Among the greatest joys for any Christian is to know Christ and represent him to the world. The more we become like Christ, the better we represent him. This is a process called sanctification. Leaders in God’s churches are called to help their people grow in holiness. In recent years, much confusion about this process has clouded the church and hindered growth. More and more churches love to trumpet grace but it’s people are not transformed. Holiness is almost seen as passé. Mike Riccardi author of Sanctification and Bill Shannon, Pastor of Biblical Counseling at Grace Community Church will help us gain clarity and practical leadership in helping people grow in holiness.
The process of sanctification is completed by the Holy Spirit’s working in our lives, but he uses means to accomplish our growth. These means all lead us back to beholding the glory of Christ. In other words, seeing Christ’s glory in scripture, in the church, and in every aspect of life causes us to grow, to be sanctified. Join us at Aspire 2018 to hear how we can behold Christ’s glory and help others do the same.
Mike Riccardi Speaker
Mike Riccardi has served on staff at Grace Community Church in Southern California since 2010. He currently serves as the Pastor of Local Outreach Ministries. He also has the privilege of serving alongside Phil Johnson as co-pastor of GraceLife, a Sunday morning adult fellowship group at Grace Church. His dear wife, Janna, lovingly supports and serves alongside him in these ministries.
bill shannon Speaker
Bill Shannon has served on staff at Grace Community Church in Southern California since 1989. He is the pastor of FaithBuilders, a Sunday morning adult fellowship group. Bill oversees and is actively involved in the biblical counseling ministry. He is a member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Bill and his wife, Donna, have two daughters.
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