Momentum Ministry Partners, a national ministry of the Charis Fellowship, announced a new podcast. Below is a statement from Eric Miller, director of ministry operations, released in the Momentum newsletter. Introducing the Momentum Ministry Partners Podcast! When Jeff & I first started brainstorming about launching a Momentum Podcast we wanted it to be something that truly met a need for […][...]
Grace College recently named Dr. Ken McEwan the director of its online MBA program. McEwan has worked at Grace College for nine years following a 32-year finance career with a global aerospace corporation. He earned his B.B.A. from University of Kentucky, his MBA from University of Cincinnati and his D.B.A. from Liberty University. “I plan to grow the MBA program […][...]
Yesterday, GraceConnect introduced you to David Amaya, a freshman at Grace College who wants to be a teacher. WNDU-16, the NBC affiliate in South Bend, Ind., also shared the story, including on-camera interviews with Amaya and Mark Pohl, the associate vice president of enrollment management at Grace. Click here to see the complete story, Grace College freshman shares the impact school has […][...]
Grace College is celebrating a record-breaking enrollment year. On August 21-22, the institution welcomed the largest incoming class in school history, numbering 471 students. One student, David Amaya, from Goshen, Ind., credits his arrival at Grace this fall to several teachers, coaches and mentors who spoke into his life as a young man. Now, a freshman studying elementary education, it […][...]
Barb Wooler, director of crisis response for Encompass World Partners, is working with Jonathan Nasby to organize several teams to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Here’s her report: TWO UPDATES ON HURRICANE IDA, LOUISIANA – We have a team and possibly two deploying to Louisiana. – We will be serving with Samaritan’s Purse, who will train workers as […][...]
I had asked for one thing. I wanted someone I love to enjoy the beauty of fall with sunshine to highlight the colors of the leaves. The weather predicted rain for the day. But instead, we had soft fluffy clouds and many bright moments. At the end of the day, as I was commenting on my answered prayer, a friend […][...]
The 2021 incoming class at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., is one that will go down in school history. This fall, the institution welcomed an all-time high of 471 new students to its campus. Grace’s incoming class is also the most socioeconomically and ethnically diverse since the institution opened in 1937. The school’s overall enrollment totals 1,919 students this semester. “Our […][...]
Dan O’Deens was living just two hours away from New York City when the World Trade Center towers were attacked on September 11, 2001. Feeling the pull to help, he drove into the city that night and spent the next three weeks serving with the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army was one of dozens of organizations set up inside a […][...]
Dr. Dan Wallace, Greek scholar and senior research professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, will present a series of lectures at Grace College and Seminary during Homecoming Weekend, 2021. The Biblical and Ancient Manuscript Center is sponsoring the lectures on October 1, 2, and 3, 2021. On Friday, October 1, Dr. Wallace will lecture on “The Protestant […][...]
This is the week that John Contreras, family ministry pastor at Grace Church, Osceola, Ind. (Greg Serafino, senior pastor), has been waiting for. He will undergo a long-anticipated kidney transplant on September 16, 2021. His donor is Ashley Sipocz, who is also from the Osceola church. John was diagnosed with kidney disease in April 2019 and approved for the Donor List last […][...]
Dave and Sue Knight were honored on Sunday as they have retired from full-time ministry at Grace Church, Osceola, Ind. (Greg Serafino, senior pastor). Dave, who served at the church for 16 years now has the title, Care Pastor Emeritus. (He served in other Charis Fellowship churches prior to coming to Osceola.) Also on Sunday, Chris Ball was honored as he […][...]
Registration for the East Focus Retreat for Charis Fellowship ministry leaders is now avaialble. The theme this year is ‘Movement,’ based on the Charis core value of ‘Biblical Mission’ — ‘For this reason I left you in Crete, to set in order what remains…’ Titus 1:5. The retreat will be October 18-20, 2021, at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocean City, 1701 […][...]
NBC4 in Washington, D.C., recently talked with young people who remember the attacks of 9/11. Among them was Arial Coates, who was in elementary school at Grace Brethren Christian School (a ministry of the Grace Brethren Church, Clinton, Md.). A portion of the NBC4 story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Young Americans Who Watched 9/11 Attacks […][...]
The 2021 Grace College engineering graduating class: Pavle Popovic, Abbott Joy, and Cody Holmes, all passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Mechanical exam on their first try. The FE exam is generally the first step in the process of becoming a professional licensed engineer and has a 71 percent pass rate. “We are very pleased with the success of our graduates,” said […][...]
Grace College track and field program has announced that Amy Rice is the team’s full-time throws coach. She will become the third full-time member of Grace’s track and field/cross country programs, joining track and field head coach Michael Moffitt and cross country head coach Jake Poyner. “Track has always had a special place in my heart. I love helping athletes grow and develop after putting […][...]
Tim Rough, son of Charis Fellowship pastor Don Rough, has issued a request for prayers for his dad and an update on his recovery from COVID-19. Update on our precious Dad, Pastor Don Rough, and his battle to recover from COVID. Tuesday 9/7/21. 11:30 pm Dad was thrown a curve yesterday (9/6/21), as the facility went into COVID prevention protocol, […][...]
A celebration of life will be held today (Wednesday, September 8) for Annette Renee Miller Coenen, who died Thursday, September 2, 2021, following a long battle with cancer. The service will be live streamed at the church’s Facebook page, facebook.com/WLGBC. Annette was the daughter of long-time Charis Fellowship pastor, Tom and Donna Miller. (Tom was also a long-time employee of the Brethren […][...]
Lynn Shaffer was serving at Vacation Bible School at Gulfview Grace Church in Port Richey, Fla. (Paul Poyner, lead pastor), when she was struck by an idea for a creative way to meet a need in the Central African Republic. She began making and selling art work, with the proceeds going to Hand in Hand Ministries that is providing food […][...]
Recently Dr. Dave Guiles, executive director of Encompass World Partners, released this update on several crises that are affecting the world. Below is that information. (Updates on opportunities to serve will also be posted to graceconnect.us.) Thank you for praying with us. Today we are sharing an urgent update from our Crisis Response Network regarding four distinct crises impacting believers […][...]
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