The audio book version of “Loving Your Wife as Christ Loves the Church,” the popular print and electronic book by Larry E. McCall, is now available as a download at Audible.com. Click here to access this unabridged version of the book, which is the first BMH Books title on this platform. The price is $19.95. Narrated by the author and mastered by his son, David McCall, has a total listening time of 6 hours and 40 minutes. “Lov[...]
God has been so good to us, and so many ministry partners have helped make this a reality: The parking lot behind the Balmer Building, the Balmer Annex, and ten single car garages at Urban Hope Training Center that were obtained in 2017 have been completely paid off! Generous donors helped make this important acquisition possible through individual gifts and pledges. And as of this past week, all pledges were completed in full[...]
On Saturday, January 20, Susquehanna Grace Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Wrightsville, Pa., will be hosting their second “Walk Thru The Bible” event – Old Testament, or “otLive.” Last year, in January 2017, the church held Walk Thru The Bible’s all-day New Testament event. Susquehanna Grace Community Church has always aimed to be a church that welcomes believers and unblievers – for a chance[...]
Business. Photography. Illustration. Therapy. Marketing and travel blogs. The avenues of expression for seniors in the Grace College Department of Visual, Performing and Media Arts are as varied as the students themselves. Each tells their story through their work, which will be showcased now through Feb. 3 in the Mount Memorial Art Gallery, 808 Kings Highway, Winona Lake. The gallery is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. – 5 [...]
More than 20 ministry leaders in the Charis Fellowship are gathered today in Columbus, Ohio, for networking and planning. The group met for dinner on Monday evening at a local restaurant then adjourned to the nearby Homewood Suites to learn more about the rebranding initiative of Charis Fellowship. This morning, they broke into three cohorts to discuss the various areas of the Charis Fellowship — planting churches, train[...]
A story in today’s Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch, about a program that enables Ohio high school or middle school students to earn college credit quotes Tim Kraynak, college counselor and assistant principal at Worthington Christian High School. The school is a ministry of Grace Polaris Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation on the north side of Columbus. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete arti[...]
Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., will welcome several notable speakers to its campus for the spring chapel schedule. The guests include Propaganda, Cokeisha Bailey Robinson, Keith Minier, and John Lynch. The chapels are open the public, and take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 Wooster Road, Winona Lake. “Chapel is a place to gather [...]
A building in Akron, Ohio, that burned over the weekend has ties to the Charis Fellowship. Cornus Hill Mansion, once the home of Russell Firestone, son of Firestone tire company founder Harvey Firestone, was the site of Akron Bible Institute in the 1950s. President of the school was W. Russell Ogden, a former Grace Brethren pastor who died in 2013. A portion of a report about the fire from Sunday’s Akron Beacon Journal [...]
Family and friends of Ted and Dawn Rondeau have set up a recovery fund to help them recover from a motorcycle accident on Thursday night in Atlanta. Ted received only bruises, but Dawn experienced severe and painful injuries. Below is information which was posted on the FCMC Facebook page. Click here for more information on the accident. As many of you have heard by now FCMC* Founder & President Ted Rondeau and his wife Da[...]
Sunday’s dedication and open house at the Link, the new facility for children’s ministries at the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor), is reported in today’s Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union. The building, located next door to the original church facility, formerly was owned by the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., the parent organization of GraceConnect. While the majority of the buil[...]
Ted and Dawn Rondeau, who have worked with Encompass World Partners and Water for Good, were traveling through Atlanta last night on their motorcycle when they were involved in a serious accident. Ted, who most recently served as executive administrator and missions mobilizer at Grace Community Church, Goshen, Ind. (Jim Brown, senior pastor), posted a message on Facebook last night, which is shared below with his permission. P[...]
Heisman Trophy winner and inspirational speaker Tim Tebow will visit Grace College on Friday, February 16. Tebow will speak at 10:30 a.m. about his career and faith journey during Chapel at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 Wooster Rd., Winona Lake, Ind. The event is free and open to the public while tickets last. “We are thrilled to welcome Tim to campus and provide our students and community the opportunity to hear[...]
Former Grace College soccer stand-out and alumnus, John Bratcher, is being honored by the Cornerstone University Athletics Department with induction into its 2017-18 Athletics’ Hall of Honor. He will be formally introduced at end of the year Athletic Banquet on Wednesday, April 25. A description of the honor is below. Click here for more information. Dr. John Bratcher served as the men’s soccer coach from 1980 thro[...]
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, Jr. will be the featured speaker during the 30th annual Kosciusko County, Ind., Martin Luther King Day community luncheon. Sponsored by The Committee to Commemorate Martin Luther King (CCMLK), the event will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 15, at the Manahan Orthopedic Capital Center at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. Students, faculty, staff and community members are inv[...]
Last year, the Grace Church in Wooster, Ohio (Nick Cleveland, lead pastor), started the #forwaynecounty initiative, a campaign encouraging small groups within the church to find a way to serve in the community and to get others involved as well. Jamie Leach, a member of the church, is a part of a small group made up of four families, all with children around the same age. “When we meet, we try to do something where our kids ar[...]
Jordan Ensign, who graduated from Worthington Christian High School, a ministry of Grace Polaris Church on the north side of Columbus, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor), has landed her “dream” role in a touring production of The Phantom of the Opera. A story in This Week News chronicles her path to this choice role. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Actress with local roots[...]
On December 4, GraceConnect reported that Rod Finster, pastor of Echo Valley Grace Brethren Church, Tremont, Pa., had shared with his congregation that his diagnosis of prostate cancer was stage 4. Yesterday, he shared a new report with the congregation, which was sent to us by Samuel Slaseman. Pastor Rod shared this with the congregation this morning. When they first knew he had cancer, his PSA levels (which determines if you[...]
CE National, sponsor of Urban Hope Ministries in Philadelphia, Pa., has noted that the weather in their neighborhood has created difficulties. They’ve included a few prayer requests. The cold has hit the Urban Hope neighborhood just as it has hit much of the country. Please pray for: single moms as they figure out childcare when their kids have snow days. traveling safety for all. the elderly who depend on public transpo[...]
Grow New England, the Charis Fellowship church-planting ministry based in the Boston, Mass., area, recently sent an update. It is included below. In 2018 we will be increasing our ministry to the men of our congregation (in Essex, Mass.). A new men’s fellowship will start on January 13. We will be studying the character of Jesus and how we can be more like Christ. We are also looking forward to the continued training of men fo[...]
Brian Winter, the son of former Charis Fellowship pastor Chuck and the late Marilyn Winter, has announced he has recently been diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Brian has served as Yakima County, Wash., sheriff since 2015. (Chuck pastored the Grace Brethren Church in Harrah, Wash., for 25 years.) A story in the Yakima, Wash., Herald, reports his announcement. A portion of that report appears below. Click here [...]
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