A recent article on AJImpact notes the devastating challenges that could face the Central African Republic (CAR) with the advancement of COVID-19. The Central African Republic is a country with many connections to the Charis Fellowship. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. In Central African Republic, a colossal struggle against COVID-19 Experts warn coronavirus could tear through CAR [...]
Grace College junior Mackenzie Moeller was awarded a $2,000 Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship through the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. Only ten such scholarships are awarded nationally each year to students from a pool of nearly 300 Alpha Chi chapters across the United States. “These are very competitive national awards,” said Dr. Lauren Rich, chair of the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication at Grace C[...]
The chatty young cashier and I joked about the kinds of things people have been stockpiling and having to wear masks. Then as she handed me my receipt she said seriously, with fear behind her eyes, “Some people say these are signs the world is about to end.” She watched me, apparently waiting for a response from me. Just then the bagger asked a question, and she turned to take care of the matter. I had missed my chance. The qu[...]
Women of Grace USA is hosting a series on online encounters during the Coronavirus crisis, entitled Thriving in the Pandemic and Beyond. The weekly online discussion begin at 1 p.m. EDT each Tuesday on various topics. The schedule is below. Tuesday, April 28, 2020 – 1 p.m. EDT Discipleship in Changing Times: Thriving in the Pandemic and Beyond If you are actively involved in teaching and/or discipling women, join this co[...]
Momentum Youth Conference and CE National is hosting a Digital Lab especially for students at two o’clock this afternoon (April 23, 2020). Temptation in the Midst of Isolation will provide strategies for young people to avoid temptations when they are stuck at home and bored? When you’re away from your community sins can grow or come to the surface like dabbling in pornography, masturbation, sexting, gluttony, apathy, go[...]
I have thick skin when facing personal suffering, but when I have to watch others suffer, I’m easily rattled. As I recently read the latest statistics impacting our globe, I could only pray one thing. “Jesus, what is the purpose of this season?” I sat in silence as I pondered the question, trying desperately to hear Biblical truth over the roar of global unknowns. At some point, I heard the Spirit whisper, “When you want peop[...]
Do you find yourself wondering what to say to help people struggling to process life during the COVID-19 pandemic? The “Emotional First Aid for Covid-19 Times” virtual workshop will equip participants with simple, easy-to-use tools they can use immediately to help people feeling wounded and stressed. Presented by Barb Wooler, director of crisis response at Encompass World Partners and Drew Waggoner, former pastor who is now a [...]
On the ten year anniversary of the death of Dadje Samuel, you are invited to join his friends and coworkers in a virtual memorial service on April 25. It will begin at 3:00 Pm (EDT), 12:00 Pm (PDT), 20:00 (Africa), or 21:00 (France). Born into an animist family in southern Chad in 1962, Samuel accepted Christ as Savior at a young age and was subsequently driven from his home. In spite of enormous obstacles, he developed buildi[...]
“We’re looking forward to what God has in store for us, that we would be able to see many, many people come to know Jesus Christ through this time,” says Greg Serafino, lead pastor of Osceola Grace, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Osceola, Ind. Osceola Grace is one among many churches who have had to adjust their ministry strategies due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s been several weeks since Charis churches across[...]
GraceConnect is partnering with CE National to provide an opportunity for you to connect with other communicators in the Charis Fellowship, while exploring one of the online platforms that seems to be the most used these days – Zoom. Steve Koontz will lead a discussion on breakout rooms and other features of Zoom. He’ll also talk about camera lighting, sound, security, etc. We’ll take a little time to get acquainted and learn [...]
An article in the Beaver County Times, Beaver, Pa., reports on the death of Geneva College women’s basketball coach, Lori Wynn. Wynn served as the head women’s basketball coach at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., from 1999-2001. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Former Geneva women’s basketball coach Lori Wynn dies after battle with ovarian cancer Former Geneva women’s [...]
Winona Lake, Ind., Grace College engineering students Erin Lawhon and Abbott Joy are 3D printing ear guards to donate to local organizations on the front lines of COVID-19. The ear guards help alleviate rubbing and headaches caused by face masks. The Grace College Department of Engineering is funding the project. Lawhon, a senior at Grace from Mt. Vernon, Ohio, came up with the idea when her roommate sent her an article about [...]
The next global prayer gathering for English-speakers in the Charis Alliance will be at 2 p.m., EDT, Wednesday, April 22. This is a new time from previously-held sessions. The focus of the time will be to pray for governmental leaders. Leadership of our countries are making some important decisions these days. Paul told Timothy… …I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all p[...]
The athletic director at Warsaw, Ind., Community High School, Matt Binkerd, has announced that Grace College graduate, Matt Moore, has been tapped to lead the boys basketball program at the school, pending school board approval. A portion of the story from today’s Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union, appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Grace Alum Matt Moore To Be New Tiger Boys Hoops Coach After an extensive sear[...]
Grace College students and staff engage their creativity as they seek to stay connected and maintain the unique Grace community from their homes. Student Involvement, Residence Life, and Athletics have worked hard to keep the campus, residence halls and athletic teams unified during this time. “We are not dialing back. Students need ways to connect now more than ever,” said Grace Student Involvement Director Kearstin Criswell.[...]
The Charis Fellowship office will host it’s next online workshop on Navigating the New Financial Realities. The practical online discussion for Charis Fellowship churches and ministries will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern / 11:00 a.m. Pacific. Discussion will center around finances and budgeting in this new financial reality. How are you leading through this? What questions do you have about budget[...]
As social distancing spread and church buildings closed, many of us scrambled to setup video so we could still communicate with others. But now that we’ve video chatted and created videos ourselves using only our phones, you might be wondering, “How can I improve the quality of what I’m doing?” This is not meant to be the definitive guide to professional quality video. You can easily find that online. It is, however, meant to [...]
Senior members of the two spring sports teams at Grace Brethren High School, Simi Valley, Calif., were featured recently the The Acorn. The publication is highlight senior team members in the area whose final season of prep play has been cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Check out senior baseball players Andrew Sharp, Andrew Sutherland, Carson Ohl, Dante Zamudio, Ethan Chuck, Hunter Sribner, JJ Frazier, and Josh Swales, a[...]
One of the most difficult tasks a Christian, eager to serve the Lord, will meet is the anxiety accompanied with waiting for results. Our Lord, knowing our weaknesses, has included ample Scripture in His Word to help us through these anxious times. One such passage is found in Deuteronomy 11:13-15 (KJV): “And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lor[...]
Encouraging words for the Class of 2020 from the Grace College blog. Losing your last few months of college isn’t supposed to be easy. There are memories you wanted to create, adventures you hoped to find, and people you desired to get to know. It’s going to be hard, but there are others in your shoes. In these months ahead, choose to reflect on what you have experienced, how it’s changed you, and how you will carry these mome[...]
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