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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.

From What Is Free Grace Theology? by Bob Wilkin

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May
21
Mon
GES 2018 National Conference @ The Hope Center
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – May 24 @ 12:00 pm

We are moving our annual conference to The Hope Center in Plano for 2018! We are excited about the facilities and the location in the DFW Metroplex. The Hope Center is in close proximity to many restaurants and hotels!

This year’s theme will be Evangelism and Discipleship.

Schedule

We are doing food differently this year.  We will be coordinating lunches at nearby restaurants each day. The Tuesday night Banquet will be held at Homewood Suites which includes supper in its room rate. Those not staying at the Homewood Suites can still pay $12 to attend. Payment will be made on the night of the Banquet.

Time Location Event Details
Monday, May 21, 2018
11:00-12:30 Foyer Registration
1:00-1:10 Main Room Overview/Disclaimer/40
1:10-1:50 Main Room Plenary Session 1 Ken Yates, Faith without Works Is Dead: Did James Use Lousy Illustrations? (Jas 2:17, 20, 26)
2:10-2:50 Main Room Plenary Session 2 Steve Thurman, Free Grace Is the 1st Fundamental of Discipleship
2:50-3:50 Main Room Fellowship Hour Meet the speakers
4:10-4:50 Main Room Plenary Session 3 David Janssen, What Is a Carnal Christian and What Do I Do If I Am One?
4:50-5:00 Main Room Free Grace Course  Bill Fiess shows how to get the most out of the Logos course
5:00-5:15 Main Room  1st Timers & Speakers Meet at front with Bob (1st) and Shawn (speakers)
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
9:00-9:10 Main Room Worship and Prayer
9:10-9:50 Main Room Plenary 4 Lucas Kitchen, Event vs Process: A Big Difference
10:10-10:50 Main Room Plenary 5 Bob Wilkin, Final Salvation—Another Name for Works Salvation
11:10-12:00 Main Room Plenary 6 Tony Evans, TBA
12:00-1:40 Lunch Take first-timers with you
1:50-2:40 Various Parallel Sessions 1 Fiess, Lazar, Millet, Niemelä
3:00-3:50 Various Parallel Sessions 2 Lewis, Bryant, Spradley, Wilkin
4:10-5:00 Various Parallel Sessions 3 Elkins, Sterling, Bond, Janssen
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
9:00-9:10 Main Room Worship and Prayer  
9:10-9:50 Main Room Plenary Session 7 Shawn Lazar, TBA
10:10-10:50 Main Room Plenary Session 8 Donnie Preslar, Continuous Faith Is Not Required for Eternal Life
11:10-11:50 Main Room Plenary Session 9 Bob Bryant, TBA
11:50-12:00 Main Room Door Prizes
12:00-1:40 Lunch Take first timers with you
1:50-2:40 Various Parallel Sessions 4 Kitchen, Derickson , Doskocil, Thurman
3:10-3:50 Various Parallel Sessions 5 Yates, Hollandsworth, Preslar, Rea
4:10-5:00 Main Room Plenary Session 10 Wes Spradley, The Key to Unlock the Four Soils Is God’s Word (Luke 8:5-18)
Thursday, May 24, 2018
9:00-9:10 Main Room Worship and Prayer
9:10-9:50 Main Room Plenary Session 11 Philippe Sterling, The Role of Rapture Teaching in Discipleship
10:10-10:50 Main Room Plenary Session 12 John Niemela, Denying Christ—Salvation or Discipleship Issue?
11:10-11:50 Main Room Plenary Session 13 Bob Wilkin, God’s Word Is Unhindered (Acts28:17-31)
11:50-12:00 Main Room Happy Trails  

Registration

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 12/31/2017.

Conference Registration Page

Lodging

If you have previously made reservations at the Riley Center for 2018, please make sure you cancel those!

We have set up a block of guest rooms at 2 hotels, both 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

Hampton Inn & Suites
2813 E. George Bush Turnpike
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 509-4500

Both hotels offer 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. We plan to hold the Tuesday evening Banquet at this location. Those not staying at the Homewood Suites can still pay $12 to attend. Payment will be made on the night of the Banquet.

Rooms and Rates are as follows:

Homewood: 1 bedroom suite with King bed- $94 (Sunday) & $139 (Monday-Wednesday nights) plus tax
Homewood: 2 bedroom suite with King bed and 2 Queen beds- $169 (every night) plus tax
http://www.planorichardson.homewoodsuites.com

Hampton: King bed room with sleeper sofa- $125 plus tax
Hampton: 2 Queen bed room- $125 plus tax
http://www.planoeastsuites.hamptoninn.com

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

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

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Below are other hotels that the Hope Center recommends:

GES does not have a block at any of these hotels.

