By Mike Jentes A three-fold Grace Brethren communion service which included footwashing, the Love Feast, and the bread and the cup climaxed the young adult DRIVEN conference which was held on the historic Kenyon College campus in central Ohio in June of 2005. More than one hundred Grace Brethren gathered at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH, for the FGBC’s first […][...]
This beautiful 16-page full-color magazine for parents of new students to Grace College is being given to parents of new students at Welcome Weekend. It is a joint project between the Student Development Department and the Publications Office. Edited by Judy Daniels (BA 72) and designed by Terry Julien (BA 80), the magazine helps to orient parents to campus and […][...]
Keith Altig, retired Grace Brethren International Missions missionary to Brazil, died at 9:45 Wednesday morning, July 27, at the age of 94. Altig had pastored Grace Brethren Churches prior to his long service in Brazil and was a member of the Grace Brethren Church of Whittier, California. Memorial services will be held at Town and Country Manor Chapel, 555 E. […][...]
Todd Scoles, of the North Central Ohio district, tells us: Just received the following note from Larry Edwards (Ashland, OH, Southview GBC): “Eric Abel on staff at our W. Main GBC in Ashland and administrator of the Ashland Christian School really needs our prayers at this time. He is in the Cleveland Clinic and had an emerengency surgery to have […][...]
BMH Books, Winona Lake, IN, is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of an exciting new book on personal evangelism by a Grace Brethren author. How to Start a Kingdom Conversation is by Dr. Duke Heller, a dentist from the Worthington, OH, Grace Brethren Church, who has had a distinguished career both in oral implantology and in personal […][...]
Keith Shearer Registrations are strong and enthusiasm is high for the 20-plus courses that are being offered as part of the Grace Brethren national conference, Equip05, to be held July 31-August 5, 2005, in Winona Lake, IN. However, the conference is more-much more-than the excellent educational opportunities. Business sessions, inspiring plenary meetings, worship and devotional times, recreation, historical tours, open [&hell[...]
Duke HellerDuke Heller’s new book, How to Start a Kingdom Conversation, is designed to equip those who wish to share their faith in Christ with others. Heller asks, “Can you point to the exact time you accepted Christ as your personal Savior?” If the answer is “no,” then he suggests there is no better time than right now to make […][...]
Dr. Tom Stallter, former missionary to Africa, is the founder and director of Love In Action International. (LIAI photoBy Ashley Woodworth Love in Action International (LIAI) has taken a different approach to ministry. Instead of simply helping others, it helps others help themselves. Tom Stallter, former Grace Brethren International Missions (GBIM) missionary and co-founder of LIAI, explained that the ministry […][...]
Dr. L. S. Bauman (pencil drawing by Sarah Pratt) The following article is excerpted from the new BMH Book BMH Book Heroes Who Live On, Vol. 2. The project was originated by CE National, and text was written by Robert Cover, Sr. and Viki Rife, with illustrations by Sarah Pratt. Written for upper grade school children, the book emphasizes character […][...]
BMH Books, Winona Lake, IN, has released Volume 2 of Heroes Who Live On, featuring 13 men and women who have played a significant role in the development and history of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. The Heroes project was initiated by CE National under the direction of Ed Lewis, and his organization published Volume 1 in 2002. It […][...]
by Kathy Allison This note by eight-year-old Mike Terry of Sunnyside, Washington, gave birth 50 years ago to the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation The note was carefully printed by a child’s hand. “Dear Mr. Grubb,” it read, “My name is Mike Terry. I am 8 years old. I go to the First Brethren Church in Sunnyside. I am sending you […][...]
GBIM missionary Rick Satterthwaite (left rear) will be the host for several weeks this summer at the Pilgrim’s Fountain roadhouse on St. James’ Way in Spain. Others in the photo are hikers from Berlin, Tel Aviv, and Italy. (Larry DeArmey photo) Mission work in Europe is notoriously difficult. The average European, in the general perception, is sophisticated, urbane, post-Christian, relativistic, […][...]
by Liz Cutler Gates A full orchestra directed by Randy Kettering (seated, center) accompanies live stage productions and records accompaniment tracks which Grace Media Group makes available to other churches and musicians. (photo by Liz Cutler Gates) It could be the Grace Brethren version of the well-known question “Will it play in Peoria?,” when New York producers would try their […][...]
Norm and Ann Johnson, each having lost a mate to death, are now married to each other and are moving on in ministry through the Ashland, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church. Norm and Ann Johnson are newlyweds with a history together that goes back nearly 30 years. Norm, who is well-known in the Grace Brethren Fellowship as a pastor and missionary […][...]
Mayor Honors Ohio Church Andy Wirt, right, and Jayson Haymaker (Ron Boehm photo) Andy Wirt (right), associate pastor of the Western Reserve Grace Brethren Church of Macedonia, OH, poses with senior pastor Jason Haymaker and the mayor’s certificate of appreciation recently given to Wirt and the church. The certificate of appreciation, presented by Macedonia mayor Donald J. Kuchta on behalf […][...]
Ten Years Ago – July, 1995 Home Missions (now GBNAM) approved the beginning of a work in an eastern suburb of Philadelphia with Pastor Dan O’Deens. CE National’s TIME teams began ministry June 5 in Navajo land and June 26 along the Mexican border in southern California. National Conference convened in San Diego with Ed Lewis as moderator. The program […][...]
Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from sponsoring organizations or through www.fgbc.org. July 1-2 – Grace College and Seminary Summer Alumni Weekend July 23-29 – Brethren National Youth Conference, Cedarville, OH (CEN) July 31-August 5 – Equip05 Conference, Winona Lake, IN (FGBC) Aug. 7-13 – Explorer’s Week, Mississauga, ON[...]
Dr. Homer A. Kent, Jr. (left), former president and professor of Greek and New Testament at Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, IN, recently presented a copy of his latest book to Bill Darr (right), head of library services for Grace College and Seminary. The commentary, entitled Studies in Mark, is newly-rewritten and expanded and is the first of […][...]
Let me introduce you to just a few of the wonderful people I’ve spent this past week with, taking a course in the ACTS church-planting strategy from Dave Guiles of Grace Brethren International Missions. Please…take a few moments and pray for each of these if you are so led. Rich and Jill Elledge, pictured here, are a young couple who […][...]
Todd Scoles, of the Northwest Chapel staff in Dublin, OH, and the coordinator for the North Central Ohio district, has sent along a list of North Central Ohio Grace Brethren pastors who will be on mission trips this spring and summer. The NCO district includes 22 churches, 90 clergy staff, and has an aggregate attendance of about 7,000 on Sunday […][...]
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