Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Off to Africa!

AGBM president Joel Richards (LaLoma Grace Brethren Church, Modesto, California) sent out his latest e-mail update to AGBM members. Here is one article:

It will only be days before I am in Africa, along with Jason Carmean and Eddie Mensinger.

For me this trip began with an invitation to represent the ministers in the United States at the 50th celebration of the ministerial group of national pastors in the Central African Republic. Eddie Mensinger is going to represent GBIM and Jason is coming along to help me teach in the seminary following the 50th celebration. Jason may go back again, to teach a week himself and, who knows, he may mentor one of you! Pray for us while we are gone. If you want to follow our ministry there you can - by going to my blog: jerichards.blogspot.com, or to Jason's by going to: pastorjasoncarmean.blogspot.com.

See you when we return!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fred Fogle With the Lord

Dr. P. Fredrick Fogle, 83, passed away on June 27, 2008, after battling cancer. A veteran of World War II, he taught missions and Bible courses at Grace College and Seminary from 1968-1973.

Fogle served three Grace Brethren churches, of which he pioneered two. The Fogles served with Grace Brethren International Missions as missionaries to France from 1951-1965, starting the first Brethren group in 1955.

He received his doctorate from the University of Strasbourg. In later years, Fogle was an adjunct professor and a counselor for e-mentoring pastors, sponsored by ASK, an organization headed by former Grace faculty member John Stoll, Ph.D.

Fogle He wrote Bible studies for Union Gospel Press and also authored A Road Map to the Future.

Fogle is survived by wife Denise, 1963 Mallory Sq, Tallahassee FL 32308. He is also survived by his children, Beckie Fogle Johnson and husband Nick, son Mark and daughter Celeste; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Columbia City, Ind., Seeks Lead Pastor

Lead Pastor

Community of Hope of Columbia City, Indiana, is seeking a lead pastor.

Community of Hope has a unique culture and place in its community. It can be described as a laid-back, casual family. The church has long been known as a group that is willing to accept people “where they are,” adapting easily to change and seeking to avoid programs that do not support the core values: Advancing Hope, Building Intimacy and Connecting People.

The church is asking God to provide a leader who can communicate vision, disciple leaders, and model a passion for the lost. The church is approximately 300 people with an average age of 30. Interested parties should contact searchteam@cofh.com for more information.


Monday, October 06, 2008

Lloyd Woolman Returns to Winona Lake

Lloyd Woolman, former professor and coach at Grace College and Grace Brethren pastor, has returned to Winona Lake, Indiana, to live at Grace Village in retirement.

His daughter-in-law, Becky Kent Woolman, says, "He has lived in Seattle area since Betty died in 1990. We talked to him today and he had a wonderful day reconnecting with old friends! We are praying that he is very happy there! He is in Apartment 108."

Lake Odessa Pulpit Available

Dan Thompson is no longer the pastor of the Grace Brethren Church in Lake Odessa, Michigan. The church, which is currently running about 45 in Sunday morning attendance, is open to God's leading as the church seeks its next pastor. The church phone number is (616) 374-7796.