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Grace Evangelical Society (GES) was founded in 1986 to promote the life-giving truth that God offers man the free gift of everlasting life through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, apart from works done before or after the new birth (John 3:16; 5:24; 6:35, 47; 11:26).

Another of our aims is to promote Christian growth by emphasizing the Biblical truths about eternal security, assurance, and eternal rewards. Read more about what we believe.

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Free Grace theology is the view that

  1. everlasting life is a free gift that cannot be lost, received by faith alone in Christ alone, apart from works of any kind;
  2. assurance of our eternal destiny is based solely on believing Jesus’ promise to the believer, and not on looking to our works, experiences, or behavior;
  3. believers are accountable for our actions before God, and will be judged at the Bema to determine our eternal rewards, but not our eternal destinies.

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    GES 2023 National Conference @ Camp Copass
    May 22 @ 11:00 am – May 25 @ 12:00 pm

    Please join us at Camp Copass in Denton, TX for the 2023 GES National Conference on Vital Free Grace Issues!

    New for this year:

    • Lunches at Camp Copass are included in the price of paid registration!
    • Lunch is included for kids attending VBS (ages 5-10 only)!
    • Free Continental breakfast available in the Talley Center for guests staying at Camp Copass!
    • Afternoon recreation time is now built into the schedule to allow for swimming and other activities at the camp!
    • More evening fellowship opportunities!

    Registration is now open! Click here to go to the registration page.

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    The Talley Retreat Center offers the most comfortable accommodations as well as the meeting rooms for Plenary and Workshop sessions.

    Recreational opportunities include swimming during designated times, mini-golf, basketball, human foosball, a lake nearby for fishing and kayaking (bring your own gear), evening fire pit fellowship, women’s fellowship, teen and young adult fellowship, RV hook-ups, and more.

    VBS for the kids will take place at the Angel Conference Center.


    Talley Retreat Center

    • 2 Queen beds
    • Sofa bed available in some rooms (request at registration)

    Angel Motel

    • 2 Full beds

    RV Hook-ups

    8 sites available with full hook-ups.


