A story in the Simi Valley, Calif., Acorn, reports on graduation ceremonies at Grace Brethren High School, a ministry of Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Simi Valley (Jordan Bakker, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. GRACE BRETHREN: Class of 2018 set for a promising future It was another one for the books as Grace Brethren High School’s Class of 2018 filed d[...]
CE National is a ministry in the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches) that helps pastors and leaders be more effective in ministry by helping people live on mission for Jesus Christ. Here is a recent update from Ed Lewis, executive director. CE National – Ed Lewis, executive director from GraceConnect (BMH) on Vimeo.[...]
Don Shoemaker, chair of the Social Concerns Committee in the Charis Fellowship, reports that AB-2943, Unlawful Business Practices: Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, has passed the California State Assembly and is now before the California Senate. He encourages ministry leaders in California to register opposition with the state senator in your area. More important, ask that a clear statement of RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION be added to[...]
The Association of Grace Brethren Ministers (AGBM) is an organization within the Charis Fellowship that comes alongside pastors as the minister in local churches. They have also been instrumental in developing a standardized procedure for licensing and ordaining pastors in the Fellowship. Recently, Mark Lingenfelter, director of AGBM and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church (Leamersville), Duncansville, Pa., shared some of the ac[...]
Dr. Jeff Gill, vice president of the School of Ministry Studies at Grace College and dean of Grace Theological Seminary, has submitted his resignation effective July 31, 2018. Jeff assumed leadership of the seminary in 2002 at a time when the school was struggling. Since then, he has assembled a highly-regarded faculty, helped craft a new identity for the school, and initiated the Deploy program, the online program that partne[...]
On Memorial Day, Grace Church, Bath Campus, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Akron, Ohio (Jeff Bogue, senior pastor), hosted the 8th annual Grace Race, dedicated to feeding starving children. The Grace Race has grown in impact and popularity over the years. Last year, 1,500 runners and 40 sponsors (including GraceConnect) participated, with more than $43,000 raised toward meals for starving children. “Our church is very pas[...]
“If you don’t like how they treat you, take the time to teach them a different way.” The advice seemed so simple. Despite my disabilities, my parents always tried to make sure I could operate in mainstream culture. To help people grow comfortable with my differences, I learned to make jokes about my limp, my leg braces, or the spasticity in my hands caused by cerebral palsy. It wasn’t easy. As a matter of fact, there were hund[...]
The fee to register for Access 2018, the national conference of the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches) will increase on June 1, from $95 to $115 for individual registration and from $150 to $170 for couples registration. Group rates will also increase. The conference will be held July 24- 26, 2018, at Grace Community Church in Fremont, Ohio, where the conference was held last year. The church, located in[...]
The names of students who will be serving this summer on the Operation Barnabas 2018 tours in California have been announced by CE National. Orientation starts June 23 at the Norwalk Grace Brethren Church, Norwalk, Calif., which is also the site of the new Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles. After orientation, one team will head to northern California, while a second will stay in Southern California. Leaders were previousl[...]
The gymnasium at Grace Christian School, a ministry of the East Side Grace Brethren Church, Blacklick, Ohio, has been named in honor of Pastor Chip Heim, who is stepping down as senior pastor of the church after 35 years. Below are remarks made by Dawn Naylor, Grace Christian School director of curriculum, as Cindy Phillips, school administrator, announced the naming the gym in honor of Chip’s 35 years on staff at East Side. B[...]
The third annual Grace College and Village at Winona Festival of Music continues this summer with several free concerts in Winona Lake, Ind. The first will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. during the Village Art Fair. The concert will feature chamber music from the Wally Brath Jazz Trio and Lake Area Community Band. Musicians will perform in the Village Gazebo located between Canal St. and Park Ave. in the[...]
A student at Worthington Christian High School in Ohio is behind the establishment of Ohio’s “First Responders’ Appreciation Day.” Daniel Patmon is a graduating senior who worked with his grandfather, an Ohio House member from the Cleveland area, to draft what would later become House Bill 44. A report on WBNS-10TV tells more of the story and a portion of that report appears below. Click here to read the complete s[...]
Three graduating seniors from Grace Brethren High School, Simi Valley, Calif., are among the recipients of scholarships presented by a local Rotary Club, according to a story in the Simi Valley Acorn. A portion of that story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. (The school is a ministry of Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Simi Valley, Jordan Bakker, pastor.) Studying hard pays off The Rotary[...]
“If He should take me tomorrow, I know where I’m going. In the interim, I want to take as many with me to heaven as possible,” says Carleen. Bob and Carleen Moye, members of Grace Brethren Church of Clinton, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Maryland (Irving Clark, senior pastor), have been married since 1989. Since then, God’s perfect plan has been changing their lives. A year after they were married, Carleen developed live[...]
Last Sunday, May 20, Timothy Kurtaneck (TK) and Ed Lewis presented CE National Honors at Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (WLGBC), where Bruce Barlow is lead pastor. The Discipleship Counseling ministry at WLGBC was recognized as the 2018 CE National Idea of the Year. Coordinators of that ministry, Don and Helene McNulty, received the award in appreciation of biblical discipleship which also provides a platform for out[...]
A team from Cedarville University is partnering with Encompass World Partners to serve in the diverse community of Clarkston, Ga. A story in the Xenia, Ohio, Gazette, tells more about the program. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Missions team to travel the world in one square mile One small team of Cedarville students plans to serve more than 90 different people groups within the [...]
Lions, hyenas, wildebeests, and 22 other animal species make their home in Indiana’s Fort Wayne Children Zoo’s African Journey biome. Zoo guests may have noticed the biome hosting another type of visitor over the past few years: students from Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. Led by Dr. Chad Snyder, chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics and director of chemical research at Grace, teams of students have ventur[...]
Charis Fellowship pastors from around the Pacific Northwest, including Washington state and western Canada, are gathered this week at Camp Clear Lake, the camp operated by the Northwest District of Grace Brethren Churches and located near White’s Pass, Wash. This is the last of five regional retreats in 2018 that has brought Charis Fellowship pastors, elders, and ministry leaders together for a few days of rest and refre[...]
Each year, CE National honors churches and individuals who are living ON MISSION for Jesus. On May 13, Galen Wiley was presented with an award at his home church, Grace Church, in Lancaster, Pa. Congratulations for living a faithful life of ministry to the Lord and to others! Watch a video of the presentation on the Lancaster church Facebook page. (The presentation starts at the 1-hour 11-minute mark.)[...]
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