Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. (Romans 14:19) And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25) Pray for the upcoming Access2019 conference for the Charis Fellowship. It will be hel[...]
“And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love,” (2 John 6) is the theme verse for Love Ripon, a community-wide event that is based out of Ripon, Calif. Love Ripon is a partnership of “Love Our Cities” and was born out of the success of a project with a similar name from the neighboring town of Modesto. Ripon Grace Church (Rex Rodgers, le[...]
A memorable run through the 2019 Crossroads League Tournament ended on Wednesday, May 8, for Grace’s baseball team. The Lancers lost 14-6 to Marian in the tournament championship game, hosted by Taylor University. The Knights (30-19) beat the Lancers on back-to-back days, squelching Grace’s dreams of a conference crown. The game started brightly for Grace on a clear, 70-degree day. David Anderson and Sam Newkirk st[...]
Thomas Hickerson highlighted Thursday’s competition at the 2019 NCCAA National Championships for Grace College’s track and field team. Hickerson claimed the NCCAA national title in the javelin for the second straight year, launching 180-feet-7. Abbott Joy was the national runner-up in the javelin to also earn NCCAA All-American status; he threw a PR of 172-6 to place second in the nation. William Shafer placed fift[...]
Grace College’s track and field team had one of its most successful days ever at the 2019 NCCAA National Championships on Friday, May 10. The Lancers had eight All-American finishers on the day, including a pair of national champions. Overall, both squads finished in the top 10. The men placed fourth as a team, marking the best finish in program history, and the women were 10th. Walker Hobbs nailed a personal best in the[...]
I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. (Jeremiah 31:25) Pray for refreshing Focus Retreats. Focus Retreats are designed for pastors and ministry leaders in Charis Fellowship churches. They scheduled throughout the year in five regions. The final retreat of the 2018-2019 schedule will be held May 20-22 at Camp Clear Lake near White’s Pass, Washington. The retreats this year have focused on moving the Charis Fello[...]
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Pray for children’s ministries leaders, that they will find creative and compelling ways to communicate God’s Word and its application to children’s lives. Pray that many children will receive Jesus Christ as Savior in Charis Fellowship churches. Pray for these Charis Fellowship ministries who focus on teaching young peopl[...]
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.. (Matthew 28:19) Pray for Charis Fellowship churches that they would be congregations that make disciples, who make disciples. Ask for opportunities for personal growth and spiritual formation that strengthens members in their walk with Jesus. Pr[...]
Pastor R. Darrell Anderson, 79, of Delaware, Ohio, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, May 9, 2019, at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 20, 1940, in Licking County, Ohio to the late Russell Freeman Anderson and Mable Louise (Wince) Anderson. Darrell graduated from Homer High School in 1958 and worked for Columbia Gas for 7 years. On August 21, 1958, he m[...]
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. (Proverbs 31:25-26) Pray for effective women’s ministries in Charis Fellowship churches. Pray that the Lord would sustain their passion for serving the women of their church and community. Pray they would have peace when faced with difficulties and give them words of w[...]
Four seniors from Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., were recently given awards for excellence in student teaching. Sydney Walker, Emily Bobb, and Deborah Michalski were named Outstanding Prospective Teachers, while Mandy Lessick was presented with the Indiana Future Reading Teacher Award. Each school year Grace College School of Education selects one or more students who demonstrate excellence in their role as student teachers[...]
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. (Proverbs 11:25) Pray for serving facilities staff in Charis Fellowship churches. They are the unsung heroes who make sure the floor is mopped, the carpet is vacuumed, and the lights are on for a service (and often turned 0ff after the event). Pray for them as they replace light bulbs, wash windows, and do other tasks that brighten our buildi[...]
Julie Nathan, middle and high school music instructor at Worthington Christian School, has been named the Teacher of the Year at the school. Below is the announcement from the school, along with a video of the surprise presentation in her classroom. Click here to read the complete article. Worthington Christian School is a ministry of Grace Polaris Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation on the north side of Columbus, Ohio (M[...]
Serve the Lord with gladness! (Psalm 100:2) Pray for joyful office staff in our Charis Fellowship churches. Pray for those men and women who come alongside the pastors and professional staff in churches around North America. Pray that they will serve the Lord with gladness, remembering that their service is not in vain. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing t[...]
It’s primary election day in Indiana and at least one Charis Fellowship church was a polling site for their community. The Goshen, Ind., News reported that voting was slow at Grace Community Church (Jim Brown, senior pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Primary voting underway in Elkhart County Voter turnout was low at two Goshen vote centers early today. With just one c[...]
The Winona History Center in Winona Lake, Indiana, was one of 18 libraries, schools, and museums to receive grants from Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks this spring. The History Center, which is owned and operated by Grace College, has received an Historic Preservation Education Grant of up to $1,700 to create an interactive digital tour of the Billy and Helen Sunday Home for those unable to access the building. “Fundi[...]
CE National is seeking a staff accountant to work in the finance department and assist the chief financial officer. CE National is a Christian ministry that serves as a catalyst to see all believers live On Mission. Our ministries include an annual youth conference, summer ministry teams, inner city ministries, urban and youth degree programs in cooperation with Grace College. As well as other ministry to help believers and ch[...]
Scores of student-athletes will descend upon Winona Lake, Ind., this week for the 2019 NCCAA Track and Field National Championships. Grace College is hosting the NCCAA Track Nationals for the second-straight season, holding it at the state-of-the-art Bernard and Linnie Key Track and Field Complex. The event will have approximately 450 student-athletes competing, making it one of the largest athletic events in Grace’s his[...]
Today’s prayer prompt is: pray for worshiping worship leaders. Pray that they will serve with a pure heart. The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith (1 Timothy 1:5). Pray they may seek approval from God, not man, as they lead. For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be [...]
Showing Christ’s Love through Hospitality Aimee Zhu first came to the United States from China in 2008. Her life was changed when she was shown Jesus’ love through the hospitality of a family from Grace Polaris Church (Westerville, Ohio, Mike Yoder, senior pastor). Grace Polaris Church continues to encourage it’s congregation to get involved with International Friendships, Inc. so other international students[...]
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