Sunday, May 31, 2009

GBC in Howe, IN, Looking for Lead Pastor

Lead Pastor

The body of believers at Brighton Chapel in Howe, IN, is seeking the man called by God to fill the position of Lead Pastor at our church.

Brighton Chapel is a vibrant, family-oriented church that is on the grow with roots seated deeply in the conservative, rural farming community of Brighton in northeastern LaGrange County, Indiana. We stand out because of our strong worship and youth programs and our effective small group ministries.

We are a unified and healthy church that recently became an affiliate of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Our vision is to reach up in intimate worship of God, to compassionately reach out to the community and to reach in for authentic fellowship with our brethren.

Our church averages an attendance upwards of 200 in Sunday morning worship with the most prevalent demographics being the married thirty-somethings and their children in the zero to ten age group. We recently completed a building project that included the addition of classrooms, offices and a new foyer.

We have a strong foundation in biblical preaching and teaching and strive to provide concrete instruction for the application of biblical principles in everyday living. Our congregation is seeking a man who is a passionate preacher with dynamic leadership skills. He should be of an age that will enable him to relate well to the young adults of our church. He should have well-developed interpersonal relations skills and be willing to spend time with the members of his flock. He should also be self-motivated and organized.

Candidates who feel this may be a good match for their gifts and skills should submit a resume and digital (CD, DVD, MP3) copy of a sermon they have delivered to Rev. Kenneth Bickel at If a CE or DVD needs to be mailed, it should be sent to: 1115 S. 8th Street, Goshen, IN 46526.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

End-of-Year Grace Seminary Awards Given

Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana, recently announced the recipients of its annual awards at the President’s Luncheon.

Congratulations to the following individuals for their outstanding work:

Darren D. Kloepper (M.Div. 09) - The Alva J.
McClain Award in Systematic Theology.

Dwight A. Shaver (M.A. 09) - The John J. Davis
Award in Old Testament.

Kevin R. Becker (M.Div. 09) - The Homer A. Kent
Jr. Award in New Testament

Armando Lucio - The Russell D. Barnard Award in
World Missions.

Timothy R. Clothier (M.A. 09) - Award in
Expository Preaching.

Peter W. Gross (M.Div. 09) - Faculty Award.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Continue Praying for Gordon Austin, Bob Griffith

Many have been praying for the health needs of former GBIM missionary Gordon Austin and retired Grace Brethren pastor Bob Griffith.

Gordon, who experienced significant internal bleeding and was operated on to remove a section of his colon, is now back at home and recuperating, though weak. He and his wife, Charlotte, will appreciate your prayers for his continuing recovery.

Bob Griffith, who for several months battled an insistent abdominal infection, was operated on and had his colon removed. He is now in the rehabilitation unit at Grace Retirement Village. He and his wife, Joyce, will appreciate your prayers for his continuing recovery and necessary adjustments ahead.

Boehm Admitted to D.Min. Program

From today's Ravenna, Ohio, News Leader:

Ronald E. Boehm has been admitted to the doctor of ministry degree program at Ashland Theological Seminary. Boehm received a master of divinity degree from Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind. in 1978. He is presently serving as senior missionary at VisionOhio in Macedonia.

The doctor of ministry is an advanced degree for professionals who seek to improve their practical expertise, explore the concerns of their own ministry setting and challenge their heart and mind.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Free Tickets Available to "Change Without Compromise" Conference

Free tickets are available to the “Change Without Compromise” Conference! The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) office has access to a limited number of free tickets for Grace Brethren pastors to this excellent conference.

The dates and location are May 14-16 in Plymouth, Mich. Go to for more information. Tickets must be requested by 5:00 PM, Friday May 8. Email to access this limited supply of tickets.