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[...]
By Ron Dorner There is one job that few of us will hold; yet it is truly the job of a lifetime. That job is being executor, or trustee, of a loved one’s estate. Perhaps you have been designated for this task by a loved one or you may be asked to accept this responsibility in the future. It is wise to understand the requirements before you accept the responsibility. As executor you will be held legally responsible for fol[...]
Jerry Bridges Holiness in the 21st Century is the theme of the discipleship conference to be held at the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus, OH, on February 17-18, 2006. Keynote speakers are Jerry Bridges and Mark Dever. Attendees will learn how to pursue holiness and live as authentic Christians in the culture where God places them. Conference sessions will be held at the church’s Westerville campus, located at 8225 Wort[...]
The following article on Buck Summers (pictured) appeared this week in the Chambersburg, PA, Public Opinion. The organization Summers joined was founded by former Grace College and Seminary professor, Dr. John Stoll. Pastor joins mentoring group The Rev. Earl L. “Buck” Summers, MS, owner of Balanced Living Resources, a counseling, consulting and speaking service in Chambersburg, was recently invited to join ASKMent[...]
Edward Douglas Miller, 82, of Modesto, California, died Friday at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Mr. Miller was a native of Cleveland. He had lived in Modesto since 2000, and previously in Brazil. He was a missionary with Grace Brethren Foreign Missions for 50 years, and was a member of Big Valley Grace Community Church. He served with Teen Missions, a boot camp for teens in Brazil that prepares them to go into the mission[...]
Six men from the Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, Grace Brethren Church (Jim Laird, pastor) left the church parking lot on October 29 bound for Gulfport, Mississippi. Their caravan consisted of an RV donated by a church member, two skid loaders and chainsaws and other tools. One of the skid loaders was loaned to the team by a church member and the other by a business in the community. The Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church family ral[...]
Dr. Keith Shearer A significant new book by this year’s Moderator of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) on interpreting the Bible “as it reads” has just been released by BMH Books of Winona Lake, Indiana. Childlike Faith, subtitled “Hearing God in Your Bible,” is authored by Dr. Keith Shearer, senior pastor of New Beginnings Grace Brethren Church of Myerstown, Pennsylvania, and Moder[...]
The final chapter of the new BMH Book Childlike Faith by Dr. Keith Shearer is entitled “Reading Someone Else’s Mail.” Shearer points out that the Bible is primarily the message from God to those who have trusted exclusively in His Son, Jesus Christ. Anyone else who tries to understand the Bible is, essentially, “reading someone else’s mail” because the reader must first be tuned in to God[...]
Pastor Dan O’Deens of Gateway Community Church in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, played a key role from the start in the Grace Brethren response to Hurricane Katrina. As the Fellowship’s “point man on the ground,” he recruited, trained, and deployed managers from all over the Fellowship. Here is an edited version of a report he recently gave his church. Hurricane Katrina had hit, the worst disaster on Americ[...]
Fred Plastow By Ashley Woodworth and Theresa Clark How much do Christians really know and understand about Muslims and Islam? Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana, has sought to break down the barrier of ignorance that surrounds the Islamic faith by bringing known Muslim experts Fred Plastow and Jay Smith to speak to students and the community and to teach courses on the importance of understanding this rapidly-growing religion[...]
Archer Baum, pastor emeritus of the San Diego (CA) Grace Brethren Church, went to be with the Lord Friday, September 23, 2005, after a three-year battle with cancer. Several years ago a personal memoir he wrote at age 77 was posted on the Internet. Because it involves so many Grace Brethren historical places and people, we share here an edited version. Baum’s memoir is followed by a brief narrative, apparently written by[...]
Leo Boyer, of Winona Lake, Indiana, has designed and is distributing this Christmas lawn display designed to draw attention to Christ, the true meaning of Christmas. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will provide scholarships to African Bible and pastoral students. by Theresa Clark When Leo Boyer of Winona Lake, Indiana, searched for a yard display that would make a public statement for Christ during the Christmas seaso[...]
By Ron Dorner This winter will be difficult.Your heating bills may increase by 75 percent. Now is the time to address the issue. Act now to avoid busting your budget. The dynamics of heating a home require a look at the amount of space heated, insulation factors, temperature maintained, and the heat source. Analyze your home. Can you reduce the space you heat during the winter? If you have electric heat, be sure to optimize th[...]
With the Lord Elaine Bearinger, 87, passed away August 5, 2005, in Bradenton, Florida, after a brief illness. She was the widow of Rev. Ernie Bearinger, former National Youth Director, pastor in Southern California and missionary to Brazil. She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Bearinger Solomon, retired missionary living in the Bradenton Missionary Village, and son Dr. Charles Bearinger, retired pastor living in Houston, Tex[...]
Gerald Polman points to the photo of Billy Graham that triggered an unusual discovery during one of his guided tours at the Reneker Museum of Winona History in Westminster Hall on the Grace College and Seminary campus. Retired Grace Brethren pastor Gerald Polman was giving tours of the Reneker Museum of Winona History in the historic Westminster Hall in Winona Lake, IN, recently, as he does every Thursday afternoon from noon t[...]
Rich and Kathy Barnhart of Winona Lake, Indiana, have found a way to combine an 8,000-light Christmas display in their yard, synchronized with FM radio transmission to car radios, with distributing a presentation of the gospel and and invitation to attend church. (photo courtesy Rich Barnhart) By Ashley Woodworth Presenting the gospel at Christmas has never been easier or more fun! Kathy and Richard Barnhart have done all the [...]
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