Pastor Mitch Cariaga (left) and youth pastor Kevin Ibanez are guiding the Rialto, California, Grace Brethren church into a new era as a “Mosaic” church aimed at reaching a younger audience. The Rialto, CA, Grace Brethren Church was started more than 50 years ago by Art Carey, and under Pastor Gerald Polman the current church building at the corner of Cactus and Etiwanda in the community near San Bernardino was buil[...]
BMH Books of Winona Lake, IN, announces the release of the newly-revised and republished edition of The Glory of the Church: Studies in Ephesians by Dr. Homer A. Kent, Jr. The 140-page paperback commentary is part of The Kent Collection, a republishing of Dr. Kent’s entire set of commentaries on 15 books of the New Testament. This is the fourth in the new series. Previous new releases have been commentaries on Mark, John[...]
Romans: The Gospel of God’s Grace by Dr. Alva J. McClain has just been reissued by BMH Books in a new “facelift” updated format. The 253-page paperback consists of commentary on the Book of Romans culled from 40 years of teaching notes and edited by Herman A. Hoyt, who succeeded McClain as the president of Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, IN. In the foreword to the book, Hoyt points out that McClain[...]
“DRIVEN06,” a second annual conference for young adults will be held June 22-26, 2006, on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and is now open for registration. After a very successful first conference in 2005, planners have titled the 2006 conference “Alert and Oriented.” It centers on helping twenty-somethings answer four questions: 1. Do I know who I am? 2. Do I know where I am? 3. Do I kno[...]
With the Lord Marguerite Gribble Dunning went home to her Lord on December 28, 2005. Born in Chicago in 1915 to pioneer missionaries in then-French Equatorial Africa, Rev. James and Dr. Florence Gribble, Marguerite spent much of her childhood with loving foster parents John and Hattie Weed in Washington State. Marguerite and her husband, Harold Dunning, spent more than 27 years in the Central African Republic, where Marguerite[...]
In-depth study and discussion of Psalm 119 continues to be the main theme of the southeast Focus Retreat, now underway in Haines City, Florida. Participating this morning in one of the small-group discussions were Pastor Larry Edwards (left) of Ashland, Ohio, and Nelson Fernandez from the North Lauderdale Grace Brethren Church in Florida. Edwards, who pastors the Southview Grace Brethren Church in Ashland, is attending the ret[...]
The Fellowship Council, the elected leadership group of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, is meeting yesterday, today, and tomorrow in Sacramento, California. The group is elected by the national conference delegates from various geographical regions and also includes the immediate past moderator, the current moderator, and the two moderators-elect. Current moderator Keith Shearer is leading the meetings this week. Me[...]
Word has been received from Cherry Valley, California, that longtime Grace Brethren pastor Bob Kliewer entered his heavenly home this morning about 2 a.m. The memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m. next Thursday, February 2, at Whittier Community Grace Brethren Church at 11000 E. Washington Blvd., Whittier, CA 90606. We’ll post details of Bob’s ministry record and his survivors as they become available, but friends indicate [...]
The following article appeared this week in the Elizabethtown (PA) college newspaper, telling of an event that will benefit one of our Grace Brethren churches. Senior honors project benefits Katrina victims Natalie A. Smeltz News Editor When senior Lindsay Rowe considered possible topics to cover for her Honors in the Discipline project, volunteerism was the first thing that came to mind. “It’s important to do comm[...]
The cast of Millersburg, Ohio’s dinner-theater outreach chose a western theme this year for the presentation and the dinner. By Theresa Clark The Grace Brethren Church of Millersburg, Ohio, once again proves that even small churches can do good things for Christ. Despite having a membership of fewer than 100, this church uses a dinner-theater ministry as a unique way to share the gospel with its local community. Millersb[...]
By Jim Boggan Lori Ellifritt (standing, left) is one of the volunteers in the Grove City church’s English as a Second Language outreach program. Most of what Pastor Carlo Corral does isn’t considered cross-cultural ministry. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Corral is now teaching and coordinating volunteers in an ESL (English as a Second Language) program based at Southwest Grace Brethren Church, in Grove City,[...]
Participating in the ribbon cutting for The Happy Ship and More store were (from left) Mike Tabor, pastor of The Happy Church; Jamie Davidson, building owner and member of The Happy Church; John Jacobson, local enterprise director; Mike Miller, mayor of Jackson; Freda Schnelle and Vickie Fugate, church members employed at The Happy Ship; Gladys Deloe and Chuck Yeager, of giA; and Chris Jacobson, manager of The Happy Ship. (pho[...]
By Theresa Clark Pastor Charles Ashman heads a team of experienced Paraclete Ministry consultants who are available to assist churches during times of transition or conflict. Ever hear the phrase, “It’s hard to find good help these days”? Well, for churches that are struggling with organizational issues or through difficult transitional periods, good help is available. Charles Ashman coordinates the FGBC-spon[...]
By Theresa Clark A powerful book dealing with ethical issues Christians face in business has just been released by BMH Books of Winona Lake, Indiana. Minefields in the Marketplace: Ethical Issues Christians Face in the World of Business is written by Jim Pearson, senior pastor of Brookside Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to entering the ministry, Pearson enjoyed a successful career in sales and marketing with corporations[...]
The FGBC Handbook The 2006 Handbook of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, compiled and produced by the office of Fellowship Coordinator Tom Avey, is now available. Copies have been mailed to Grace Brethren churches. The 174-page spiral bound handbook contains a wealth of information for those interested in the Fellowship. In addition to annual reports, financial reports, and updates from all national organizations, the[...]
Ten Years Ago – January, 1996 Chaplain John Schumacher (USA retired) taught a course in ethics in a university in Kiev, Ukraine, last September. Grace College and Seminary received a $1,500,000 donation from Robert and Frances Gordon of Springfield, OH. $500,000 was for the renovation of Westminster Hall, and the remainder for what is now the Gordon Student Recreation Center. Tim Kurtaneck joined the staff of C. E. Natio[...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from sponsoring organizations or through www.fgbc.org. Jan. 4-9 – National Institute Module (Church and Campus Youth) (CEN) Jan. 29 – So. Cal. CE National Celebration, Bellflower, CA (CEN) Jan. 30-Feb. 1 – SW Focus Retreat, San Juan Capistrano, CA (FGBC) Feb. 27-March 1 – South Focus Retreat, Hai[...]
In Walking Like Jesus Did, a BMH book by author Larry McCall. His thesis, based on Scripture, is that mirroring the character of Jesus Christ should be the normal pattern of life for the Christian. This presupposes two things–a knowledge of Jesus’ character, best gained through studying Him in the Bible, and a personal commitment to being like Christ. The key teaching of the Bible is that man is sinful and unable t[...]
With the Lord Dr. Robert L. Boze, 79, a well-known retired physician from Berne, Indiana, died Monday afternoon, October 17, at 5:25 p.m. while hunting with a bow and arrow near his home.. Dr. Boze was active in leadership roles at Bethel Brethren Church in Berne, taught Sunday School there for 45 years, and was on the board of trustees of Grace College in Indiana for 14 years. He and his wife spent a year in the Central Afric[...]
Transformed in His Presence The following is excerpted from chapter three of Transformed in His Presence: The Need for Prayer in Counseling by Roger Peugh and Tammy Schultz, who are on the faculty of Grace College and Seminary. This new release by BMH Book, a 136-page paperback, sells for $10.99 (ISBN 0884593007) and may be obtained online at www.bmhbooks.com or by calling (toll-free) 1-800-348-2756. The older we become, the m[...]
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