Tim Lansing, director of Urban Hope Los Angeles, has developed a useful infographic on Engaging Others In A Physical-Distancing World Many people are wondering how to engage with others in a time when we are being told to self-isolate and stay at home. Do we pull away from everything and everyone or do we creatively find ways to continue to Live ON MISSION in our “new” everyday life? Hopefully you answered: find creative ways [...]
Grace College President Dr. Bill Katip released a letter to students and parents on Monday, May 18, that announced the college’s intention to reopen its campus to students in the fall. The letter explained that the Scenario Planning Task Force commissioned by Dr. Katip this spring has worked tirelessly to consider all of the effects of COVID-19 on Grace College and how to best respond to each one. After much prayerful consider[...]
Grace College women’s basketball standout, Brooke Treadway, was featured last week in her hometown newspaper, the Kokomo, Ind., Tribune. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. College spotlight: Grace’s Brooke Treadway Treadway enjoyed hoops and track career at Grace College When college sports shut down abruptly in March, Brooke Treadway’s sports career took two career-endin[...]
The 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens in Washington State, is upon us. Known as the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in U.S. history, the May 18, 1980, eruption killed 57 people and destroyed 250 homes, 47 bridges, 15 miles of railways, and 185 miles of highway. A massive debris avalanche, triggered by an earthquake of magnitude 5.1, caused a lateral eruption that reduced the elev[...]
Women of Grace USA are hosting another online discussion in their ongoing series, Thriving In The Pandemic and Beyond. On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the discussion will center around What do I really believe? The session begins at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Have your reactions or the reactions of other believers to the Covid 19 pandemic surprised you? The online encounter will help participants navigate the discrepancies betwee[...]
My friend planted 100 tulip bulbs in her yard last fall. She couldn’t even remember where they were all planted! They lay under snow all winter, then under the mud, until they came up and started to bloom. The entire area was awash with color! A blessed view for anyone staying home all day in quarantine. As she described her investment, I was struck by the similarities to what I’m observing and experiencing during this pandemi[...]
Dave Guiles, executive director of Encompass World Partners, has words of wisdom during the Coronavirus pandemic. Caring for Your Missionaries During COVID-19 – May Update from Encompass World Partners on Vimeo.[...]
The new caretakers at The Lodge, the retreat center operated by Grace Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Goshen, Ind. (Jim Brown, senior pastor), were featured on Thursday in the online news site, InkFreeNews. A portion of that story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Meet The Mosers, New Caretakers At The Lodge In Syracuse SYRACUSE — The Lodge, a Christian retreat center in Syracuse, ha[...]
Access2020, the annual gathering (national conference) of the Charis Fellowship has been postponed to 2021, according to an announcement on the Charis Fellowship web page. The conference was scheduled for July 21-23, 2020, in Winona Lake, Ind. Due to the complications of conducting a highly interactive gathering like an Access conference, with folks from many states and countries, the Charis Fellowship will not meet this summe[...]
“God put everything on earth that we needed to not only survive but thrive,” says Carolyn Johansen, of Community Grace Brethren Church in Goldendale, Wash. (Greg Howell, senior pastor). Carolyn became interested in natural health when she developed food allergies. Seeking out medical attention led her to a chiropractor who was able to aid in reversing her allergies and she began to move forward in her exploration of natural he[...]
I’ve been struggling with a deep desire of the heart that, in all honesty, is yet unmet. While praying faithfully I have waited impatiently. I know my perspective is limited, but I can’t understand the why in the waiting. It feels unsafe to hope. Has God ever given you a Bible verse at just the right moment? Maybe you were scrolling through Facebook and there it was, pretty script and all. Have you been doing your daily readin[...]
Grace College Akron, a church-centered ministry training program has its share of interesting stories. Sometimes the path to full-time ministry isn’t what you would expect. How does one go from a chocolate bar character to a first-year Bachelor of Biblical Studies major? Read on to find out! A Costume to Remember Some people enjoy the simplicity of wearing a uniform. For Zach Shaffer, his uniform was a candy bar costume, “Nutr[...]
Grace Community Church, Fremont, Ohio (Kevin Pinkerton, senior pastor), is hosting the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 at Fremont Ross High School. A portion of a story in the Fremont News Messenger details the event and is included below. Click here to read the complete article. Fremont Ross High School releases new 2020 graduation ceremony plan that includes a parade FREMONT — Fremont Ross High School will hold a g[...]
Three seniors from Grace College were recently honored for excellence in student teaching. Alexa Hill, Karyssa Davis, and Rebekah Landfair were named Outstanding Prospective Teachers for elementary education, special education, and secondary education, respectively. Each school year Grace College School of Education selects one or more students who demonstrate excellence in their role as student teachers. Recipients are awarde[...]
Churches, restaurants, and other businesses opened this week as the country moved on a path to normal in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. In Goshen, Ind., Pastor Jim Brown and Grace Community Church was featured in the May 8, 2020, edition of the Goshen News. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Churches balancing faith and virus-era rules GOSHEN — Church will look different as re[...]
“Our Father, who art in heaven….” That’s a good start, as given by our Lord himself, to teach us how to pray. It includes what may be the greatest incentive of all to pray: because God is our Father. Our loving, merciful, generous Father, “who art in heaven.” And we probably all have that wonderful prayer memorized—a good one to pray together in church services, by the way. But how else shall we model prayer and teach the chur[...]
“As an extension of God’s creation, I love being one of the creators of music that invites people to experience His beauty, says Robert Nugent, the staff songwriter and worship leader at Grace Polaris Church in Westerville, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor). “I love getting to write music in a wide spectrum of styles, which reflects the great variety God has in his own creation.” Robert started playing piano when he was three yea[...]
“I have been working on stove development in southeast Asia for six years now. It started in Cambodia and then God led us to the Philippines,” says Joe James, a member of Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Ashland, Ohio (Dan Allan, senior pastor). “Now, we’re able to continue our work in the Philippines, expand to Vietnam, and back to Cambodia. Also, a stove was sent to Cameroon.” In 2010, Joe’s father, Da[...]
In response to COVID – 19 and its impact, Grace College will reduce the price of its online degrees by an average of 19.5 percent for new students this fall to help make Christian online education an option for all. The tuition reduction will apply to all new, online students for the 2020 fall semester. Grace’s online programs include associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. “We know that online education is becoming more p[...]
Lizzie Gilbert and Tyler Kube have a Grace College love story for the books. From their first date in Westminster Hall to their jaw-dropping engagement — the pair had something special. And what better way to conclude the GC romance than a graduation day wedding right here in Winona Lake with all of their closest friends and family? Or at least that was the plan. The morning after Indiana declared a state lockdown, Lizzie set [...]
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