The National Youth Worker Retreat is in full swing in Daytona Beach, Fla., with more than 60 in attendance. On Tuesday morning Steve Kozak, vice president of youth ministries for CE National, talked about the changing landscape of youth ministry, Bruce Barlow, lead pastor of Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church in Winona Lake, Ind., talked about counseling students who have problems with authority, and Chis Selby from Dare to Sha[...]
Amanda Lessick of Brownsburg, Ind., was awarded the 2019 Student Member of the Year Award from the Indiana Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Lessick, a Grace College senior pursuing dual licensure in elementary education and mild intervention, was presented the award at the Focus on Inclusion Conference on Mar. 11 in Indianapolis. The CEC is a national professional association of educators that serves students with excep[...]
Nancy V. Placeway, 86, of Manheim, Pa., died Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Mt. Hope Home, Manheim. She was the wife of Rev. Richard Placeway, whom she married June 27, 1954. Nancy was born in Akron, Ohio, on October 26, 1932, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Dawson Bry. Nancy was a graduate of Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., where she received her Elementary Education Degree. She was a pastor’s wife, taught pri[...]
Sweetwater, the music equipment and studio space company in Fort Wayne, Ind., recently featured the Grace College worship arts program in their Music Educators Technology Resource Directory. A portion of that story is included below, as reproduced at grace.edu. Click here to read the complete story. Building the Worship Arts Program Warsaw, Indiana, known as “The Orthopedic Capital of the World,” may not garner visions of a co[...]
Finding contentment with certain situations is not an easy task, especially when one has been praying so diligently for what he or she seeks. It’s easy to forget that God has a plan and always will have a plan, that He will be on perfect time with His answers. It is tempting, then, to view everything that happens up until the prayer is answered as a waiting period. However, it is important to remember that the current situatio[...]
Dr. Jeff Bogue will be a main session speaker at Momentum Youth Conference 2019. Jeff is a pastor whose passion is to help Jesus make sense to everyone. He became a Christ-follower as a junior in college. His passion for ministry comes from his own experience of searching for the mind and heart of God and being completely changed by what he discovered. Jeff is a graduate of Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. H[...]
Despite trailing by 14 points at halftime, Grace’s women’s basketball finished its season with a dramatic 68-62 comeback win over Roberts Wesleyan. Saturday’s win secures third place for the Lady Lancers (18-16) at the NCCAA National Championships, tied for the best finish in team history. Grace also earned the fourth-most wins in team history with 18 under first-year head coach Dan Davis. Brooke Sugg wrapped[...]
Grace College men’s basketball coach, Jim Kessler, ended his coaching career at the college Saturday night with a win. A report at the online news site, InkFreeNews, notes how Kessler went out in style, including a ranking of 28 for all-time for wins among college basketball coaches. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Kessler Goes Out In Style The final game of head coach Jim Kes[...]
In the second-to-last game of head coach Jim Kessler‘s career, Grace College’s men’s basketball team cruised to an 89-61 win over Nebraska Christian on Thursday morning. Grace placed five players in double figures, led by a season-best 20 points from Jaret Sons to go along with eight boards and two assists. Grace’s final game of the season will be the fifth-place game of the NCCAA National Championships[...]
Grace’s women’s basketball team went toe-to-toe with the defending NCCAA national champions on Thursday. Unfortunately for the Lady Lancers, Grace came up short in its upset bid with a 91-76 loss to Mid-America Christian in the national semifinals. Thursday’s game was Grace’s second semifinal appearance in team history. With the loss, Grace will play in the third-place game on Saturday at 12 p.m. agains[...]
Fort Wayne, Ind., television station, WPTA21, included a feature on Warsaw and Winona Lake, Ind, recently. Winona Lake is home to the headquarters of a number of Charis Fellowship organizations and has been the site of national conferences over the years. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story or view the broadcast. History Locked Up There are few towns as historic as Warsaw, Indiana and fe[...]
Jack Brown, executive director of Grow New England, the Charis Fellowship church-planting ministry in the northeast U.S., recently sent an update. Here are some excerpts: The message of the gospel is overwhelming and the fact that God allows us to be the heralds of this truth is an amazing responsibility and privilege. God is at work in New England. And we are excited to be a part of what He is doing. Currently there are 9 men[...]
Grace College will welcome noteworthy speakers to campus this month, including Dr. Freddy Cardoza, Lonnie Anderson, and Ray Chang. Each will speak in chapel, which takes place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 Wooster Rd., Winona Lake, Ind. Dr. Freddy Cardoza, the new dean of Grace Theological Seminary and the School of Ministry Studies, will speak in cha[...]
Each of the 16 teams invited to the men’s and women’sNCCAA Basketball Championships traveled to schools and community centers in Kosciusko County, Ind., on Tuesday to participate in a service project. The Grace College women’s team headed for Claypool Elementary School, as reported by the online news site, InkFreeNews. A portion of that story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Lady Lancers Take A Tim[...]
Grace College and the National Christian College Athletic Association held their annual pre-tournament banquet at Warsaw Community Church Tuesday night as the NCCAA Basketball Championships were set to begin on Wednesday. Below is a report from the event, which included Grace College’s own Martin Schiele, who participated in a panel discussion, and recognition of Grace men’s coach Jim Kessler’s four decades of coac[...]
Former Grace College student and retired teacher, Julia Schue, feels like a celebrity in her hometown. Her story was recently shared at the online news site, InkFreeNews. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Retired Teacher Feels Like Warsaw’s Celebrity “Hello, Mrs. Schue!” That is what Julia Schue hears whenever she is out and about in Warsaw. Whether it be at the grocery store, the d[...]
Beverly McCarthy, the widow of former Grace Brethren pastor, Dick McCarthy, died on March 8. Her obituary appears below. Beverly Lee (Saufley) McCarthy, 83, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 8, 2019 at home in Galion, Ohio. She was the daughter of Alva and Irene (Krady) Saufley. Growing up on a dairy farm near Hershey, Pa., she was involved in 4-H, showing and judging cattle. She enjoyed acting in school [...]
Once a year, he sits down. All alone. In the middle of an empty basketball arena. Arenas are synonymous with noise, adrenaline and emotion. But in this moment there is none of that. There is quiet; and there is clarity. In that solitude, he asks himself: “Do I want to keep doing this?” The answer this year for Grace men’s basketball head coach Jim Kessler was clear. As he sat alone on Kessler Court in late De[...]
Christians are called by God to support one another, to connect with those in need, and to be a light in a dark world. However, connecting with one another and with those who have not accepted the gospel does not have a one-size-fits-all formula. It takes a willingness to use our gifts and resources to bring the gospel to those who have yet to hear it. Eric Miller, lead pastor at Capital City Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship [...]
Dr. Walt Mueller is the guest speaker for Heritage Day 2019. He is the founder and president of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. Also on the schedule is a special performance by Piercing Word and worship led by Diane Susek. Heritage is April 26, 2019, at Shady Maple Smörgåsbord, in East Early, Pa. Find out more and register at cenational.org/heritage. — from cenational.org[...]
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