in 2013, our Executive Director Bartley Sawatsky recommended we begin a process to rebrand our movement. A rebranding team was formed by the Fellowship Council and they began a long, prayerful process. Hundreds of leaders from our church shared ideas and perspectives during Focus Retreats in 2016. And the team was able to seek the advice of some young professional marketers who also happen to love our fellowship. This past summer (2017), the Fellowship Council approved the name "Charis Fellowship". For more information go here.
Why Charis? Why Fellowship?
We observed that we already have a nickname for ourselves... "the fellowship"! Young leaders are more globally minded than pastor generations and we already use the word "Charis" in the name of our global movement "Charis Alliance". Since Charis means Grace, it made sense you take advantage of these realities to express our grace commitment in a fresh way. Watch this...
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New churches · New resources for planting even more churches · New tools for local churches to training leaders · Better tools to mentor and qualify pastors · Access2018 where leaders access leaders · More cohorts of leaders · Churches who are committed to helping other churches · Expansion of larger churches through campusing · A new Crisis Coalition · All these are in-the-works. Stay tuned!
We affirm that God has created human beings with physical, emotional and spiritual needs and that the Church expresses the compassion of Christ in proclaiming the Gospel while caring for various needs of mankind.