A Digital Lab series designed especially for pastor’s wives is being launched by CE National. It started with a discussion led by Bethany Miller, wife of the director of ministry operations, Eric Miller, as she explored the joys and challenges of this unique calling with Carly Nicodemus and Meghan Johnson. CE will continue to explore this topi with programming directed specifically toward women in ministry and ministry w[...]
Andrew Saunders has been name assistant executive director for the Charis Fellowship. He replaces Tim Hodge, who resigned after he was named to succeed Tom Avey as Fellowship Coordinator. will be stepping into the assistant executive director position, filling the remaining two years of Tim’s elected term. The move was approved by the delegates at the annual business meeting of the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace [...]
Tim Hodge has been named the Fellowship Coordinator for the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches). In that role, he will provide leadership and administrative excellence to the Fellowship Office for the purpose of sustaining a culture of gospel movement through celebration, collaboration, catalyzation, and commemoration; will work with interdependent local churches, national ministries, and cooperating orga[...]
Phil Sparling, executive director of the Charis Fellowship and pastor of Auburn Grace Community Church, Auburn, Calif., announces the appointment of Tim Hodge to succeed Tom Avey as Fellowship Coordinator in 2021. Click here to learn more about Tim and his ministry. Sparling also affirms the appointment of Andrew Saunders as assistant executive director of the Charis Fellowship. His appointment was ratified during the July 28,[...]
Grace College alumnus and board member Bob Bishop was honored by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture for Bishop Farms’ 150-plus years as a family-operated farm. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, July 29, at the Indiana Statehouse. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Director of Agriculture Bruce Kettler presented Bishop with the award. Bishop Farms, located west of Leesburg, Ind., was homesteaded in 1833. Bob Bi[...]
Grace College juniors and seniors will have the opportunity beginning in the spring of 2021 to gain additional qualifications which jumpstart their master’s degrees as undergraduates in an innovative partnership between Grace College and Purdue University. The two institutions have created a consortium agreement. The goal is to enable Grace students to earn credits online toward a Purdue master’s degree, positioning them to co[...]
There is an odd tendency in golf when two people (who aren’t exactly professionals) ride in the same cart. Both players start hitting the ball in the same direction. The first golfer hits to the right and sure enough, the second one hits in that direction, too. One player ends up in the sand trap and the other golfer follows close behind. Now, there are always a few unique shots, but the pattern seems to emerge nonetheless. I’[...]
A memorial service will be held at Kingwood Bible Church, 1125 Elm Street, NW, Salem, Oregon 97304 on Saturday, August 22, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. A live YouTube version will be available for those unable to attend in person. More information about YouTube to follow. In lieu of flowers, please direct gifts in Ralph’s memory to the Capital Campaign for improving technology at Kingwood Bible Church, 1125 Elm Street, NW, Sal[...]
Dates for upcoming Focus Retreats for ministry leaders in the Charis Fellowship have been announced. The Central Focus Retreat will be held October 05 – 07, 2020, at Deer Creek Lodge Conference Center, 22300 State Park Road 20, Mt Sterling, OH 43143. It begins with a 3 p.m. registration on Monday, October 5 and concludes with a send-off late in the morning on Wednesday, October 7. Click here for more information. The Eas[...]
Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., will offer new and more affordable Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree programs beginning this fall semester. The seminary has modified the required credit hours for these degrees to save students time and money. Additionally, more concentrations are available for students to hone in on specific areas of interest. “We are taking some big steps forwar[...]
“We want The Well to be a life giving community of believers in Towson, Maryland,” says Dayne Carraway, the lead pastor of the Church at the Well in Towson, Md. Listen to Dayne’s story below and his heart for planting the new church, which is just north of Baltimore. [Connect:] Send Dayne an encouraging note here. Take a few moments to pray for Dayne and the new congregation. This video originally premiered a[...]
The annual corporation meeting of the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., Inc., doing business as GraceConnect and BMH Books will be held at 3 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada), Wednesday, August 12, 2020. The meeting will be held via the online conference software, Zoom. A dial-in option is available. Click here to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing informatio[...]
“My biggest goal in writing this book is that Jesus will be honored and God will be glorified,” says Mike Stanley. Mike is the father of Beau Stanley, the lead pastor of Eastside Grace Brethren Church in Blacklick, Ohio, and author of the book, Intentional Manhood. Mike also attends Grace Polaris Church in Westerville, Ohio (Mike Yoder, senior pastor). Intentional Manhood was released in May 2020 and has come to life after wh[...]
Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from the new BMH Books release, Beyond the Edge of the Water: Reclaiming Biblical Discipleship for a Rising Generation. by Steven M. Kozak I really like Jesus, but I have no intention of following him. I was shocked, but that’s what several of my high school students told me. They sincerely believed that to be a Christian only meant they had to like or appreciate Jesus and some of the things H[...]
Thank you for taking time to watch this video and come up to speed on what’s happening at CE National. If I’ve never met you before, my name is Jeff Bogue. I’m the new president at CE National and am honored to have that leadership position. I’ve been friends with Ed Lewis for 27 years and worked with him on Momentum Youth Conference as well as some other projects. I feel honored to take the reins of his leadership and continu[...]
Grace College’s track and field team racked up 11 Scholar-Athlete awards after a notable performance in the classroom. Seven members of the men’s track and field squad earned Scholar-Athlete status, while four women became Scholar-Athletes. The NCCAA recognizes juniors and seniors with a GPA of at least 3.40. On the men’s side, Thomas Hickerson, Walker Hobbs, Drew Jones, Abbott Joy, Carter Meyer, William Shaf[...]
Grace College athletic teams play in the Crossroads League, an athletic conference composed of NAIA private Christian colleges in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Crossroads League Commissioner, Larry DeSimpelare, recently issued this statement on the leagues plan for upcoming season. Crossroads League Commissioner, Larry DeSimpelare, issued the following statement on Monday while addressing the league’s plans for the upcomin[...]
During Wednesday’s weekly press conference at Warsaw (Ind.) City Hall, Dr. Bill Katip, president of Grace College and Seminary, talked about the school’s response to Covid-19. A portion of a report on the event from the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace’s Katip Gives Update On College’s COVID Response Grace College & Seminary President Dr. Bill Katip address[...]
Grace College graduate, LeAnne Lavender, is featured on the online news site, Input Fort Wayne, as she talks about the accident that changed she and her husband’s life dramatically. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. ‘Hope after hard things’: Meet an Indiana business born from a motorcycle accident LeAnne Lavender chose to major in business at Grace College in Northeast Indiana[...]
Grace College Akron, a church-centered ministry training program has its share of interesting stories. Sometimes the path to full-time ministry isn’t what you would expect. How does one go from a tattoo artist to a first-year Bachelor of Biblical Studies Major? Read on to find out! Hurt, lost, and broken. This is what once described Veronica Pettrey, Grace College Akron Biblical Studies student. She had a stable life for a whi[...]
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