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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.

Grace in Focus Radio

Bob Wilkin and Shawn Lazar discuss the promise of everlasting life to all who simply believe in Jesus for it, and the related yet distinct message that all who faithfully follow Christ will receive eternal rewards. They do so from a Dispensational and Free Grace perspective.

Recent Episodes

What Is Love, What Isn’t Love, and What Does Love Do?

In today’s show, Bob and Shawn discuss 1 John 3:10bff and some examples of love.

What Does it Mean to Be Born of God?

Children of God should act like God, but sometimes they don’t. Bob Wilkin and Shawn Lazar discuss 1 John 3:9 and what being “born of

What Does it Mean When a Child of God Sins?

Bob and Shawn discuss 1 John 3:4 and the inconsistency of sin within the child of God.

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Grace in Focusa free bimonthly publication, is filled with easy-to-follow topical and exegetical articles dealing with the gospel and assurance.

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GES maintains a list of Free Grace Churches in order to direct people just like you to congregations that preach the gospel of grace. It is our hope that this list will help you find a church that preaches the gospel of grace.

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The Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, published semi-annually, contains scholarly articles regarding the gospel and assurance.

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What Is Free Grace Theology?

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.

From What Is Free Grace Theology? by Bob Wilkin


Visit our video page to see video messages from GES speakers at our conferences and other meetings. You will also find some of our friends’ stories of how they came to understand Free Grace, and many other helpful videos.


GES offers a variety of excellent messages on grace issues by outstanding speakers such as Zane Hodges and Bob Wilkin. Special attention is given to problem passages and problem issues. You can go here to listen to MP3s of various messages.


GES has published several tracts that are designed to share and clarify the Biblical message of grace. The online versions of these tracts are designed for ease of use. Please share these tracts (here) with your friends and family so that they can know of the wonderful message of eternal life through faith alone in Christ alone. Some are also available in Español and русскоязычный.

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Upcoming Events

GES 2019 National Conference @ The Hope Center
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – May 23 @ 12:00 pm

Registration for the National Conference is now closed. In-person registration will be available beginning Monday, May 20 at 11 a.m. Please plan to join us then!

Please make plans to join us for our 2019 National Conference! This year’s theme will be Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians.


Time  Location  Event Details
Monday, May 20, 2019
11:00-12:30 Foyer Registration
12:45-1:00 Main Room Worship in Song Kenny & Kaye Hodges & Charlie Murphey
1:00-1:10 Main Room Overview/Disclaimer
1:10-1:50 Main Room Plenary Session 1 John Niemelä, Paul’s Hallelujah Chorus: Eph 1:1-14
2:10-2:50 Main Room Plenary Session 2 Ken Yates, We Need Wisdom and Understanding: Eph 1:15-23
2:50-3:50 Main Room Sharing Time Shawn and Bob lead a time of sharing
4:10-4:50 Main Room Plenary Session 3 Bob Wilkin, Saved by Grace Thru Faith Apart from Works: Eph 2:1-10
4:50-5:00 Main Room Prizes
5:00-5:15 Main Room 1st Timers & Speakers Meet at front with Bob (1st) and Shawn (speakers)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

9:00-9:10 Main Room Worship in Song Kenny, Kaye, Charlie
9:10-9:50 Main Room Plenary Session 4 Dix Winston, Remember When: Eph 2:11-22
10:10-10:50 Main Room Plenary Session 5 Kenny Hodges, The Unsearchable Riches of Christ: Eph 3:1-13
11:10-12:00 Main Room Plenary Session 6 Lucas Kitchen, Glory in the Church Forever: Eph 3:14–4:6
12:00-1:40 Lunch Take first-timers with you
1:50-2:35 Various Parallel Sessions 1 Winston, Lazar, Lee, Niemelä
2:50-3:35 Various Parallel Sessions 2 Lewis, Bryant, Spradley, Wilkin
3:50-4:35 Various Parallel Sessions 3 Elkins, Sterling, Bond, Janssen
4:50-5:05 Main Room Prizes  
5:30-7:30 Messiah Lutheran Church, Plano Banquet Tickets needed

