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. 

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.


faith bible church Conference Host

600 W Cora Ave. Spokane, WA 99205

Faith Bible Church is a loving community making disciples of Jesus Christ. We desire to have a regional impact, helping equip believers and church leadership around the northwest through biblical resources and conferences such as Aspire.


Saturday, February 17

8:30am  Breakout Seminars 1

  • Helping People Overcome Life Dominating Issues Bill Shannon Grace Community Church
  • Children, Catechesis, & Christ Kenton Spratt Christ Church
  • Small Groups: Gospel Powered Small Groups Dave Farley Grace Christian Fellowship
  • Training Pastors and Missionaries in Your Church Jerod Gilcher Faith Bible Church

9:45am Session 3 Mike Riccardi

10:45am Break

11:00am Breakout Seminars 2 

  • Overcoming Anxiety Mike Riccardi Grace Community Church
  • Preaching - the Family Meal for Spiritual Growth Carey Hughes Christ the Redeemer
  • Understanding and Responding to Manipulators Brian Sayers Faith Bible Church
  • Discipling Men: Theology and Practice Paul Funchess, Bill Mullins, Corey Mitchum Faith Bible Church

12:15pm Lunch

1:00pm Session 4 Bill Shannon

2:00pm Wrap-up

Friday, February 16

3:00pm  Pre-conference

Praying for the sanctification of your church Kyle Schwahn and Corey Gage Indian Trail Church

4:00pm  Pre-conference

The Sanctifying Power of Married Sinners Ministering Together John and Martha Smith Christ our Hope Bible Church

6:30pm  Session 1 Mike Riccardi

7:45pm Break

8:00pm Session 2 Bill Shannon