The Nigerian pastor who was executed by Boko Haram after he turned a hostage video into his testimony, was an ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN). The EYN is a denomination who like the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches), traces its spiritual roots to Alexander Mack. Below is a news release issued yesterday (January 21) by the Church of the Brethren in the U.S. Nigerian Breth[...]
The tri-fold approach of Grace College’s Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams to local lake science―research, education, and collaboration―is the result of many generous gifts given over its 13-year history. While every supporter is celebrated for their contribution, the following 14 agencies and organizations have provided the backbone of giving to the Lilly Center. These supporters have invested substantially in the Li[...]
“I’ve grown by being a part of evangelism and discipleship in a multitude of settings,” says Timothy Kurtaneck (TK), former director of youth leadership and training at CE National. “It has been a blast as I’ve had one of the best seats in the house!” After serving with CE National for the last 25 years in Winona Lake, Ind., TK and his wife, Dana, have moved forward in their pursuit of the Lord by relocating home to Cali[...]
Grace College’s Manahan Orthopedic Capital Center was the site of the local Martin Luther King Jr. Day event this morning in Winona Lake, Ind. Speaker for the event was local pastor, Kondo Simfukwe, who is also a Grace College graduate. The Grace College gospel choir also performed. A portion of a story from the online news site, InkFreeNews, appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Pastor Simfukwe Discuss[...]
Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., inducted 28 juniors and seniors to the Alpha Chi Honor Society in a ceremony on January 18. These high-achieving students have earned the top 10 percent of GPAs across all disciplines at Grace. They join nearly 11,000 students inducted annually into Alpha Chi from across the country. Established in 1922, Alpha Chi is a national honor society with a rich history of scholarship and service. Grac[...]
Last fall, Outreach Magazine asked pastors of some of the nation’s largest churches to share their thoughts on church growth, discipleship, outreach, and faithful ministry. Jeff Bogue, president of CE National and pastor of Grace Church, Akron, Ohio, was one of them. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Jeff Bogue: ‘The Church Is a Spiritual Entity’ We asked pastors of some of the nati[...]
Phil Shearer was installed as the lead pastor of North Shore Bible Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Essex, Mass., on Sunday, January 19, 2020. His dad, Pastor Keith Shearer of New Beginnings Grace Brethren Church, Myerstown, Pa., delivered the message from 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 charging Phil to be about the Word. Phil’s father-in-law, Pastor Dan Jackson, of Grace Church, Ashland, Ohio, shared a word of testimony [...]
Encompass World Partners is looking for two individuals to join their Mobilization Services team, one in the Finance department and another in the Communications department, helping to send and sustain cross-cultural workers to make disciples among the least reached peoples of the world. At Encompass, you could use your professional skills to make an eternal difference. We currently have the position of Accounting Manager open[...]
Ed Lewis will be stepping down as the president of CE National, a role he has held for more than 35 years in an organization where he has worked for nearly 50 years, according to a statement released this week by Joel L. Hawthorne, chairman of the board of directors. In addition, Jeff Bogue, senior pastor of Grace Church of Greater Akron, Ohio, has agreed to take on the leadership role of CE National as its next president. Bel[...]
Word has been received of the death of Robert Salazar, Grace Brethren pastor in New Mexico for many years. His obituary appears below. Reverend Robert Glenn Salazar, went to heaven to be with Jesus Christ, His Lord and Savior, on December 30, 2019, at the age of 88 in Frisco, Texas. He was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Taos, New Mexico and graduated from Taos High School in 1950. He married Marilyn Steinberger in Lewistown, Pa., in 1[...]
The Grace College School of Business, Winona Lake, Ind., prepares for its eleventh year of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program, which provides free tax preparation to the elderly, disabled, and lower-income individuals filing a basic tax return, will run Monday, Jan. 27 through the end of March. Since 2010, the William P. Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development at the Grace College School of Bus[...]
Craig Snow, a member of the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor), and a member of the GraceConnect board of directors, has announced his candidacy for Indiana state representative, District 18. A portion of a story about his announcement, from the online news site, InkFreeNews, appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Craig Snow Announces Candidacy For District 18 Representative Cra[...]
Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., is expanding its athletic programs to include esports. The program will be led in its inaugural season by head coach Andrew Palladino. The Lancers are the third Crossroads League school to announce an esports team and join a number of schools in the area fielding a competitive esports squad. Grace is already recruiting potential students to participate this fall in the school’s first sch[...]
The Grace College Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) will host the fifth-biennial Transition Exploration Day at the Grace College Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center on Friday, Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. This is an opportunity for high school students with disabilities to explore post-secondary options that are available in the community. The Center is located at 610 Wooster Rd, Winona Lake, In[...]
A celebration of life for Dr. Lester E. Pifer was held Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Grace Polaris Church, Westerville, Ohio. Dr. Pifer died Christmas Day at the age of 99. Pastor Mike Yoder led the service. Mark Pifer shared on behalf of the family, and other memories were shared by Bob Combs, Chip Heim, Bob Fetterhoff, Liz Cutler Gates, Mark Taylor, and Tom Currie. Dr. Jim Custer gave the message. Dr. Pifer was involved in ch[...]
The year 2019 was an amazing year of ministry for churches in the Charis Fellowship. We thought it would be nice to remember a few stories of how God moved in the lives of people within the fellowship. Below are a few summaries of stories from the last year. If you click on the title of each story, you can read the full post. We at GraceConnect are looking forward to sharing stories from Charis Fellowships in the new year! Eat[...]
Brenda Gerber Vincent will be the keynote speaker at Grace College’s Career Week Chapel at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 31, in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 Wooster Rd., Winona Lake, Ind. Career Week Chapel is free and open to the public. “We are excited to bring Brenda Gerber Vincent to Grace College to share her compelling career story and life journey with our students. Her leadership and passion for the community[...]
Grace College welcomes Ted McKinney, undersecretary of agriculture for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, to be the keynote speaker at its second annual Ag Night. The event will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 5 p.m. in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 Wooster Rd., Winona Lake, Ind. Ag Night is hosted by Grace’s agribusiness program. “We are excited to have Undersecretary McKinney back to our campus,” said T[...]
This week, Charis Fellowship chaplains endorsing agent, Mark Penfold (Chaplain [Colonel] U.S. Army, retired), sent his monthly prayer letter. In it contained a reminder to pray for our Charis Fellowship chaplains, some of them who are currently in harm’s way. We felt it bore repeating here. Click here for more information on the Eagle Commission, which supports the ministry of Charis Fellowship military chaplains. I rece[...]
Jack Brown, director of Grow New England, a Charis Fellowship church-planting endeavor in the Northeast, has sent his January prayer letter. Here are a few tidbits from the letter. Dana and Kate Moore concluded 19+ years of ministry at North Shore Bible Church! They will be greatly missed. Pray for them as they wait on the Lord to see for what He has next on their journey. Pray for Phil and Emily Shearer and their family as Ph[...]
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