A list of workshops for the upcoming Access2021, the national conference of the Charis Fellowship, has been released. (Access2021 will be held July 27-29 at Grace Community Church, Goshen, Ind.) Click here for more information or to register. Workshops are instructional times featuring some of the best teachers in the Fellowship, who help participants apply the Bible to ministries and lives in practical, relevant ways. Cohorts[...]
There’s something appealing about a diorama. A visit to several museums over the weekend reminded me how much I love them. Whether it’s a bird’s eye view of a city, a recreation of a historic community, or a fairy garden, miniatures that allow us to see “the whole picture” can be a real delight. I’ve always wished I could insert myself in the scene. It would be pointless, though, because I would not be seeing all the adventure[...]
The Charis Fellowship has six camps or retreat centers which are sponsored, owned, or hosted by regional districts or churches. Many are looking forward to welcoming back campers and groups this summer after canceling activities last summer. Below is a roundup of those camps and how you can contact them for more information. Pray for these camps and directors as they plan their summers around ever-changing regulations, and pra[...]
Grace College is proud to welcome Professor Cesar Soto to the Department of Humanities. Cesar Soto grew up in California and came to college in Indiana to pursue his doctoral degree in English Literature at the University of Notre Dame. His decision to go to college of humanities has now led him to Grace College where he will be teaching Principles of Writing, Effective Writing, Global Perspectives, and a Classics of World Lit[...]
Margaret A. Mason of Warsaw, Ind., went home to be with her Lord at 3:17 p.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021, at her residence at the age of 95. She was born on June 26, 1925, in Fort Wayne, Ind. to Geneva M. (Moore) Lord and George B. Lord. Margaret graduated from Northside High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1943. She was a 1947 graduate of Bob Jones University earning her degree in elementary education. At the young age of 21 she[...]
Phoebe A. Boze, who with her husband, Dr. Robert L. Boze, served as short-term medical missionaries to the Central African Republic in 2001 and 2002, has died. (He died in 2005.) The couple were active members of Bethel Brethren Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Berne, Ind. Her obituary appears below. Phoebe A. Boze, 89, of Berne, Ind., passed away Friday, June 11, 2021, at Swiss Village in Berne. She was born March [...]
Wifflefest, the annual sporting event hosted by Southview Grace Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio, is set to return after an abbreviated version of the tournament was held last year, according to an article in today’s Mansfield, Ohio, News Journal. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Wifflefest returns for 22nd year, kicks off July 1 The pandemic forced an abbreviated version of an[...]
Linda Edgington, wife of Dr. Tom Edgington, faculty member at Grace College, and the daughter of Donna Walker and the late Dr. William Walker, who helped lead the Grace Brethren medical ministry in the Central African Republic for many years, has died. Dr. Edgington is associate dean of the School of Behavioral Science, where he also serves as professor of Behavioral Science. Her obituary appears below. Linda Kay Edgington of [...]
Three students in Grace College’s actuarial science major, Houston Haney, Philip Wertz, and Bret Wilhelmi, were recently recognized for successfully passing preliminary exams required by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society to become credentialed actuaries. Haney passed the first three exams, while Wilhelmi and Wertz successfully passed the first two. “These exams are very rigorous as the pass rates even[...]
“We won’t have enough.” I cringed as I muttered the words, my eyes begging the calculator to do the math differently. Our car had just been totaled, and as newlyweds neck-deep in school loans, the prices to repair or replace the car were equally impossible. Peter and I had a second car, but it was one car ride away from breaking down itself. I choked on my prayers that night. I accusatorially repeated myself to God as I bemoan[...]
In high school, Amanda Sherman was set on teaching English as a second language in the mission field. But when she discovered the extent of poor education in majority world countries on a mission trip to Honduras, she felt a burden on her heart to explore a different path. That’s when her eyes were opened to the nonprofit world. Suddenly, a Masters in Nonprofit Management seemed like the next best step after graduating high sc[...]
To cap off her sterling career, Grace College’s softball player, Britney Young, was named an All-American by the NCCAA. Young earned Second Team NCCAA honors after leading the Lady Lancers offensively this season. It marked the first All-American nod of her impressive career. Young graduates as one of the most dangerous hitters in program history. She racked up 48 doubles in her career (second-most all-time) to go along [...]
For the first time in school history, Grace College was awarded the NCCAA Presidential Award. Grace President Dr. Bill Katip and Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe were present at the 2021 NCCAA national convention to receive the all-sports award. The Presidential Award is calculated based on team finishes at NCCAA national championship events. Grace had a memorable year at NCCAA competition, claiming three national championsh[...]
A Grace College graduate is among those assuming new roles in the school system in Warsaw, Ind. Kyle Carter is a 2001 Grace College graduate who was named chief technology and analytics officer. A story posted yesterday at the online site for the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union, shares the details. A portion of it is posted below. Click here to read the complete article. New Eisenhower, Lakeview Principals & WCS CTAO Recognized [...]
Where do we go when we’re a mess? The prodigal son of Luke 15 went from having a lifetime supply of resources to absolutely nothing. He was so impoverished he would have gladly eaten the slops he fed his employer’s swine. Verse 17 quotes him saying, “…I’m dying here of hunger!” People who find themselves that desperate probably don’t have the ability to conjure up enough soap and water for a shower, much less clean up their li[...]
The family of Tom Julien is hosting a casual reception to celebrate his 90th birthday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, in the courtyard of the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church. Stop by and say hello to Tom. No gifts, please. In order to make Tom’s birthday more memorable, you may send him a note, remind him of an experience that the two of you shared, or tell him how his ministry impacted your life . . .[...]
Students typically return home from camps or conferences with new friends, possibly a souvenir t-shirt, and likely a few scrapes and insect bites. Great memories are made, but not usually anything with a lasting impact. Enter Xavier Adekunle. Xavier is not your typical high school student and he learned in the summer of 2017 that Momentum Youth Conference is not your typical “summer camp experience.” Xavier first attended Mome[...]
One month into his first tour of duty in Iraq, Charis Fellowship Chaplain Billy Graham (LTC, U.S. Army) experienced the death of a soldier in his unit. Eighteen years later, he was able to meet the family of the fallen soldier and witness a ceremony honoring the man and his family. The Eagle Commission, a cooperating ministry of the Charis Fellowship, shared a video in 2019 of Billy telling the story of the death of the soldie[...]
Sarah Clemans has been singing ever since she can remember. From a young age, her parents instilled in her a love for music. She looks back fondly at memories of her mom singing her “The Old Rugged Cross” as she fell asleep each night. And her father was always encouraging her to chase after her passions, telling her that she could be the best. “I remember watching American Idol with my dad, and he would always say, ‘You’re be[...]
Grace College’s women’s tennis head coach Marcus Moore earned a national honor from the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Moore was named the NCCAA National Coach of the Year. He led the Lady Lancers to a 14-6 record in the 2020-21 season. Grace’s 14 wins tied for the most victories in a single season in team history. Only the 2018 squad — also coached by Moore — recorded 14 wins in a y[...]
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