Wildfires in southern California have been reported north of Los Angeles in Simi Valley, home to Charis Fellowship’s Grace Church (Jordan Bakker, senior pastor) and Grace Brethren Christian School. Here’s an update from Pastor Jordan as of Wednesday evening. Many from our school and church had to evacuate their homes, our schools were shut down yesterday and today, but as of now, I do not believe anyone has lost th[...]
It’s hard to process the thoughts that have accompanied the much-publicized comment by Dr. John MacArthur when asked what words he associates with women’s Bible study leader Beth Moore. His response was “Go home.” This response has filled me more with grief than with anger. After 50 years in leadership, this brother seems to be working in the opposite direction from Christ’s prayer that His followers would love each other and [...]
“I see joy in the people’s faces when they come out. A true, from-the-belly-giggle or a ketchup covered smile makes me want to keep going. It makes me want to do it again next year,” says Sarah Butt, a member at Cornerstone Community Church, a Charis Fellowship in in Hagerstown, Md. (Dean Pryor, lead pastor). Sarah is speaking about the church’s third annual Fall Fest, which was held on October 5. The festival hosted 815 peopl[...]
Several weeks ago, CE National featured reports from parents of students that went on Operation Barnabas (OB) 2019 and how it has impacted the student and their families since the summer. Here are a few more of the comments that parents are sharing about the Operation Barnabas program and what is has meant to them: It can be scary as a parent to send your child far from home for several weeks with people you don’t really know [...]
A story in Thursday’s Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union announces the annual Supermarket Sweep, a partnership between students at Grace College and local churches. The event benefits local families with nonperishable food items and baby products. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Grace Partners With Local Churches, Firms In Annual Supermarket Sweep Grace College and Mission Point Commun[...]
PALM COAST, Fla. – Grace’s men’s golf team wrapped up a successful week with a fourth-place showing at the 2019 NCCAA National Championships. Noah Wright earned All-American honors for the Lancers, tying for fifth overall on the individual leaderboard. Wright fired an opening-round 73, and he followed that up with a 77-74 over the final two days to grab an All-American position. Camden Gongwer was a model of [...]
Urban Hope Philadelphia has been blessed to have HopeMobile. The HopeMobile truck is an incredible tool for doing ministries for children AND homeless outreach! Visitors are coming to Urban Hope Community Church through these ministries and we are constantly seeing God change lives! The box truck was purchased and equipped for mobile church. The truck is used for kids programs, homeless ministries, and more. We give a special [...]
The Grace College Worship Arts program welcomes two-time Grammy award-winning jazz bassist John Patitucci to campus on Friday, Nov. 8, to speak at chapel and perform an evening concert. Patitucci will speak at chapel at 10:30 a.m. in the MOCC, 610 Wooster Rd., Winona Lake, Ind. Then he will collaborate with Worship Arts students for a Jazz Vespers Concert at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 179 S. Indiana St., Warsaw[...]
In order to meet the growing demands for special education teachers across the nation, Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., is introducing a new online program. The Intense Intervention Graduate Licensure Program will allow students to add the knowledge and skills necessary to interact and educate those with significant disabilities. Completion of this 15-hour program will enable students to apply for an intense intervention lice[...]
PALM COAST, Fla. – A sweeter script could not have been written. Grace women’s golf. National champions. The Lady Lancers claimed their first national championship on Wednesday, winning the 2019 NCCAA National Championships by two strokes at Hammock Beach Resort’s Ocean Course. In just its fifth season of existence, Grace head coach Denny Duncan led the Lady Lancers to the third national title in Grace Colleg[...]
What does it look like for Christians to practice Biblical justice? This issue of GraceConnect magazine looks at this timely topic. The quarterly publication for Charis Fellowship ministry leaders and church members is in the mail this week. Articles include a biblical look at justice, by John Teevan; a report on Access 2019, which was held in Auburn, Calif., in July; and an edited version of the executive director’s rep[...]
Ed Lewis, president of CE National and director of Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia, welcomed Bill Muir and Glenn Tyson to Urban Hope Community Church. Both men grew up in the neighborhood around Urban Hope and attended Third Brethren Church. Bill began attending Third Brethren when he was five years old. Back in 1998, Ed received a call from Evelyn Tyson, a member of Third Brethren Church. The church in downtown Phi[...]
“We’ve embraced the fact that we’ve had these experiences instead of compartmentalizing them and moving on with life. This is a part of who we are now and what God has taken us through,” says Ashley Murray. Ashley and her husband, Jim, live in South Carolina where Jim serves as a Charis Fellowship Chaplain in the U.S. Army. Today, October 15, is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Jim and Ashley are among the many paren[...]
Pastors and leaders from the eastern U.S. and Canada are gathered this week at Ocean City, Md., for the East Focus Retreat. The retreat provides an opportunity for 48 hours of rest, relaxation, fellowship, and time to connect with one another over topics related to ministry and the Charis Fellowship. Sessions are being led by Phil Sparling, the executive director of the Charis Fellowship, who also serves as pastor of Grace Com[...]
Grace College’s Shooting Sports Club took second and third place in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Collegiate Nationals competition this past weekend. The team took second place in bunker (Olympic Style) trap and third place in 5-stand competition. Nearly 250 students from more than 20 colleges and universities throughout the nation competed at the Cardinal Center in Marengo, Ohio, October 18-20. Beginning its fourt[...]
Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., was the site of a community-wide career day on October 4, according to a recent report in the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union. A portion of that report appears below. Click here to read the complete story. 2,200 Area School Students Take Part In Career Awareness Events Nearly 2,200 middle and high school students from Kosciusko County got a close-up look at careers in the advanced manufacturing indu[...]
In the nearly 50 years since the Brethren Biblical Seminary and four Bible institutes have ministered in the Central African Republic, thousands of African pastors have been trained for ministry. Students have not only come from around CAR, but from in Chad, Cameroon, Congo, Rwanda, Mali, and Senegal, according to Dr. Francois Ngoumape, dean. In 2008, the seminary relocated from Bata in Bouzoum to the capital city of Bangui. C[...]
Grace College and Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe welcomed student-athletes from the high schools of the South Bend area for a Sportsmanship Summit on Monday, October 21. Twenty-nine student-athletes from the South Bend schools attended the conference, which was designed to educate student-athletes about sportsmanship and character training in athletics. “We are pleased to be a part of building character at the high-s[...]
PALM COAST, Fla. – After the opening day of the 2019 NCCAA National Championships, Grace College’s women’s golf team found itself atop the standings. The Lady Lancers fired a round of 319 at the Hammock Beach Resort’s Ocean Course, nine strokes ahead of second-place Campbellsville. Grace’s round set a new program record for lowest team score during a championship event (NCCAA or Crossroads League)[...]
PALM COAST, Fla. – Grace College’s men’s golf team put itself in prime position after the opening round of the NCCAA National Championships. The Lancers combined to fire a 301 to place third in the nine-team field. Grace is just six strokes behind first place Erskine College, the defending NCCAA champions. A pair of Lancers finished Monday’s round in the top 10. Noah Wright placed fourth out of 47 golfe[...]
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