If you are a graduating senior in college, I’m sure you’re scratching your head right now and asking, what now? Not only has the global pandemic stolen your last semester, but it’s also sent you on a tail-spinning entrance to the job market. The infamous question, “what are you doing after you graduate?” has a new challenge to it this year. But don’t worry, we’ve assembled a list of steps to help you find a job during COVID – [...]
Three years ago, Weaver’s Orchard in Morgantown, Pa., bought a pellet smoker and asked long-time employee Dave Howe to learn how to use it. “After a couple of months of moving the smoker between work and home (and people telling me what I was smoking tasted so good), I decided to go ahead get a mid-sized one for myself at home,” recalls Dave. He, with his wife, Becky, and family, attends Gateway Grace Church, Parkesburg, Pa. ([...]
Yesterday, Outreach magazine featured an article by Jeff Bogue, senior pastor at Grace Church, Akron, Ohio, and the executive director of CE National. In it, he shares how the church, the largest in the Charis Fellowship, has been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete article. COVID-19 PERSPECTIVE: Jeff Bogue Grace Church of Greater Akron, Ohio As we’ve been [...]
“We should take care of our church family first,” says Justin Oren of Grace Polaris Church in Westerville, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor). “There’s others that probably need it more than we do,” says Justin as he and his wife, Emily, share an idea God put on their hearts for how to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I would hope that it would be seen as us helping our own family,R[...]
A former NFL player who also helped coach at Grace Brethren High School, Simi Valley, Calif., has died. Below is a portion of a story from chicagobears.com. Click here to read the complete article. (Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Simi Valley, Jordan Bakker, senior pastor.) Former Bears tight end Wetnight passes away Former Bears tight end Ryan Wetnight lost his bat[...]
The virtual workshop, Emotional First Aid for COVID-19 Times, is being offered for a third time in mid-May. Presented by Barb Wooler, director of Crisis Response at Encompass World Partners and Drew Waggoner, family counselor (Crossroads Counseling Group), workshop will be held 7 to 9 p.m., EDT, Thursday May 14, 2020. (It previously was held on April 14 and April 28.) this material is part of an 11-hour workshop (Emotional Fir[...]
Editor’s Note: This is excerpted from To Each is Given, by Tim Clothier, which will be released June 2, 2020. To pre-order the book, see bmhbooks.com/shop/to-each-is-given. In the New Testament, we see signs and wonders primarily performed at the hands of the Apostles, while spiritual gifts have been given to all believers within the church. We now direct our attention to this last point, considering in greater detail what Pau[...]
Grace College business student Jessica VandenBoom was awarded $11,000 to kickstart her business dreams at the eighth Grace College Business Plan Competition which took place virtually on April 21. VandenBoom, a senior blended degree student from Markle, Ind., will earn a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA this May. Her winning product, Color by Maze, is a computer-designed maze that is numbered and then colored with mark[...]
Yesterday’s Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union carried the announcement that Grace Seminary professor, Dr. Tiberius Rata, will be the keynote speaker for the Kosciusko County, Ind., observance of the National Day of Prayer on May 7. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Tiberius Rata To Be Keynote Speaker For National Day Of Prayer The Kosciusko County National Day of Prayer service will b[...]
Today, GraceConnect introduces a new feature, Faces of Grace. We want to tell the stories of the people in Charis Fellowship churches who are being the hands and feet of Jesus through acts of service, particularly through the Coronavirus pandemic. Watch for original stories to be regularly posted. Ann Sweet admits she hadn’t used her 55-year-old sewing machine for more than 20 years when she started making cloth masks to meet [...]
Grace Brethren High School gridder, Julien “Juice” Stokes, is featured in today’s Simi Valley Acorn. The junior at the Simi Valley, Calif., high school, which is a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley (Jordan Bakker, senior pastor), has entertained college offers from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Juice World: Stoke[...]
“We hope to continue this for many years to come,” says Joy Cornelius, the secretary for Basore Road Grace Brethren Church in Dayton, Ohio (Zach Doppelt, lead pastor). Joy is the spearhead of the church’s outreach ministry, Basore Blesses with Soup. Going into its third year, Basore Blesses with Soup started when the church was a delivery spot for a former meat distribution company. Since the church was a delivery location, th[...]
More than 100 Grace College students virtually participated in the annual Mock Interview Event hosted by Grace’s Center for Career Connections April 20-24. Nearly 60 employers from Kosciusko County and beyond met with students online to help them hone their interview skills and give them constructive feedback. “Given our current context, it’s crucial that our Grace graduates feel confident participating in video-conference int[...]
The Link, the children’s ministry wing of the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor), is the site of a pop-up day care for essential workers. WSBT-22, the CBS affiliate in South Bend, Ind., reported on the partnership between local leaders and the church. The Link is also the site of the former Tree of Life Bookstore in the former Brethren Missionary Herald building. Click on the links below[...]
Mike Jentes has joined the staff of Assist Church Expansion as the new director of operations. Mike has served many roles in the Charis Fellowship including as a church planter, pastor, mobilizer with Encompass World Partners, moderator of the SoCal/Arizona District, coordinator of Church Multiplication Associates, Fellowship Council, Social Concerns Committee, and more. His passion for church planting, reaching the lost, and [...]
Grace College strength coach, Nate Wadley, is featured on the online site Inkfree News. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Wadley being creative with Grace Strength WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Staying at home for both personal and professional reasons has made creativity the new norm for thousands. But how does someone who works directly in physical contact with others maintain a work relati[...]
Sunday’s Dayton, Ohio, Daily News included a story about First Grace Church (Bruce Jackson, lead pastor) moving their worship service to the parking lot. It includes a shout-out to the Charis Fellowship. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Click here to see photos from Sunday’s service. Coronavirus: Flashing, honking encouraged at church service Due to the coronavirus pand[...]
Yesterday, New York magazine included a story about two graduates of Worthington Christian High School, Rachel (Meeker) Hartley (WC ‘11) and Tom Huling (WC ‘07), who answered the call to serve in the Covid-19 wards in New York City. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Worthington Christian High School is a ministry of Grace Polaris Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation on the north[...]
It was the mid-1990s, and Ken Seyfert had a successful career as an investment banker in Harrisburg, Pa. A morning prayer breakfast where he met Ed Lewis, the director of CE National, changed all that. “Ed was sitting at my table,” Ken recalls of the event at the Grace Brethren Church in Myerstown, Pa. The two struck up a conversation and eventually agreed to become long-distance prayer partners. “We decided to call each other[...]
The Winona Lake (Ind.) Grace Brethren Church (WLGBC), Bruce Barlow, lead pastor, is the site of a pop-up child care center beginning next week, according to a post on the Facebook page of Launchpad, Kosciusko County’s Child Care and Early Learning Coalition. The center will be located in The Link, the children’s ministry building at WLGBC which most recently housed Tree of Life Bookstore. (The offices of GraceConnect are[...]
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