By Crystal Ludwig The Leesburg (IN) Grace Brethren Church is going wild. Since the church wanted to expand its ministry to its neighborhood, former pastor Chris Hay suggested hosting a Wild Game Dinner, a ministry that Dr. John The “Stovepipe Holler Band” which performed for the Leesburg Wild Game Dinner included (from left), J. D. Woods, Lowell Dobbs, and Dr. John Davis. (Art Davis photo) Davis conducts all around[...]
With the Lord Marjorie Foote, known in the Fellowship as a prayer warrior and as the mother of Pastor Robert Foote of the Huber Heights Grace Community Church in Ohio, passed away in her sleep during the early morning hours Thursday, March 23, 2006, at her home in Winona Lake, IN. Services were held at the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church. Pastoral Changes John Teevan John Teevan, who has been senior pastor of the Winona Lake[...]
BMH Books of Winona Lake, Indiana, announces its latest release, entitled Breaking Tradition to Accomplish Vision: Training Leaders for a Church-Planting Movement by Paul R. Gupta and Sherwood Lingenfelter. Breaking Tradition is the story of Hindustan Bible Institute (HBI), a Bible institute founded in Chennai, India, to teach pastors and to foster church planting. Over time the institute had lost its vision and had, in the pr[...]
“Rescue” is the theme for this year’s Brethren National Youth Conference, to be held on the campus of Biola University in LaMirada, California, the week of Saturday, July 22 through Thursday, July 27, 2006. More than 2,500 teenagers traditionally participate in this action-packed week which includes marquee speakers, small-group and workshop opportunities, recreational options and much more. This year’s[...]
By Ron Dorner Health costs continue to rise at unreal rates. Most of us will work for more than one employer during our working years. Insurance costs are high because of misuse of the system. Most health insurance plans take decision-making away from the patient and give it to a third party. Now is the time to take charge of your own health care. The federal government has given us all the opportunity to make choices. If ther[...]
The annual corporation business meeting of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company will be held Wednesday, August 2, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. during Celebrate06 at Indian Wells, California. At that meeting corporation members and guests will hear financial reports, ministry updates, and will be addressed by the authors of several recent BMH books–Dr. Sherwood Lingenfelter, Dr. Tim Boal, and Kristine Pappas. BMH board chair[...]
Twenty-two potential church planters participated in the church planting course jointly conducted by Grace College and Seminary and Grace Brethren North American Missions. Several students in the course are already involved in significant church planting efforts. Dr. Terry Hofecker, senior pastor of Northwest Chapel Grace Brethren Fellowship in Dublin, Ohio, and a Grace Theological Seminary faculty member, this spring taught a[...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from sponsoring organizations or through www.fgbc.org. May 6 – Grace College and Seminary Commencement May 22-24 – Northwest Focus Retreat, Camp Clear Lake, WA (FGBC) June 5-9 – ACTS Seminar (GBIM) June 23-July 18 – Operation Barnabas, West Coast (CEN) June 22-25 – DRIVEN06, Kenyon College,[...]
Elsewhere in this issue an article talks about a Wild Game dinner at which the speaker “invited unbelievers to receive Christ, the great ‘fisher of men,’ as their savior.” (See Wild Game Dinner is Effective Outreach.) What does that mean, exactly? The “fisher of men” reference comes from Jesus’ own invitation to several men–commercial fishermen–who decided to leave their ne[...]
Dr. Jerry Young, standing right, led the recent AGBM “Certification Summit” held at the Grace Brethren Church in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Participants represented the licensure and ordination examining boards from districts around the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. (Jay Fretz photo) Twenty-six members of the Association of Grace Brethren Ministers, representatives of national organizations, and the chairs of t[...]
There is still time to register and participate in either or both of this summer’s adult conferences in the FGBC. DRIVEN06, geared mainly for young adults, will be held June 22-26 on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. The conference theme is “Alert and Oriented,” and it will focus on helping twenty-somethings answer basic questions about their identity and mission in life. Speakers, workshops, rou[...]
A couple from the Ellet Grace Brethren Church in Akron, Ohio (Jonathan Carey, pastor) have been attracting wide attention from the Akron area. Last week the Akron Beacon-Journal newspaper ran a four-part series on Sue and Chuck Minick and the handicapped little Russian girl they have adopted. Some of the donations that have come in response to the story will be used to make the Ellet church building more handicap-accessible. H[...]
The following article on Emma Fretz appeared on the front page of the March, 2006, edition of Senior Life newspaper, published in Milford, Indiana. It is used by permission of the editor-article and photos are by staff writer Tim Ashley. Mrs. Fretz’ late husband, Walter, was for many years the head of the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation in Winona Lake, IN. She is also the mother of Pastor Jay Fretz of the Maranatha [...]
Twenty-seven leaders among Grace Brethren clergy are meeting yesterday, today, and tomorrow at the Grace Brethren Church of Lititz, Pennsylvania, for a “Certification Summit” to discuss issues relating to the licensure and ordination procedures for the FGBC. The group includes district examining board personnel and AGBM officers representing churches from Soldotna, Alaska, to Fort Myers, Florida. Dr. Jerry Young, w[...]
Debbie Wingard, daughter of Miriam Uphouse Christiansen, was featured last Thursday in the Daytona Beach (FL) News Journal. Here is a substantial portion of the article–to read the remainder click here. SOUTH DAYTONA — If you need Debbie Wingard to find a bunch of pictures of herself coaching over the past three decades, good luck. And if Debbie Wingard’s career record is something you’re curious about,[...]
The lives of 43 adults from East Side Grace Brethren Church in Columbus, Ohio, will never be the same. They just returned from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina as they ministered for a week in Slidell, Louisiana, a northeastern suburb of New Orleans near Lake Pontchartrain. Before Katrina, 30,000 people called Slidell home. Today, the number of residents is far, far less, nobody really seems to know for sure. Howeve[...]
The Chambersburg (PA) Public Opinion newspaper today has a wrapup article featuring several churches which have a non-traditional, more contemporary style of worship. One of those featured is affiliated with the Grace Brethren Church. Here is an excerpt–to read the full article click here. Solid Rock Community Church meets in a former office suite at 338 Lincoln Way East. Affiliated with Grace Brethren Church on Edwards [...]
The Brethren Missionary Herald Company (BMH) was informed on Valentine’s Day, 2006, that Send The Light, the British-based company that has owned and operated the Herald Bookstore in Winona Lake for the past four years, is closing the store effective April 30, 2006, and is ceasing operations in Winona Lake, Indiana. BMH Executive Director Terry White noted that a Christian bookstore has been operated continuously in the [...]
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