The Grace Brethren High School Lancers football team heads to the CIF-State Bowl Game on Friday afternoon. The VC Star includes a report in today’s online edition. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Grace Brethren High is a ministry of Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, pastor). Grace Brethren looks to finish the job with its fir[...]
Dave O’Roark, director of the drama ministry at Grace Polaris Church, Westerville, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor), is quoted in an article about the addition of live animals to Christmas productions during this time of year. A portion of the article, which appeared in the Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch, appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Away in a manger are live donkeys, llamas and camels This time of year,[...]
Henrietta Carter, a Grace College sophomore from Muncie, Ind., was one of 30 students honored at the annual “Realizing the Dream” banquet on Nov. 3 in Indianapolis. The event is organized by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), of which Grace College is a part. Each of the honorees is a sophomore student who has “realized the dream” to be the first in his or her family to attend college. The event is made possible by the sup[...]
Two thousand years ago, Jesus commanded believers to “go and make disciples of all nations…” Los Altos Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Long Beach, Calif. (Phil Helfer, pastor), wanted to be sure their local church understood that these words still have meaning for believers today. Mike Jentes, a staff member at Los Altos Grace Church, works part-time with Encompass World Partners as coordinator of mobi[...]
AccountingEdu.org has recognized Grace College as the most effective and efficient accounting program among all private colleges and universities in Indiana. The organization – which analyzes cost per credit hour with Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination pass rates – selected Grace as the best private school option in the state due to its affordability and graduates’ exam success. Not only did Grace outpace al[...]
After an impressive 2018 season, Grace College’s men’s soccer team was honored with five All-American nods. Kurt Hamlin and Cody Boerema highlighted Grace’s award haul by being named First Team All-American by the NCCAA and the United Soccer Coaches. Hamlin recorded 11 shutouts while playing every minute of the season as Grace’s goalkeeper. He was also named to the NCCAA All-Tournament Team after a stro[...]
Barb Wooler, director of crisis response for Encompass World Partners, has announced a special Gift Card Shower for members of the Charis Fellowship church who lost homes in the recent Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. Below is information and a video that may be shared publicly. NEED = Wildfires/Chico You have no doubt heard about last month’s deadly wildfires in California. Sadly, 11 families in our Charis church in Chico lost t[...]
Access 2019, the national conference of the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches), is July 23-25 at Auburn Grace Community Church, Auburn, Calif. Phil and Ruth Sparling and Auburn Grace Community Church invite you and your church staff to ACCESS others doing ministry like you PLUS an amazing family vacation opportunity!Auburn is near Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and not far from Yosemite National Park. Check [...]
Grace College’s women’s soccer team was honored with five players receiving All-American awards from the NAIA and NCCAA. Allison Vroon, Aubrey Feipel, Bethany Blackwood and Jenni Phillips were all named First Team All-American by the NCCAA and United Soccer Coaches. Corinne Villalobos earned NCCAA Second Team All-American status. Additionally, Vroon and Feipel were both honorable mention for NAIA All-American. The [...]
Grace College graduate and former Grace College basketball coach and athletic director, Chet Kammerer, will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in March 2019. He current serves as senior advisor of basketball operations for the Miami Heat. According to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame website, Chet Kammerer has seen success in basketball from the smallest of Indiana high schools to a member of the front off[...]
Feedspot has named GraceConnect.us among the Top 15 Church Planting Blogs, Websites & Newsletters To Follow. This is one of the most comprehensive lists of best Church Planting blogs on the internet. These blogs are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites Quality and consistency of posts. Feedspot’s editorial [...]
Vivian R. McClellan, 88, died Saturday, December 1, 2018, at The Carriage House in Titusville. Vivian was born in Whittier, Calif.. She lived in California, Ohio, New Mexico and Washington state before moving to Titusville, Fla., two years ago. Vivian attended Biola, a Bible college in Los Angeles, Calif., and was joyful in serving as a pastor’s wife and missionary for much of her life. She was a kindergarten teacher and taugh[...]
Prayer is requested for Carol Lingenfelter, wife of Paul Lingenfelter, who was inured in a accident on Friday. She was jogging outside her neighborhood in Colorado when she was hit by a car. She had broken bones in her back and a small brain bleed. She is expected to recover but it will be a long recovery, the family reports. Paul is the son of of the late Grace Brethren pastor Galen and Kathern Lingenfelter and nephew of Sher[...]
The Grace Brethren High School Lancers took a second Southern California Division AA football title last night and are headed to state bowl games in two weeks. Below is a portion of a report from the Los Angeles Daily News. Click here to read the complete article. Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Simi Valley (Jordan Bakker, pastor). Grace Brethren tops St. Augustine,[...]
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Grace’s men’s soccer team’s dream of a national championship came up one game short. The Lancers lost 1-0 in overtime to Bethel, losing in the semifinals of the NCCAA National Championships on Friday. Grace excelled in several facets of the game, but the Lancers struggled to find its finishing touch. For the match, Grace was limited to nine shots in 98 minutes of play. None of Grace[...]
BRANSON, Mo. – Grace’s volleyball saw its season end on Friday at NCCAA Nationals in a one-set playoff. The Lady Lancers wrapped up pool play on Friday morning with a five-set victory over Trinity International. That win placed Grace tied for the lead in pool play with Ozarks and Southwestern Assemblies of God (SAGU). Based on tiebreakers, Ozarks advanced to the semifinals as the group winner. Grace and SAGU then f[...]
Grace’s volleyball team produced a stunning upset of Southwestern Assemblies of God (SAGU) on Thursday at the NCCAA National Championships. The Lady Lancers split the day, falling 3-1 to the host school College of the Ozarks before upsetting SAGU 3-1. Grace controls its own destiny and can reach the NCCAA semifinals with a win in the last pool play match. The Lady Lancers will play Trinity International on Friday at 1 p.[...]
At the NCCAA National Volleyball Championship Banquet, Grace junior Alexa Hill was named the 2018 Susan R. Hellings Award winner. The Hellings Award is the highest individual honor handed out to volleyball student-athletes by the NCCAA, recognizing one individual each year for outstanding Christian character, athletic and academic achievement and community service. Hill is the fifth Lady Lancer to win the award, following Hann[...]
Grace College women’s soccer team’s remarkable 2018 season came to an end on Thursday with a 1-1 tie versus Oklahoma Wesleyan. The Lady Lancers were eliminated despite not losing a game in pool play; the Eagles won the group via tiebreaker, owning a better goal differential by one than Grace over the three matches. Grace wraps up the season with a 20-4-1 record, marking the first time in team history to reach 20 vi[...]
Grace College’s men’s soccer team moved one step closer in its pursuit of a national championship on Wednesday. The Lancers beat Ottawa (Ariz.) 2-0 to secure a spot in the NCCAA semifinals; Grace won the group after Wednesday’s victory and now sit just two games from a championship. Grace will face a familiar foe on Friday in the semifinals. The Lancers will square off with Bethel at 7:30 p.m. for a right to play in the [...]
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