First Grace Church, a Charis congregation in Dayton, Ohio, is hosting singers and songwriters, Phillips, Craig and Dean, for a concert on Sunday, March 11, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. A suggested donation of $15 may be made at the door. Seating is limited, so make sure to arrive early. The church is located at 2624 Stonequarry Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45414. Click here to learn more about Phillips, Craig and Dean.[...]
Grace College was proud to support eight students nominated for the 12th annual Indiana INTERNnet Impact Awards (IIN). The students were selected by their internship employers because of their outstanding work ethic and leadership skills. IIN is a program that connects schools, students and employers to facilitate the growth and creation of the most advantageous internship opportunities. The Impact Awards luncheon celebrates e[...]
After a series of “preview” Sundays, Three Creeks Church is ready to launch Sunday services this weekend in Gahanna, Ohio! If you know anyone in the area, please pass along an invitation to Three Creeks’ grand opening, February 18, 10:00 a.m. at Goshen Lane Elementary School, 370 Goshen Lane, Gahanna, Ohio. For more details, check out their website: threecreekschurch.com. The Three Creeks launch team express [...]
Registration is now open for the South Focus Retreat. It will be held March 12-14 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center, 5000 Firetower Road, Lake Haines, Fla. As with previous Focus Retreats, the sessions will focus on Creating a Culture of Apprenticeship for Leadership Development and will be led by Clancy Criuse, executive director of the Charis Fellowship and pastor of Grace Church, Marysville, Ohio. Dan Allan, sen[...]
CE National is sponsoring the National Youth Worker’s Retreat at El Caribe Resort in Daytona, Fla., March 19-22. Jordan Howerton, worship leader at Momentum Youth Conference, will start the retreat off with a time of worship at 8 p.m., Monday, March 19. Retreat training includes: Building relationships with other youth workers Counseling youth and families on issues of today’s society Setting goals and plans in your yout[...]
In order to better serve students and promote degree attainment in the state of Indiana, Grace College and Ivy Tech Community College have agreed to a process that will facilitate the awarding of an associate degree to previous Ivy Tech students who have transferred to Grace prior to completion of an associate degree. The reverse transfer agreement allows students to obtain credential while completing courses toward their bach[...]
Transition Exploration Day is Friday, February 16. While this is a biennial event, for Cheryl Bremer, this day has been a long time in coming. Cheryl is the department chair for Special Education for the School of Education at Grace College. She also serves as the faculty sponsor for the student-led chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). What is a Transition Exploration Day? It is a day for high school students[...]
Would you like to learn how to start a church that reproduces through multiplication? Join Assist Church Extension at 1 p.m., EST, on Thursday, February 15, for a free webinar filled with practical teaching on how to birth churches that plant churches that plant churches. Click here for registration information. The topic of the webinar is: New to Five: Launching a Level 5 Multiplying Church with Assist Church Expansion. Ralph[...]
Southview Grace Brethren Church in Ashland, Ohio (Mark Abel, senior pastor) has hosted Wifflefest for nearly two decades, becoming a community tradition in the process. It is simple backyard baseball, except with four players instead of nine, and wiffleballs instead of baseballs. The four players are a pitcher, catcher, and two outfielders. Teams from all around will gather to compete in various tournaments which play on fiel[...]
Marion Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Marion, Ohio (Jim Spelman, pastor), sponsored a play area for young children at an event for families over the weekend in Marion. A portion of a report on the event from the Marion Star appears below. Click here for the complete article. Kidzapalooza teeming with family fun MARION – Children scampered across the wooden floors of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sa[...]
Volunteers from First Grace Brethren Church, Grafton, W.Va. (Mike Willis, pastor), are helping with a Good News Club in a local elementary school. A story in the Grafton Mountain Statesman tells the story, a portion of which appears below. Click here for the complete article. Anna Jarvis Elementary School club aims at spreading Good News Anna Jarvis Elementary is spreading “Good News” with an after school club. The Good News C[...]
Former Grace Brethren pastor, Gene Klingler, died February 7, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. Most recently he led Suntree Grace Brethren Church, Melbourne, Fla. Funeral information and an obituary will be posted here when it is available.[...]
Last night, several Charis Fellowship congregations hosted “A Night to Shine,” a prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. The event is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. The Foundation website reports that more than 540 churches worldwide honored approximately 90,000 guests throughout the evening. At Wooster, Ohio, Grace Church (Nick Cleveland, senior pasto[...]
An article in the Wheaton Record on various practices of communion, including the all-school communion held at Wheaton College, includes a quote from a student who grew up in a Grace Brethren congregation. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Around the table: Wheaton’s views on communion Aside from baptism, communion — also called the Lord’s Supper or the Eucharist — is perhaps the mo[...]
Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., recently added four new faculty and staff members. They are involved in multiple facets of campus, from professor to presidential adviser, student advocate and department head. Together, their experiences and expertise will enrich the student experience at Grace College. Jermaine Chaney joined Grace in November, 2017, to fill a new role: special adviser to the president for multicultural stude[...]
The rancor swirling around social justice issues, such as immigration, among Christians is breathtaking. Could we heed James’ advice and listen more before taking our positions of attack (James 1:19-20)? Take a fresh look at what the Bible says about immigration in general, devoid of the present situation in America. What does the Bible say about what to do with foreigners? Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were [...]
What if you could get a seminary degree that enhances your ministry instead of interrupts it? With Grace Theological Seminary’s new Deploy program, a seminary degree is now attainable within the context of your local church. The program was launched on January 8 and follows the model of competency-based theological education (CBTE), which is a combination of content, such as theology and interpretation, and application. In pre[...]
An item in the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union, includes an announcement about an upcoming lecture by Terry White, author of Winona at 100: Third Wave Rising (BMH Books, 2013) and former executive director of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company, parent organization of GraceConnect. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Lecture To Focus On Rodeheaver’s Legacy Dr. Terry White, who co-authored th[...]
Zach Pinkerton, student and young adult pastor at Grace Community Church, Fremont, Ohio (Kevin Pinkerton, senior pastor), has thrown his hat in the ring to serve on the council for the village of Green Springs, Ohio. A story in Advertiser-Tribune, Tiffin, Ohio, tells of his introduction. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Zach also serves as executive director of Kalahari Retreat, a coop[...]
Former WNBA star and four-time Olympic gold medalist, Tamika Catchings, will be the featured speaker at Grace College chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Catchings will share about her life’s challenges, ensuing perseverance and faith that led to a successful career and ministry. Chapel begins at 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 Wooster Rd., Winona Lake, Ind. “We are very excited [...]
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