Driven ’08, the young adult conference for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, concluded Sunday morning with a challenge to live an undivided life. Keith Minier, pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, a Grace Brethren church in Pickerington, Ohio, (pictured at left) told the group that living a life devoted to Jesus requires a certain mindset.
“We must learn to love Jesus more than we love anything else,” he said. He stressed that believers must have an unwavering dependence on the goodness of God and the Bible. “The Bible is right and it sets you free,” he said.
He concluded that Christians should desire to invest what will survive God’s judgment. “Do you live with a healthy nervousness that God is going to judge your life?”
Speakers for the weekend also included Kondo Simfukwe, Kary Oberbrunner, Sarah Cunningham, and Jeff Bogue. A variety of workshops also addressed topics such as church planting, worship, evangelism, and mentoring.
A highlight was Saturday afternoon when conference participants were given $10 each and challenged to form into teams of five to use their collective $50 to make as many contacts for ClearView Church, a new Grace Brethren Church in northeast Franklin County, Ohio. The groups employed numerous methods, including giving away water, ice cream bars, and doggie treats, along with offering to carry groceries and wash windows.