An additional media report — from KDKA television in Pittsburgh — on the fall taken by Dr. Jim Childs of the Kittanning (PA) Grace Brethren Church, is available online at http://firstname.lastname@example.org Morris Tire Company, where the incident occurred, is a business owned by the family of Nichole Plaster, GBIM missionary to Paris. Arnold Morris, who is interviewed at length in this clip, is Nichole[...]
Dr. Jim Childs (pictured), a longtime elder and leader in the Grace Brethren Church of West Kittanning, Pennsylvania (Mark Cornwell, pastor) on Wednesday suffered critical injuries after a 250-foot fall in a freak accident. Here is an excerpt from the news article, along with links to the full article and a TV report: EAST FRANKLIN — An ACMH Hospital doctor was rescued after slipping and falling down a 250-foot cliff beh[...]
Pastor Keith Randall of the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church in Soldotna, Alaska (shown here with Nicaraguan children) is currently in Nicaragua with a ministry team. Here is a short report from Keith: Greetings from Nicaragua. We have been working building houses the past four days. We have eight houses in various stages of completion. Two are almost complete, but no family will move in until all the homes are completed. We ha[...]
From today’s Prince George’s Maryland Gazette.net: Grace Brethren Christian School’s boys’ basketball team likes to compare itself to the Phoenix Suns. But unlike the high-scoring National Basketball Association team, the Eagles have a championship to celebrate. The Clinton school won the Maryland Christian Schools Tournament Division I title last weekend at Washington Bible College in Lanham. It was the first Mary[...]
Called: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be, by Kary Oberbrunner, reminds believers that living the life of a Christian is more than just accepting Jesus into their hearts, it is also following Him every day. The book has just been released by BMH Books of Winona Lake, Ind. In his introduction, Oberbrunner says that this book, “exposes the lie that says, Accept Jesus into your heart and then go on your merry way and live th[...]
Kristine Pappas Losing her husband to pancreatic cancer in 1998 was the catalyst that drove Kristine Pappas to wrestle with the faith question, “What does it mean to trust God–really?” As a widow, she came to understand what God means when He says He is the husband to the widow and father to the fatherless. As a result, she has written Widow For a Season: Finding Your Identity in Christ, which has just been r[...]
The Christmas Fiesta held by the Pike Grace Brethren Church in Johnstown, Pa., started with prayer. by Cindy Clark “What are we here for?” That was the focus of the Pike Grace Brethren Church, Johnstown, Pa., as they emphasized spiritual growth during a study centered around the book 40 Days of Community. Approximately 150 individuals from the congregation and others from outside the church joined in small groups t[...]
Equip07, the national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, will be held July 29 through August 3 in Winona Lake, Ind. Designed as a training conference for men and women who provide leadership in local churches, more than 30 classes will offer practical biblical training across a wide spectrum of ministry needs. Registration is now open. Reservations may be made through the Fellowship Coordinator’s of[...]
By Ron Dorner No one would hand out copies of their bank statements in front of the local department store. But some computer owners are doing something very similar without even knowing it! If you have financial information stored on your computer and you connect to the Internet, your information is available to the world. You must take steps to protect it. Your computer has hundreds of points (ports) that are available to in[...]
By Paul Hoard The Frederick Grace Chinese Fellowship is a daughter church of Grace Community Church (GCC), a Grace Brethren Church in Frederick, Md. It started as a plan to turn their “church inside out so they could turn their community upside down for Christ,” according to Kyle Christiansen, the elder assigned to oversee church planting at the Grace Community Church (GCC), a Grace Brethren Church in Frederick, Md[...]
Registration for DRIVEN ’07, the annual conference for young adults, is now open. The conference will be held June 21-24 on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. An “early bird special” is available for those who register before April 1. The deadline to sign up is June 11. See www.drivenconference.com for information, including group, weekend, and day rates, or to register. Questions? Send an email t[...]
In an effort to use resources for its maximum impact, Grace Brethren North American Missions (GBNAM) has restructured staff and moved administrative offices to Souderton, Pa. “Our desire at GBNAM is to be a ministry that produces fruit for Christ at the highest level possible,” said Executive Director Dr. Tim Boal in a late November announcement to donors and corporation members. Boal, who has served as executive d[...]
Japanese gather at a Southern California beach on Sunday morning to learn to surf and, perhaps, meet God. If you want to start a surfing school as a tool to reach unbelievers, Sunday morning is the best time, it turns out. That way Christians-who are already in church-will not fill the classes, thus leaving room for unbelievers. This strategy for reaching young Japanese is working. Nao Makino, 31, a wiry, athletic Japanese man[...]
The “Boot Scoot” at Community Grace Brethren Church of Warsaw (Ind.) was an opportunity for women to not only pamper themselves and build relationships, but to draw closer to God. (Photo by Classique Image Photography) see also Making Friends and Link Up! by Katy Devereaux Cowboy hats and bandannas, live chickens in a crate, an authentic back porch[...]
Grab a hammer and a paint brush! In the spirit of television’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Momentum 07 (Brethren National Youth Conference) will assist with special “makeover” projects during the conference, which will be held July 21-27 in Hattiesburg, Miss. Following the theme, Xtreme Makeover: Heart Edition, the conference will encourage teams of students, staff, and other guests to spread into the com[...]
In Kristine Pappas’ book, Widow for a Season, she writes that in order for one to find their identity in Christ, one must find surrender and receive Him as Lord and Savior. God has accomplished our salvation with the peace and power that accompanies it through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. But we must choose whether we want His salvation. We choose salvation because we want to spend eternity with Jesus Christ. If [...]
Roland Maust checks out his book on Civil War medicine at a local bookstore. In one life, Roland Maust is pastor of the Grace Brethren Churchof Millersburg, Ohio, a congregation whose worship facility sits in a meadow deep in the bucolic Amish countryside of northeastern Ohio. In another life, he is Roland Maust, Civil War medicine expert and author, specializing in the Second Corps Hospital at the Battle of Gettysburg. HeR[...]
By Melody Pfaffenberger Grace Community Church (GCC) is setting a new trend for Grace Brethren churches. It is joining with the congregation of the former Grace Brethren Church in South Bend to become one church with two campuses. On March 11, GCC, a Grace Brethren Church in Goshen, will broadcast a service for the first time to its new South Bend campus, a half an hour away. Worship services will be held both at the Goshen fa[...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from the sponsoring organizations or at www.fgbc.org. March 3-11 – Spring Break (GCandS) March 5-9 – MI700 Course on Church Planting in Dublin, OH (GBNAM and GTS) March 17 — NexGen, Grace Community Church, Goshen, IN (CEN) March 18-19 – VIP Campus Visit Days (GCandS) April 13 – North of 55,[...]
Fifteen Years Ago – 1992 — Bobbette Osborn Ridenour retired from the Brethren Missionary Herald Co. after 38 years of service at BMH and the National Sunday School Board and Brethren Youth Council (the latter two now combined as CE National). — Tim Boal accepted the pastorate at the Penn Valley church in Telford, Penna. Twenty Years Ago – 1986 — Tom Julien, FGBC moderator, convened a three-day con[...]
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