Tim Tebow’s appearance during Friday’s chapel at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., was reported by the online news site, InkFreeNews. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Tebow’s Delivery On Point WINONA LAKE – In front of a capacity crowd at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, the good words were spoken at Grace College’s Friday morning chapel. Those words, however, were s[...]
Urban Hope Philadelphia will soon be taking church to the streets. A box truck has been purchased and will be equipped for mobile church. The truck will be used for kids programs, homeless ministries, and more. A group from Community Grace Brethren Church in Everett, Pennsylvania, has been instrumental in helping to obtain and outfit the truck. Funds from Momentum Youth Conference’s National Youth Project offering have gone to[...]
For 20 years CE National has been training believers how to reach neglected people through the ministry of Urban Hope in Philadelphia. Now CE National will also provide inner-city training on the west coast through the new Urban Hope in Los Angeles. Urban Hope Los Angeles will be held at the Grace Brethren Church of Norwalk as a hub of ministry training. Beginning in the fall Urban Hope will see groups come to Los Angeles to l[...]
Tim Tebow, two-time national champion, first-round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner, brought a message of inspiration and hope to a capacity audience at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center on the campus of Grace College on Friday morning. A former NFL player, he is now an outfielder for the New York Mets. He spent about 45 minutes of the regularly-scheduled chapel service to share his story — from how he deci[...]
It was recently announced that Brian Winter, sheriff in Yakima County, Washington, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The son of retired Grace Brethren pastor, Chuck Winter, he will not be seeking re-election. Brian was recently honored by the Yakama Tribal Council. Chuck sent along this report. (Chuck was the longtime pastor of the Grace Brethren Church, Harrah, Wash.) On Tuesday evenin[...]
A group of pastors and ministry leaders from the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches) and others is returning today from a nine-day trip to Italy, where they studied the impact of the Roman world on Paul’s teaching. Led by Dr. Randy Smith, director of Christian Travel Study Programs and pastor of Grace Church, Sebring, Fla., they explored Ostia Antica, Maritime Villa of Nerone, Minturno, Cumae, Campi[...]
Grace College’s traveling worship team, Coram Deo, along with the Lancer Chorus and Guitar Ensemble, are hitting the road for Spring Break. Twenty-eight students, along with Walter Brath, assistant professor of worship arts and program director of performing arts; Scott Workman, adjunct faculty and classical guitarist; and Dr. Ardis Faber, director of the Lancer Chorus, will travel and perform from March 2 – 8. The itinerary f[...]
Hurricanes are powerful, but they’re no match for the love of Christ in action. Kevin Smith, a member of Ashland Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Ashland, Ohio (Dan Allan, senior pastor), took teams to Houston in October and December to repair homes still needing work after last fall’s storm. In December, the Ashland Grace team was joined by volunteers from two other Charis Fellowship congregations: Penn Valle[...]
On Wednesday, Luke Wright, founder of MudLOVE, was interviewed on WBOI, the public radio station in Fort Wayne, Ind. He talked about his work and a desire to help provide clean water for those who live in the Central African Republic, though a partnership with Water for Good, a cooperating ministry in the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches). A portion of the story appears below. Click here for more inform[...]
At the heart of the political debate over immigration is the tension we often find in Scripture between justice and compassion. How do we reconcile that tension? How do faith-based people in a civil society do what’s both moral and just? Can we be both, reasonable, and right? Immigration issues have divided the nation at this time, and we see a lot of hate and racism. The Bible does encourage kindness toward the outsider and t[...]
The Winter 2018 issue of GraceConnect magazine is in the mail. The 20-page issue focuses on the topic of immigration and includes articles by Jeremy Wike, Jesus Munoz, Alan Weisenberg, and Knute Larson. Click here to read the magazine on Issuu or click here to download a pdf file. The publication, produced by the Brethren Missionary Herald Company for leaders and individuals in the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethr[...]
Yesterday’s Yakima Herald features an interview with Sheriff Brian Winter, the first since his diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Brian recounts how he first moved to the Yakima Valley as a young child when his father accepted the pastorate of the Grace Brethren Church, Harrah, Wash. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Yakima County Sheriff Br[...]
First Grace Church, a Charis congregation in Dayton, Ohio, is hosting singers and songwriters, Phillips, Craig and Dean, for a concert on Sunday, March 11, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. A suggested donation of $15 may be made at the door. Seating is limited, so make sure to arrive early. The church is located at 2624 Stonequarry Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45414. Click here to learn more about Phillips, Craig and Dean.[...]
Grace College was proud to support eight students nominated for the 12th annual Indiana INTERNnet Impact Awards (IIN). The students were selected by their internship employers because of their outstanding work ethic and leadership skills. IIN is a program that connects schools, students and employers to facilitate the growth and creation of the most advantageous internship opportunities. The Impact Awards luncheon celebrates e[...]
After a series of “preview” Sundays, Three Creeks Church is ready to launch Sunday services this weekend in Gahanna, Ohio! If you know anyone in the area, please pass along an invitation to Three Creeks’ grand opening, February 18, 10:00 a.m. at Goshen Lane Elementary School, 370 Goshen Lane, Gahanna, Ohio. For more details, check out their website: threecreekschurch.com. The Three Creeks launch team express [...]
Registration is now open for the South Focus Retreat. It will be held March 12-14 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, 5000 Firetower Road, Lake Haines, Fla. As with previous Focus Retreats, the sessions will focus on Creating a Culture of Apprenticeship for Leadership Development and will be led by Clancy Criuse, executive director of the Charis Fellowship and pastor of Grace Church, Marysville, Ohio. Dan Allan, sen[...]
CE National is sponsoring the National Youth Worker’s Retreat at El Caribe Resort in Daytona, Fla., March 19-22. Jordan Howerton, worship leader at Momentum Youth Conference, will start the retreat off with a time of worship at 8 p.m., Monday, March 19. Retreat training includes: Building relationships with other youth workers Counseling youth and families on issues of today’s society Setting goals and plans in your yout[...]
In order to better serve students and promote degree attainment in the state of Indiana, Grace College and Ivy Tech Community College have agreed to a process that will facilitate the awarding of an associate degree to previous Ivy Tech students who have transferred to Grace prior to completion of an associate degree. The reverse transfer agreement allows students to obtain credential while completing courses toward their bach[...]
Transition Exploration Day is Friday, February 16. While this is a biennial event, for Cheryl Bremer, this day has been a long time in coming. Cheryl is the department chair for Special Education for the School of Education at Grace College. She also serves as the faculty sponsor for the student-led chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). What is a Transition Exploration Day? It is a day for high school students[...]
Would you like to learn how to start a church that reproduces through multiplication? Join Assist Church Extension at 1 p.m., EST, on Thursday, February 15, for a free webinar filled with practical teaching on how to birth churches that plant churches that plant churches. Click here for registration information. The topic of the webinar is: New to Five: Launching a Level 5 Multiplying Church with Assist Church Expansion. Ralph[...]
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