Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., has announced a $5.5 million project to update Alpha Dining Hall. Alpha Dining was dedicated in 1964 as a dorm and dining commons. For the last 57 years, Alpha has served us well as the main dining facility on campus. However, as the Grace community continues to grow, dining needs have changed. The current space lacks aesthetic appeal and space for all of the students to dine together; the kit[...]
Last year, Momentum Ministry Partners (formerly CE National) named Jeff Bogue as president following the retirement of their long-time executive, Ed Lewis. Jeff is the senior pastor of Grace Church of Greater Akron in Northeast Ohio and has volunteered with the organization for years. “We are basically all doing the same thing and God just put me in the middle of it,” Jeff said. He plans to focus the ministries in the directio[...]
From Mark Penfold, endorser for military chaplains in the Charis Fellowship: What an honor to be at the Celebration of Life service for Chaplain (Colonel) John Schumacher, US Army Ret. John’s life was lived for the glory of Jesus and with a passion to serve those in the military. The family has graciously provided us the video to share with our Eagle Commission and Charis Fellowship family, as well as for all those who knew Jo[...]
Grace College’s athletic department is pleased to announce a change of responsibilities for Jeff Raymond. Raymond, currently an Assistant Athletic Director and the Head Track and Field Coach at Grace, will transition to a new leadership role within the athletic department. While continuing his Assistant Athletic Director role, he will add the title of Assistant Sports Information Director, and step down from the head coa[...]
It was a small thing; it was a huge thing. Although my friend told me the story decades ago, it still burns in my bones. When my friend was growing up in Cuba, his parents offered a Good News gospel-sharing club for the children in their neighborhood. One boy who often came was a troublemaker. He and his brothers disrupted the group, sassed the adults, and made life unpleasant for everyone. Finally, my friend’s parents told th[...]
Yesterday’s Los Angeles Daily News takes a look at the current state of the football program at Simi Valley’s Grace Brethren High School. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. The school is a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, senior pastor). Grace Brethren football: How did a state power fall apart so fast? After a meteoric 10-year run where it ac[...]
WSBT-22, the CBS affiliate in South Bend, Ind., reported yesterday about Grace College’s plans to host an in-person graduation ceremony this year. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to view the video or read the complete story. Grace College plans to hold in-person graduation College students have missed a lot during the last year. But Grace College is making sure seniors this year won’t miss graduation. Af[...]
Registration for Access2021, the national conference of the Charis Fellowship, is now open. Click here to register. The conference will be held July 27-29, 2021, at Grace Community Church, Goshen, Ind. (Jim Brown, senior pastor). Among the team of main session speakers are: Keith Minier, on Tuesday morning, will speak about The Living Words are Worth Celebrating! George Youstra will look at How the Bible Empowers Leaders Worki[...]
“The best way to revise your own work is to pretend that somebody else wrote it.” – Don Roff, author Editing yourself is the key to good writing, but it’s not easy. The May Writers’ Workshop will discuss common writing mistakes that weigh down your work and offer tips for those crucial final edits (yes, plural) that lead to a professional, publishable manuscript. Our presenter is Deb Sprong, veter[...]
In 2020 Easter Sunday fell just a few short weeks after the pandemic caused a nation-wide quarantine, forcing most churches to abruptly cancel their Easter plans. With more time to plan this year, churches sought creative ways to connect with their neighbors. Below are a few highlights from churches within the Charis Fellowship. Pray for them as they seek to share the Gospel with their communities. Grace Community Church, Gosh[...]
Grace College’s track and field team continued to rewrite the school record book on Saturday. The Lancers set three school records at the George Glass Invitational (held at Taylor) and had a pair of NAIA qualifiers as well. Isaac Brown cleared 6-feet-11 to win the high jump and break his own school record. That height surpassed the NAIA “A” qualifying standard and is currently tied for the top mark in the NAI[...]
Grace College’s track and field team picked up three national honors on Monday from the NCCAA. Gracious O’Connor, Isaac Brown and John Green were named the NCCAA Student-Athletes of the Week for the Lancers after their performances at the George Glass Invitational. Additionally, O’Connor was named the Crossroads League Women’s Outdoor Athlete of the Week. O’Connor had a part in two winning events [...]
Photos from the Easter egg hunt at Grace Community Church, Goshen, Ind. (Jim Brown, senior pastor), are featured on the Goshen News site. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Easter egg hunting at Grace Community Church Children of all ages assembled at Grace Community Church Sunday afternoon for Easter egg hunts and for a candy and prize drop for teenagers. The eggs were filled with c[...]
Ryan Bowell was always intrigued by the business model of the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation (GBIF). As comptroller and later, chief financial officer, for sister organization Encompass World Partners, he had the opportunity to see first-hand the benefits of the ministry. Encompass had utilized the investment accounts and even had a line of credit with GBIF. “I knew they were serving the Fellowship in a different way,” h[...]
I want to consider just a few aspects of the eternal state. I say a few because I have outlined about 20 different chapters to deal with this part of Christian truth, and this is just one of six studies. Look first at Revelation 20:11, “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.” Now, in chapter 21:1, 5, “Now I saw a new heav[...]
Two members of Grace College’s track and field team were selected for a national award on Monday. Isaac Brown was named the NCCAA Men’s Field Athlete of the Week, and Nordia Campbell was the NCCAA Women’s Track Athlete of the Week. Campbell impressed for the Lady Lancers, winning two events at the IWU Polar Bear Invitational. She won the 200-meter dash in a time of 24.68 seconds (NAIA “A” standard[...]
Kyannah Stull wrapped up her illustrious career for Grace’s women’s basketball team as an All-American. Stull was an NCCAA Third Team All-American honoree after producing 16.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game. The senior guard wraps up her four-year career with 1,633 points, good for No. 4 all-time in team history. She also dished out 246 assists, 11th-most all-time. Stull ends her career a[...]
Haden Deaton was honored as an NCCAA First Team All-American to end his career for Grace’s men’s basketball team. Deaton was “Mr. Reliable” for the Lancers throughout his career. The rugged forward did not miss a game, playing in all 126 games throughout his four-year career. He finished with 1,926 career points (15.3 per game average), ranking No. 9 in team history. He hauled in 581 rebounds (4.6 per g[...]
The Grace College Department of Engineering has received a $150,000 grant from the Don Wood Foundation to purchase industrial-grade robotics and update the system controller for its testing frames. These equipment additions and updates will increase the program’s industry relevance and enhance its partnerships with industry experts. The new equipment will be used in classes, labs and projects and will allow the engineering stu[...]
A story on today’s VC Star website looks at the reasons behind the exit of Grace Brethren High School from the spring season of football play and the future of the program at the school. 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. After a meteoric rise, Grace Brethren is res[...]
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