Mark Artrip, pastor of Movement Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Hilliard, Ohio, has been recognized by CE National for Impacting the Rising Generation. Timothy Kurtaneck, CE National’s director of church relations and youth leadership training, presented the award on Sunday, April 15, during a worship service at Movement Church. Artrip is a graduate of CE National’s The National Institute, an Operation Barnabas lea[...]
Grace College’s theater department is pleased to present “The Flight of the Lawnchair Man” on April 27, 28 and May 3, 4 and 5 in the Little Theatre, located in Philathea Hall, 1499 Alpha Dr., Winona Lake, Ind. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. They are available for purchase in the Campus Store in the Gordon Recreation Center, at the Wagon Wheel Theatre box office (574-267-8041), and at the Little The[...]
CE National has announced the leaders for this summer’s City Life program. “I am excited for this year’s City Life students as they will have the privilege of spending a week with these quality, godly adult leaders,” said Timothy Kurtaneck (TK) CE National’s director of church relations and youth leadership training. “Margaret is an experienced school teacher from the Los Angeles area, has been an Operation Barnabas lead[...]
Tomorrow is the Spring Carnival at Urban Hope in Philadelphia. CE National, the sponsoring organization for Urban Hope, has requested prayer for the event. Please pray for our Spring Carnival tomorrow (April 21) from 1-4 p.m. Pray that our church family would share Christ’s love as we serve at and participate in the carnival. Pray for the visiting teams, that they too would be ON MISSION and be blessed by their time with us. [...]
Grace College recognized students Emily Stichter and Jessica VandenBoom, and Warsaw, Ind., area businesses MudLove and Polywood, at its Influence Awards Luncheon on April 10. The annual event honors outstanding interns and applied learning students along with the employers where they work. “Having the Grace Influence Awards is an opportunity for students who go above and beyond in their internships and applied learning experie[...]
A Grace College graduate has been recognized for his tenure in California high school athletics. Dan Swagerty, a native of southern California, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award for the Central Section by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state office. Currently serving as athletic director at Farmersville, Calif., he’s held similar positions throughout the state for more than 40 years. A por[...]
Linda Bowdler, who with her husband, Bill, attends the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor), shared a deeply personal story on Wednesday as she spoke at a benefit luncheon for a local women’s shelter. Bowdler witnessed her daughter, Lisa Mora, die at the hands of her husband, Omar. Bowdler’s story was shared at the online news site, InkFreeNews. A portion of the story appears below. [...]
Kids come first at The Happy Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Jackson, Ky. Michael Tabor, senior pastor, and his wife, Connie, have spent the last 17 years witnessing to children and their families in the poorest region of the U.S.: eastern Kentucky. The kids at this Appalachian church come from many backgrounds, and almost all of them live in tough situations. Most of them come from drug-affected homes. Mike and Co[...]
The latest news from the Eagle Commission, the spiritual support ministry of Charis Fellowship military chaplains and their families, has been released by Mark Penfold, Chaplaincy Endorser, Charis Fellowship (FGBC), Chaplain (Colonel), U.S. Army, Ret. Here are some of the highlights: Welcome to the newest member of our Eagle Commission family – Hudson Taylor Michael. Hudson’s proud parents are Army Chaplain Cameron Michael and[...]
The K21 Health Foundation has approved a grant of $150,000 to Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., for the purchase of equipment for Grace’s new bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program in partnership with Bethel College. The funds will be used to purchase cutting-edge simulation mannequins and other equipment to provide enhanced training for future nurse professionals. “We are grateful for the generous support of K21,” said [...]
On March 24, 2018, 11 students from Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., met at 4:30 a.m. to travel to the 133rd annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science (IAS) in Indianapolis. The IAS conference brought representatives from colleges and universities throughout the state, including Indiana University, University of Indianapolis, Ball State University, Valparaiso University and Purdue University. Each participant came to p[...]
For many, the lakes in Kosciusko County, Ind., are more than scattered bodies of water. Taken together, the lakes’ cool depths, sky-reflective faces, and potential for water sports are family heirlooms. Local community members like Erin Williams are deeply invested in the future of the lakes. Erin grew up on Lake Tippecanoe. Some of her earliest memories revolve around the water. As an adult, Erin also spends time on Winona La[...]
The Kosciusko County, Ind., sheriff, Rocky Goshert, visited the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (WLGBC) recently to share tips about how to avoid a scam. A photo of him talking with members of one of the church’s Adult Bible Fellowships (ABF) appeared on the online news site, InkFreeNews, along with some of those tips. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Sheriff’s Depa[...]
This summer, Operation Barnabas is excited to be heading back to the West Coast for the first time in 10 years. There will be two teams traveling throughout California, doing what OB does best – encouraging churches and ministering to people, all while sharing the love of Jesus! Leading the Southern California team is Timothy Kurtaneck (aka. TK). This will be TK’s 19th tour with Operation Barnabas. TK has been on staff with CE[...]
Nearly 50 people, all part of teams representing Charis Fellowship churches in various stages of development, are gathered this week for the first-ever Expansion Bootcamp. Sponsored by Assist Church Expansion, the event is being held at The Chapel, a campus of Grace Fellowship (Keith Minier, senior pastor) in Pickerington, Ohio. Beginning Thursday and concluding Saturday, the Bootcamp includes intensive coaching, strategic pl[...]
Today’s edition of the Goshen, Ind., News, carries an announcement about the upcoming women’s conference at Grace Community Church, Goshen, Ind. (Jim Brown, senior pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Registration opens for Divine Design women’s conference The upcoming Divine Design women’s conference is all about celebrating the heart of a woman and discussi[...]
Diane Miller, administrator at Camp Conquest, Denver, Pa., has been nominated to be included in the Camp Administrator Hall of Fame. The nomination form says, “Diana works at camp year round and many hours throughout the summer. She plays a major role in staying on top of the many registrations we get for camp for summer and off-season retreats. She hunts down people who have not finished their applications and spends ma[...]
Adventure, climbing, sliding, running, evangelism. Why shouldn’t those go together? At The Park at Grace, these everyday fun activities allow families to connect with the local church. Grace Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Goshen, Ind. (Jim Brown, lead pastor), will open The Park at Grace this Saturday. This indoor park features a 6,000 square-foot space that can hold around 200 people – surrounding[...]
Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., has announced the hiring of former Grace College women’s basketball coach, Scott Blum, as the women’s basketball coach at the school. Blum, a former standout for the Grace College Lancers, has spent the last 14 years as the head coach of women’s basketball at Grace. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Blum named women’s ba[...]
Services for former Grace Brethren pastor, Gene Klingler, have been scheduled. They will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 14, at Cross Bridge Church, 651 Barnes Blvd., Rockledge, Fla. 32955. His obituary is included below. Klingler, Gene A., age 84, went to be home with the Lord Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Gene was born October 19, 1933, in Columbus, Ohio, to George and Edna (Hetsler) Klingler, both of whom preceded hi[...]
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