Twenty-two students from the Grace College School of Education attended and helped to host the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) national convention in Indianapolis Jan. 29 – Feb. 2. The CEC is a professional association of educators that serve students with exceptionalities through advocacy, professional development and training for its members. This year’s convention and expo featured more than 400 sessions, workshops a[...]
It was the first potted plant I tried to grow, and it had thrived so well I was beginning to hope it meant I had a green thumb. Then one day I noticed that some of the leaves were turning dark. They got drier and drier. I tried watering more. Nothing helped. When I pointed it out to a more experienced gardener, she said it needed to be repotted. “Bring it over to my house,” she told me. “I have the perfect pot for it.” I helpe[...]
Encompass World Partners, the international church planting organization of the Charis Fellowship, is sponsoring Connect & Equip, a missions conference for everyone interested in missions. The event will be held March 9 at Grace Church, 4599 Burbank Rd., Wooster, Ohio. The day begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 3:50 p.m. Throughout the day there will be workshops, challenging main sessions, and a networking lunch. Speakers [...]
Simi Valley, Calif.’s, Grace Brethren High football team has continued to be honored after winning the sectional championship. Several members of the team took top awards in the All-CIF Southern Section Division 4. A story in the VC Star tells of the accolades, a portion of which appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley (Jordan Bakker, sen[...]
Dean Fetterhoff led the Grace Brethren Church, in Marietta, Ga., for 40 years before he retired. Earlier in his career he was the national evangelist, traveling for the Brethren Board of Evangelism. His son, Bob, followed his footsteps into the ministry and has served at Grace Church, Wooster, Ohio, since 1980, including 36 years as senior pastor. In this video, Bob asks his Dad about the legacy he has been leaving during his [...]
Josh Sundquist will keynote Career Week Chapel at Grace College on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 Wooster Rd., Winona Lake, Ind. Sundquist is an international motivational speaker, blending humor with life experiences to inspire audiences everywhere. He has authored two memoirs: National Bestseller Just Don’t Fall, and We Should Hang Out Sometime, currently being developed into a[...]
Jack Brown, executive director of Grow New England, a cooperating ministry in the Charis Fellowship that focuses on church planting in the northeastern U.S., has sent his February report. Here are some excerpts: We’re four weeks into the New Year and we are excited about what God is doing. The third Sunday of January brought us ice and our attendance at both campuses was considerably low. Last week our Danvers Campus only had [...]
We’ve received news of plans for the first-ever national conference of a brand new fellowship of churches in Haiti. Fraternite Charis d’ Haiti will meet in Cap Haitian in late March. Read below for more information. (Caribbean Vision Ministries and Breathe Partners are both cooperating ministries in the Charis Fellowship.) Fraternite Charis d’ Haiti is a new fellowship of churches in Haiti that has been formed as part of[...]
We received a recent prayer letter from Tony Webb of Vision USA, a cooperating ministry in the Charis Fellowship. He and his wife, Cathy, recently marked nine years of serving as full-time church planting missionaries. Below are a few excerpts with a reminder to pray for church planting in the Charis network of congregations! It is hard to believe that nine years have passed – what a wonderful season with the best yet to come![...]
An article promoting an upcoming concert by the Christian pop band, Anthem Lights, was included in last week’s online news site, Ashland Source. The concert, to be held at Ashland University, is sponsored by Southview Grace Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio (Mark Abel, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Christian pop band Anthem Lights to play Ashland concert Southview Gr[...]
Registration for Momentum Youth Conference opened Saturday at buildmomentum.org. Momentum 2019 is July 16-21 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind. Register and pay the $75 deposit by March 31 and the balance by June 15 to get the best rate. Momentum Youth Conference offers so many exciting opportunities to take part in. The week provides fun opportunities to be a part of sports tournaments, art electives, group games,[...]
An article in Saturday’s Reading, Pa., Eagle, tells about the homeless shelter ministry run by Pastor Kork Moyer and Stillwater Grace Brethren Church in Pottstown, Pa. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Pottstown churches provide shelter from the cold It’s a place where everyone knows your name, but the location changes every month. Ministries at Main Street Homeless Shel[...]
On January 26, 26 Grace College juniors and seniors were inducted into the Alpha Chi Honor Society. These high-achieving students have earned the top 10 percent of GPAs across all disciplines at Grace. They join nearly 11,000 students inducted annually into Alpha Chi from across the country. Established in 1922, Alpha Chi is a national honor society with a rich history of scholarship and service. Grace College is home to one o[...]
William and Joan Darr know how difficult is for young families in America to move somewhere else so that sound theological training may be obtained. In Africa, that’s even more challenging. That’s why the Darrs started sponsoring seminary students in the Central African Republic (CAR) more than ten years ago through the Timothy Project (TTP). “We believe that assisting in the preparation of ministers and teachers is an importa[...]
The Southwest Focus Retreat, the annual gathering of pastors and ministry leaders from the west coast, wrapped up this morning following a discussion on leadership development, church planting, and doing good. The retreat has been held at Camp Lawrence Daley at Mt. Crags, Camp Gilmore and Camp Wilderness near Malibu, Calif. Yesterday’s activities concluded with three-fold communion. Click here to see photos from the two [...]
The Southwest Focus Retreat, the regional gathering for Charis Fellowship leaders in the southwestern United States, is meeting this week at the Camp Lawrence Daley Conference Center at Camp Mt. Crags in Calabasas, Calif., a few short miles west of Malibu, Calif. Pastors and leaders in churches around California and Alaska have gathered for two days of refreshment, fellowship, and relaxation. The retreat is being led by Clancy[...]
GROW (Grace Refuge Outreach Worldwide), a cooperating ministry in the Charis Fellowship, is mentioned today in an article detailing a shop designed to help those who are impacted by human trafficking. The article, from the La Crosse, Wis., Tribune, features a store in a local church that sells handcrafts from those who have been impacted by trafficking, thus providing them a wage. A portion of the story appears below. Click he[...]
A dialogue for peace and reconciliation, scheduled by the government of the Central African Republic (CAR), the African Union, and the United Nations, is taking place in Khartoum, Sudan, between the government and leaders of 14 rebels groups. The delegates arrived this week, the dialogue began yesterday, and will continue for 10 days. CIDEL (Center International for the Development of Ethical Leadership) led by Dr. Augustin Hi[...]
Pray for Grace Church in Sebring, Fla., today as their community begins to process the violent actions that took place yesterday in their midst. News agencies are reporting that a gunman barricaded himself inside a Sun Trust Bank in Sebring and opened fire. (See At least 5 people killed at SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida, police say.) Both Ben Russell, campus pastor at Sebring, and Matt Wheelock, administrative pastor for th[...]
Tammy Schultz and Hannah Estabrook, co-authors of Beyond Desolate (BMH Books 2012) have written an op-ed piece for Ed Stetzer’s blog, The Exchange, at ChristianityToday.com. A portion of it appears below. Click here to read the complete piece. Sexual Violence: Whose Fault Is It? In the movie Good Will Hunting, there is a poignant scene in which Will (Matt Damon) talks with his therapist Sean (Robin Williams) while Sean c[...]
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