The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College, in consultation with the City of Warsaw, Ind., and college officials, has cancelled the 2020 Northern Indiana Lakes Festival. The festival was originally scheduled for Friday-Saturday, May 22-23. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the unpredictability of the virus’s spread, safety of local residents and out-of-town visitors is of utmost importance. “Until the virus is a [...]
Wonderful story from Grace College about how God used an unthinkable loss and unthinkable grace for His unthinkable plans. Dan White, long-time Charis Fellowship pastor, is featured. A few months ago we posted the picture above on the Grace College Facebook page for our History of Grace Week on social media. When Dan White commented on the photo — “In the first picture (with the students exiting the building) one of the most m[...]
The registration deadline for Momentum Youth Conference, scheduled for July 14-19, 2020 at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind., has be extended, according to an email sent this afternoon from the conference office. Below is their complete message. As we plan for Momentum 2020, we continue to assess current events as it relates to COVID-19 and the health and safety of our registrants. As of April 13 we are continuing to p[...]
A Grace College student who had her student teaching experience interrupted by the Coronavirus crisis and Jan Knoop, an adjunct professor at the college, are quoted in a story on the news site, Chalkboard. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Indiana student teachers were ‘getting their feet under them.’ Then coronavirus hit. A few days after the coronavirus crisis closed the school bu[...]
“What a wild couple of weeks it’s been! So many things changing so quickly, and life as we knew it grinding to a screeching halt,” says Beth Bryant, member of Community of Hope, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada (Isaac Whiting, lead pastor). Like many churches are across the world, Community of Hope is exploring ways the congregation can continue to meet under the COVID-19 prevention restrict[...]
The Spring 2020 issue of GraceConnect magazine takes a look at women in ministry. Articles include an except from Tim Clothier’s soon-to-be-released book, “To Each is Given.” Ken Seyfert, who retires in May after 23 years serving the Charis Fellowship through the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation, is feature. Click here to download a pdf copy. The magazine is also available at Issuu. Please be sure to support our advertiser[...]
The Tiffin campus of Grace Community Church, Fremont, Ohio (Kevin Pinkerton, senior pastor), was one of several featured in the Toledo, Ohio, Blade on Saturday. Campus pastor, Zach Pinkerton, was quoted. A portion of the story is include below. Click here to read the complete article. Worship on wheels: Drive-in churches offer sense of community on Easter Grace Community Church was offering streaming video even before the cor[...]
A story of love in the time of COVID-19, with a Grace College connection, was featured in the Kenosha, Wis., Times last week. A portion of Tyler Kube’s and Lizzie Gilbert’s story is included below. Click here to read the complete article. Love survives COVID-19 obstacles For one young couple with ties to Kenosha County, May 9 was supposed to be epic. Their commencement at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind., was to [...]
The board of directors of Encompass World Partners met in emergency session on Tuesday, April 6, 2020, according to a statement released by David Lawson, president. Among matters discussed and actions taken was the decision to postpone the search for a new Executive Director. The board has requested that Dave Guiles extend his tenure as executive director with the responsibility to lead the agency through the current crisis to[...]
It started as a simple request on a private Facebook page for women in the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor). Anyone else thinking of making unleavened bread for communion? On a side note, does anyone have the WLGBC recipe to make unleavened bread? The families of the church, like many others around the nation and world, were preparing for an at-home communion. The Coronavirus pandemic was fo[...]
How an AD Went Back to School After 20 Years Anthony Amero is every school district’s dream athletic director. His 23 years at Forest Hills demonstrate he is devoted to his school. His back-to-back state titles show his work ethic is unrelenting. His 2018 NFHS NIAAA citation proves he is committed to excellence. And his 2019 “Sectional Best Coach of the Year” proves that his success is not just luck. Anthony Amero is every sch[...]
The parents of Charis Fellowship pastor’s wife, Chery Boehm, were featured on a recent news story on WFMJ, Youngstown, Ohio, as the couple prepare to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. Chery was interviewed about the event. Click on the link below to view the story. (Word has it that Chery’s husband, Ron, was the cameraman.) WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio[...]
Chuck Davis, executive director of Caribbean Vision Ministries, a cooperating ministry in the Charis Fellowship, sent three updates this week. We’ve combined them here with one post. Click here for additional information. Just a few days ago Haiti experienced its first coronavirus death and undoubtedly this is just the first of many to follow. The living conditions and the health conditions in Haiti almost guarantee that[...]
How Drew Miller is Using His CACREP Accredited Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to Make A Difference To say that psychologist and business owner Drew Miller is passionate about helping people find healing and wholeness is an understatement. But how he got there is quite a story. Drew is living proof that sometimes God’s direction comes in unexpected ways. And sometimes, those ways include Grace. A Passion to Play [...]
Grace College’s men’s soccer team took their final steps on Wednesday, completing a monumental seven-day marathon. The Lancers took turns running for seven consecutive days in shifts, all to raise funds for COVID-19 relief. The event raised over $12,000 as of Wednesday afternoon with more expected to be donated. All of the money will go toward several organizations, including Salvation Army (Warsaw), IMA World Heal[...]
More than 65 English-speaking people from around the world joined via video conferencing on Wednesday morning to pray for God’s grace and wisdom as we meet the challenges of the global pandemic. The prayer time was led by Dave Guiles, executive director of Encompass World Partners, and Tom Avey, coordinator of the Charis Fellowship. Participants included pastors, ministry leaders, missionaries, and parishioners from Charis Fel[...]
Former Charis Fellowship pastor, Chuck Thornton, who now lives in an Alaskan retirement community, was quoted last week in a Peninsula Clarion (Kenai, Alaska) story about the response of senior citizens to the Coronavirus. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Area seniors remain vigilant to new coronavirus threat A person doesn’t make it past the age of 65 without showing some resilien[...]
“I’ve seen and witnessed first hand what devoting your life to His principles can do,” says Scott Fowler of Grace Fellowship Church in Brunswick, Md. (Scott Avey, lead pastor). In the video below, Scott Fowler shares his Story of Grace from childhood to his career in professional wrestling. He shares how wrestling, alcohol, and the approval of others became his “god.” After undergoing a car accide[...]
In this time of crisis, our governing authorities have suddenly found themselves able to work harmoniously in order to rapidly establish new rules and protocols dictating to us what we can and cannot do. These rules presume to protect us from the threat of the virus and to minimize the risk of death, even at great cost to our education, our economy, and our normal routines. As Christians, we must determine how we should respon[...]
Plans for the annual Great Canadian Adventure, three week-long opportunities to help and encourage church planting efforts in Canada, are still moving ahead, according to a message this morning from Phil Bryant, who helps lead the event. Below is his message in its entirety. With all the uncertainty regarding travel and COVID-19 related disruption, I wanted to take an opportunity to provide to you an update on the status of t[...]
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