Dr. Tiberius Rata, associate dean of the School of Ministry Studies at Grace College & Seminary, and Walter C. Kaiser Jr. published Walking the Ancient Paths: A Commentary on Jeremiah with Lexham Press on June 19. In this book, the authors illuminate the book of Jeremiah for a contemporary audience. Rata received his Ph.D. in Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill. He completed his dissertat[...]
Wifflefest, the annual wiffle ball tournament sponsored by Southview Grace Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio (Mark Abel, pastor), was featured yesterday in the Ashland Times-Gazette. It’s the first in a three-part series that looks at the 20-year history of the event. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. WIFFLEFEST | From humble beginnings to Ashland staple Editor’s note: This is th[...]
Closing out a nation-wide search, Grace College announced on Tuesday that the interim tag will be removed from Ryan Roth. Roth will become the next head coach in the 60-year history of Grace’s baseball program. He has been with the Lancers for two seasons, serving as an assistant in 2018 and the interim coach alongside Tom Roy in 2019. “We are extremely pleased with Ryan Roth leading the baseball program at Grace C[...]
The annual corporation meeting for the Brethren Missionary Herald Company, Inc., doing business as GraceConnect and BMH Books, will be held at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Wednesday, July 24 in the courtyard of Auburn Grace Community Church, 3126 Olympic Way, Auburn, Calif. The meeting is in conjunction with the national conference of the Charis Fellowship, Access2019. A ticket is required for the breakfast. The subsidized cost is $[...]
Blessing nurses in the local public schools and gathering Christian business women in the community for networking, fellowship, and encouragement are just two ways members of the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church (Winona Lake, Ind., Bruce Barlow, lead pastor) have creatively put the words of Jesus “to go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:16-20) into practice. It is all a part of a special grant program that was announced in 2018[...]
The East Operation Barnabas team spent yesterday with Connection Christian Church in York, Pa., where they blogged about their experience. A portion of the post is included below. Click here to read the complete post. Day nine- east team- June 23 OB East led the worship service at Connection Christian Church. Abby and Grace did a great job sharing their children’s stories today. Trevor and Grant had the opportunity to give the[...]
The West Coast Operation Barnabas Team is kicking off this week as they first have orientation at the Grace Brethren Church in Norwalk, Calif. Here is a post from early today. Click here to follow posts from both OB teams. West Coast, Best Coast: Day 2, June 23rd Today was the first full day of orientation for our West Coast students! After a quick breakfast this morning, students hit the ground running working in their 3 grou[...]
CE National is counting down the days to Momentum Youth Conference with 30 days of prayer. They are asking for prayer that God’s Spirit would penetrate the hearts of students and adults who attend. Prayer requests are being posted daily on the CE National Facebook page. Each day there is a specific way to pray for one of the largest gatherings of students in the country. To make sure you see the requests, be sure to follow CE [...]
Ruth Rebecca Snyder of Grace Village Retirement Community in Winona Lake, Ind., died at 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Grace Village Health Care at the age of 97. She was born on November 16, 1921 in Mineral Point, Pa., to Verna (Snyder) Shaffer and William J. Shaffer. On April 6, 1941, she was married to Reverend Blaine Snyder. They welcomed their daughter Karen in 1943 and their son David in 1949. They shared 57 y[...]
Grace College’s baseball team picked up five academic honors at the national level. David Anderson, Jacob Hammel, Logan Swartzentruber and Sid Elford were all named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes for the Lancers, and Hunter Ackerman was an NCCAA Scholar-Athlete. To achieve NAIA Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athlete must post a GPA of at least 3.5 and have achieved upperclassman status. To read the NAIA’s rele[...]
Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., is the recipient of a new $250,000 grant from The Kern Family Foundation, bringing the total gifted from the foundation to $450,000. The grant will be used to capitalize on the growth in Grace’s accelerated seminary degree program which allows students to earn a bachelor of arts in biblical studies and a master’s in divinity in just five years. The Kern Family Foundation, based in[...]
New Generation Community Church, a Charis Fellowship church replant in the midst of Harlem, is featured as this week’s “Church of the Week” on WMCA AM570. The broadcast featured an interview with lead pastor, Laban Reeves and a short message from him about generosity. The interview digs into Laban’s journey to NYC as a music producer, the decision to close New Horizon Church, the upcoming launch of New [...]
From the Operation Barnabas blog: Day Four- June 18 – East Team Today was another full day of training. The students are doing a great job! Grace College provided the team with a Chick-fil-a lunch and a t-shirt. After lunch, TK, Sherylin, and Dave left our team and headed out to California to do orientation with Operation Barnabas West team. This evening, the students got to have some evangelism practice, followed by a h[...]
Barb Wooler, director of crisis response for Encompass World Partners, has reported on activities in southwest Ohio following a number of tornados on Memorial Day. Part of her report is below. Click here to read more. Several communities in Dayton, Ohio have had a great opportunity to try their hand at “making lemonade” out of some powerful “lemons” they were dealt on May 27. On that day at least six tornadoes touc[...]
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think (Eph. 3:20).” This verse was written on the cake celebrating the separation of Grace Church Lancaster, Pa. (Scott Becker, lead pastor) from Grace Church Lititz, Pa. (Dr. Tim Boal, lead pastor) on Sunday, May 26. After three years of operating as one church in two locations, Grace Church Lancaster has officially been declared as an independent c[...]
Members and attenders of the former Sidney Grace Brethren Church in southeast Kosciusko County, Ind., gathered in mid-May for an evening of fellowship and celebration in the building that once housed the congregation. Organized by Brent Sandy, whose father, Rollin Sandy, led the church from 1958-1981, the event on the evening of May 11, 2019 celebrated the ministry of the church, which closed in about 2004. The facilities were[...]
Operation Barnabas, the annual summer ministry/discipleship program sponsored by CE National, is off and running. Here’s Sunday’s post from the East Team, which is training in Philadelphia. Follow their activities on the Operation Barnabas blog. The team had the opportunity to lead worship at Urban Hope Community Church this morning. We had a delicious lunch with the church members after the service, where the stud[...]
The newsletter for Inspire – Charis Pastors Network has carried news of a marriage, new ministries, and numerous ordinations recently. Here’s a compilation of news from the last few issues. Justin Franchino, pastor of Peninsula Grace Church in Soldotna, Alaska, married Jill Wippermann on June 8, 2019, in Meadow Vista, Calif. (Click here to learn their story.) Eric Holtrop has been called as the pastor of the Bowlin[...]
Kelly Sharp, office manager for the Grace College athletic department and recent recipient of the Game Plan 4 LIFE Character Award presented by the NCCAA, is featured this week at the online news site, InkFreeNews. (Kelly and her husband, Mark, are members of the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church.) A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. A Jar So Sweet WINONA LAKE – What’s in a fun[...]
Grace’s men’s basketball team is pleased to announce Jordan Weidner as the next assistant coach for the Lancers. He will serve as the lead assistant under head coach Scott Moore, and Weidner will also be the Director of the Gordon Health and Wellness Center. Weidner is no stranger to the Crossroads League. He excelled as a guard for Indiana Wesleyan from 2010-14. He finished his career ranked third on the all-time [...]
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