Joel Richards, pastor of the LaLoma Grace Brethren Church, Modesto, Calif., preached his last sermon as pastor of the congregation today. He is retiring after 43 years with the church. Below is a video from today’s Modesto Bee. Click here to read more.[...]
The Auburn, Calif., Journal reports on an upcoming free patriotic concert that is sponsored by Auburn Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Auburn (Phil Sparling, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Celebrate freedom with free patriotic concert The 8th annual free Homeland patriotic concert is taking place next weekend. Highlight Independence Day activities cel[...]
Two Grace Brethren military chaplains have selected for promotion and continued service, according to news received from Mark Penfold, chaplain endorsing agent for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Chaplains Pete Stone and John Jacobsen have been board selected for promotion to Major. Both Pete and John entered active duty at the same time and served in their first unit and first deployment together with the 1st Caval[...]
A Grace College student is quoted in a story in yesterday’s Northwest Indiana Times. The story tells about the College Bound program, which provides financial assistance to residents of Hammond, Ind., who want to attend college. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. College Bound helps Hammond students achieve educational dreams For more than a decade, the City of Hammond has helped h[...]
You’ve Read the Book … Now Connect with the Land! GraceConnect is hosting a trip to Isreal with Dr. Randy Smith, pastor of the Grace Brethren Church, Sebring, Fla. The trip will allow participants to connect with the land of the Bible during 12 days in March 2018. It departs from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on March 2 and returns on March 13. The cost is only $3,999 per person from New York City. (The lan[...]
Operation Barnabas is in full swing. Orientation is complete and the teams are on their way. Here are links to a few of their posts over the last few days. Orientation Day 4: The Bread and Couple of Other Things (June 22, 2017) Day 4 was full of new and exciting opportunities for our Operation Barnabas students! Students learned how to share a testimony, participated in each team’s talent show, and partook in communion togethe[...]
In April of 2016, Pam Miller, a student athlete at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind., was on her way to watch a track meet when she was involved in a head-on collision. As she was rushed to the hospital by helicopter, hundreds of people lifted her up in prayer — and God worked a miracle. Click the picture below to watch the video, captured by Grace Brethren Church in Winona Lake, Ind. (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor). This s[...]
Today’s story comes from Tonya Wike, wife of Jeremy Wike, pastor of Community of Hope Grace Brethren Church in Columbia City, Ind. You can read more about their past adoptions on Tonya’s blog, whatitmeans2beheld.blogspot.com. My daughter, Evie, is like most four-year-olds when it comes to her love of electronic devices. She’s quick to cuddle up next to me anytime I’m holding my phone or a laptop. The comments she m[...]
Larry McCall has a powerful message for men who did not grow up with dads who were good role models, or for men who need to be reminded that Christ is the perfect husband to His bride, the church. It’s outlined in his book, Loving Your Wife as Christ Loved the Church, which was published in 2009 by BMH Books. In it, Larry provides down-to-earth, biblical descriptions of various aspects of love—love that is practical, protectin[...]
Kosciusko County, Ind., the home of a number of Grace Brethren ministries and churches, was featured yesterday in the business section of the Washington Post. The article discusses the low unemployment in the area and the number of jobs that are available. A portion of the article appears below. Click here for the complete story. In this part of the Midwest, the problem isn’t China. It’s too many jobs. WARSAW, Ind. — Each day [...]
A concert in Martinsburg, W. Va., to benefit The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in honor of Kristen (Michael) Jagodowski that was scheduled for June 23 has been postponed according to the event site on Facebook. The concert was in honor of Kristen, a long-time member of the Rosemont Grace Brethren Church (Carl Baker, pastor), and a recent double lung transplant recipient. (See Benefit Concert to Honor Kristen J[...]
I’ve experienced seasons which left me seemingly drowning in hopelessness. I knew my Savior was Jesus Christ. I knew my eternity was secure in Him. I knew the Truth of the Gospel. But despite that knowledge, I felt weighed down, pointless and distraught. I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Those were not fun times. They aren’t necessarily seasons I enjoy remembering. However, I still find myself wandering back t[...]
Students who are participating in Operation Barnabas, CE National’s summer short-term ministry and discipleship program, are in the midst of orientation this week. Here’s a post from their blog detailing the events of Day 3. Click here for more images from the day. Today was a crazy, fun filled day! Team Hoosier and Team Atlantic are both working very hard to get ready for their tours! Each student has so far work[...]
Grace’s Chad Briscoe was recognized for his outstanding work this week when he was announced as the Crossroads League Athletic Director of the Year. Briscoe, who also won the award in 2010, served Grace, the Crossroads League and the NAIA on a number of levels this year. “I am deeply honored to receive this award. I greatly appreciate and enjoy the friendships among the ADs in the Crossroads League,” Briscoe [...]
Grace College’s athletic department took home eight awards at the annual NAIA-SIDA Convention. The Lancers’ website highlighted Grace’s award haul when it was named the No. 1 site in the nation. The site, in conjunction with SIDEARM Sports, was redesigned in February. Four months later it was voted as the NAIA’s best site. Assistant AD/SID Josh Neuhart, who oversees Grace’s athletic communication and website content, was quick[...]
A story in yesterday’s Columbus, Ind., Republic, reports on a local graduate who has found success as a member of the Grace College track team. Ben Rankin, who became Grace’s first male cross country All-American since 2003, is one of three athletes who is featured. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Going the Distance: Local grads make transition to college Balancing a new a[...]
The Symphony of the Lakes will perform the third summertime concert of the Grace College and Village at Winona Lake, Ind., Festival of Music. “Summer Surprises with the Symphony” will take place on Saturday, July 1, at 8 p.m. in the park at Winona Lake below the outdoor amphitheater. The free outdoor pops concert will feature favorites from stage, film and patriotic standards. This special event will be followed by the annual[...]
The 2017 Operation Barnabas team members are busy preparing for their ministry training tours, which began June 18 with orientation in Winona Lake, Ind. On Thursday, the teams head out for several weeks of ministry. Team Hoosier, led by Timothy (TK) Kurtanek, will travel through northeast Indiana and Ohio. Team Atlantic, led by Christian McAllister, will travel through Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. (Click here for complete[...]
Yesterday’s Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch carries a story about Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, the alternative-rock band Twenty One Pilots. Tyler is a graduate of Worthington Christian High School, a ministry of Grace Polaris Church (Mike Yoder, lead pastor), a Grace Brethren congregation on the north side of Columbus. He and Dun will begin a series of concerts this week in their hometown. A portion of the story appears below. Cl[...]
The summer newsletter from GBCanada USA, the Grace Brethren church-planting organization in Canada, celebrates 20 years of ministry in the country, the development of four continuing churches, and more than 400 Canadians who have come to know and follow Jesus. It also contains news of a shift in ministry area, as the team which birthed a movement in Canada, takes on helping to plant churches in the U.S. Below is a portion of t[...]
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