Liz Cutler Gates Elizabeth “Liz” Cutler Gates, an experienced journalist with deep roots in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, will join the staff of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company on January 1 as editorial director. Since 1996 she has been director of communications for the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Her previous experience includes working in communicatio[...]
Grace Institute seeks to partner in holistically training leaders By Kary Oberbrunner It might come as a surprise, but most Christians don’t think like Christians. According to the Barna Research Group, “Only nine percent of born-again Christians have a biblical worldview.” Leaders, both inside and outside the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, understand this problem. Thankfully, many pastors and churche[...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from sponsoring organizations or through www.fgbc.org. Jan. 8-11 — National Youth Ministries Conference, Sandusky, OH (CEN) Jan. 9 – Spring Semester Classes Begin (GCandS) Jan. 11 — North of 55, Port Richey, FL, (CEN) Jan. 12 – North of 55, Sebring, FL, (CEN) Jan. 15 – VIP Campus Visit Day [...]
A fascinating new book presenting the spiritual biographies of 128 of the world’s greatest scientists, explorers, astronomers, mathematicians, and physical scientists has just been published by BMH Books and is now ready for shipping. Pioneer Explorers of Intelligent Design: Scientists Who Made a Difference was written by Dr. Don B. DeYoung, chairman of the Physical Science Department of Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind[...]
The 2007 FGBC Handbook is now available from the Fellowship Coordinator’s office. Copies have been sent to all official FGBC churches and to all individuals who are listed in the blue pages of the directory. Additional directories, at $6 per copy plus shipping, are available from the FGBC office at P.O. Box 384, Winona Lake, IN, 46590; by calling (574) 269-1269; or by e-mailing Sandy Barrett at email@example.com. Please do [...]
Making Our Mark is the theme for this year’s DRIVEN conference for young adults, which will be held on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, June 21-24, 2007. Keynote speakers for the conference include Kary Oberbrunner from the Powell, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church; Pastor Jeff Bogue of the Norton, Ohio, north campus; Pastor Jim Brown from the Goshen, Indiana, church; and Kondo Simfukwe from Christ’s Covena[...]
By Katy Devereaux Building Authentic Community, a new book on the church by FGBC moderator Tim Boal, has been released by BMH Books and is available for shipping. The book is being used as a text for the five regional Focus Retreats this year and next. Do you find fulfillment in your local church? Many Christians in North America do not, and some even hate the church in general because of its cultural form. Building Authentic [...]
(Coming Next Issue: Dangers If You DO Use a Computer) By Ron Dorner Did you know that even those who do things the “old-fashioned way” face some serious financial dangers? In Matthew 10:16 Jesus described those disciples whom He sent out with the gospel message as being among wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing. The world you and I live in today is much the same. It is important for us as believers to understa[...]
A ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 3 marked the official public opening of the new Tree of Life bookstore and cafe in the old Herald Bookstore space at 1104 Kings Highway, Winona Lake, Indiana. Board members of both Grace College and Seminary and Brethren Missionary Herald Company were among the 100-plus who participated in the grand opening. Cutting the ribbon is Christi Mann, a Grace C[...]
With the Lord – Wanita Faith Ogden – Angie Garber – Jamie Lynn Fahning Pastoral News and Changes The Nightingale Sang (for the 49ers) Whitcomb Book on ’50 Most Influential’ List Seal Beach Church Provides Heart Units With the Lord Wanita Faith Ogden, 79, of Winona Lake, Indiana, died October 18, 2006, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Wanita Ogden Warsaw, Indiana. A native of Ithaca, Michigan, she [...]
By Terry White, Executive Editor As the calendar turns over to January 1 each year, it is always a good time for self-reflection and self-assessment. As many readers know (see Bits ‘n Pieces), our 35-year-old daughter died at the end of October this past year. A sudden and unexpected death like this jolts many of us into asking the question “Am I ready to go?” We know from Scripture there are no guarantees on[...]
The new CE National training center in Winona Lake, Indiana, was dedicated Saturday afternoon, November 11, with about 140 guests attending. Ed Lewis, executive director of CE National, made introductory remarks about the organization and its mission to impact the church by serving as a catalyst for biblically accurate and culturally relevant ministries to children, youth, and adults. A special welcome was given to all in atte[...]
By Katy Devereaux Squeezed into a tiny one-room house with roughly 30 other people, Elise Rabatin closely watched the brown, nimble fingers of the Filipino woman beside her. Like hummingbird wings, the fingers rapidly wove bright, multicolored threads into a bracelet. The woman’s white t-shirt with orange lettering read, “Woven Joy,” but her smile seemed an even better advertisement than her t-shirt. Grace Co[...]
On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, members of the Cornerstone Grace Brethren Church, Miamisburg, Ohio, descended on two local retailers, Best Buy and Toys-R-Us, at 4 a.m. for an outreach activity. Pastor Tim Nixon says the church, which just began holding public services on October 1, targeted these stores specifically because the group wanted tCornerstone Grace Church of Miamisburg, Ohio, distributed free doggie bag[...]
Dr. Duke Heller, author of the BMH book How to Start a Kingdom Conversation, was recently interviewed on “Bob Burney Live,” a Columbus, Ohio, radio talk show on WFRD. In the interview, he mentioned one of the themes of the book–if you cannot name the time and place you received Christ, perhaps you are not really a Christian and should make that commitment immediately. A mother, listening to him, asked her 21-[...]
Tracey and Marie Owen, retired from careers in graphic arts and nursing, now give several months a year to leading project teams for Roving Volunteers in Christ’s Service (RVICS)By Paul Hoard Retirement for Tracey and Marie Owen holds much more than just afternoons of Bocce Ball and winters in Florida. This couple, from Winona Lake (IN) Grace Brethren Church, looked at their retirement not as the end of work, but as anot[...]
Jimmy McAllister Jimmy McAllister, 6, from the York, Pennsylvania, Grace Brethren Church, is off to a good start in the literary world. Recently Jimmy, who started Kindergarten this year, was notified that his illustrated book entry, “Letters to Max: Letters Home to my Dog Max from Vacation in the Outer Banks,” was awarded first-place (with a $100 first-place prize) in the 7-and-under category at the town’s Y[...]
Dr. Charles Feinberg’s masterwork on the two major views of millennialism has been re-issued by BMH Books with updated graphics and is now available for shipping. Millennialism: The Two Major Views, a 400-page paperback classic, carefully and systematically lays out the biblical interpretation systems for both the premillennial and amillennial views. In a foreword, Grace Theological Seminary founder Alva J. McClain says,[...]
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