Mercy Ovuworie, who attends Grace Polaris Church, Westerville, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor), is featured as an “everyday hero” by the Columbus Dispatch for her work with Faith Mission. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Mercy Ovuworie: A Prayer Warrior coordinates special meals for less fortunate folks Christmas morning holds common traditions for most—exchanging gifts, worship, sp[...]
I ran into him in the doctor’s waiting room. I was a young mom bringing in yet another sick child. “Jack” was several decades older. I had taught his children some years ago; recently I’d heard he was terminally ill. He updated me on his family and asked about mine. Then he started to talk about some mutual friends. “I hear they’re starting their own business,” he said. “I’ve begged them not to do it.” He must have seen the su[...]
Grace College Agribusiness senior, Hallie McGlaun wraps up a critical internship for the Kosciusko County Community Foundation It all started with horses. Hallie McGlaun has loved horses since she was three years old. (Check out the picture of her riding her first horse!) She never owned a horse, although her family did live on 11 acres of woods. Although they didn’t do traditional crop farming, her family raised chickens, har[...]
During Grace College’s Homecoming weekend, the school held a special banquet to honor the legacy of longtime men’s basketball coach Jim Kessler. The banquet brought back Lancer alumni from every era of Kessler’s 42-year coaching career. The event was held at the Winona Heritage Room. Many of Kessler’s former players had a chance to speak, sharing stories and memories from their time playing under Kessle[...]
“Before the accident, I considered myself to be a lukewarm Christian, meaning I choose God in my convenience instead of following him 24/7,” says Martin Schiele, a young athlete at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.. In this video, Martin shares about how being in a bus accident changed his view of his relationship with God.[...]
The Central Focus Retreat for Charis Fellowship leaders kicked off Monday afternoon at The Lodge in Syracuse, Ind. About 50 pastors, staff members, and ministry leaders from churches around the Midwest are gathered for 48 hours of fellowship and refreshment. Phil Sparling, the executive director of the Charis Fellowship and pastor of Auburn Grace Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Auburn, Calif., is leading [...]
Word has been received of the death of Norris Mason, pastor of Valley Grace Brethren Church, Armagh, Pa. Funeral information will be posted here when it is available. UPDATE Norris B. Mason, 70, Armagh, who was born September 17, 1949 in Johnstown, Pa., was called home to be with his Savior on October 5, 2019. Norris surrendered his life to Jesus Christ and dedicated his life and started pursuing a life of ministry in his late[...]
Saturday’s Fall Fest at Cornerstone Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Hagerstown, Md. (Dean Pryor, pastor), was featured on WDVM over the weekend. A portion of the story, and a link to the broadcast, are included below. Click here to read the complete story. A local church in Washington County hosts its third annual Fall Fest WASHINGTON COUNTY, M.d. (WDVM) — Cornerstone Community Church in Hagerstown [...]
Each fall, after students have returned from spending time during the summer on Operation Barnabas teams, OB parents are sent a survey. We ask them to make any suggestions or comments that would be helpful for us to know as we continue the ministry. We also ask parents to share any positive changes they’ve seen in their child now that the student is back home. Here are a few comments from this year’s families about their OB ex[...]
Once a year, he sits down. All alone. In the middle of an empty basketball arena. Arenas are synonymous with noise, adrenaline and emotion. But in this moment there is none of that. There is quiet; and there is clarity. In that solitude, he asks himself: “Do I want to keep doing this?” The answer this year for Grace College men’s basketball head coach Jim Kessler (BS 70) was clear. As he sat alone on Kessler Court in late Dece[...]
Knute Larson, BMH Books author and former pastor, is featured on this week’s Grace Story Podcast. Larson is the author of The Great Human Race. An updated version, with study questions, was recently released by BMH Books. Click here to view or listen to the story.[...]
Grace College recognized six distinguished alumni and friends at its annual Homecoming Chapel on Oct. 4. Jim Kessler, Mary Louise Miller, LeAnne Lavender, Lamarr Lark, and Dan and Debi Renner were honored for their accomplishments and contributions to Grace and to their communities. Each of the men and women awarded have advanced the mission of Grace College & Seminary through their lives and careers. Jim Kessler (BS 70) [...]
Timothy (TK) and Dana Kurtaneck will be honored with a come-and-go reception on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Community Grace Brethren Church, 909 South Buffalo St., Warsaw, Indiana 46580. Held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., light breakfast items will be served. This fall, the Kurtanecks are concluding their ministry with CE National in Winona Lake, Ind., and returning to their home in California. TK and Dana’s daughter and s[...]
Drawings and photographs by Dave Mitchell, a local artist, photographer, and 1965 graduate of Grace College’s art program, will be featured in the Art Gallery of Mount Memorial Hall, 200 Seminary Dr., Winona Lake, Ind. His exhibit entitled, “A Matter of Seconds: Hot Rods, a Rodeo, and Sunsets,” will be on display from Oct. 4 – Dec. 7. The community is invited to visit the free exhibit. Mitchell’s love for the arts began when h[...]
An exclusive opportunity to meet Grace’s men’s basketball team has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26. An “Evening with the Lancers” will be held in the banquet room of Westminster Hall on the campus of Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. The night will be a unique opportunity to interact directly with the coaches and student-athletes over dinner. Registrants will be abl[...]
I grew up under the impression that to be a good Christian I had to develop a daily routine of “quiet time” with God. This period of time should consist of personal Bible reading and prayer. It should last for no less than thirty minutes, but a full hour or more would be admirable. Furthermore, it would be best if my “quiet time” was in the morning, otherwise I was telling God that He wasn’t as important as whatever else I cho[...]
Jack Brown, executive director of Grow New England Church Planting Ministries, recently sent this update. Grow New England is focused on planting Charis Fellowship congregations in the northeast. On Sunday October 13 it will be four years since we began meeting in Danvers MA. On December 31, 2019, Dana Moore, our lead pastor at our campus in Essex will officially retire from his ministry at NSBC. He has served God and this con[...]
The efforts of two Grace College students to build a prosthetic arm for a four-year-old was the subject of a recent story on WNDU (NBC) in South Bend, Ind. A portion of the story appears below, along with a link to the broadcast story. Click here to read the complete article. Engineering class builds prosthetic arm for child For most college students, class projects consist of papers and Power Points. But for engineering stude[...]
The ribbon cutting at the new Resident Care Center at Grace Village, Winona Lake, Ind., was reported in Monday’s Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace Village Cuts Ribbon On New Resident Care Center In Winona Lake Kosciusko County nonprofit Grace Village Retirement Community recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Resident Care Center. [...]
“Jesus used places like a well to reach people,” says Jonny Damon, the director of operations at Gateway Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Parkesburg, Pa. (E. Scott Feather, lead pastor). “We want to model what Jesus did and put wells on our property.” One well Jonny is referring to is being built as a community park on the church’s 36-acre property. The vision for the park, named Cowan Park (a nod to the history of [...]
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