For the third time in five years, Grace College’s women’s soccer team is headed to the NAIA National Championships. The NAIA released the complete tournament field on Monday, placing each qualifying team into a three-team Opening Round pod. Grace will play Opening Round matches at Benedictine in Atchison, Kan. The Lady Lancers will take on Friends in the first match on Friday. The winner of Grace/Friends will play [...]
Jalen Williams, a Grace College sophomore from South Bend, was one of 30 Hoosier students honored at the annual “Realizing the Dream” banquet on Nov. 2 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[...]
It started as an opportunity to spend time with a small group of girls and teach them about Jesus. It turned into a life-changing experience. I started volunteering with Sisters Mentoring with a Mission (SMM) when I was a freshman in college. The group met as an after-school club in a local public school. I had never led a group of girls, but knew I was passionate about working with girls. I was placed in a group of six or sev[...]
The Grace Brethren High School football Lancers were victorious over Lawndale High 33-31 in Friday night’s CIF-Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinal game in Los Angeles, according to a story in Saturday’s VC Star. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, senior pastor). Grace Brethren hol[...]
Warren Zellner, who once served with the Brethren Architectural Service and was a long-time member of the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church, died on Saturday. He was also the brother-in-law of Ed Lewis, president of CE National. Warren’s obituary appears below. Warren Earl Zellner of Winona Lake, Ind., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at his residence at the age of 85. He was born on August[...]
Saturday’s outreach sponsored by the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor), was reported by the online news site, Ink Free News. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Gifts, Services Attract Record Turnout At ‘We Care Warsaw’ WINONA LAKE — There are dozens upon dozens of reasons why so many people turn out for the annual We Care Warsaw, but coats and[...]
History continues to be made for the Grace College women’s golf team. The Lady Lancers landed in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll for the first time, earning the No. 23 spot from the national raters. Grace, in just its fifth season of existence under head coach Denny Duncan, was receiving votes a month ago. But after claiming the 2019 NCCAA national championship in October, Grace catapulted up to No. 23 in the NAIA. T[...]
Grace College agribusiness major, Kendall Lovejoy, a sophomore from Archbold, Ohio, received the American FFA degree recently at the national FFA convention. Below is a report from the college honoring Kendall’s achievement. Click here to read the complete post. Agribusiness Major, Kendall Lovejoy, Receives the American FFA Degree One of our own, Kendall Lovejoy, a second-year Agribusiness major, received the “American F[...]
I don’t cry easily, but there is one thing that inevitably brings me to tears: a soldier’s homecoming. The videos are everywhere this time of year. Whether it happens at a football game, a school event or the front door, military men and women reunited with their families gets me every single time. Perhaps that’s because I know the feeling. “Sami! Wake up, Daddy’s here!” My brother tried to shake me awake. “You better not be j[...]
CE National recently honored Timothy (TK) and Dana Kurtaneck, who have been a part of its ministry for the last 25 years. Below is a report from their recent newsletter. What a great celebration the CE National Board of Directors had at the Urban Hope Los Angeles facilities in Norwalk, California! The evening included the CE National Board touring the completed facilities of Urban Hope LA, overseen by Tim Lansing. The evening [...]
Vironnica Drake made national waves on Monday for Grace College’s women’s basketball team as the NCCAA National Player of the Week. Drake tallied 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.5 assists per game in a pair of Grace victories. Against Roosevelt, Drake amassed 21 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists. The Lady Lancers are off to a 4-0 start with all four wins by double digits. Grace will travel to N[...]
The annual Hoops for Hope Tournament will be played this weekend at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, Winona Lake, Ind. This year’s tournament, hosted by Grace College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, features eight games over the weekend. Games will run from 2-10 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to watch the games is $7 per day, and all proceeds will go t[...]
Grace College’s men’s basketball team will be showcased at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Dec. 30. The Lancers will take on Ohio Christian at the home of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers at 5:30 p.m. Grace is returning to Bankers Life for the third time, having also played a game against IU-Southeast in 2010 and 2015. Tickets to the Grace/Ohio Christian game must be purchased in advance by calling Grace[...]
Hear from recent Grace College graduate, Ellie Price, about how an elevator ride and Grace College led her to an unexpected calling as a Child Life Specialist (from grace.edu). The Most Impactful Elevator Ride When people ask me what got me started in my pursuit of working with kids in a hospital setting as a Child Life Specialist, I always tell them about the most impactful elevator ride of my life. My mom, sister, and I were[...]
Pastor Michael Willis at the First Grace Brethren Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Grafton, W. Va., presided over this year’s community presentation of Quilts of Valor, according to a story in today’s Mountain Statesman. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Veterans wrapped in warmth and love of Quilts of Valor This year’s incredibly touching Quilt of Valor Prese[...]
“We didn’t do it for the credit. We did do it for people to notice, not to notice us, but to notice the love we are sharing,” says Tabby McMonagle, a member of Grace Fellowship in Brunswick, Md. (Scott Avey, lead pastor). “It swelled my heart to know that the people I had the chance to see were feeling the love!” Grace Fellowship completed its first Church on the Street community outreach event in September. The leadersh[...]
A story in yesterday’s Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union, announces an upcoming event at the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor). We Care Warsaw will be held Saturday, November 16 at the Gordon Rec Center in Winona Lake. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. ‘We Care Warsaw’ Helping Event Planned Saturday In Winona The 12th Annual “We Care Warsaw” event wi[...]
The Coloradoan, Fort Collins, Colorado, is reporting that a player on the Grace Brethren High School football team, Josh Henderson, has committed to Colorado State’s gridiron program. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. (Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Simi Valley, Calif., Jordan Bakker, senior pastor.) California lin[...]
Andrew Carpenter, part of Legacy Church in Kendallville, Ind. (Daniel Cosentino, lead pastor), and a member of the 2017 Operation Barnabas Hoosier team, went to be with Jesus on October 29 after sustaining injuries in a car crash 10 days earlier. Andrew was currently a student at Ivy Tech College in Fort Wayne, Ind., and a member of their baseball team; his testimony for the Lord and impact on fellow students, coaches, and oth[...]
Registration is now open for the Southwest Focus Retreat, to be held January 27-30 at Camp Lawrence Daley at Mt. Crags, Calabasas, Calif. The retreat, for Charis Fellowship pastors and ministry leaders who are primarily from the southwest U.S., begins Monday afternoon with worship and concludes with a final session following breakfast on Wednesday morning. Led by Phil Sparling, executive director of the Charis Fellowship and p[...]
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