have them return for a conference geared toward the renewal of God’s people to live for Christ in our generation. This conference is specifically focused on biblical principles for kingdom action and personal ministry. In the course of the week, we will receive challenges in areas of:
       - Surrender
       - Living by faith
       - Walking in love
       - Lifestyle hospitality 
       - Engaging in personal mission
       - Marriage and family life 
       - Developing compassionate and strategic generosity
       - Standing out for Christ in a depressed and distracted culture
This conference will cover two Sundays, and Life Action will lead sessions during our 9:00 a.m. Connect Group time and our corporate worship at 10:30 with ministry events throughout the week. A tentative schedule of events is available in the Welcome Center.
I would ask you to join me in praying for these days by setting aside time to seek the Lord. This would be a wonderful event to invite family and friends! Pray for the Life Action team and especially for Steve Canfield as he preaches and teaches over this week. Pray that the Lord would use this time to move in our lives for the sowing of His word and the glory of our Savior. From our experience with Life Action in the past, we have found that the Lord has done many wonderful things among us. He has plowed into our lives bringing repentance and change. He has brought joy and hope in applying the promises of Scripture to our lives. Let’s seek Him together and may He be pleased to move among us to send revival throughout Ascension parish to the ends of the earth.

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near.”
 –Isaiah 55:6

Pastor Jim