*When inquiring about a room at any of these hotels please mention that you would like to receive The Hope Center rate. These prices are subject to changes.

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Richardson
1001 W President George Bush Turnpike, Richardson, TX 75080- 1.0 Miles from THC
972-792-9393 – Dial “0” to speak with the hotel directly
Rates: Monday-Wednesday $135.00
Thursday-Sunday $96.00
Rate includes breakfast for 2 people and shuttle service.

Courtyard by Marriott Plano/Richardson
1805 E President George Bush Hwy, Plano, TX 75074- 3.0 Miles from THC
972-516-2949
Rates: Monday-Wednesday $132.00
Thursday-Sunday $99.00
Rate includes Breakfast for 2 people and shuttle service.

Residence Inn by Marriott Plano/Richardson
1705 E President George Bush Hwy, Plano, TX 75074- 3.0 Miles from THC
972-516-2949
Rates: Monday-Wednesday $135.00
Thursday-Sunday $92.00
Rate includes breakfast, shuttle service, and “Social Hour” Mon-Wed. Each suite includes a
kitchen.

Hyatt Regency North Dallas
701 E Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75081- 3.5 Miles from THC
northdallas.hyatt.com
972-619-1234
Rates: Monday-Wednesday- Please call for rates
Thursday-Sunday Single room without concessions $79.00 (Social Rate Code 16SR)
Single room including breakfast for 2 and Wi-Fi $99.00 (Social Rate Code SRBK)
Rates include Shuttle Service.

Fairfield Inn and Suites Dallas/Plano
4712 W Plano Parkway Plano, TX 75093- 4.2 Miles from THC
972-519-0303
Rates: Monday-Wednesday- $99.00
Thursday-Sunday- $79.00
Rates include breakfast. Shuttle service not provided.

Jun
8
Fri
Orlando Regional Conference @ Florida Bible College
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm

Please join us for this year’s GES Regional Conference in Orlando!

The theme is “Is Calvinism Biblical?” featuring speakers Laurence Vance, Ron Hoffman, Keith Pesce, Ken Yates, Bob Wilkin, and Shawn Lazar!

Cost is FREE!!!

All registered attendees will receive an electronic copy of Bob Wilkin’s “Is Calvinism Biblical?” at registration!

To register click here.

June 8, 2018: 6pm-9pm

June 9, 2018: 9am-4pm

Schedule*

Friday June 8, 2018

6:20-6:30        Bob Wilkin, Welcome

6:30–7:00       Laurence Vance, John 6:35 and Total depravity (T)

7:10–7:40       Ken Yates, Acts 10:4 and Total depravity (T)

7:50–8:20       Shawn Lazar Acts 13:46 and Unconditional Election (U)

8:30–9:00       Bob Wilkin, John 5:39-40 and Unconditional Election (U)

 

Saturday Morning June 9, 2018

9:30–10:00      Shawn Lazar, John 1:29 and Limited Atonement (L)

10:10–10:40    Ken Yates 2 Peter 2:1 and Limited Atonement (L)

10:50–11:20    Ron Hoffman John 12:32 and Irresistible Grace (I)

11:30–12:00    Bob Wilkin Matthew 23:37-39 and Irresistible Grace (I)

12:00–1:30      Lunch

 

Saturday Afternoon

1:30–2:00        Keith Pesce Luke 8:11-13 and Preservation of the Saints (P1)

2:10–2:40        Ken Yates John 4:13-15 and Preservation of the Saints (P1)

2:50–3:20       Shawn Lazar Rev 20:11-15 and Perseverance of the Saints (P2)

3:30–4:00       Bob Wilkin John 11:25-27 and Perseverance of the Saints (P2)

*Subject to change

Lodging

Here are some hotels that are close to the College: (these are not recommendations from the school, simply close in proximity)

Extended Stay America, 1951 Summit Tower Blvd., Orlando, FL 32810 Phone (407)659-0066

Extended Stay America, 1760 Pembrook Drive, Orlando, FL 32810 Phone (407)667-0474

Courtyard by Marriott, 1750 Pembrook Drive, Orlando, FL 32810 Phone (407) 659-0199

Sheraton Orlando North Hotel, 600 N Lake Destiny Rd., Maitland, FL 32751 Phone (407) 660-9000

Please note that there is not lodging available at the school. Neither has there been any special rate negotiated at any nearby hotels.

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