“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[...]
The GraceConnect board is meeting this week in Winona Lake, Ind., at the offices of the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation. Led by chair Beau Stanley, the board has received reports of activities for both GraceConnect and BMH Books, discussed programs for the ministries, and is considering a budget for 2020. This is the first meeting for board members Tonya Fawcett, director of the Morgan Library at Grace College, and Craig [...]
We Are One: Miami “We want our church to really mobilize for mission,” says Desir Nonhomme, the pastor of Mispa Missionary Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Miami, Fla. Mispa is one of six Charis Fellowship churches which minister to many of the half of million Haitians who reside in South Florida. They hope to plant one church per year during the next five years. “Our goal is to evangelize to our com[...]
The football team at Grace Brethren High School, a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, senior pastor), has taken the Camino League football title again, according to an article in Saturday’s VC Star. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Powerful Grace Brethren wears down Camarillo, captures Camino League football title again Not a lot of opponents are go[...]
An article in today’s Long Beach, Calif., Press-Telegram reports on an upcoming concert by the Cornerstone Japanese Gospel Choir at Grace Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Seal Beach, Calif. (Bob Wriedt, senior pastor). The article was written by Harry Saltgaver at the Grunion Gazette, who also attends the Seal Beach church. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete story[...]
Jack Brown, director of Grow New England, a Charis Fellowship church-planting ministry in the Northeast United States, has sent a recent update. Matthew 9:35-38 we read, “Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. Seeing the people, He (Jesus) felt compassion for them, because they wer[...]
Grace College’s theater department is pleased to present “The Addams Family” on Nov. 15, 16, 21 – 23 in the Little Theatre in Philathea Hall, 1499 Alpha Dr., Winona Lake. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors and $10 for adults, and are available at the Campus Store in the Gordon Health and Wellness Center and at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts box office, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw. Tickets may also be purchased b[...]
A story in today’s Simi Valley Acorn tells about the success of a former Grace Brethren schools student in developing a new tool to treat cancer. A portion of the story about Joshua Schwochert appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Grace Brethren schools are ministries of Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, senior pastor). Simi Valley man may have new tool [...]
Originally from the southwestern desert of Arizona, Jon Allen moved to Pittsburgh, Penn., to work in youth ministry, which is where he met his wife, Bekah. The couple then moved to Raleigh, N.C., to escape the cold and start classes at North Carolina State University. Jon majored in Business Administration with a concentration in supply chain management. For the last 15 years, Jon and Bekah have enjoyed traveling to the mounta[...]
For the first time in 42 years, someone new will be leading Grace’s men’s basketball team. Scott Moore will handle his first game as head coach of the Lancers on Friday, taking the reins from retired NAIA Hall of Famer Jim Kessler. Moore was grateful for the lessons learned under Kessler’s tutelage and looked forward to imprinting his own style at the helm of the program. “Learning how to lead is a life[...]
When someone asks what really differentiates a Grace College professor from the rest, we can’t help but give a name and story to coincide. The proof is in the pudding, as they say. One name that comes to mind is Dr. Roger Stichter. Roger is an Accounting professor at Grace of 20 years. He now has a network of around 250 Accounting graduates–his “protégés”–of which he sends monthly emails, and annual Christmas cards. If that do[...]
Grace College recently posted an interview with two science faculty members, Dr. Joe Frentzel, Biology program director, and Dr. Andrew Zhou, assistant professor of Chemistry. Dr. Joe Frentzel completed his Ph.D. at Michigan State University. He specializes in the study of cyanobacteria, toxin-producing algae, and the conditions responsible for harmful toxin production which negatively impacts the recreational use of waterways[...]
Operation Barnabas 2019 students and leaders met at Urban Hope Philadelphia October 25-26 for a ministry reunion. Alyssa Tassia, one of the leaders, shares about the event. Last Friday (Oct 25) our Operation Barnabas summer ministry teams were able to join together again for a reunion at Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia. Our students from Indiana and Ohio traveled throughout the day to meet everyone in Philadelphia Frid[...]
Each year Operation Barnabas leaders and staff select an OB team member from that summer’s tours to receive the Olszewski Memorial Award. This honor goes to the student who has best modeled servanthood through attitude and actions during our summer tour. The award is named after Mr. and Mrs. Walter Olszewski, much beloved and respected volunteers at CE National. For over a decade they served faithfully in the CE National produ[...]
A story about a new online program at Grace College was the focus of a recent report at WSBT 22, the CBS station in South Bend, Ind. The report shares about the program designed for those who wish to obtain an intensive care license for teaching special education. A portion of the story, along with a link to the video, appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace College rolls out online program to fill shorta[...]
This happened last night, but GraceConnect thought you’d enjoy seeing coverage of Grace College’s Supermarket Sweep. The annual event collects food items for the needy in Kosciusko County, Ind. This report, from ABC 57 in South Bend, Ind., aired on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, includes an interview with Kearstin Criswell, director of student involvement at the college. A portion of the story appears below. Click he[...]
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