Gene and Wanda Inman recently established a $1.5 million fund for an endowed chair for the science program at Grace College. The chair is the first of its kind at Grace and is designed to help the college recruit and retain high-quality science faculty. “The endowed chair helps us attract top-notch leaders in the science community to deepen our relationship […][...]
My husband was in seminary, I was expecting our third child, and money was tight. I often went to garage sales to find clothes and toys for the girls. That day I gave our oldest, Elizabeth, a quarter and told her she could buy whatever she wanted. She proudly said, “I am going to buy myself a bike!” I went […][...]
The October 7 writers’ workshop for the Charis Fellowship will focus on readability and why it matters. Readability measures the accessibility of a piece of writing to help determine what audience it will reach and how easy it is to understand. We’ll share six valuable formatting tips for making our writing more readable and engage in some practice exercises to […][...]
The Akron, Ohio, campus of Grace College and Seminary welcomed a record-breaking total of 67 students to its programs this fall. The seminary, in its inaugural year in Ohio, welcomed 11 students this year who are pursuing an M.A. in Local Church Ministry. The undergraduate program in biblical studies grew 17 percent from last year and has seen steady growth […][...]
On Monday, Sept. 20, Grace College President Dr. Bill Katip announced his plan to retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Katip has worked in higher education for 47 years, the past eight years as the sixth president of Grace College and Theological Seminary. “Bill has led Grace College and Seminary with Christ-like character, professional competence and passionate […][...]
Momentum Ministry Partners, a national ministry of the Charis Fellowship, is accepting nominations for their Faithfulness Award. Under their former name, CE National, they have awarded dozens of individuals in churches across the Fellowship in recognition of faithful service. Below is their announcement from their newsletter. For several years, Momentum Ministry Partners (under our previous name of CE National) has recognized[...]
Momentum Ministry Partners, a national ministry of the Charis Fellowship, announced a new podcast. Below is a statement from Eric Miller, director of ministry operations, released in the Momentum newsletter. Introducing the Momentum Ministry Partners Podcast! When Jeff & I first started brainstorming about launching a Momentum Podcast we wanted it to be something that truly met a need for […][...]
Grace College recently named Dr. Ken McEwan the director of its online MBA program. McEwan has worked at Grace College for nine years following a 32-year finance career with a global aerospace corporation. He earned his B.B.A. from University of Kentucky, his MBA from University of Cincinnati and his D.B.A. from Liberty University. “I plan to grow the MBA program […][...]
Yesterday, GraceConnect introduced you to David Amaya, a freshman at Grace College who wants to be a teacher. WNDU-16, the NBC affiliate in South Bend, Ind., also shared the story, including on-camera interviews with Amaya and Mark Pohl, the associate vice president of enrollment management at Grace. Click here to see the complete story, Grace College freshman shares the impact school has […][...]
Grace College is celebrating a record-breaking enrollment year. On August 21-22, the institution welcomed the largest incoming class in school history, numbering 471 students. One student, David Amaya, from Goshen, Ind., credits his arrival at Grace this fall to several teachers, coaches and mentors who spoke into his life as a young man. Now, a freshman studying elementary education, it […][...]
Barb Wooler, director of crisis response for Encompass World Partners, is working with Jonathan Nasby to organize several teams to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Here’s her report: TWO UPDATES ON HURRICANE IDA, LOUISIANA – We have a team and possibly two deploying to Louisiana. – We will be serving with Samaritan’s Purse, who will train workers as […][...]
I had asked for one thing. I wanted someone I love to enjoy the beauty of fall with sunshine to highlight the colors of the leaves. The weather predicted rain for the day. But instead, we had soft fluffy clouds and many bright moments. At the end of the day, as I was commenting on my answered prayer, a friend […][...]
The 2021 incoming class at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., is one that will go down in school history. This fall, the institution welcomed an all-time high of 471 new students to its campus. Grace’s incoming class is also the most socioeconomically and ethnically diverse since the institution opened in 1937. The school’s overall enrollment totals 1,919 students this semester. “Our […][...]
Dan O’Deens was living just two hours away from New York City when the World Trade Center towers were attacked on September 11, 2001. Feeling the pull to help, he drove into the city that night and spent the next three weeks serving with the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army was one of dozens of organizations set up inside a […][...]
Dr. Dan Wallace, Greek scholar and senior research professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, will present a series of lectures at Grace College and Seminary during Homecoming Weekend, 2021. The Biblical and Ancient Manuscript Center is sponsoring the lectures on October 1, 2, and 3, 2021. On Friday, October 1, Dr. Wallace will lecture on “The Protestant […][...]
This is the week that John Contreras, family ministry pastor at Grace Church, Osceola, Ind. (Greg Serafino, senior pastor), has been waiting for. He will undergo a long-anticipated kidney transplant on September 16, 2021. His donor is Ashley Sipocz, who is also from the Osceola church. John was diagnosed with kidney disease in April 2019 and approved for the Donor List last […][...]
Dave and Sue Knight were honored on Sunday as they have retired from full-time ministry at Grace Church, Osceola, Ind. (Greg Serafino, senior pastor). Dave, who served at the church for 16 years now has the title, Care Pastor Emeritus. (He served in other Charis Fellowship churches prior to coming to Osceola.) Also on Sunday, Chris Ball was honored as he […][...]
Registration for the East Focus Retreat for Charis Fellowship ministry leaders is now avaialble. The theme this year is ‘Movement,’ based on the Charis core value of ‘Biblical Mission’ — ‘For this reason I left you in Crete, to set in order what remains…’ Titus 1:5. The retreat will be October 18-20, 2021, at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Ocean City, 1701 […][...]
NBC4 in Washington, D.C., recently talked with young people who remember the attacks of 9/11. Among them was Arial Coates, who was in elementary school at Grace Brethren Christian School (a ministry of the Grace Brethren Church, Clinton, Md.). A portion of the NBC4 story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Young Americans Who Watched 9/11 Attacks […][...]
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