First it was Hurricane Harvey. Then we added Hurricane Irma. And before it’s over, we may also add Hurricane Maria to the disasters that are bringing together a powerful coalition of like-minded churches to help people rebuild their lives in the wake of these powerful storms. The initial goal of sending 10-15 teams by mid-December 2017 to the Houston Hurricane Harvey zone turned out to be far too modest. At the time of this wr[...]
Dr. Nate Bosch, director of the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., was part of the program recently for the Kosciusko Leadership Academy, a year-long program in Kosciusko County, Ind., to develop informed and innovative leaders who will serve the community into the future. His talk, along with that of Heather Harwood, executive director of the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation, was report[...]
Anticipation is building: Grace College Homecoming will take place Friday and Saturday, October 6 and 7, 2017, on the Winona Lake, Ind. The weekend promises to provide time to reconnect with friends, tour campus, enjoy entertainment, competition and much more. For the complete event schedule and to register, visit the Grace College website. “In celebration of our alumni, we have planned a weekend full of memorable events,” sa[...]
Over the years, Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church (WLGBC) in Winona Lake, Ind. (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor), has been the home church to a host of Grace Brethren ministry leaders, missionaries, and those retired from full-time service. But did you know that it also participates in an extensive ministry to the diverse population of its own community? One way it does this is through a program called English as a New Language (ENL[...]
Earlier this summer, GraceConnect.us shared an article about Warren Dick’s dream to build a university in Africa. (See Wooster’s Warren Dick is Following a Dream.) His vision has been caught on and members of the Wooster, Ohio, community are helping him further that dream. (Warren is a member of Grace Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Wooster, Nick Cleveland, senior pastor, where he currently serves as moder[...]
Alexa Hill was recognized nationally as the NCCAA Player of the Week for Grace College’s volleyball team. Hill averaged 11.1 assists/set to lead Grace to two league wins. She added 19 digs, 4 kills and 2 aces on the week. Against Mt. Vernon Nazarene, Hill tallied a double-double of 49 assists and 11 digs in four sets. The sophomore from Huntington, Ind., is currently leading the Crossroads League in assists. She ranks No[...]
As I opened my car door, I heard an ear-piercing scream. Looking up, I saw a mother coming toward me pushing a grocery cart loaded with bags with one hand while trying to carry a struggling, screeching child. As the mom passed, she looked at me apologetically and said, “I won’t give her any more candy.” The child screeched, “She’s mean!” As mothers, we know what that’s like. Some of us have spent nights awake with a sick child[...]
Reverend D. Robert “Bob” Griffith of Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake, Ind., died at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at his residence at the age of 89. He was born on February 16, 1928, in Cambria County, Pa., to Geraldine I. (Rose) and John W. Griffith. On September 1, 1951, he was married in Winona Lake, Ind., to Joyce E. Polman, who survives. Bob received his Bachelor degree from Bob Jones Universi[...]
The Grace College Languages, Literature and Communication Department is pleased to present the first-ever Shakespeare at Grace. This week-long, campus-wide series of events will celebrate the best of Shakespeare through speaking, music and performances, Oct. 18 – 21. Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS), one of the oldest and most established touring Shakespeare companies in the world, will perform “Measure for Measure” by Wil[...]
The early application deadline for Operation Barnabas (OB), a ministry-training team for high school students which is sponsored by CE Nationa, is November 15. This year, OB teams will be traveling and serve in California, June 23 – July 16. Planned destinations and ministry locations include Sea World, downtown LA, the beach, Skid Row, Hollywood, and Downtown Disney. Check out the promo video here. More information and applic[...]
Recent, Ed Lewis, executive director of CE National, headed “North of the Border” to present a CE National Honor to Bartley Sawatski, lead pastor of Renew Church in Mississauga, Ontario. Read what Ed shared about Bartley and how he equips biblical leadership: Bartley is a good example of 2 Timothy 2:2 in the leadership/discipleship process. He teaches reliable people who will teach other reliable people. He is a leader and pos[...]
Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., has been recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution. The Lancers earned Silver Level status and were among the 183 institutions honored by the NAIA. Additionally, the Crossroads League was one of 18 NAIA conferences to receive the Five-Star Conference Award. All 10 league schools were named Five-Star Institutio[...]
High-achieving, ambitious students are routinely encouraged to map out their lives in advance — to create the perfect plan. But even the best five-year plans have a way of going sideways as life hurls its barrage of unknowns and surprises. When asked for his take on the moments when things don’t quite go as planned, Philip Everett (Grace College, BS 10) gives a knowing laugh. “I think that’s all of life.” His consistently posi[...]
Dr. Chuck Davis, executive director of Caribbean Vision Ministries, has sent an update of needs in Haiti following Hurricane Irma. His letter is included below. I want to update you on the news from Haiti regarding damage in the Cap Haitien area from Hurricane Irma and see if you might help us in dealing with the damages. The good news is we don’t need any Teams to help but we do need a great deal of financial help. Belo[...]
Representatives of 15-20 churches in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches participated in a conference call this morning in which they talked about the best way for teams from Grace Brethren congregations in North America to respond to the needs in the aftermath of recent hurricanes. Led by Barb Wooler, who heads up Crisis Response for Encompass World Partners, the group first heard from Scott Farwell, from Grace Church, [...]
Grace College and OrthoWorx are pleased to announce a new, updated curriculum for the Master of Science in Orthopaedic Regulatory and Clinical Affairs (ORCA) program. The updated graduate program will be offered in an accelerated four-semester format beginning in January, 2018, at Grace’s Winona Lake campus. After six years of successful operation and more than 100 graduates of ORCA, it was time to revise the program, accordi[...]
The teen lay on her bed with tears running down her face. “I can’t live like this any more,” she told herself. “I just can’t go on.”Her depression prevented her from getting out Her depression prevented her from getting out of bed. A senior, she knew her chances of finishing high school were slim if she continued to be crippled by the emotions dragging her down. But nothing could motivate her to get up.Life had been difficult [...]
On a night where she eclipsed 1,000 career digs, Caylie Teel sparked Grace’s volleyball team past Mt. Vernon Nazarene. Teel had an instrumental double-double of 10 kills and 11 digs to propel the Lady Lancers (8-5, 3-2 Crossroads League) to a 3-1 victory at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center. Teel reached her defensive milestone of 1,000 career digs despite making a larger impact on offense on Wednesday night. The ju[...]
Roger Grossman, a broadcaster for WRSW and writer for the Times-Union in Warsaw, Ind., recently had an opportunity to play golf with members of the Grace College women’s golf team. He wrote about the experience in the newspaper this week. A portion of the column appears below. Click here for the complete article. A Walk Even The Rain Couldn’t Ruin I got an email two weeks ago inviting me to play golf. I get those e[...]
Andy Shank, Street Director at SeedNet, reports that St. Antoine Bible Church in Detroit, Mich., had their first Sunday service recently. Below is a report and photos from the SeedNet blog. SeedNet is involved in planting churches in Spiritually, Emotionally, Economically, and Developmentally areas. Taking Detroit For Jesus! The church at St. Antoine had their first Sunday service and it was a success! 51 people gathered in th[...]
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