Two students (from different continents) participate in the popcorn race. For the third consecutive year, the Grace Brethren Church in Tracy, Calif. hosted a Thanksgiving meal for international students in San Francisco. It was held at the International House of Friendship, where Kevin and Sieu Choo Ong minister to young men and women from around the world. This year, more than 70 students and ministry supporters attended the [...]
By Ron Dorner I hope you have read the first two parts in this series. (See September-October and November-December issues of FGBC World.) We have discussed how God looks at financial prosperity as well as providing a brief insight as to what might be ahead for the U.S. economy. In this issue, I want to bring these two previous articles together in a meaningful way. As I thought about how to end this series, King Solomon’[...]
McClain Hall has been home to Grace Theological Seminary since it was built in Winona Lake, Ind., in 1958. by Dr. Jeffrey A. Gill Dean, Grace Theological Seminary Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., is celebrating its 70th anniversary during this school year. It is a great honor for those of us who minister here to continue the wonderful heritage of an uncompromised commitment to God’s inerrant Word. We are tr[...]
Denominational communications and publishing were the topics as the board of directors of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company kicked off their fall meeting in Winona Lake, Ind. on Thursday afternoon (November 8). Joining the board for lunch and conversation were representatives of the Baptist General Conference (BGC) from Arlington Heights, Ill., who discussed their publication and book store operations. In the photo, Gary [...]
Today’s Peninsula Clarion in Soldotna, Alaska, includes a story about disaster training that was held Saturday at the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church (Keith Randall, pastor). If it wasn’t supposed to be serious, it would have been funny. But as the cries of Paul Adams echoed through the hallways of Peninsula Grace Brethren Church early Saturday morning, few earthquake victims could keep a straight face. Adams, a ca[...]
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[...]
Providing Haitian pastors with the necessary training to lead a church is the best way to raise healthy congregations, according to Elysee Joseph, pastor of the Eglise Evangelique De La Freres, a Grace Brethren church in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Haitian community. He and his fellow Haitian Grace Brethren pastors in South Florida have a vision to reach their home country for Christ, which is only an hour away by plane.”[...]
In His Presence is the theme of the third annual discipleship conference at the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus, Ohio. The conference, to be held Friday and Saturday, February 15 and 16, 2008, will focus on learning to hear God’s voice by spending time with Him. The conference begins at 7 p.m., Friday and ends at 4 p.m. Saturday. All sessions will be held on the north campus of the church, 8225 Worthington-Galena Road,[...]
Thanks to a generous lead donor, Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. is offering $1,000,000 in four-year scholarships beginning fall 2008 to new students from the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC). To qualify for one of the 200 FGBC Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 ($1,250 per year), admitted applicants must be from a Grace Brethren Church and meet one of the following academic requirements: 3.1 GPA or top 40 perce[...]
Jim Hill Jim Hill has been named coordinator of marketing and recruitment at Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind. A December 2006 graduate of the school, he is responsible for all aspects of marketing in the seminary. A native of southwestern Michigan, he studied mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University and also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Detroit –[...]
Loan Approved for Columbus ChurchMoraski Pens Song for “Stand in the Gap 2007”GBIM Establishes Peru Earthquake Relief FundMike Taylor Assumes New Role with GBIMDRIVEN Announces Dates, New LocationEquip07 Offering Benefits Community AgencyPastoral MovesMilestonesNew ChurchesChurch Closes Loan Approved for Columbus ChurchThe Grace Brethren Investment Foundation (GBIF) has recently approved new financing of $2.4 milli[...]
FGBC World is an all-Fellowship, all-Grace Brethren newspaper that is published six times a year. We’d like to know what is happening in your church. Do you have a unique ministry? How are you effectively reaching your community? Have you just hired someone to work with the youth, lead worship, or be senior pastor? We’d like to know. Send your news to Liz Cutler Gates, managing editor, via e-mail (mailto: lcgates@b[...]
The following news briefs are from the appropriate year’s November-December issues of the Brethren Missionary Herald magazine. Fifteen Years Ago – 1992 The Wooster, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church dedicated its new 58,000 square-foot, 800-seat sanctuary with Knute Larson as the guest speaker. Robert Fetterhoff was the pastor. Twenty Years Ago – 1987 The Dayton, Ohio, First Grace Brethren Church dedicated its new [...]
Marjorie Florence Mayes died September 29, 2007 in Longview, Texas, where she resided. Funeral services were held Thursday, October 4, 2007, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Howard Mayes officiating. Burial followed at Rosewood Park Cemetery. Marjorie was born November 11, 1926, in Long Beach, California. She attended Polytechnic High School and graduated from Pasadena College with a teaching degree in 1949. That same ye[...]
Ted Rondeau Ted Rondeau tells the story like it’s the plot in a television crime drama or a scene from a movie like Bonnie and Clyde. It’s a chronicle that rivals any Hollywood script — young, romantic dreamers running from the law with plenty of dramatic conflict. But the story is the candid account of a transformed life – Ted’s. It’s a testimony of how God worked in a dramatic way to bring[...]
Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., welcomed a record number of new students for fall 2007, with 343 new full-time students enrolled for the fall semester. The previous high was 304 in fall 2006. The large new class brings Grace College’s residential campus to capacity for the new academic year. Geographically, the new class represents 25 states and six countries. Academically, the new class includes 14 valedictorians and [...]
By Katy Devereaux Step inside the home of Rick and Jamie DeBoest, of Community Grace Brethren Church in Warsaw, Ind., and you will instantly feel like you’ve come home. With four young children running around in their pajamas and making a fort out of the kitchen table, anyone can clearly see the love and laughter that bind this family assembled from the far corners of the world. Three of the four DeBoest children are ado[...]
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