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[...]
Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Wooster, Ohio (Nick Cleveland, senior pastor), was the site of the annual Iron Chef Competition between area care facilities on Friday. A story in the the Wooster Daily Record reports on the event. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. West View Healthy Living takes top award at Iron Chef Competition The kitchen staff of West View Health[...]
Leaders for the West Coast Team of Operation Barnabas have been announced. “I am thrilled to be leading the West OB Team with this roster of adult leaders!,” Timothy Kurtaneck, director of youth leadership training at CE National, said. “I believe they will have significant impact and make an incredible difference in the lives of their team members for the cause of Christ that will go far beyond just this summer. I am confiden[...]
Warsaw area running standout Jake Poyner has agreed to become the next head coach for Grace College’s cross country teams. Poyner, who served as a graduate assistant coach for Grace’s cross country and track and field teams this past year, will move into the head coaching role immediately. Jeff Raymond will shift into a new position, serving as the Director of Cross Country as well as continuing on as the track and[...]
CE National reports that Heritage Day 2019 was a great time of fellowship and growth with more than 150 people attending. It was held Friday, April 26, at Shady Maple Smörgåsbord in East Earl, Pa. The special guests were Dr. Walt Mueller, Piercing Word, Ed Lewis, and Tess Schafer. Ed Lewis, president of CE National, led worship with the vocalists from Piercing Word. Tess Schafer shared about a ministry at her church in Meyersd[...]
The award-winning barbershop quartet from Worthington Christian High School, Ben Stoll, Isaac Myhal, Tucker O’Roark, and Cole Rettstatt, performed on Saturday, May 4, on WTTE FOX 28 in Columbus, Ohio. The high school is a ministry of Grace Polaris Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation on the north side of Columbus (Mike Yoder, lead pastor). Check out the video below with a barbershop rendition of Paul McCartney’s R[...]
Today’s prayer prompt is: pray for wise youth leaders. Pray that pastors and volunteer leaders who work with the youth of the Charis Fellowship would have wisdom in answering the questions of young people. but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15). Pray that[...]
Today’s prayer prompt is: pray for effective, biblical preachers. Pray for that the pastors of the Charis Fellowship would preach the Word of God without compromise. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ (Colossians 1:28). Pray that pastors would always handle the Word rightly. Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to q[...]
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