Spots are still available for students to attend next winter’s Kalahari Retreat in Sandusky, Ohio, in spite of a strong response the first day registrations were open. The retreat will be held January 5-7 at the Kalahari Resort. Registration opened on Friday, September 29. Zack Pinkerton, director of the retreat and student ministries pastor at Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Fremont, Ohio, said, ̶[...]
Grace Brethren pastor, Rick Horner, is leading a faith-based committee that is providing training for pastors and church leaders in counseling addicts and their families. Recently, Rick, who is pastor of the Conemaugh Grace Brethren Church near Johnstown, Pa., was interviewed about the program on WTAJ. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article and view the news story. (You may also view the [...]
The Grace Brethren Church in Chambersburg, Pa. (John Bayer, pastor), has stepped up to help its community provide help to those in Puerto Rico who have been impacted by Hurricane Maria. They are a drop-off location for people wanting to make donations. A story in the Public Opinion gives the details. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Donate basic necessities to help Puerto Ricans hit by[...]
A report on Saturday’s Grace College Homecoming parade was included yesterday at the online news site, InkFreeNews. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Grace Welcomes Alumni and Celebrates Students with Homecoming Parade It was a picture perfect day today, Oct. 7, as Grace College students, alumni and families lined Park Avenue, Winona Lake, to watch Grace’s homecoming parade. Stude[...]
Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., recognized six distinguished alumni and friends at its annual Homecoming Chapel on October 6. Jim Banks, Ashley Durand, Michael Mace, Geraldine Gagle-Velasco, and Dale and Jolie Miller were honored for their accomplishments and contributions to Grace and their communities. Each of the men and women awarded represents the mission of Grace College, applying biblical values to streng[...]
Grace Brethren churches around the world are encouraged to set aside November 5 to celebrate the global Charis movement and to learn about how God brought Charis into existence and is using this vibrant alliance to bring the hope of Christ to the corners of the globe. The Charis Alliance is rooted in efforts to plant churches around the world which began in 1900. Today, there are more than 3,600 congregations affiliated with t[...]
Slots are still available for the East Focus Retreat for Grace Brethren pastors and leaders. The retreat will be held October 16 – 18, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocean City, 1701 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, Md. This is the second of five regional retreats that are designed to provide opportunities for leaders to refresh, reflect and retool. This year, the retreats are looking at how to create a culture [...]
Today’s story comes from Cheryl Edwards, author of the Elta series. Cheryl and her husband, Oliver, are church planters for GBCanada, starting Grasslands Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Medicine Hat, Alberta, in 2011. Oliver took the role of lead pastor at Bow Island Community Bible Church in 2015, where they now attend with their sons. (The Bow Island church joined the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches in 2016.) [...]
Last summer, Nick Cleveland, senior pastor of Grace Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Wooster, Ohio, experienced a house fire at his family’s home. Though it was a devastating event for the Cleveland family, God used the tragedy to help connect the church to a unique ministry in the community called Sound the Alarm, where volunteers from the church teamed with the Red Cross to install 69 smoke alarms in the houses of mo[...]
The Central Focus Retreat wound up this morning (Wednesday) as Matt Wheelock, of the Association of Grace Brethren Ministers, unveiled the standardized ordination process that the organization is recommending to be used by local churches and districts in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. While the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches is a fellowship, not a denomination, a high value is placed on the local church and [...]
Elmer Gable, a member of Grace Brethren Church, Rittman, Ohio (Bud Olszewski, pastor), has been named the winner of its first-ever Maintenance Hero Contest by American Time, a market leader in integrated time solutions. Elmer is maintenance director at Kingsway Christian School in Orrville, Ohio. As the grand prize winner, Mr. Gable earned $3,000 in American Time product credit for Kingsway Christian School. According to the n[...]
Dan Allan went beyond the usual list of suggestions for how to stay fresh in ministry on Tuesday when he shared his thoughts with the Central Focus Retreat. He shared three points: lighten the load, look to Jesus, and lower your expectations. “Be constantly lightening the load,” he said, as he talked about pride and unbelief. He said to not believe the lies that Satan tells, such as if you perform well, God will fi[...]
Grace Church of Greater Akron, a Grace Brethren congregation in northeast Ohio (Jeff Bogue, senior pastor), has been named among the top in America in 2017 by Outreach Magazine. Listed at number 80, the church has seen a 10 percent growth in the last year, and is number 90 in the largest churches participating in the survey. A portion of the story from the magazine appears below. Click here for the complete article. ONE INDIV[...]
“Never have I been so concerned for the state of our country,” says Dan O’Deens, executive director of Breathe Partners. He’s encouraging Grace Brethren people to unite in prayer. “It is appropriate at such a time as this to pray of our nation as a Fellowship and as the Church.” He’s asking people to take a moment at 11:11 a.m. each day to pray for the United States of America and for [...]
The first-ever ‘Relentless Pursuit of the Least-reached Award’ was awarded during to Larry DeArmey, veteran missionary with Encompass World Partners, during the Central Focus Retreat on Monday evening, October 2. Dave Guiles, executive director of Encompass World Partners, presented the award to acknowledge a lifetime of outstanding service in evangelizing, discipling, and training leaders. Larry and his wife, Vicky, served in[...]
Grace College seniors Elizabeth Freeman and AnnKelly Myers were awarded for excellence in pursuit of a career in special education at the Indiana Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) convention in Indianapolis on Sept. 27. Dr. Cheryl Bremer, Grace College CEC faculty advisor and associate professor in the School of Education, is a CEC executive board member and presented the students with their awards. “We’re proud of the ex[...]
Grace College students were part of Lake Adventure Days for fourth graders in Kosciusko County, Ind., recently. Education students helped teach the lessons. InkFreeNews, the online news site, recently carried a story about the event. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Over 950 Students Attend Lake Adventure Days More than 950 fourth grade students are learning about lakes and streams[...]
A future Grace College student is using her experience as the Kosciusko County Fair Queen to prepare for career as a teacher. Kyla Kohler is a student at a Warsaw, Ind., Christian high school and is already taking classes at Grace. InkFreeNews, the online news site, told Kyla’s story. A portion of it appears below. Click here for the complete article. SISTERLY CONNECTION HELPS EMBOLDEN KOHLER IN FUTURE GOALS Preparing fo[...]
The following story was written by Kerith Ackley-Jelinek, publications director at Grace College. It was first published in the 2017 summer edition of Two Eight & Nine Magazine. Lynda Vu (BS 88) is a marvel. Her life and accomplishments have taken her around the world many times in the service of her family and country. If we printed her full résumé in this magazine, it would be the magazine. But for context, there are hig[...]
Grace College’s men’s soccer goalkeeper Kurt Hamlin was named the NCCAA National Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Hamlin made six crucial saves in Grace’s 1-0 double overtime win at Ohio Christian. He made one of the plays of the game in the second half, saving a penalty kick in the 71st minute to keep the game scoreless in regulation. Hamlin has four shutouts this year for Grace as the team’s on[...]
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