2015 Winter Keynote Speaker

Understanding God’s Grace for Your Life

by Marilyn Rhoads, OCW Program Coordinator

Would you like to know more about how to accept God’s peace and reflect it in what you write? Bill Giovannetti’s keynote addresses at the February 28 conference in Salem may be just what you need to hear.

His ministry and writing goal is “to help people find and follow God.” Bill strives to inform the mind in ways that connect at a heart level, delivering God’s Word with depth and practicality. His aim is to encourage people—not tear them down. He wants people free from legalism, shame, and guilt. It excites him to see God’s people plunge themselves into His hope, joy, and grace.

Bill is the senior pastor of the Neighborhood Church of Redding, California, and teaches at both A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary and Simpson University. He is the son of a middle-class Italian hillbilly family and grew up in Chicago. (He still loves Chicago pizza and sports teams.)

His early love of reading, combined with a deep-seated hunger for the Bible and theology, moved him toward a study of legalism and self-worth. Both aspects form the foundation of his ministry, whether it is in his writing, preaching, or teaching.

Serving in full-time ministry since the age of 20, Bill has been a children’s and youth pastor, and he planted a church in Chicago. He obtained a doctorate in church leadership and growth. His wife, Margi, and he have two children, two annoying but sweet dogs, and four death-defying fish.

His first book, Secrets to a Happy Life, delves into how God invites us to do something bigger than ourselves—a quest no one else can achieve—where we can be a hero to someone, even if it’s only God and His angels.

Four Letter Words is about the struggles each of us faces as we grapple “with faith, reality, sexuality, life, and death.”

How to Keep Your Inner Mess from Trashing Your Outer World explores the challenge of creating peace from your inner chaos. God designed us for an intimate connection with Himself.

Bill’s most recent release, Grace Intervention: Understanding God’s Beautiful Gift of Grace, is written on the premise that your life in Christ starts with grace, ends in God’s grace, and rests at every possible juncture on grace. It explores legalism and how our God is there for us in our time of need.

Bill is an author, preacher, teacher, and practitioner of God’s grace. Come to the winter conference to hear more about grace and the impact it can have on your life, including your writing. To learn more about Bill and his ministry, go to billgiovannetti.com/. l

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