The Hispanic Summit (Convención de Damas Hispanas) was April 28-29 in Atlanta, Ga. Women from Florida and Indiana Hispanic Grace Brethren churches, as well as from the Atlanta area came, with a total of 38 representing ten different countries. The speaker was Agnes Torres, a certified coach/trainer from Puerto Rico who has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years. She used coaching principles to demonstrate the proce[...]
As the Northern Indiana Lakes Festival, hosted by Grace College’s Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams, approaches, several special events have been announced. The festival will be held May 26-28 in Warsaw and Winona Lake, Ind., and is a celebration of local waterways. It serves as the official kick-off to lakes season around the county. The weekend will feature a Saturday fireworks show presented by Zimmer Biomet over Cen[...]
Cassie Harris is never too shy to tell anyone that she’s from Alaska. Follow her around the Grace College campus, you’ll notice her huge smile, sunny disposition, helpful attitude, and that she’s probably the only one using sign language to sing along to the lyrics of the song being played in chapel. Grace College commencement was May 13, and the Kenai native was one of the 561 people who receive diplomas – hers will be a bach[...]
Grace College was recently recognized by two independent organizations for excellence in graduate mental health counseling programs. Top Counseling Schools ranked Grace #4 in the nation for best online counseling degrees and #6 for best Christian colleges with graduate counseling degree programs. Meanwhile, Affordable Colleges Online placed Grace #13 in the U.S. for best online degrees in mental health counseling. Dr. Amy Gilb[...]
Jacob Baumer has been named the director of student ministries at Los Altos Grace Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif. (Phil Helfer, pastor). According to information from the church, he will begin his duties on July 1. Jacob has been a teacher and coach at the Lakewood Christian Schools since 2012 and is finishing up teaching this school year and then will begin to serve in student ministries at Los Altos Grace. In 2010, he gr[...]
On Wednesday, June 14, Grace Seminary and CE National will host Dr. Don Sunukjian, professor at Talbot Seminary, La Mirada, California, during the next Pastorpedia Live event at the Russell Center. (See a clip from the last time Dr. Sunukjian spoke during Pastorpedia Live.) Dr. Sunukjian taught preaching for 10 years at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He also served as pastor of churches in Scottsdale, Arizona, a[...]
It was so frustrating! Apparently, overnight our relatively new faucet had developed some kind of water stain that looked terrible. After much scrubbing, I realized it was hopeless. There could be no doubt the stain was permanent. Sighing, I put on my reading glasses for a closer look. Suddenly I burst out laughing! The faucet was reflecting the paisley shirt I was wearing! There was no stain there. It set me thinking about ho[...]
The All American Lumberjack Show, presented by Silveus Insurance Group, will be featured at the annual Northern Indiana Lakes Festival this Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28. The festival is hosted by the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College. The All American Lumberjack show is a group located in Stillwater, Minn., which offers shows featuring log rolling, boom running and axe-throwing, and camps which get attende[...]
Each year CE National honors faithful servants for the cause of Christ. Larry Smithwick has faithfully served the Lord in the role of senior pastor since 1971 along with his wife, Shari. Larry has pastored in Ripon, Calif.; Anchorage, Alaska; Newberg, Ore.; and Sugarcreek, Ohio. Larry moved to Kenai, Alaska, to retire, but instead pastored two churches: Peninsula Grace from 2013-2015 and, currently, Kenai Grace. Justin Franchi[...]
Grace College’s track and field program enjoyed one of its most successful NCCAA National Championships in program history last week. The Lancers produced eight All-Americans to highlight a strong meet, held at Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Okla., from May 11-13. The men’s team placed fifth out of 24 teams, setting a program record for the highest finish and most team points (59). The women ended in 16th place. “[...]
Four Grace College 2017 graduates were recently recognized as outstanding prospective teachers. Alexandria Brown, Jena Stevenson, and Sarah Landfair were named Outstanding Prospective Teachers, while Angela Mack was presented the Indiana Future Reading Teacher Award. All four women student taught in Warsaw Community Schools. Alexandria Brown, originally from Caro, Mich., student taught second grade at Eisenhower Elementary Sch[...]
The online news site, InkFreeNews, reported on today’s graduation at Grace College and Seminary. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. GRACE COLLEGE HOLDS 2017 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY WINONA LAKE — Over 500 Grace College and Theological Seminary students walked the stage to receive their degrees during commencement held at the Manahan Orthopedic Capital Center today, Saturday, May 13. E[...]
Grace College Art Integrations students and their instructor, Cindy Bryan, revealed the compilation of their semester’s work at the Beaman Home, a shelter for victimized families, on Wednesday, May 10. Ten students created paintings, illustrations, ceramics and a wall mural at the Beaman Home to fulfill class and applied learning requirements. “Each spring, students in Art Integrations apply their artistry to a community space[...]
Each year CE National honors faithful servants for the cause of Christ. Thanks to these who have served others so faithfully in the name of Jesus. Don Rough and Peggy Bassett from Liberty Grace in Johnstown, Pa. (Doug Black, pastor), were honored last Sunday (May 7) with CE National Faithfulness Awards. Pastor Don served as pastor of Riverside Grace Brethren Church for many years and, since 1961, has served every summer in som[...]
Grace College and Seminary has reached an agreement with Silveus Insurance Group for the purchase of property between 9th and 12th Streets in Winona Lake. Silveus plans to use the property to build a new corporate headquarters. The Winona Heritage Room, which is located on the property, will continue to be operated as a community and events center space. Silveus Insurance Group is a national leader in crop insurance. Since the[...]
Grace College’s Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams Classroom Lake Experience program distributed 29 aquariums during the 2016-2017 school year and hosted aquatic petting zoos in six schools. As part of the Classroom Lake Experience program, aquariums are located in classrooms, libraries and community centers around Kosciusko County to educate students and residents about caring for local lakes and streams. Each aquariu[...]
On March 17, a young black man named Desmond Phillips was shot and killed by police in Chico, Calif. Our town was plunged into the emotions that have been felt in so many places around the country. Many were outraged that a 25-year-old with a history of mental illness would be killed, rather than pacified in some other way. Many others were strongly supportive of the policemen’s actions, especially because the safety of childr[...]
Grace College’s softball team picked up two national awards on Tuesday. Kati Gregory and Hannah England were named the NCCAA National Players of the Week for their work in the Crossroads League Tournament. Gregory hit .500 last week in the Crossroads League Tournament to keep Grace alive. She drove in three RBIs in Grace’s 5-1 upset of Huntington, and she was also 1-for-2 with a walk against top-seeded Marian. Engl[...]
Tom Julien lists ten prerequisites for effective discipleship: Discipleship is the work of the Lord through the Holy Spirit. Discipleship is not what we do for the Lord, but what He does through us. John 14:25-26, Colossians 1:29 The goal of discipleship is spiritual transformation. Conformity is outside-in; transformation is inside-out. Romans 12:2, 2 Corinthians 3:18 All true discipleship must be bathed in dependent prayer[...]
Grace College and Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts will partner to present the second annual Grace College and Village at Winona Festival of Music, a series of seven concerts of artistic excellence and musical variety. The concerts will take place June 3 through November 25 in Winona Lake, Ind. The Festival will feature local and regional music talent with the intention of providing family-friendly, community-oriented entertain[...]
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