Pastor Jon Hall has been on staff at Grace Church in Ashland, Ohio, for the past 25 years, serving as pastor of care and community impact. When a young Dan Allen, recently retired senior pastor, welcomed Jon to Grace more than two decades ago, there was a need for caring for their own congregation as well as connecting with the […][...]
It is impossible to have a conversation with Brad Deetscreek and not walk away feeling heard, supported, and encouraged. He has a rare gift of seeing the positive in all circumstances and his love for the Lord and others is evident in all he does. Momentum feels privileged to share Brad as part of our staff along with the Grace […][...]
Have you read the whole Bible, cover to cover? How about in the span of just 12 months? Since 2019, attenders of Grace Fellowship of Kent, Wash., have been participating in an on-going reading program through Tyndale’s One Year Bible to read through the entire Bible in 365 days. The church offers free copies of the One Year Bible to those who want to […][...]
A version of this story appeared in the Ashland Times-Gazette. See the original story here. Pastor Dan Allan has exited center stage at Grace Church in Ashland, Ohio, after 32 years as its senior pastor, but he will remain in a supportive ministry role at the church alongside the newly installed pastor, Josh Wilson. Dan hasn’t retired, he said. “I still feel like […][...]
Grace College & Theological Seminary is hosting the Charis Fellowship’s 2022 Access Conference from Thursday, July 14, through Sunday, July 17. The national conference serves as a celebration of how God is working through the Fellowship’s ministries worldwide and is open to all friends of Grace College including alumni, students, faculty and staff. Conference tickets and day passes can be […][...]
Many pastors in the Charis Fellowship received training at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Ind. Two such pastors who are both now serving in northern Ohio are Josh Wilson, lead pastor at Ashland Grace Church, and Joel Zook, lead pastor at Southview Grace Brethren Church. A version of this story appeared in a blog from Grace Theological Seminary. See […][...]
Access, the national conference of the Charis Fellowship, is a summer highlight for many. The conference provides opportunities for fellowship and connection with others from Charis churches and ministries, as well as insightful sessions for ministry encouragement in a variety of topics. Each day of the conference consists of celebrations with meaningful worship and impactful messages. Breakout sessions throughout the day [&he[...]
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22–23 Perhaps at no other time of year are we as reminded of God’s faithfulness as we are at Easter. God was faithful in sending His Son, faithful in resurrecting Him, and faithful in His promise of eternal […][...]
Wycliffe Bible Translators is a missions organization focused on translating the Bible into every language on earth. It all began in 1917 when missionary William Cameron Townsend went to Guatemala to sell Spanish Bibles. He was shocked to find the people there spoke Cakchiquel and therefore could not understand the Bibles he brought. From that moment on, Townsend made it […][...]
The Grace College & Theological Seminary Board of Trustees announced today it has unanimously appointed Dr. Drew Flamm as its seventh president. In July, Drew will make the transition from his current role as Executive Vice President at Grace. The comprehensive seven-month national search was steered by the Presidential Search Committee, comprised of members of Grace’s Board of Trustees, faculty, […][...]
The Grace College worship arts program released an album titled “Reclaim/Proclaim” on March 24, featuring five songs written and performed by worship arts students and faculty. “The project title, ‘Reclaim/Proclaim,’ comes from the idea of reaching back into church history to find hidden gems and declaring timeless truths in a fresh way,” said Dr. Wally Brath, who led the project. […][...]
In February 1921 James Gribble arrived in what is now called the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). At the time, Oubangui-Chari was considered one of the least evangelized and most difficult regions of the world. While he only ministered two years before his untimely death, he laid a foundation for this to become one of the world’s most Gospel-responsive regions. Thousands […][...]
Sixteen Grace College students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry and 21 students of other majors recently returned from a spring break trip to Los Angeles. The seven-day trip is one of two ways youth ministry students can fulfill the degree’s cross-cultural field requirement to gain hands-on ministry experience in an inner-city context. “I love the classroom and the […][...]
Throughout his career, Kary Oberbrunner has faced a number of closed doors. From being denied the job he thought was his calling to trying to get his books published, he knows the sting of rejection. Now a Wall Street Journal and USA Today best selling author and CEO of Igniting Souls Publishing Agency, Kary has learned to tune out the hum of critics and listen […][...]
What does it take to write a thoughtful, inspiring devotional? Do you have to have a wide range of experiences from which to draw? Do you need to have deep spiritual insight to the most obscure scriptures (or not-so-obscure ones)? The April Writer’s Workshop will focus on techniques for writing devotionals. Whether you write for a blog, a church website, […][...]
Four days before her wedding, Kimberly Woods got a life-changing phone call. Kimberly had been living with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart disease that causes the muscles to be abnormally thick resulting in difficulty pumping blood. In August she was placed on the waiting list for a heart transplant. At noon on September 28, 2021, Kimberly received a call from the […][...]
Grace College is pleased to announce four 2022 full-tuition President’s Scholarship recipients: Seth Busby of Middletown, Ind., Hannah Kozlowski of Mukwonago, Wis., Jozee King-Cook of Lakeville, Ind., and Jai’Lin Parker of Elkhart, Ind. Presidential Scholarship Days, an annual competition for high-achieving high school seniors, awards more than $2 million in scholarships. These days are one facet of the robust financial [...]
For many in the Charis Fellowship, Momentum Ministry Partners played a big part in their faith journey. Through youth conference, urban centers, travel teams, and training resources, Momentum has been serving the Fellowship for more than eighty years. Jordan Gillette credits Momentum with providing the foundation launched him into full-time ministry. He said the biggest turning point in his life […][...]
Water for Good is a cooperating ministry of the Charis Fellowship with a goal of providing clean, lasting water for every man, woman, and child in the Central African Republic. They work with locals to drill and maintain water pumps in villages across the region. They also operate a radio station that broadcasts hygiene information alongside the Gospel. Water for Good […][...]
Tony Livigni grew up in an Italian family in northeast Ohio. While he and his family were primarily Catholic, Tony would say that he lacked a real, personal relationship with God. As a high school student, Tony describes himself as “painfully and awkwardly shy.” He was in a continually depressed state, spending most of his time playing his guitar and […][...]
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