With five minutes remaining in Saturday’s match, Grace’s men’s soccer team trailed Lancaster Bible 2-1 in the NCCAA regional championship. Five thrilling minutes and two clutch goals later, the Lancers pulled out a 3-2 victory at 1st Source Bank Field. The win gives the Lancers (13-3-4) an automatic bid to the NCCAA National Championships, starting Nov. 26 in Kissimmee, Fla. Nikola Djordjevic was the hero of the day. He added [...]
For the second time in program history, Grace’s women’s soccer team secured its spot into the NAIA National Championships. The Lady Lancers earned the No. 15 seed in the 30-team field and will host an NAIA Opening Round match on Saturday against Eastern Oregon. The time for Saturday’s game at 1st Source Bank Field will be announced at a later time. Grace is enjoying its best record in program history at 18-3. The Lady Lancers [...]
November 7 marked the ninth-annual Supermarket Sweep at Owen’s Market in Warsaw. From 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Grace students, faculty and staff, Mission Point Community Church families, staff, small groups, and youth group, and the community at large worked together to purchase food and baby products for local families in need. The annual service project organized by SERVE – the student-led ministry club at Grace – involves a stron[...]
Bring together 900 pounds of meat and 620 men, and you’ll have an evening for the books. On October 8, Grace Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Fremont, Ohio (Kevin Pinkerton, lead pastor) hosted their fifth annual Beast Feast. The Beast Feast is an evening-long event that usually takes place each fall with the specific purpose of welcoming new men to the church. Each year, it costs the church several thousa[...]
Elkhart, Ind. is about one-hour northwest of Winona Lake, home of Grace College, and less than 10 miles south of the Michigan state line. According to the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, “Michiana,” as it’s called, is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country, encompassing Elkhart, South Bend, and Goshen, Ind., along with several small towns. Last month, 13 Grace College students received a special invitation to a[...]
A new holiday was formed in 2017 to honor a special group of college students. The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-generation Student Success designated Nov. 8 as National First-Generation College Celebration Day. On November 8, Grace College got in on the action and planned an event to recognize and celebrate its first-generation students. Grace’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) i[...]
The three rooms at Grace Brethren Church of Norwalk that will house Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles are currently being renovated. Operation Barnabas teams began work over the summer and more work has followed. A major push was underway in October with several CE National staff members going west to help with the project. That push left just the finishing touches like decor and new carpet to be completed in the training[...]
As Veteran’s Day approached, former Charis Fellowship (Grace Brethren) pastor, Bob Smoker, was interviewed by the York, Pa., Daily Record. Smoker, who served in Vietnam in the early 1970s, has helped keep alive the memories of those who didn’t make it home. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article and see photos of Bob’s experience in Vietnam. ‘Their memories stay al[...]
On Wednesday, students at Grace College and members of a local church, participated in an event at an area grocery story to provide nonperishable items and baby products to local food pantries. The event was covered by the South Bend NBC television station, WNDU-16. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story, or click on the video below to view the broadcast. Game show-inspired event inspires W[...]
I acknowledged my same-sex orientation in the middle of ninth grade. The clues had been present years before, of course. I distinctly remember my interest in the YMCA men’s locker room after 5th-grade swimming lessons, my driving curiosity regarding the older male body contrasting even then with my indifference toward the female figure. I remember being exposed to pornography on the internet later in middle school, and how eas[...]
What started as a simple fundraising effort in New Holland turned into a ministry God uses to change lives. Grace Family Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in New Holland, Pa. (Tim Hodge, senior pastor), has a food stand at the town’s annual farmers fair. Those who tend the stand wear t-shirts that sport the phrase “For Our Neighbors,” which could not better describe the reason behind what the team does. The church start[...]
It was a great weekend in Philadelphia with our Operation Barnabas students! Over 30 students participated on the OB 2018 Reunion Weekend at Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia, October 26-28. The weekend was a good time of reconnecting and hearing how God has been working in the lives of students since this summer. Despite some bus trouble and some rain, the weekend ran smoothly. Students engaged in homeless ministry, wal[...]
Grace College and Mission Point Community Church in Winona Lake are partnering to sponsor the ninth-annual Supermarket Sweep on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Owen’s Market, 2211 E. Center St., Warsaw, Ind. With the holidays approaching, Supermarket Sweep is a fun and easy way to help local families in a tangible way. Participants shop for non-perishable food items and baby products which are then donated to organizations that support [...]
Jordan Howerton, Momentum Youth Conference worship leader, will return to the National Youth Worker Retreat. Jordan will lead worship and enjoy being with the youth workers who attend. The retreat will be held March 18-21, 2019, at El Caribe Resort in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sean McDowell will speak during the retreat plus spend time with youth workers. Bruce Barlow will be back as the main speaker to challenge and inform attendee[...]
As I was browsing Facebook early in the morning, I came across an article covering the Wesco tragedy in Cameroon. This was the first I had heard of the news. Only a few weeks ago, a 44-year-old man named Charles Wesco from Indiana flew his wife Stephanie and their eight children to Cameroon to begin full-time vocational mission work. After spending two years raising support, their church, Believers Baptist in Warsaw, sent the [...]
One of my best friends began to pull back from friendships at church, dropped out of serving, and became obsessed with work and with his appearance. I feared for his marriage, wondering if he was involved in an a air with another woman. He was not. It was an affair with another man. I quickly got over the initial shock, because I cared about our friendship and his marriage. I knew nothing about same-sex attraction or homosexua[...]
At the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., a mere one inch of glass stands between you and 2,300 gallons of lake water, 140 native fish, more than 40 buckets of river rock, and one white-ash tree stump. Stand close enough to the large hexagon aquarium, or any of the other five display tanks in the atrium of the Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex, and you might feel like you are beneath the s[...]
I couldn’t believe it! It was a classmate’s birthday, and my friend and I had wanted to host a celebration in one of the lounges of our dorm. So while my friend baked two round layers of cake mix, I made a big batch of frosting and started preparing different colored flowers to decorate the cake. As soon as the layers were cool enough, I started the decorating process. My friend, not experienced at cake decorating, hovered in [...]
Grace College’s men’s basketball team is ready to bounce back after a disappointing season, armed with a wealth of scorers and a fresh injection of talent for the 2018-19 season. Head coach Jim Kessler, entering the 42nd year of his legendary NAIA Hall of Fame career, was excited to “pick up where we left off last year.” The Lancers started last season sluggish but played their best basketball at the en[...]
Can you picture it? A small waiting room, every chair taken, other people standing, pacing, all awaiting their turn. The lady behind the desk can see that I have returned…again. From my earlier visits, the word impossible was the only one I understood. One of the hardest parts of living here is actually completing all the necessary steps to receive continued permission to stay as a guest in the country. It’s not easy – it trie[...]
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