Keith Minier will be a main session speaker at Momentum Youth Conference 2019. Keith is the lead pastor at Grace Fellowship in Pickerington, Ohio. He has served faithfully in this role for ten years and has seen God move tremendously over that time. Grace Fellowship has grown from a church of 70 to over 3,200 during his leadership. He is a passionate and skilled communicator and leader who loves seeing the power of the local c[...]
The South Focus Retreat, the regional gathering for Charis Fellowship leaders in the southern United States, is meeting this week at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center near Haines City, Fla. Pastors and leaders in churches in Florida have gathered for two days of refreshment, fellowship, and relaxation. The retreat is being led by Clancy Cruise, executive director of the Charis Fellowship who is also the pastor of Mary[...]
A story on InkFreeNews features Dan Davis, first year women’s basketball coach at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story. Southern Charm Has Become A Comfort It’s been documented in his first season that Grace women’s basketball coach Dan Davis is a bundle of energy. His attitude, his southern charm, all that comes with the idea, has been a breath of f[...]
A story posted at InkFreeNews features the men’s basketball coach at Grace College, Jim Kessler. Kessler announced in February that this would be his last season as head coach and as the NCCAA National Championships begin this week, he is coaching his last games at Grace. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Kessler Going Out On Own Terms His office isn’t cluttered, but strategic[...]
This week, NBC reporter, Cynthia McFadden, ventured into the Central African Republic to report on the plight of the children of the country, who have been impacted by a country at war. Below are links to two video reports filed by McFadden, one for the Today Show and one for NBC Nightly News. (For more than 100 years, the Central African Republic has been the focus of missionary work and many prayers of people in Charis Fello[...]
Grace College’s men’s basketball team won the NCCAA Midwest Region championship on Thursday thanks to a 96-87 victory over Cincinnati Christian. The Lancers will await their seeding and opponent for the 2019 NCCAA National Championships. The tournament field will be announced on Saturday night, and information will be posted at gclancers.com/NCCAA. NCCAA Nationals are hosted by Grace next week from March 13-16; the[...]
Grace College and Seminary professor, Dr. Matt Harmon, is quoted in an article in the Indianapolis Recorder about the use of New Testament Greek in Bible study. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Workshop gives people the tools to understand the Bible in its original language As a scholar of New Testament Greek, John Bechtle has had the advantage of being able to read his Bible in [...]
Grace College Career Institute students attended the Feb. 22 Warsaw Rotary meeting as a capstone to their career preparatory course. The meeting, held weekly at Kosciusko County Fairgrounds Shrine Building, brings together dozens of community and business leaders for lunch, learning and fellowship. “These students have been learning about tools and tactics for successfully securing internships while in school and jobs after t[...]
Al Disbro, whose late wife, Jo, worked with the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., for many years, is featured on the online news site, InkFreeNews. He worked many years at the Winona Lake, Ind., branch of Lake City Bank. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Art In Action: Our Man About Town You may not know him, but you certainly have seen him. He’s the guy who is all over the community.[...]
Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., has announced the fourth annual Grace College and The Village at Winona Festival of Music. Running from March through December this year, the festival will feature local choruses and returning ensembles, as well as musicians brand new to the festival. Sweetwater Sound will join Grace College, The Village at Winona, and Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts in sponsoring the 2019 Festival of Music. [...]
An update from Rick Fairman was sent late last evening (March 6) regarding the prayer request for his son, daughter-in-law, and new baby. Thank you for your prayer. And thank you Lord for your sovereign and omnipotent participation, and for your enablement of the doctors and nurses. Earlier this evening, Leslie gave birth by caesarean section to their first born son. Mom and son are doing excellent, and so is dad. Jon and Lesl[...]
Registration for Access2019, the national conference of the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches), is now available online. The conference will be July 23-25 at Auburn Grace Community Church, Auburn, Calif. (Phil Sparling, pastor). Click here for more information and to register.[...]
“For God’s sake, come undone,” said no one ever. But what if it is exactly what we need to do in order to see God? Personally, I have been trying to hold it together for years now. Not until this past year, when I have come completely undone, have I been able to surrender the control I thought I had. Growing up I felt like the message I heard was, “Keep it together. Be strong. You’ll figure it out. Keep trying.” All good ideas[...]
Ten Grace College students were nominated for the 2019 Indiana Intern IMPACT Award. Nominations were made by internship employers across the state to recognize the excellent work ethic, leadership skills, and effectiveness of student interns in a variety of sectors. The competition is held annually by Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Grace College [...]
Registration is open for North of 55 at Ashland (Ohio) Grace on Saturday, April 13, 2019. This year’s event for seasoned adults will feature Axis, a deeply Biblical ministry team that supports parents and grandparents to disciple their students in a life time of faith in Jesus. (They have ministered at Momentum Conference.) The purpose of the one-day conference is to help participants see the world that our children and grandc[...]
This morning’s Barn and Business Breakfast held in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center on the Grace College campus feature Chuck Surack, founder and CEO of Sweetwater Sound. A report on the event is in today’s Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Business, Ag Leaders Hear Sweetwater CEO On Values Sweetwater Sound founder and CEO Chuck Surack em[...]
Cindy Harmon feels God has been preparing her for ministry all her life. Cindy, who attends Gateway Grace Community Church, Parkesburg, Pa. (Scott Feather, lead pastor), has been involved in helping women who have been incarcerated learn to read. “When I serve people here in church or in Coatsville, I’m really serving God, doing His work… there is nothing that beats that feeling — that you are the hands[...]
Prayer is requested for Jon and Leslie Fairman, the son and daughter-in-law of Rick and Judy (Ashman) Fairman, former Charis Fellowship pastor and wife. Jon and Leslie are expecting their first child, due March 15 in Portland, Ore. They have learned that the baby has pulled away from the wall of the womb, a serious condition due to lack of nutrition, according to Rick. Leslie has been rushed to the hospital for immediate induc[...]
Grace College hosted its 16th annual Presidential Scholarship Competition (PSC) on February 15 and 16, 2019. PSC is an invitation-only scholarship competition for qualifying high school seniors. Invitations are based on class rank, GPA, and SAT and ACT scores, with awards ranging from $4,000 scholarships to full tuition. In all, more than $2.2 million in scholarships were awarded. The contestants numbered 97 from 14 states. T[...]
Reports of activities of athletes at Worthington Christian High School, including girls diving, boys and girls bowling, and boys and girls basketball, are included in a round-up story at thisweeknews.com. Portions of the story appear below. Click here to read the complete article. Worthington Christian High School is a ministry of Grace Polaris Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation on the north side of Columbus, Ohio (Mike [...]
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