Dear Friend of the Gospel,
As you consider year end giving, would you
consider helping the Free Grace Alliance?
I'm prayerfully asking God to give us
$25,000 or more. Would you help?
The FGA turned 10 this year. And the need to
"connect, encourage, and equip" is greater
than ever! 2014 was a good year. We heard
great speakers at the annual conference in
October. Dr. Charlie Bing, one of the
founding members of the FGA presented a
excellent workshop about our history some of
the misunderstandings about the Free Grace
Movement. You can read his manuscript on
We held several regional conferences
throughout the year. Many FGA members
travelled around the world, helping to
connect with, encourage, and equip church
leaders who might otherwise not receive much
grace-friendly training. As I was typing
this appeal, a man who was one of my
students in Ghana called me and thanked me
(again) for the training we brought. All
around the world, we find church leaders who
want to learn more about God's amazing
grace! We want to explore ways to help those
around the world who hold to Free Grace but
have limited resources and opportunities to
interact face-to-face with us.
But battles are also erupting against Free
Grace. One well known reformed theologian
chose to publicly critique the Free Grace
Movement and the FGA. At one of the national
meetings where he spoke, we were denied the
opportunity to present a defense of Free
Grace. But in a way, his presentation is
good news! It means this man thinks the Free
Grace message is dangerous enough (from his
perspective) to warrant this kind of
attention! We provided a lengthy response to
this individual and we made this
response available to our members.
The coming year looks exciting. Of course,
we will meet again in October for our
national conference and we will hold
regional conferences around the country.
Right now, we are working on one in Salem,
Oregon and in Houston, Texas. If you are
interested in hosting a regional, contact us
and we will be happy to help you. We are
also working with the publishing arm of
Grace School of Theology to provide
opportunities for publishing high quality
Free Grace books. We are redesigning our
website in general and specifically our
church and job opportunity listings.
We are working on a paper for members
summarizing grace-friendly views on an often
misunderstood concept, repentance and hope
to have that available to you mid-year. And
of course, in all of this our main thrust
continues to be "sharing grace graciously"
as we strive to expand awareness the grace
gospel and living by grace.
And that gets me back to the original
request. Our membership dues are pretty low
($25 per person) and do not cover the cost
of running the organization. They certainly
do not allow us to expand our scope. That's
where we need your help. I am trusting God
will provide our needs. In fact, between the
time I started writing this letter and the
time I finished it, someone handed me a
check for $1,000 for the FGA (I'm not making
this stuff up!). So, $1,000 down. $24,000 to
go. Would you help us? You can give directly
on-line with this link
or you can mail a check to P.O. Box
2439, Burleson, TX 76097.
Thank you in advanced for your help.
I am looking forward to seeing what God does
this coming year!
In His Grace,
President, Free Grace Alliance