The football team at Grace Brethren High in Simi Valley, Calif., will honor one of their coaches tonight when they field. According to a story in yesterday’s Simi Valley Acorn, their helmets will spot a decal with a red number 89, the number first-year receivers coach Ryan Wetnight wore during his seven seasons playing with the Chicago Bears in the NFL. Wetnight recently began chemotherapy for an inoperable tumor in his [...]
“Sis? A little help, please?” My brother puffed out behind his stack of books while he attempted to open the door to the stairwell. His grunts made it obvious he wanted me to treat his predicament with urgency. Usually, I would’ve jumped at the chance to get an atta-girl from my eldest sibling, but not right that second. “Ty, can’t you see I’m reading my Bible?! Ask someone else.” I remember looking back at my Bible absolutely[...]
The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) has announced a contract extension with Grace College as the host for the Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball National Championships through 2023. The championships will be held on the Grace campus in the beautiful 2,200-seat Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center in Winona Lake, Ind. Grace has served as a national tournament host since 2009, hosting the N[...]
Grace College hosted its first Esperanza Latina event on Saturday, Sept. 7. The launch event gathered about 25 Latino students for an afternoon of eating South American food, playing yard games, and riding the Grace boat with Grace President Dr. Bill Katip. Esperanza Latina exists to create a forum that embraces Latino students, educates the Grace student body on pertinent issues for Latinos, and celebrates the rich Latino cul[...]
The Grace College School of Business and the Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development in partnership with Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce will present “Impacting the World through Entrepreneurship” on Wednesday, October 30, from 8 – 11:45 a.m. The forum will feature keynote speaker Shawn Askinosie, founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate, and will take place at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 Wooster Rd., Winona La[...]
The Grace College Athletic Department will induct four members into the Lancer Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 5: Jon Hueni, Joe Graham, Janine Zeltwanger, and Trent Lehman. The 2019 induction class is Grace’s 12th class. The group will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame Breakfast during Homecoming Weekend at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 Wooster Road, Winona Lake, Ind. “It’s exciting to honor[...]
New Generation Community Church is nearing its official launch as members hold start-up parties around and in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The congregation is a relaunch of a former Charis Fellowship congregation, New Horizon Church, and is being led by Laban Reeves. A Liberian native, Laban immigrated to the United States where he obtained a degree in electrical engineering. His interest in the music industry, ev[...]
Dr. Roger Stichter, Grace College professor, and Knute Larson, a Grace college alumnus, will sign copies of their new books during a reception in the Bill and Ella Male Hospitality Suite of the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 200 Seminary Dr., Winona Lake, Ind., 46590, on Friday, October 4, 2019. The event begins at 3 p.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. there will be a brief program, when each author will talk[...]
The Indiana Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence were presented Wednesday, Sept. 18, to six recipients who were honored for extraordinary initiatives in protecting the environment. The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., was among those recognized. Dr. Nate Bosch, director of the center, and Caitlin Yoder, education coordinator at the center, attended the ceremony. “I am pleased [...]
Each year, Operation Barnabas leaders and staff select an individual, group, or church to receive an award named in honor of Roger Ward (Grace Brethren Church, Norwalk, Calif.). While the students on OB are being trained in what it means to be “a son or daughter of encouragement,” there are people who far out-serve the teams with their kindness and generosity. In the summer of 1979, Roger Ward showed himself to be [...]
Grace College accounting professor, Roger Stichter, and his new book, The Principle of Maximums: Living With Enough to Give Away More (BMH Books 2019), is featured in this week’s the paper, a free publication that is distributed in Kosciusko County, Ind. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article (on page 2 of the publication). Grace College professor writes book Roger Stichter, a prof[...]
Grace College Homecoming will take place Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5, 2019. The weekend is designed for alumni, students and families to reconnect with friends, tour campus, enjoy entertainment, competition and more. For the complete event schedule and to register, visit grace.edu/homecoming2019. “We have a lot of events that make this year’s Homecoming unique,” said Denny Duncan, director of alumni engagement at Grac[...]
Grace College communication students Olivia Romeo and Katelyn Smith were among sixteen undergraduate students from area schools selected to present and defend their research papers at Ball State University’s Undergraduate Communication Research Conference (CRC) on September 21. Ball State is an R1 doctoral research institution producing the highest level of research activity, and many of the respondents at CRC have more than 2[...]
“It’s been the greatest journey ever. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!” says Debi Large of Okeechobee, Fla. She isn’t talking about the cruise she took a few months ago; she’s talking about the cancer diagnosis she received almost four years ago. When her doctor informed her that she had glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, he told her she might live three to six months, maybe nine with chemotherapy. She had always told[...]
“God was working to open an opportunity for me,” says Jodi Willet, a member of Canton Grace Brethren Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Canton, Ohio (Joe Cosentino, lead pastor), “He laid it on my heart to go on a missions trip.” Jodi and her husband have been attending Canton Grace for about three years. She has been involved in missions for a big portion of her life and has participated in many trips around the worl[...]
A story in the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union, includes a note about the involvement by Grace College students in the health of Pike Lake, one of three natural bodies of water within the city limits of Warsaw, Ind. The associate director of Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College, Alex Hall, also spoke at an event sponsored by the Pike Lake Association. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the comple[...]
Mark Penfold, endorsing agent for the Charis Fellowship and director of the Eagle Commission, recently sent his monthly report. Here are some highlights. Click here to read the complete newsletter. Army Chaplain Cameron Michael sent a recent update on ministry opportunities in his unit in Kuwait. They all had a short notice deployment in early summer. Cameron has been instrumental in helping soldiers cope positively through wo[...]
Pike Grace Brethren Church, Johnstown, Pa. (Rudy Sheptock, pastor), is the site of a community food pantry distribution this month, according to a story in the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Sharing the bounty: Volunteers hand out hundreds of boxes of food monthly in Nanty Glo Tucked away on a quiet street in Nanty Glo is a nondescript one-story wareho[...]
This fall, Grace College welcomes four new faculty members to campus: Dr. Martha-Elena Granados, assistant professor of languages (Spanish); Mr. Aaron Winey, media arts program director and instructor for visual communication design; Dr. Andrew Zhou, assistant professor of chemistry; and Dr. Mark Bowald, professor of theology. Dr. Martha-Elena Granados holds a Ph.D. in Spanish literature from the University of Kentucky. She ea[...]
Do you know the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat? Both tools measure temperature but while a thermometer adjusts to the temperature around it, a thermostat sets the temperature. The difference is simple, but if applied to how we act in a room full of people it can be convicting. During the four years I worked at a GM manufacturing plant, I behaved like a thermometer. I used the language my coworkers used, told[...]
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