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

9:00-9:10 Main Room Worship in Song Kenny, Kaye, Holly, Charlie
9:10-9:50 Main Room Plenary Session 7 Steve Thurman, Spiritual Gifts: The Ultimate WHY: Eph 4:7-16
10:10-10:50 Main Room Plenary Session 8 Shawn Lazar, Put on the New Man: Eph 4:17-24
11:10-11:50 Main Room Plenary Session 9 David Janssen, Don’t Grieve the Holy Spirit: Eph 4:25–5:8a
11:50-12:00 Main Room Door Prizes  
12:00-1:40 Lunch Take first timers with you
1:50-2:35 Various Parallel Sessions 4 Brown, Biery, Kenny Hodges, Thurman
3:00-3:45 Various Parallel Sessions 5 Yates, Meier, Faul, Kitchen
4:15-4:55 Main Room Plenary Session 10 John Lee, The Real Illuminati: Eph 5:8b-21
4:55-5:05 Main Room Singing Kenny, Kaye, Holly, Charlie

Thursday, May 23, 2019

9:00-9:10 Main Room Worship in Song Kenny, Kaye, Charlie
9:10-9:50 Main Room Plenary Session 11 Loren Faul, God’s Wisdom for Marriages: Eph 5:22-33
10:10-10:50 Main Room Plenary Session 12 Bob Wilkin, Faithfulness in Family and Workplace: Eph 6:1-9
11:10-11:50 Main Room Plenary Session 13 J. B. Bond, Armed for the Battle: Eph 6:10-24
11:50-12:00 Main Room Singing Kenny, Kaye, Charlie


For first-time attendees, registration is FREE! But you still need to register at this link.  Add your free ticket to the shopping cart and check out to complete your registration.

Registration cost is based on the type of registration and the number of days you will attend.

Type 4 days 3 days 2 days 1 day
Regular $85 $75 $50 $25
Student $40 $30 $20

Early Bird Discount: $15.00 off regular registrations only through 1/31/2019.

Conference Registration Page


We have set up a block of guest rooms again at the Homewood Suites, 4 miles from The Hope Center

Homewood Suites Plano/Richardson (Please note this is not the Homewood off of Preston Rd in Plano!)
2601 E. George Bush Turnpike Plano, TX 75074
(972) 881-3339

The Homewood offers a shuttle to The Hope Center, hot breakfast, and WIFI.

Additionally, the Homewood provides a complimentary supper every night. It also has a nice outdoor seating area with BBQ grills we plan to use for evening fellowship.

Rooms and Rates are as follows:

Homewood: 1 bedroom suite with King bed- $104 (Sunday) & $143 (Monday-Wednesday nights) plus tax
Homewood: 2 bedroom suite with King bed and 2 Queen beds- $174 (every night) plus tax

Reservations can be made online at the above links using our special code: GE9

Or by phone at the above listed phone numbers and ask for the Grace Evangelical Society group block.

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2019 Chicago Regional Conference @ Cornerstone Community Church of Brookfield
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm

Please join us for this year’s GES Regional Conference in the Chicago area!

The theme is “The Epistles of John” featuring speakers Pastor Gary Karwoski, Ken Yates, John Niemelä, and Lucas Kitchen!

Cost is FREE!! Register Here!

***Childcare for 12 months+ may be available if we have enough interest. Upon registering, email with number and ages of kids needing childcare during the conference.


Friday June 28, 2019

6:20-6:30           Welcome + Disclaimer

6:30–7:00          John Niemelä, Introduction to 1 John and 1 John 1:1-4

7:10–7:40           Gary Karwoski, 1 John 1:5–2:2: Fellowship Via Walking in the Light and Confession

7:50–8:20          Ken Yates, 1 John 2:3-11: Knowing Him in our Experience

8:30–9:00         Lucas Kitchen, 1 John 2:12-27: Beware of Deception by Antichrists


Saturday Morning June 29, 2019

9:30–10:00       John Niemelä, 1 John 2:28–3:10a: How We Show Others We’re His Children

10:10–10:40      Ken Yates, 1 John 3:10b-23: The Role of Love in Fellowship, Part 1

10:50–11:20      Gary Karwoski, 1 John 3:24–4:6: The Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Error

11:30–12:00      Lucas Kitchen, 1 John 4:7-19: The Role of Love in Fellowship, Part 2

12:00–1:30       Lunch


Saturday Afternoon

1:30–2:00        Ken Yates, 1 John 4:20–5:5: Obedience by Faith

2:10–2:40        Lucas Kitchen, 1 John 5:6-13: The Role of Assurance in Fellowship

2:50–3:20        Gary Karwoski, 1 John 5:14-21: Closing Concerns (Prayer & Hold True, Reject False)

3:30–4:00        John Niemelä, 2 & 3 John: Support the Good Teachers, Not the Bad Teachers

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