GCI Update is produced by Grace Communion International (GCI). Its purpose is to connect GCI members and friends by sharing news about GCI churches and denominational ministries. Included in each issue is a letter from GCI President Joseph Tkach or GCI Vice President Greg Williams, updates on GCI congregations and denominational ministries, prayer requests and updates, and links to GCI websites and blogs. The Update production team includes Ted Johnston (publisher and managing editor), Gary Deddo (theology editor), Rick Shallenberger (feature writer), and Mike Morrison (copy editor). If you have an article, update or prayer request you want published in Update, please email it to Ted.Johnston@gci.org. All information contained in Update is copyright © Grace Communion International. Permission is granted to forward and reprint GCI Update articles with attribution that includes this web-address: https://update.gci.org/.