“If they hear and serve Him, they shall end their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasure.” Job 36:11 By Ron Dorner In the last issue, I spoke of the importance of Christians seeking God’s guidance in their personal finances. If ever there was a time to be sensitive to God’s leading in this area, it is now. It is an art to study economics and determine what will occur in the future. Often there [...]
Tom Avey By Tom Avey Fellowship Coordinator Folks in the South say “ya’ll.” In Pennsylvania, some say “you’uns.” I’ve even heard “you’s.” The plural “you” is a concept not communicated well in the English language. As a result we can be tempted to approach the New Testament as if it is all about Jesus and “me” when much of it is really about Je[...]
In this issue, Ted Rondeau tells how more than 30 years ago God brought him to his knees in a lonely jail cell. “Whoever you are,” he says he told God. “I don’t want to go out like this. I need change.” That moment began a life-long spiritual journey, one that you, too, can experience. The Bible teaches that man is sinful and unable to have a relationship with God-that relationship has been disrup[...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from the sponsoring organizations or at www.fgbc.org. Nov. 1-3 – Grace College Board of Trustee Meetings (GCandS); Nov. 2-4 – Grace Homecoming (GCandS); First Operation Barnabas Ministry Reunion (CEN) Nov. 5 — Day Away, Roanoke, Va. (CEN) Nov. 9-10 – CE National Board Meetings, Winona Lake Nov. 9[...]
Ted Rondeau “I would not have made it on my own were it not for the men that have helped me along the way,” says Ted Rondeau, the 47-year-old businessman and Grace Brethren International Missions staffer who experienced a dramatic transformation at age 18 in a Florida jail. “It can make a profound difference for someone to take another under his wing as a disciple, mentor, and/or friend,” he stresses. T[...]
Editor’s Note: August 2008 will mark the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Brethren movement. A group of eight people braved the waters of the Eider River in Schwarzenau, Germany (and possible persecution), to begin a new congregation patterned after the New Testament church. For the next few issues, FGBC World will look at some of the people and organizations that have shaped the Grace Brethren branch of that mov[...]
Chaplain Keith Randall (pictured), who is also pastor of the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church in Soldotna, Alaska, recently received the Chaplain of the Year award from the Alaska Police and Fire Chaplains Ministries. (Photo by M. Scott Moon) Here is a short excerpt–the entire article may be accessed at http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/102807/news_4396.shtml Keith Randall’s job takes him out in the community [...]
Joy Distler, daughter of Scott and Laura Distler (he’s the pastor at Grace Church in Lititz, Pa.), was featured in the Shopping News of Lancaster County. To see the article, click here. Scroll down to School Scene, then click on Lititz Christian School. Whether joking with a fellow classmate or encouraging an underclassman, Joy Distler is fully immersed in the lives of students at Lititz Christian School. What she likes [...]
Mike Jentes of thequest in Columbus, Ohio, sends along the following notice of a meeting that is sponsored by the district missions group of the North Central Ohio district and is open to all: Organic Church Conversation Friday, October 19 Noon – ? Outstanding Organic Food Lunch Provided! at NorthStar Cafe 4215 N High St Columbus, OH 43214 MAP Organic Church practitioners: Ed & Debbie Waken– ValleyLife Grace Br[...]
Dr. Jim Childs (shown with his wife, Rose Ann), a leading layman in the West Kittanning (PA) Grace Brethren Church (Mark Cornwell, pastor), continues rehabilitation from a devastating fall last April. This article, from today’s Kittanning Leader Times, tells of an event to help the family. You can keep up with Dr. Childs’ progress at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jimchilds By Renatta Signorini Leader Times Mond[...]
Posted by Chuck Thornton on the Arctic District Ministerium’s blog. To read more, click on http://arcticdistrictministerium.blogspot.com/ The Alaska Christian Ministries Convention is being by Peninsula Grace on Monday and Tuesday (September 24-25). Featured tracks and leaders are: Worship (Richard Allen Farmer (pictured at right) – gifted musician, worship leader and preacher), Youth Issues (Tom Hansen – Sta[...]
Robert Soto, a professional Native American dancer who also pastors the McAllen Grace Brethren Church in McAllen, Texas, has been involved in a protracted legal situation. Soto had some of his feathers seized by the Department of Interior. A hearing, originally scheduled for September 7, has been postponed. Here are excerpts from his most recent update—more details are available on his website at son-tree.org (photo from “Feat[...]
Are you curious to know more about being a Christ-follower? Perhaps you received this paper during a visit to a Grace Brethren church. Or perhaps a friend or neighbor gave it to you – with an invitation to attend church. Do you want to know how to have meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in life, as Taylor Smith does? Do you want to experience a heart make-over, like many of the students at Momentum07? What is important in[...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from the sponsoring organizations or at www.fgbc.org. Sept. 16 – Mid Atlantic Celebration, Calvary GBC, Hagerstown, Md. (CEN) Sept. 17 – Northern Atlantic Celebration, Good ‘n Plenty Restaurant, Smoketown, Pa. (CEN) Sept. 20-22 – Sibs Weekend (GCandS) Sept. 26 – VIP Campus Visit Day (GCandS[...]
The following news briefs are from the appropriate year’s September-October issues of The Brethren Missionary Herald magazine. Fifteen Years Ago – 1992 Mike and Myra Taylor and family moved to France to study French, preparing for medical missionary work in the Central African Republic. Mike had received the International Humanitarian Award for Physician’s Assistants. A centennial celebration was held at the [...]
“If they hear and serve Him, they shall end their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasure.” Job 36:11 By Ron Dorner Observation is a powerful tool. Through the years, I have counseled many people in financial matters. I have learned that prosperity is not tied to the amount of money one has, as much as it is to one’s contentment with the plan that has unfolded under God’s guidance. Prosperity is[...]
Women who want to help others know and serve Christ will have an opportunity to share with like-minded women at the Women’s Leadership Summit on October 26-28. The Summit brings women from all over the country to exchange ideas and to focus on how to minister effectively. This year, it will take place in the eastern region near Reading, Pa. The theme for the weekend is “Though it cost all you have[...]
A number of individuals were honored during Momentum07 and Equip07 by CE National. The awards presented were: CE Wall of Honor Ray and Sharon Feather In recognition of their involvement with Bible Quizzing The Durwood and Claudine Brooks National Bible Quiz Coach Award Rhoda Alejandro, Grace Brethren Church, Columbus, Ohio National Youth Sponsor of the Year Jim Heffner, Grace Brethren Church of Powell, Ohio Outreach Idea of th[...]
Loans totaling $9 million have been approved to three churches in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches by the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation (GBIF). “This investment will be returned in the value of changed lives,” says Ken Seyfert, executive director of the GBIF. The three churches include: the Seal Beach, Calif. Grace Brethren Church, who are purchasing a property that is immediately adjacent to existi[...]
By Melody Pfaffenberger Teaching. Ministering to women. Helping people help others. These are a few passions that light a fire in the heart of Dr. Christy Morr, one of the newest members of the faculty at Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind. Joining the faculty in the fall of 2006 to teach classes such as Spiritual Formation, Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Management, and Women and Scripture, she has filled [...]
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