Hope Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Raleigh, N.C., and Grace Christian School, also of Raleigh, jointly have purchased the former Crossroads Ford dealership property located at 1101 Buck Jones Road. The 48,000 square foot property will be shared by the church and the school, institutions who operate independently of each other. Already sharing a 14.7 acre parcel adjacent to the Ford property, Hope Community Churc[...]
Grace College, Theological Seminary Holds Commencement Among those participating in commencement exercises at Grace College and Theological Seminary on May 5, 2007, were 60 men and women who, at their enrollment, indicated an affiliation with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. We congratulate these individuals. Grace College Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Social Work Master of Arts i[...]
By Natalie Rummel Phil Keller Phil Keller was raised in a Christian home, but he admits he rejected virtually everything about the concept of God. By the age of 16, he considered himself an atheist. As an adult, his life began to spiral downward. His marriage ended and he eventually was arrested for killing a man. It was then he found himself in a completely foreign world — jail. “I was still convinced there was no[...]
Left to right: Dan Balmer, chairman of Penn Valley elders, Larry Orme, executive pastor of Penn Valley, Al Kidder, pastor of Suburban GBC, and Tony Osimo, campus pastor at Bucks County Campus The elders of Penn Valley Church, a Grace Brethren church in Telford, Pa. have reached an agreement with Suburban Grace Brethren Church of Hatboro, Pa. to join forces, establishing one congregation using multiple locations. As a result of[...]
Tom Avey By Tom Avey A pastor is called on to be theologian, counselor, CEO, marketer, orator, teacher, friend, leader, motivator, admonisher, husband, mentor, father, evangelist, example, and much, much more. Yet all around us are folks who hunger for more in their spiritual and ministry development. Equip07 can help. The annual conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches will be held July 29[...]
By Ron Dorner If you are a gardener, you are probably picking the fruits of your labor. If you don’t garden, you may never have given much thought to being a successful gardener. Gardening and planning for retirement have much in common. Perhaps you are afraid of the work it takes to have a productive garden. Successful gardeners prepare the soil, faithfully pull weeds, and the result is an abundance of food. Retirement [...]
Norma Matthes had been ill off and on for nearly 20 years, but she didn’t use her illness as an excuse not to share her faith in Jesus Christ. From almost the moment in 1972 when she was introduced to the pamphlet, Life’s Most Important Question, she used it to lead hundreds of people to the Lord, remembers her husband, Quentin Matthes. Quentin recalls how one hospitalization stretched to 23 days. The hospital prov[...]
Officials at Momentum (Brethren National Youth Conference) and CE National have announced a partnership with Convoy of Hope, a transdenominational organization that provides disaster relief, builds supply lines, and sponsors outreaches to the poor and hurting in communities. Convoy of Hope will join with the participants of Momentum to provide a truckload of food that will be distributed to residents of Gulfport, Miss. The tru[...]
The Alexander Mack Museum is one of many sights that participants in the 2008 Brethren World Assembly may visit. The event will be held August 2 and 3 in Schwarzenau, Germany. Representatives and friends of Brethren groups from all over the world will converge on the little village of Schwarzenau, Germany, about forty minutes north of Marburg, on Saturday, August 2, and Sunday, August 3, 2008, to celebrate the 300th anniversar[...]
Elsewhere on this site, you read about Life’s Most Important Question, a tract that has been published by BMH Books for more than 35 years. Below is a condensed version of the little booklet, which has been printed more than five million times. (The tracts are available by calling 800-348-2756 or online at www.bmhbooks.com) If you died today, and God asked why He should let you into heaven, what would you say? Here’[...]
Rob Gable Rob Gable, Rittman, Ohio, has been named the director of the boys’ ministry with Grace Brethren Boys(GBB), a national organization that helps strengthen the local church by providing Biblical leadership, training, and opportunities for men and boys following the pattern in 2 Timothy 2:2. In the volunteer position, he is responsible for promoting the organization and implementing its programs, enlisting field re[...]
Dead Sea Scrolls by Dr. John J. Davis is a short treatise that was created as a series of newspaper articles. Originally published in 1991, the text and photos have been updated. The text traces events following the discovery of the scrolls in 1947. It examines the history and debate that has surrounded the scrolls and discusses the contents of the manuscripts, which were found at Qumran. Dr. John J. Davis is president/profess[...]
Early Childhood Center Groundbreaking Construction Begins on Wooster Student Ministry Center FGBC Annual Meeting Set Grace Village Opens Rehab Center Ministerial Moves Hofecker Elected to ASOR Board In Memoriam – Earl Replogle Bock – Lowell Hoyt – Donald F. Streit – Stephen Young This Issue Brought to You by GBIF Groundbreaking at Worthington, Ohio Early Childhood Center GroundbreakingThe heavy equipmen[...]
By Melody Pfaffenberger Brian Baughman On November 14, 2006, Angelica Alvarez was found unconscious in the basement of her Elkhart, Ind. home, next to the bodies of her four children, Jennifer Lopez, 8, Gonzalo Lopez, 6, Daniel Valdez, 4, and Jessica Valdez, 2. Alvarez is accused of strangling the children before attempting to take her own life. The tragic story of an apparent murder-suicide attempt provided the Osceola (Ind.)[...]
Many organizations within the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) will hold corporation meetings during Equip 07, the national conference of the FGBC. Equip 07 will be held July 29 to August 3 in Winona Lake, Ind. In order to vote for directors or on issues at the meetings of these organizations, one must be a member of the nonprofit corporations. What does it take to be a member? Here’s how: Brethren Missionary[...]
Glimpses of the past from the pages of The Brethren Missionary Herald magazine. Twenty Years Ago – 1987 Tom Julien was moderator of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches conference in Winona Lake. Speakers and workshop leaders included Elmer Towns, Bill and Lynne Hybels, Bob Thompson, Margie Devan, Roy Roberts, and other fellowship leaders. David Manges, new pastor of the Chambersburg, Pa., Grace Brethren Church, was[...]
Diagrammatical Analysis by Dr. Lee L. Kantenwein is designed to facilitate the student’s understanding of syntactical relationships in grammar. Parts of speech are defined and examples are given in English, Greek, and Hebrew. The text was developed for a course in “Greek Exegetical Methods” and helps teach an individual follow the grammatical flow in preparing his or her sermon. When this book was originally [...]
Please pray for Betty Gregory, wife of Pastor John Gregory who is on the staff of Community of Hope Grace Brethren Church in Columbia City, Indiana (Dan Gregory, pastor). Betty was transported to Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne at around 1 pm today. As of this afternoon the doctors still really don’t know what is causing the issues that Betty is having right now. They are going to do a biopsy on her liver tomorrow and hopefully[...]
The plumb line on Bill Burk’s desk is a reminder to be straight and true to the Word. Bill and his wife, Imogene, have ministered faithfully along Brazil’s Amazon River for more than 50 years. Editor’s Note: Bill and Imogene Burk have served more than 50 years with Grace Brethren International Missions (GBIM) in Brazil. Through thousands of Bible studies and sermons, Bill’s spirit has continued to beat [...]
Ben and Mabel Hamilton at their wedding Mabel Crawford Hamilton is perhaps best known in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches as the head librarian at Grace College and Seminary. She and her husband, Ben, served in the library for 25 years, including overseeing the move of the library from the west wing of McClain Hall to the new Morgan Library building in 1969. However she was also an early Brethren missionary to the Cen[...]
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