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 [...]
Kenneth and Donna Seyfert, Warsaw, Ind. (right) sign in at the Equip07 registration table on Sunday afternoon. Matt and Becky Baldwin (left) assist. With a focus on lifelong learning and equipping for ministry, Equip07, the annual conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, was held July 29 to August 3 in Winona Lake, Ind. on the campus of Grace College and Seminary. A variety of practical courses were offered to [...]
Jim Brown, pastor of Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Goshen, Ind. encouraged Momentum youth conference participants to mix with non-Christians to tell them about Jesus and not to repel them. Hundreds of young people experienced Extreme Makeover, Heart Edition, during Momentum, the annual event formerly known as Brethren National Youth Conference. The conference was held July 21 through 26 in Hattiesburg, Mis[...]
Taylor Smith Jim Augspurger and Taylor Smith were eating lunch when a young man approached their table. “He introduced himself to Taylor and then thanked him,” recalled Augspurger, who is the executive pastor at the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus, Ohio. “He thanked Taylor for standing by him and having confidence in him.” Smith was the administrator of Worthington Christian Schools, a ministry of the[...]
Dr. Charles W. Mayes 1901-1979 Editor’s Note: This is excerpted from Heroes Who Live On, Vol. 2, the stories of our Grace Brethren ancestors. The book, written by Robert Cover, Sr., Viki Rife, and Ashley Woodworth, is published by BMH Books and is available online at www.bmhbooks.com, or by calling (800) 348-2756 . It was hard for anyone to imagine Charles W. Mayes becoming a preacher. He was a quiet, timid country boy w[...]
We have received word of the deaths of the following individuals. We extend our sympathy to the families of these individuals, who have been a vital part of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches over the years. Lowell Hoyt Laura E. Kriegbaum Robert K. “Bob” Rohrer Kenneth L. Teague Lee Burris Lowell Hoyt, 87, of Dayton, Tenn., died on April 6. He was born May 30, 1919, in Dallas Center, Iowa, the son of the lat[...]
Two landmark Christian counseling texts that will help professional and lay counselors relate God’s truth to human relationships are in production at BMH Books. One, Spiritual Friends: A Methodology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction, is now available. The second, Soul Physicians: A Theology of Soul Care and Spiritual Direction, will be available later this fall. Both are written by Grace Theological Seminary graduate,[...]
Beth Arnott of Powell, Ohio, reads Scripture during a morning worship session in Bolton Theatre on the campus of Kenyon College. It was part of Driven07, the Grace Brethren young adult conference which was held in Gambier, Ohio in late June. After a weekend of challenges to let God make His mark in their lives, participants at Driven07, the annual Grace Brethren young adult conference, were given an opportunity to put shoe lea[...]
Pastors Honored for Service Gateway Grace Community Church Burns Mortgage Norwalk Church Recognized Ministerial Moves On the Grace Campus Social Work Department Reaffirmed Pastors Honored for Service Three Grace Brethren pastors were recognized for their work during the annual meeting of the Association of Grace Brethren Ministers on July 22 in Winona Lake, Ind. Dr. David Plaster was presented the Excellence in Ministry award,[...]
Peninsula Grace Brethren Church of Soldotna, Alaska (Pastor Keith Randall) sponsored the Care2Run Family Fun Run on Saturday. The race is a fundraiser to support the area’s homeless and at-risk teens. Three runners tied for first place at the event, Elisabeth Habermann, Connie Best and Jennifer Mishler. The trio finished the course, which was a bit more than five kilometers, in 25 minutes, 4 seconds. The complete results[...]
“This has been like a week of football training camp,” said Dan Gregory as he took to the platform for the Thursday morning main session at the Momentum youth conference. He likened training camp to the mountain top experience that the week has been for many. Dan is pastor of Community of Hope, a Grace Brethren church in Columbia City, Ind. He is also a football coach. “At the end of the camp, there are three categories,” he n[...]
Chuck Thornton, Pastor at Large at the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church in Soldotna, Alaska (Keith Randall, pastor), sends along this delightful article and photos of the Soldotna church’s recent event. All-Church Picnic – Alaskan Style Cars, pickups, and even a motorcycle began arriving at the site. The Tesoro Oil Company’s Picnic Grounds was the place. Some 125 people from Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, Soldotna, Alas[...]
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 [...]
Submitted By Roland Maust, Millersburg, Ohio What could you do with ten dollars? Buy a book at the local bookstore? Eat lunch at a fast food restaurant, maybe catch a matinee at a movie theater down the street? How about battling teen depression? Or building a house on Rwanda? Or fixing a cleft palate in Vietnam? Those are exactly the kind of things that one Grace Brethren Church did with ten dollars in the first three months [...]
The third annual Leadership Summit for women in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches will be held near Reading, Pa. from October 26 to 28. The summit offers those who minister to women and girls an opportunity to network, provide encouragement, and exchange ideas for effective women’s ministry in their local churches. The theme for the weekend is “Though it cost all you have[...]
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[...]
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