Christian artist John Mark McMillan will perform on the Grace College campus Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at the corner of King’s Highway and Wooster Rd, Winona Lake, Ind. Part of the Grace College and Village at Winona Festival of Music, the free, outdoor concert will take place during Grace’s annual “Sib’s Weekend” as students enjoy a weekend with their siblings. John Mark McMillan stylistically borrows from ‘80s rock and ‘9[...]
I was just trying to start a conversation. When I asked the seventh-grader what her interests were, she answered, “Well, I’m not really good at anything.” Further discussion with her convinced me that she really believed there was nothing special about her. I knew where she was coming from. I, too, went through some early teen years where I felt I had nothing to offer the world. Yes, my parents were affirming, but deep inside [...]
Today’s Goshen, Ind., News, carries a story about 12-year-old Elisha Rauch, the son of Jon and Tara Rauch. (He’s the Family and Discipleship Pastor at Grace Community Church, Goshen.) Elisha is also the grandson of Grace Brethren Investment Foundation’s Ken Seyfert and his wife, Donna. Elisha has a weekly sports broadcast which is available on YouTube. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read [...]
Rick and Mindy Barlow, members of Grace Polaris Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation on the north side of Columbus, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor), have been recognized with the Faithfulness Award from CE National. A presentation was recently made to them during a Sunday morning at Grace Polaris. Click on the video above to see the presentation.[...]
The Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches) was part of the recent Sixth Brethren World Assembly, which was held at the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor). A portion of a report from the Church of the Brethren Newsline appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Sixth Brethren World Assembly examines ‘Crosscurrents’ of Brethren movement The speaker was the Rev. Dr[...]
An article in the August 16 issue of the Lititz, Pa., Record reports that Dr. Tim Boal will be formally installed as pastor of the church on September 9. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Pastor Boal will be installed Sept. 9 Grace Church announced recently that they will celebrate the arrival of their new pastor, Dr. Tim Boal, with an installation service on Sept. 9. Dr. Boal accepte[...]
Word has been received of the death of Joe Tyson, who with his wife, Evelyn, was instrumental in the forming of the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia 20 years ago. “We thank God for Joe and we are praying for his family. Thank you, Lord, for faithful people who have laid incredible foundations for ministries that impact hundreds and thousands for Christ!” a post at CE National, the parent organization of U[...]
Flavia Villaca de Faria and Arturo Fonseca have some big things in common: they are both Latino students studying at Grace College who recently completed a summer internship at CRH, the largest building materials company in North America. But they have their differences, too: Villaca de Faria is from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and pursuing a communication degree while Fonseca hails from Temuco, Chile, and is studying entrepreneurial m[...]
Grace College’s athletic department is pleased to announce the hiring of Marcus Moore starting this fall. Moore will serve in a new position on staff as the Athletics Admissions Recruiting Coordinator. In this new strategic role, he will assist all 17 varsity programs in recruitment. Additionally, he will have a focus on the new initiative for the growth of junior varsity and club sports on Grace’s campus. “G[...]
Hurricane Lane, the first major storm to threaten the Hawaiian Islands in several years, is making its way toward the islands. Life-threatening rains and flooding are expected. (See Hurricane Lane unleashes flooding and landslides as it gets closer to Hawaii.) Yesterday, GraceConnect.us checked the Charis Fellowship pastors in Hawaii to see how their congregations are faring and how we can pray for them as the storm advances. [...]
The newest Hope Team from Encompass World Partners recently moved to Western Asia. This encouraging story comes from the team’s experience in learning the culture and the language. STORYTIME! Hope Team member Amber has been looking for ladies with whom she can practice the local language. Becoming fluent has been the focus of much prayer and continues to be one of the team’s greatest needs. Recently, Amber saw a woman struggli[...]
After its first weekend of competition, Grace’s volleyball team picked up two Player of the Week awards. Caylie Teel was named the Crossroads League Attacker of the Week, and Alexa Hill was the league’s Setter of the Week to kick off the 2018 season. Teel was a double-double machine for Grace last week, recording a double-double (kills and digs) in three of Grace’s four matches. She averaged 2.6 kills and 2.9[...]
Grace’s men’s and women’s golf teams are just days away from starting the 2018-19 season. Both teams enter the season with excitement and are eager to better last year’s performance. WOMEN’S GOLF Grace’s women’s golf team, under head coach Denny Duncan, is in its fourth year as a program. As a result, the Lady Lancers are experiencing a new phenomenon — having a senior class. GraceR[...]
Camp Conquest, a Charis Fellowship cooperating organization in Denver, Pa., presents the opportunity for children to hear and believe the good news of the gospel. Laura Sauder, a 16-year-old junior counselor at Camp Conquest, was blessed to receive a surprising letter from a girl who had been her camper for a week. “I’ve been at camp for several years,” Sauder says. “I came as a camper for three years when I was younger, and I[...]
WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Every year at this time, Grace’s ever-present Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe makes a pilgrimage to Virginia. Briscoe, in his role as Grace’s energetic, enthusiastic AD, rarely departs from the tried and true red and black colors in his daily attire. But for this trip, he trades out his red Lancer hat for a blue and red-logo cap and spends a week running a men’s slow-pitch softbal[...]
The Lodge in Syracuse, Ind., will be the site of the first Focus Retreat for 2018-2019. Scheduled for October 1-3, 2018, the regional retreats will again be led by Clancy Cruise, executive director of the Charis Fellowship. The initial retreat, the Central Focus, is scheduled for pastors and ministry leaders from Charis Fellowship congregations in the Midwest. The Retreats provide opportunities for Charis Fellowship leaders to[...]
Grace College’s men’s soccer team is receiving national recognition to start the 2018 campaign. The Lancers are receiving votes in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll, earning 13 points from the national rankers. Grace joins Spring Arbor (also receiving votes) as the only Crossroads League representatives in the national poll. Grace won the Crossroads League Tournament last year, marking Grace’s first title i[...]
A new face will join the staff of Grace’s athletic department this fall. Carol McGregor was named an assistant athletic director and assistant women’s basketball coach on Wednesday. In her role as an assistant AD at Grace, she will work closely with Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe. McGregor has worked at four collegiate athletic departments during her career. She will assist in overseeing the development of stra[...]
Sharmion Bowell says her new role as operations coordinator for the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches) has been a lesson in waiting for the Lord and “not forcing His hand.” More than five years ago, she remembers watching Sandy Barrett, long-time operations manager for the Fellowship, during national conference. “I thought, ‘I would love to have that job,’” says Sharmion, who has spent the last 18 years [...]
Yesterday’s Wooster, Ohio, Daily Record includes a story about Grace Brethren pastor, Bob Fetterhoff, and the trips he leads to the Holy Land. The former senior pastor at Grace Church in Wooster (Nick Cleveland, senior pastor), he is preparing to lead his 27th and 28th trips to the region. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. (Incidentally, the article is written by Daily Record [...]
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