A report last week in the Simi Valley Acorn reports on a new science program at Grace Brethren High School in Simi Valley, Calif. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley (Jordan Bakker, pastor). Space lab launching at Grace Brethren One small snip of a ribbon will mark one giant leap for science students next month at G[...]
You know the feeling. You’re dashing out the door at the last minute and discover your car has a flat tire. You’re cleaning for house guests and there’s a power outage, leaving you with no water, much less the ability to run the vacuum. It’s especially hard for those of us who are planners. I’ve spent most of my life trying to get all my ducks in a row. Not that I can claim that I’ve been very successful at it. In fact, most o[...]
Grace College’s men’s soccer team remained in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll this week, receiving votes by the national raters. The Lancers are earning the 29th-most votes in the NAIA. Grace is just one of two Crossroads League teams (No. 14 Spring Arbor) who are represented. Grace (10-2-3, 4-0-2 Crossroads League) is currently chasing No. 14 Spring Arbor in the league standings. The two teams will square off [...]
Barb Wooler, director of Crisis Response for Encompass World Partners, has provided an update to recent needs in the U.S. in the aftermath of hurricanes Florence and Michael. While Hurricanes Florence and Michael may not be our favorites due to the lives these two have turned upside down, these storms have opened many bridges for believers to serve their communities, and that’s only GOOD. Hurricane Florence Three Charis teams [...]
Community leader and Grace College benefactor Mary Louise Miller was inducted into The Indiana Academy on Oct. 15. The 48th annual dinner celebration in Indianapolis honored three new inductees for their lifetimes of achievement and contributions to the State of Indiana. Modeled after The French Academy, The Indiana Academy was established in 1970 by the Independent Colleges of Indiana to recognize individual leadership, achi[...]
Charis Fellowship ministry leaders from around the eastern U.S. are gathered this week at Ocean City, Md., for the East Focus Retreat. The retreat provides an opportunity for 48 hours of rest, relaxation, fellowship, and time to connect with one another over topics related to ministry and the Charis Fellowship. Clancy Cruise, executive director of the Charis Fellowship (and pastor of Marysville Grace, Marysville, Ohio), is lea[...]
Nicole L. Croy, photographer and visual artist from Churubusco, Ind., will present her exhibit, “Exploring the world of handmade pinhole cameras” on Friday, Oct. 26, at an opening reception in the Mount Memorial Hall Art Gallery, 200 Seminary Dr., Winona Lake, Ind. Croy will give an artist talk at 7 p.m., with the reception following until 9 p.m. The community is welcome to attend the free event. “Exploring the world of handma[...]
Momentum Youth Conference has announced that Dr. Christopher Yuan will speak at Momentum 2019. After speaking at Momentum in 2016 students were very impacted by Dr. Yuan’s testimony. Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for ten years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences (such as The Gospel Coalition, Ethics & Religious Li[...]
For the second time this fall, Sydney Abbott was recognized as the NCCAA National Golfer of the Week. Abbott earned the honor on Monday for Grace College’s women’s golf team. She made the All-Tournament Team at the MVNU Invitational after finishing in fourth place. She shot a first-round 79 before carding 37 in nine holes of the second round. The tournament was called after 27 holes due to darkness. The Lady Lancer[...]
Bethany Blackwood of Grace College’s women’s soccer team may need a new trophy shelf after this year. For the third straight week, Blackwood was named the NCCAA National Defensive Player of the Week. The freshman goalkeeper also picked up her third Player of the Week award from the Crossroads League on Monday. Blackwood, who is the reigning NAIA National Defender of the Week, has already established herself as one [...]
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? Romans 10:14, ESV Many churches may face the issue of helping believers feel empowered to leave their comfort zones and engage in mission work. As Grace Polaris Church challenged members to join overseas mission teams through Encompass World Partner[...]
Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., will host the 29th annual FunFest on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Gordon Recreation Center, 100 Publishers Dr., Winona Lake. FunFest is free and open to all children and their families. This year’s theme is heroes. Children are invited to dress in their favorite heroic outfits or a costume of their choice. “We can’t wait to share this fun-filled evening with the community,” said Mad[...]
Duke Heller, author of the How to Start a Kingdom Conversation (BMH Books 2005), has list of accountability questions which he feels are necessary for men to be the husband, father, and leader of their household. Men’s Accountability Questions Have you been with a woman anywhere this past week that might be seen as compromising? Have any of your financial dealings lacked integrity? Have you exposed yourself to any sexual[...]
Prayer is requested for Chaplain James and Ashley Murray. (He is a Charis Fellowship chaplain in the U.S. Army.) Late last week, they learned that the twins she was carrying were in stage 3 of TTTS (Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome) and were candidates for a fetal surgery to help correct the growth imbalances that were taking place. Baby A was receiving fewer nutrients from the placenta and had lower amounts of amniotic fluid[...]
Grace College’s Bethany Blackwood’s big week added another big award on Tuesday when she was named the NAIA National Defensive Player of the Week. Blackwood, who was already named the NCCAA and Crossroads League Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, completed the triple crown of awards with her NAIA honor on Tuesday. She has registered six straight shutouts, including two shutouts last week to beat Bethel and No.[...]
For the first time in school history, both Grace College’s men’s and women’s golf teams are headed to the NCCAA National Championships. Both squads qualified for the 2018 tournament, held jointly Oct. 22-24 at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Fla. The Lady Lancers are making their first trip in program history as a team in just their fourth year of existence. Grace has already won two tournaments this fall[...]
Grace College will welcome several notable speakers to its campus this month, including Dr. Lydia Dugdale, Dan Allen, and Kondo Simfukwe. The community is also invited to participate in Day of Worship on Nov. 1. All Grace College chapels are free and open to the public. They take place on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center (MOCC), 610 Wooster Rd., Winona Lak[...]
Transitions. It’s the one word which describes my life right now. My husband and I are house hunting, preparing for our first child in March, dealing with medical upheaval, working through a master’s program in seminary, learning firsthand how fluid being a pastoral family gets to be, and paying off student loans. On any given day, we are either disappointed because some of those transitions haven’t progressed, or both stresse[...]
An article in the online newspaper, The Sentinel, tells the story of Kyndall Lucas, a sixth grader at Grace Brethren Christian School in Clinton, Md., who is captain of the tennis team. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. (Grace Brethren Christian School is a ministry of Grace Brethren Church, Clinton, Md., Irv Clark, pastor.) SIXTH-GRADER CAPTAINS UPSTART GRACE BRETHREN TENNIS TEAM C[...]
Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., recognized six distinguished alumni and friends at its annual Homecoming Chapel on Oct. 5. Dr. Kelly Manahan Geisler, Suzie Light, Janet Minnix, Patrick Lee, and Dan and Renee Keiser were honored for their accomplishments and contributions to Grace and to their communities. Each of the men and women awarded has served to advance the mission of Grace College & Seminary through[...]
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