Bill and Bambi Walker and their two children, Elisha and Moriah, have arrived in the Toronto area to join Team Canada as prospective church planters. Bill Walker, a native of Maine, accepted the Lord through a Billy Graham telecast during a very dark period in his life. Educated at a Bible Institute in New Brunswick and at Washington Bible College and Capitol Seminary in the Washington, DC area, he served as associate pastor o[...]
Pastor Dan Thornton of the Peninsula Grace Brethren Church, Soldotna, Alaska, tells of this amazing incident in his church Easter Sunday. You can keep up with Pastor Dan’s blog at www.xanga.com/longhikes. Yesterday was an Easter Sunday worship service that my church will never forget. A dear man, Dale Richard, died and was resuscitated right during the service. The congregation was standing for prayer, but Dale chose to [...]
John Jones, pastor of the Marion, OH, Grace Brethren church, displays one of the “Worldless Walking Sticks” and the accompanying brochure which members of his church use for outreach and witness at fairs and farm shows. (Ron Boehm photo)“It’s so exciting,” says Gary Beery of the Marion, OH, Grace Brethren Church. “It’s a great way to learn to share your faith. We’ve had 50-70 peo[...]
Bob Arnold, originator and organizer of the leadership simulcast outreach sponsored by the Medina, OH, church, displays promotional literature used to advertise the seminar to community business leaders. Bob Arnold, an architect and lay leader in Shepherd’s Grace Church of Medina, OH, has found a unique way to reach out to business leaders in his community. This Friday, April 29, for the third consecutive year, Arnold an[...]
by Ashley Woodworth Randy Frazee Have you longed to connect with fellow church members on a deeper level, to get beyond the small talk, and to share life? Pastor Randy Frazee’s passion is connection, and his desire is to share his passion with others. Frazee, along with Eric Wright, will be teaching “The Connecting Church” in the Equip05 conference to be held at Winona Lake, IN, July 31-August 5, 2005. The cl[...]
by Laura Bloomingdale The fervor in his eyes belies his age as he speaks. “Faith is just a word until you practice it,” he says. “You just have to go.” Pastor Ed Jackson has learned many lessons over his remarkable 79 years. For him the most important one, though, is the most basic element of a Christian’s life[...]
Along with the shock and horror we’ve all felt at seeing the tsunami destruction in southeast Asia, we’ve also been reminded of how quickly life may be changed-or taken from us. If you should suddenly be taken from this life, by a natural disaster or accident or health crisis, do you know for sure that you would be safe for eternity? The Bible, which is our authority for all spiritual matters, says man is separated[...]
Wayne Hannah (kneeling, left) and Ted Rondeau (standing, paid shirt, right) of the GBIM staff, joine with Campus Crusade for Christ Thai national director Enoch Sirikul in praying with a family who lost nine members in the tsunami. (photo courtesy GBIM) Upon hearing of the post-Christmas tsunami disaster in southeast Asia, Grace Brethren churches and people everywhere felt an impulse to respond with God’s love. “Ca[...]
Lois Wilson Lois Wilson, longtime missionary to the Central African Republic, was one of the Grace Brethren International Missions personnel forced to evacuate the C.A.R. because of civil strife in November of 2002. Raised in a Christian home near Philadelphia, Lois first trained as a nurse, and then attended Grace College in Winona Lake, IN, graduating in 1963. She worked for about seven years at the Brethren Navajo mission i[...]
BMH Books, the book publishing division of Brethren Missionary Herald Co., has been reorganized as a stand-alone independent publisher and is now producing both new products and republished older works. Publishing “Theology You Can Trust” since 1940, BMH Books traditionally focused on adult Sunday School curriculum and works by Grace Seminary faculty and Grace Brethren pastors. Some of the 40-45 existing older copy[...]
by Ron Dorner “Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her…” Ephesians 5:25 Who doesn’t like love letters? I know my wife does. In fact, she still gets out those letters I wrote to her more than 40 years ago and reads them! I want to talk about a “love” letter that I can guarantee your spouse will be very thankful for and will read carefully. The sad[...]
Eleanor Anderson, who was nine years old at the time of the sinking of the Zamzam, has written a book retelling her family. Less than a year before America became involved in World War II–on March 20, 1941–a refitted Egyptian freighter left Pier F in Jersey City for Africa. Among the 322 people aboard were 126 Americans, including eight Brethren missionaries bound for central Africa. Blaine Snyder, brother of one o[...]
The Brethren Missionary Herald Co. operates as an independent corporation comprised of a voluntary membership that elects a board of directors to move the ministry forward. You can have a significant part in the ministry of BMH by becoming a corporation member for the 2005 calendar year. All that is required is a tax-deductible gift of $25 or more to BMH, and affiliation with a local Grace Brethren church. Corporation members [...]
With the Lord Althea S. Miller, 93, died December 24, two weeks after suffering a stroke. She is survived by her husband Robert E. A. Miller, who was a member of Grace Theological Seminary’s first graduating class, and eight children–Bill, David, Dorotheann, Sharon, Paul, Althea, Ardyth, and Mark, their spouses, 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Educated at Philadelphia College of the Bible and Ashland [...]
Rick Clark wasn’t satisfied with the commercial Sunday School curriculum available for children. Believing that children should be systematically discipled in Scripture, he didn’t see any material with the scope and sequence he felt children needed. And none of the existing maDr. Rick Clark, pastor of the Pike Grace Brethren Church in Johnstown, PA, has written and developed the innovative “Kids Under Constru[...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from sponsoring organizations or through www.fgbc.org. Feb. 28-March 2 – South Focus Retreat, Haines City, FL (FGBC) March 4-6 – The BIG Retreat for youth workers, Atlanta, GA (CEN) March 5-13 – Grace College and Seminary Spring Break March 18 – “Glimpse of Grace” Seminary Visit Day, [...]
Ten Years Ago – March, 1995 — Dave Mitchell, pastor of the Waipio GBC in Hawaii, traveled to China with four other men to hand deliver Christian material and Bibles to Chinese pastors. — The Lexington, OH, GBC, Dave Adkins, pastor, commissioned 60 people from their congregation to begin a new church in Mt. Vernon, OH. — Wayne Hannah was to begin May first with GBIM as the field representative for Europe[...]
Grace Brethren adults and teens who wish to gather together for fellowship, learning, service, and networking will have three major opportunities this summer. Equip05, the adult annual conference will be held July 31-August 5 in Winona Lake, IN. The Brethren National Youth Conference, for teens and their leaders, will be July 23-29 at Cedarville University in Ohio. A new conference for Twenty-Somethings, entitled “Driven[...]
The officers and leadership of the Association of Grace Brethren Ministers (AGBM) this Friday conclude a three-day strategy and planning meeting, held at the Traber Center in southeastern Pennsylvania. AGBM president Tim Boal (upper left) is convening the meeting, and much of the agenda is focused on recommendations issuing out of the study and research done by Jerry Young (lower right) during this past year. Those attending t[...]
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