A unifying support system
for pastors and boards
of Grace churches
No one should have to navigate church leadership alone
As churches and church leadership labor day-in and day-out, to be the hands and feet of Christ, they should not feel alone. Too often, pastors feel isolated and burnt out. Boards feel ill-equipped to do the important work before them. Churches feel like they lack resources and aren’t sure where to go for advice in ministry. The Grace Gospel Fellowship is here to equip and support pastors, boards, and churches by providing a support system that protects and advances the collective of Grace churches in the U.S.
reFRESH Pastors Conference
The 2022 reFresh Conference saw widespread participation from pastors and key stakeholders of the GGF from around the country. We are so grateful for those who were able to invest in this formative time together and we look forward to seeing continued growth at our 2023 reFresh Conference.
The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts;
and though all its parts are many, they form one body.
So it is with Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:12
Cultivating an intentional community of pastors
We bring pastors together. The Grace Gospel Fellowship facilitates a pastoral care continuum that identifies present and future pastors, nurtures and mentors them throughout their pastorate, and ensures that they finish well their vocational ministry years as well as impart their experience and wisdom to a generation of pastors that follow.
Providing tools to foster healthy church boards– efficient, effective, and missionally focused on God’s unique call for each local church.
Providing a home that protects and advances Grace churches in the U.S.
The Grace Gospel Fellowship provides a community for churches who are committed to advancing the Gospel.
Ways to Participate
Read our Newsletters
Sign-up and be encouraged while reading about other churches, pastors and lay leaders around the U.S.
Engage with our resources and attend our events
Engage with our digital and print resources, pastors conferences, Theological Summits, and our online community of pastors.
Invest your time and gifts in support of our calling — advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ through Grace-distinctive theology
Resources for Pastors, Boards and Churches
Engage in the conversation, ask questions to other leaders within the GGF.
Coming Next Spring
Thriving: A Church Board Leadership Podcast. Listen as Bryan Walker provides principles for how to develop your Board.
Learn more about what draws this fellowship together.
Listen to sermons from other pastors and even our founders.
Learn how to develop your board with the Recipe for a Healthy Church Board by Brotherhood Mutual and the Deacon’s Bench.
Journal of Grace Theology
The Journal of Grace Theology is a curated collection of theological reflections that illuminate a fullness of grace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastoral Calling Podcast
Find resources to help develop skills as a leader within your organization by listening to this podcast from Pastor Jim Shemaria and Dr. Matt Loverin.
Church Health Resources
Distribute these resources to your members to grow in their faith
How to Become a Praying Church in 12 Months
How has GGF helped churches around the U.S.?
Read true stories of the GGF impact in these churches.
Pastor Joe Johnson - Parkside Bible Church, Holland MI
“The Grace Gospel Fellowship is deeply committed to Pastors. In the letter to the Phillipians, Paul puts his full support behind Timothy, who is “genuinely concerned for your well being.” I give that same recommendation of Bryan Walker and his team. They’ll do whatever it takes to support you in ministry and keep you whole.”
Pastor Kaleb Kemper - Eastport Bible Church, Eastport NY
“The GGF has worked alongside me during my college days, in my placement into a Grace church, and through the challenges and joys of pastoral ministry over the years. The Leadership Conferences have encouraged and challenged me, both on a personal and leadership level, and reminded me that I am part of a movement. I am grateful for the network of churches and leaders I can reach out to for advice, best practices, and diverse ministry models to adapt for our unique church context. At times I feel like I am working alone, but the GGF reminds me that there are many others facing these challenges with faithful service to a worthy cause of eternal significance.”
News & Events
Stay up-to-date with our most recent information
Episode 6: A Dose of Medicine to Encourage Church Health
The church is a body. And sometimes, bodies get sick. How do you diagnose and treat unhealthiness in the church? In this episode, we’re addressing lack of health within the church, and exploring the best ways to move toward church health. It turns out, human medicine...
Episode 5: Changing Church Ministry Paradigms
Church ministry looks a lot different now than it did before Covid. Many churches are feeling lost about where to go next. In this episode, we’re talking about how to start a new church ministry that will succeed, no matter what size church you have. This episode's...
Episode 4: Strategy and Church
Church planning. Strategic planning. Can they go together? Interestingly, strategic planning doesn’t get a lot of air time in the context of leadership discussions in church board rooms. In this episode, we’ll explore why that might be and discuss how strategic...