Jim Hocking and the organization he founded, Water for Good, is profiled on the website Social Muses. Water for Good is a cooperating ministry in the Charis Fellowship. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Water for Good If one were to describe Jim Hocking in a single word: it would be perseverance. Born in the United States, Jim was brought up in the conflicted regions of Central Africa[...]
Please pray for Urban Hope Cares day of service. On May 4, 2019, people from Urban Hope Philadelphia will work hard to impact their neighborhood for Christ. There will be people going door-to-door, offering to serve the community. The HopeMobile truck will play music and provide a platform for people to give testimonies. There will be hot dogs and hamburgers grilling on the side of the truck. Inside the community center they w[...]
Grace College and Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe welcomed over 200 student-athletes from area high schools this week for two Sportsmanship Summits at Grace. The Three Rivers Conference held a summit on Monday and the Northeast Corner Conference had its first-ever summit on Wednesday at Grace’s Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center. Several student-athletes from each TRC and NECC school attended the conference, which was desig[...]
Former Grace Brethren pastor and BMH Books author, Kary Oberbrunner, has found success in helping writers achieve their dreams of publishing a book. The online news site, newdaylive.com, includes a story today about Kary and how he’s coached people on the journey of writing, publishing, and marketing. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete story. How Kary Oberbrunner Created a Successful [...]
Warsaw, Ind., area sports writer, Roger Grossman, touts the Champions of Character initiative at Grace College as he writes Wednesday’s Times-Union about speaking recently at the program. A portion of that column appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace College Focused On Building Champions of Character Twice a year, I have the honor of talking to high school students at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capit[...]
Grace College’s women’s golf team wrapped up its 2018-19 season on Tuesday with the final round of the Crossroads League Championship. The Lady Lancers placed sixth overall as a team at Prairie View Golf Club after producing a team total of 345 in the third and final round. Sydney Abbott was a model of consistency in the championships. She carded a score of 80 in all three rounds to placed 10th on the individual le[...]
Lydia Gard, a 2018 graduate of Grace College, with an English major and journalism minor, has been appointed editor for One Mission Society, headquartered in Greenwood, Indiana. Gard said, “As an editor, I assist OMS’ ministries and missionaries with clearly communicating stories of God’s work around the world.” In the photo, she is holding a copy of OMS Outreach, one of the publications for which she will be responsible. Dr. [...]
Two Grace College business students obtained resources to kickstart their business dreams at the seventh Grace College Business Plan Competition on April 10. Emily Anderson, a second-year student double majoring in entrepreneurial management and facility and event management from Coos Bay, Ore., took home $10,000 for Forevergreen Farms, a sustainable Christmas tree rental, while Brookelyn Smith, a third-year student from Sprin[...]
My husband and I ask each other the same question every night, and never get the same answer. It’s been a spiritually silent season in our home. We’ve learned the hard way that if we don’t push ourselves to focus on Jesus, we’ll never look for Him. So, even on the days where God seems more like a topic than an active character in our lives, we challenge each other with a repetitive question: “Where’d you see God today?” To be [...]
BMH Books is doing a bit of spring cleaning at our warehouse and is offering a variety of BMH classic titles at reduced prices. The titles below are available at 60 percent off until May 31, 2019! Simply enter the code SPRING20194 when you check out. The 60 percent off code is good for the print version of these titles only and does not include shipping and handling. Books by Homer A. Kent, Jr. A Heart Opened Wide (ISBN 978088[...]
The week leading up to Easter is often referred to as “Holy Week.” During this time, many Christians around the world prepare their hearts to remember and celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection through elements of worship, communion, and prayer. As many churches are gearing up for one of the biggest Sundays of the year, we find them joining together in prayer just as Jesus did. During the final hours of His life, Jesus with[...]
A steward is one who manages another person’s property. As Christians, we know that all we have belongs to God because it is sent to us from His gracious hand. Therefore, we are stewards of God’s possessions, including our children. And somehow, we need to find a way to teach them that same principle as it relates to their time, talents, and treasures. One important area of stewardship relates to our treasure. Like every other[...]
Pastor Rodney D. Finster, 62, of Echo Lane, Tremont, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 at home. Born on August 31, 1956, in Peru, Ind., he was a son of the late Chester S. and Anita Cunningham Finster. He was the pastor of Echo Valley Grace Brethren Church, Tremont. He also was an avid golfer. Preceding him in death was a brother Dean Finster. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Patty J. Bryant Finster; a daughter Allyson [...]
Pastor Rod Lingenfelter, a Charis Fellowship pastor who died suddenly on Wednesday, was remembered in today’s Altoona, Pa., Mirror. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Pastor remembered for sharing God’s love with others Rodney Lingenfelter led Grace Fellowship Church in Juniata Locals are remembering the love spread through God by a local pastor who died earlier this week. Rodn[...]
What does Notre Dame and Tiger Woods have to do with Holy Week? Sounds like the set-up to a bad dad joke, right? Well, you’re going to have to trust me. I would not write a blog based solely on a pun because that would be a waste of time…like a belt made out of watches. On April 15th, my social media feeds were filled with photos and videos of the tragic flames consuming the beloved Notre-Dame of France. This famous cathedral [...]
Curiously looking for information on the Third Temple project being discussed in Israel, I stumbled across a Jewish discussion forum. The debate involved the question of whether or not animal sacrifices would be a part of the new Temple. Many argued that animal sacrifices were cruel, bloody, disgusting, barbaric, and unthinkable; they didn’t belong in this enlightened age. Others added reminders that such sacrifices were a law[...]
Rod Lingenfelter, pastor at Grace Fellowship Church, Juniata Campus, Altoona, Pa., died yesterday, April 17, 2019. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 22, at the Juniata church, Broadway and 15th Ave., Altoona. Services will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the church. Pastor Rodney Lynn Lingenfelter, 71, closed his eyes at last in this broken world and opened them again in his eternal home by receiving his promise of[...]
A story broadcast yesterday on ABC’s Good Morning America features Carlyn McClelland and her path to a new career, which included a scholarship from mikeroweWORKS Foundation and Mike Rowe, who is best known for TV’s “Dirty Jobs.” Rowe joined host Robin Roberts to talk about a new approach to education and the value of skilled trades. Carlyn and her husband, Paul, and their two sons are involved at Grac[...]
An article in TDP, The DePauw newspaper, cites an activity at Grace College as inspiration for an event in Putnam County, Ind., near DePauw University. Students from DePauw will be participating in a Supermarket Sweet to help supply local food pantries, much like students at Grace College do to help in Kosciusko County, Ind. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Sweeping Together: Commu[...]
Yesterday (April 15, 2019), pastors from the Nor-Cal District visited Chico, Calif., to encourage the staff of Living Hope Fellowship, a Charis Fellowship congregation in that city. A number of families in the church lost their homes in the Camp Fire in November 2018. Here’s a report from Phil Sparling, pastor of Auburn Grace Community Church, Auburn, Calif., and the incoming executive director of the Charis Fellowship. [...]
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