    Time Location Event Details
    Monday, May 22, 2023
    11:00-12:45 Foyer Registration
    12:00-12:30 Dining Hall Lunch Free for Paid Conferees; $8 for children, $11 for unpaid.
    12:45-12:55 Main Room Overview/Disclaimer Bob
    1:00-1:50 Main Room Plenary Session 1 Ken Yates, Is Believing in Jesus for Forgiveness of Sins the Same as Believing in Him for Everlasting Life?
    2:05-2:55 Main Room Plenary Session 2 J. B. Bond, Assurance by Faith, Proving Your Salvation to Others by Works
    3:10-4:00 Main Room Plenary Session 3 Bob Vacendak, Is Assurance of the Essence of Saving Faith in the Gospel of John?
    4:00-5:15 Various Free time for swimming, putt-putt, basketball, etc.
    5:30-6:00 Dining Hall Supper Cost = $11 ($8 for children)
    7:00 Various Fellowship for young adults
    9:00 Fire pit area Campfire fellowship Campfire & S’mores
    Tuesday, May 23, 2023
    8:00-8:30 Dining Hall Breakfast Free Continental for guests; $11 for others.
    8:35-8:45 Main Room Worship in Song Bob Vacendak
    8:50-9:40 Main Room Plenary Session 4 Bob Bryant, 2006 Revisited*
    10:00-10:50 Main Room Plenary Session 5 John Claeys, Will Those Who Never Heard About Jesus Get a Second Chance?
    11:10-12:00 Main Room Plenary Session 6 David Janssen, Why Faith without Works Is Still Faith
    12:00-1:30 Dining Hall Lunch Free for Paid Conferees; $11 for others.
    1:30-2:10 Various Parallel Sessions 1* Claeys, Bond, Wilkin (1)
    2:20-3:00 Various Parallel Sessions 2 Bryant, Janssen, Sterling
    3:10-3:50 Various Parallel Sessions 3 Vacendak, Millet, Kathryn Wright
    4:00-5:15 Various Free time for swimming and other activities
    5:30-6:00 Dining Hall Supper Cost = $11 ($8 for children)
    7:30 Various Women’s Fellowship & Men’s Fellowship
    9:00 Fire pit area Campfire fellowship Campfire & S’mores
    Wednesday, May 24, 2023
    8:00-8:30 Dining Hall Breakfast Free continental for Guests; $11 for others.
    8:35-8:45 Main Room Worship in Song Nicole Rossen
    8:50-9:40 Main Room Plenary Session 7 John Niemelä, Do People Believe in Jesus for Nothing?
    10:00-10:50 Main Room Plenary Session 8 Mike Lii, The Gift of Everlasting Life in Eclipse
    11:10-12:00 Main Room Plenary Session 9 Dix Winston, The Promise of Life and the Controversy of the Cross
    12:00-1:30 Dining Hall Lunch Free for Paid Conferees; $11 for others
    1:30-2:20 Main Room Plenary Session 10 Steve Elkins, Is Assurance Certainty or Some Degree of Confidence?
    2:30-3:10 Various Parallel Sessions 4 Lii, Winston, Niemelä
    3:20-4:00 Various Parallel Sessions 5 Lewis, Zimmerman, Wilkin (2)
    4:00-5:15 Various Free time for swimming and other activities
    5:30-6:30 Angel Meeting room Lord’s Supper (bring your meal) Chip Brunott
    5:30-6:00 Dining Hall Supper Cost = $11 ($8 for children)
    7:00 Putt-Putt tourney, Volleyball, 3 on 3 basketball, frisbee golf tourney
    9:00 Fire pit area Campfire Fellowship Campfire & S’mores
    Thursday, May 25, 2023
    8:00-8:30 Dining Hall Breakfast Free continental for Guests; $11 for others.
    8:35-8:45 Main Room Worship in Song Nicole Rossen
    8:50-9:40 Various Parallel Sessions 6 Yates, Elkins, TBA
    10:00-10:40 Various Parallel Sessions 7 TBA, TBA, TBA
    11:00-11:50 Main Room Plenary Session 11 Bob Wilkin, The Inclusive Big Tent of Some “FG” contradicts Matt 7:13-14
    11:55-12:00 Main Room Thanks for coming Bob and Sharon
    12:00-12:30 Dining Hall Lunch Cost = $11 ($8 for children)

    *At the 2006 national GES conference, a great controversy arose over assurance and regeneration.

    Workshop Titles:

    J. B. Bond, Grace and Works Together (Eph 2:8-10)

    John Claeys, The Critical Importance of the Doctrine of Reward in Free Grace Theology

    Steve Elkins, The Certainty of Belief

    David Janssen, Stepping People Through James 2

    Steve Lewis, Consensus Theology and Its Impact on Biblical Theology

    Mike Lii, The Changing State of Free Grace Theology

    Walt Millet, Disciples Are Made Not Born: A Free Grace Distinctive

    John Niemela, Rewards in John (John 4:34-38 and other texts)

    Philippe Sterling, Who Are the Overcomers and What Are the Promises Made to Them? (Revelation 2-3)

    Steve Thurman, Grace (and More) to the Humble

    Bob Vacendak,

    Bob Wilkin (1), How the Idea of Final Salvation Is Blending Calvinism and Arminianism

    Bob Wilkin (2), Why It’s Not Easy to Believe in Jesus for Everlasting Life

    Dix Winston, The Declaration, Directives, and Dignity of Grace (Titus 2:11-14)

    Kathryn Wright, Forgive and Forget? What Does Biblical Forgiveness Between Believers Mean?

    Ken Yates, Basics of Free Grace Theology

    Bruce Zimmerman, The Great Escape: How to Never Practice Church Discipline by Denying Believers Can Sin Badly


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