Chaplain (1st Lieutenant) Cameron Michael, on of the newest Grace Brethren military chaplains, is writing as he transitions from serving as a Grace Brethren pastor to active duty chaplain. Cameron is a 2011 graduate of Grace College. Following his graduation from Grace Theological Seminary in 2014, he began leading the Pauling, Ohio, campus of Grace Community Church (Kevin Pinkerton, pastor). He currently is stationed at Fort [...]
In May, the Grace College School of Business inducted fifteen 2017 graduates to Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management, and administration. The inductees were Caleb Adams, Thomas Carini, Megan Carpenter, Frani Gerst, Emily Guinter, Colin Hayes, Rachel Jones, Gabrielle Lawrence, Adam Miller, Ryan Mundy, Phillip Olson, Tiffany Schuman, Marina Tolczyk, Gabriel Vervynckt, and Joel Wesco. Sigma B[...]
Grace Village, Winona Lake, Ind., is the recipient of a gift from the estate of Lila Sheely, a former nurse and missionary who died March 5, 2017 in Winona Lake. The online news site, InkFreeNews, carried the story. Part of it appears below. Click here for the complete article. LILA MAE SHEELY LEAVES A LEGACY Grace Village Retirement Community is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 legacy donation from the Lila Mae S[...]
The family of Grace College men’s basketball coach, Jim Kessler, and his wife, Susanne (she works at the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation) are featured this week on the online news site, InkFreeNews. Their float in the Fourth of July parade in Winona Lake, Ind., received first place in the Most Original category. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. (Kesslers and their family att[...]
A story in yesterday’s Goshen, Ind., News tells about a new venture of Mike and Naomi Silliman and their family. (He is on staff at Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Goshen, Jim Brown, senior pastor.) A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Click here to learn more about DoRight Coffee. New Paris family starts Do Right Coffee as a funding mechanism for missionaries [...]
When church planters Larry and Sylvia Totzke (pictured at right) first settled into to their new home in Portland, Oregon, they decided to reach out to their neighbors by inviting everyone in their 323-unit apartment building to a Bible study. Although technically retired, the couple has a rich history as church planters and facilitators. The two had already come out of retirement once to help plant Capital City Grace in Colum[...]
After more than 30 years of service in Mexico, Bess Farrell and Brenda Welling have settled in Warsaw, Ind., and continue to be a light for the gospel. Recently, Encompass World Partners executive director Dave Guiles and his wife Sue offered their sincere gratitude to Bess and Brenda on behalf of Encompass. They have left an admirable legacy counseling and discipling many people over the years. Read more.[...]
Wifflefest, the annual community event sponsored by Southview Grace Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio (Mark Abel, pastor), concluded on Tuesday. The Ashland Times-Gazette included a follow-up story in today’s edition. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Locals turn out in record numbers for Wifflefest Area residents turned up in droves at the Wifflefest XVIII adult tournament Tuesday a[...]
Yesterday’s Ventura County Star includes a story about a former student at Grace Brethren High School, Don Kreitz, who is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. (Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Brethren Church, Simi Valley, Calif., Jordan Bakker, pastor.) Simi Valley graduate puts studies on hold to hike 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail D[...]
A story in today’s Wooster, Ohio, Daily Record reports on a program to install smoke detectors in area homes that began after a disastrous fire at the home of Nick Cleveland, senior pastor of Grace Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Wooster. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Program started after local pastor experienced a house fire Members of the Red Cross, Wooster Fire De[...]
The Operation Barnabas teams are on the move. Here are some recent updates: Team Hoosier Day 11: Here We Come OHIO!!! Happy Sunday from Team Hoosier. We had a great time today doing church for our last day at SonLight Community Church. Our program was a hit for the church, and believed God moved in a lot of ways. We also heard a short sermon from Tyler Eckel, which was very inspiring and moving. God is going to use him for big[...]
Today’s Ashland, Ohio, Times-Gazette, carries a story about Wifflefest, the annual community event sponsored by Southview Grace Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio (Mark Abel, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Youths turn out for Wifflefest Mambas go extras for title, Dinger City repeats Many area kids’ athletic talents were showcased in the elementary and middle school [...]
In Ephesians 4:17-19 we learn that man apart from Christ is futile in their thinking, darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God… But by God’s grace believers (Christians), those who have placed their faith and trust in Christ alone have not so learned Christ (Ephesians 4:20). And by God’s grace we know His truth and we have been delivered from the old way of life. In Christ, our minds are being renew[...]
Wifflefest, the annual athletic competition at Southview Grace Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio (Mark Abel, pastor), is featured in a story on WMFD-TV, Mansfield, Ohio. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article, along with the video story. Wifflefest 18 Swings Away In Ashland It’s been an annual tradition in Ashland since 2000, it’s Wifflefest time again on the grounds of Southview Gra[...]
About My Father’s Business, a Grace Brethren church in Washington, D.C., recently faced a dilemma. Their building had been sold and they needed to find a new meeting place. Pastor Stephen Joyce recently shared their story with the pastors and leaders of the Chesapeake District of Grace Brethren Churches. Read it in its entirety below. As you all know, we had been looking for a place to continue our outreach ministry in W[...]
David Rowland, a member of the Grace Brethren Church, Sunnyside, Wash. (Nathan Zakahi, pastor), is the subject of an article in the July 2017 edition of the Yakima Valley Good News. The story, written by former Grace Brethren pastor, Chuck Winter, tells of David’s path back to God. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article on pages 8 and 9. Where the Rubber Meets the Road Sometimes, th[...]
Operation Barnabas teams are serving local churches in Pennsylvania and Indiana this week. Here are today’s updates. Team Atlantic – Mulch Ado About Nothing: The Narrative – June 29th “It was a good day,” he thought. “But how do I state it in a way that is fresh and exciting?” The wonderful, unnamed Team Atlantic blog writer struggled to find an opening statement for his blog that wasn’t the same, boring opening statemen[...]
“My conviction had always been to try to help other folks have the opportunity to study and train for ministry without having to make a big move.” A native of the Yakima Valley, Wash., Adam Copenhaver, lead pastor of the Grace Brethren Church in Mabton, Wash., recognized the need for more opportunities for biblical training on the West Coast while he was pastoring the Grace Brethren Church in Yakima about ten years ago. It has[...]
I stooped down to wash my kitchen floor and noticed the bruises and scrapes on my legs. I’d mistaken the distance between myself and a wooden pole the other day – hence the hues of black and blue blatantly displayed on my skin. As a child, I remember thinking pastors’ wives were the most put together women known to the human race. I truly felt they never did anything imperfectly. I must’ve assumed they didn’t have clumsy days [...]
Regular Bible reading is a crucial part of the Christian life. And while every page of the Bible is God’s Word, some passages can seem irrelevant or feel disconnected from today’s world. Many everyday Christians read the Bible but struggle to apply it to their daily lives. The words on the pages can seem detached from our everyday lives, resulting in frustration or confusion. Grace College and Seminary New Testament professor,[...]
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