The exterior of the Brethren Missionary Herald building in Winona Lake, along with the interior, will be significantly redesigned and renovated under the new lease agreement with Tree of Life Bookstores, Inc. Brethren Missionary Herald Co. of Winona Lake, Indiana, and Tree of Life Bookstores, Inc. of Marion, Indiana, jointly announced on April 5 that they have arrived at an agreement in principle for Tree of Life (TOL) to leas[...]
The Wooster, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church was helpful in packing and shipping relief supplies to Katrina victims. By Crystal Ludwig When the calls for help came after the devastating hurricanes of summer and fall 2005, Grace Brethren congregations were quick to answer. The Grace Brethren community raised more than $210,000 for a disaster relief fund from which resources were distributed to individual churches as their projects [...]
By Crystal Ludwig The Leesburg (IN) Grace Brethren Church is going wild. Since the church wanted to expand its ministry to its neighborhood, former pastor Chris Hay suggested hosting a Wild Game Dinner, a ministry that Dr. John The “Stovepipe Holler Band” which performed for the Leesburg Wild Game Dinner included (from left), J. D. Woods, Lowell Dobbs, and Dr. John Davis. (Art Davis photo) Davis conducts all around[...]
BMH Books of Winona Lake, Indiana, announces its latest release, entitled Breaking Tradition to Accomplish Vision: Training Leaders for a Church-Planting Movement by Paul R. Gupta and Sherwood Lingenfelter. Breaking Tradition is the story of Hindustan Bible Institute (HBI), a Bible institute founded in Chennai, India, to teach pastors and to foster church planting. Over time the institute had lost its vision and had, in the pr[...]
A couple from the Ellet Grace Brethren Church in Akron, Ohio (Jonathan Carey, pastor) have been attracting wide attention from the Akron area. Last week the Akron Beacon-Journal newspaper ran a four-part series on Sue and Chuck Minick and the handicapped little Russian girl they have adopted. Some of the donations that have come in response to the story will be used to make the Ellet church building more handicap-accessible. H[...]
The following article on Emma Fretz appeared on the front page of the March, 2006, edition of Senior Life newspaper, published in Milford, Indiana. It is used by permission of the editor-article and photos are by staff writer Tim Ashley. Mrs. Fretz’ late husband, Walter, was for many years the head of the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation in Winona Lake, IN. She is also the mother of Pastor Jay Fretz of the Maranatha [...]
Twenty-seven leaders among Grace Brethren clergy are meeting yesterday, today, and tomorrow at the Grace Brethren Church of Lititz, Pennsylvania, for a “Certification Summit” to discuss issues relating to the licensure and ordination procedures for the FGBC. The group includes district examining board personnel and AGBM officers representing churches from Soldotna, Alaska, to Fort Myers, Florida. Dr. Jerry Young, w[...]
The lives of 43 adults from East Side Grace Brethren Church in Columbus, Ohio, will never be the same. They just returned from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina as they ministered for a week in Slidell, Louisiana, a northeastern suburb of New Orleans near Lake Pontchartrain. Before Katrina, 30,000 people called Slidell home. Today, the number of residents is far, far less, nobody really seems to know for sure. Howeve[...]
The Chambersburg (PA) Public Opinion newspaper today has a wrapup article featuring several churches which have a non-traditional, more contemporary style of worship. One of those featured is affiliated with the Grace Brethren Church. Here is an excerpt–to read the full article click here. Solid Rock Community Church meets in a former office suite at 338 Lincoln Way East. Affiliated with Grace Brethren Church on Edwards [...]
Ten Years Ago – 1996 About 1000 people, all in some way touched by Ralph’s life, attended a memorial service for Pastor Ralph Colburn. He had served as the first National Youth Director in the Fellowship; had taught an early Bible class in Seal Beach, CA, planted the first GBC in Florida, and served several churches in southern California. (Read more about him in Heroes Who Live On, Vol. 2 published by BMH Books.) [...]
The Brethren Missionary Herald Company (BMH) was informed on Valentine’s Day, 2006, that Send The Light, the British-based company that has owned and operated the Herald Bookstore in Winona Lake for the past four years, is closing the store effective April 30, 2006, and is ceasing operations in Winona Lake, Indiana. BMH Executive Director Terry White noted that a Christian bookstore has been operated continuously in the [...]
Marguerite Gribble Dunning, daughter of pioneering Africa missionaries James and Dr. Florence Gribble, died on December 28, 2005. Her husband, Dr. Harold Dunning, died in 1997. Mrs. Dunning self-published a book of memoirs in 1994 entitled Live in God’s Kindness. A limited number of the books are available for $10 each plus shipping by calling BMH Books (toll-free) at 1-800-348-2756. In this excerpt from that book, Mrs. [...]
Tom Avey Fellowship Coordinator Tom Avey, while on a site visit in southern California to the facility where Celebrate06 national conference will be held this summer, experienced chest pains and shortness of breath. There was no heart attack, but examination led to a quadruple heart bypass operation the morning of January 22. Avey’s wife, Sandi, was with him, and the surgery went well and they were able to return to Wino[...]
By Ron Dorner For Christians, it is important to follow biblical principles. Yet, during my years of speaking and counseling believers there is one principle I see frequently violated. The Bible calls it surety; we call it “co-signing.” The dictionary defines it as pledging to make a lender secure against damage or loss. Proverbs warns against surety at least three times. One specific text is: My son, if thou art b[...]
John Leonard (right) was honored recently at an open house by the Brethren Missionary Herald Company for 27 years of consecutive service with the company. John Leonard was honored recently at an open house by the Brethren Missionary Herald Company for 27 years of consecutive service with the company. Leonard has worked for BMH since 1978, both as a printer and as distribution manager for BMH Books. BMH publisher Terry White (l[...]
Five core families from California, several relatives from the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, area, and a few new friends met in a residential community clubhouse on Easter Sunday, 1994, for a Bible study. It was the first step in launching a new church. Nearly twelve years later more than 3,500 people gathered in early February, 2006, to dedicate a permanent meeting place for Hope Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.[...]
Pastor Tim Boal of the Penn Valley Grace Brethren Church in Telford, Pennsylvania, is the incoming moderator of the FGBC and will deliver the moderator’s address on Saturday afternoon, July 29 at Celebrate06 The Grace Brethren national conference returns to the “Celebration” format this summer with its sessions to be held July 29-August 3, 2006, at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indiana Wells, CA, near P[...]
By Crystal Ludwig Baseball bats snapped. Frying pans were rolled. Cement blocks were broken. Telephone books were ripped. Hot water bottles were inflated until they burst. A flaming telephone pole was lifted high overhead. And hundreds of people committed their lives to Christ, as a result. Community Grace Brethren Church of Warsaw, IN, hosted the internationally known Power Team in a series of performances and evangelistic pr[...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from sponsoring organizations or through www.fgbc.org. Feb. 27-March 1 – South Focus Retreat, Haines City, FL (FGBC) March 4 – On-Mission Training Day (GBIM) March 4-12 – Spring Break, Grace College and Seminary March 17-19 – ReMix, LaPalma, CA (CEN) April 20 – Day Away, North of 55, Mid-At[...]
Leo Boyer, of Winona Lake, Indiana, has designed and is distributing this Christmas lawn display designed to draw attention to Christ, the true meaning of Christmas. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will provide scholarships to African Bible and pastoral students. The November/December 2005 issue of FGBC World carried a story about Leo Boyer, of Winona Lake, IN and his desire to design and promote a Christmas lawn disp[...]
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