August 2011

GBIM Acquires New Stewardship Director

Grace Brethren International Missions, Winona Lake, Indiana, has announced that longtime TEAM missionary Mickey Kaufman will be joining GBIM as Director of Stewardship Ministries.  Her first day with GBIM will be September 19. David Guiles, GBIM executive director, commented that in the search for more effective supporting services, “one concern consistently rose to the top …

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Pastoral Changes/Additions in the FGBC

Here are some news items regarding pastoral personnel in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. The North Central Ohio district on Wednesday, September 14, will examine pastor Mark Abel of Southview Grace Brethren Church in Ashland, Ohio, for ordination and pastor Rick Dale of the Lexington Grace Brethren Church for licensure. Capital City Grace Church, …

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Medicine Hat Gets Ready for September 11 Launch

Canadian church planter Bart Blair reports, “On Sunday, August 28 we held our first Sunday morning service at the Galaxy movie theatre in Medicine Hat. After three months of Sunday evening services, this was an exciting and monumental move in our progress toward launch. “We have not yet invited the public to our services, as …

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Grace to Sponsor Lyceum Series September 16

John Fea, historian and chair of the Department of History at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, will be speaking on “Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?” on Friday, September 16, at 7 p.m. in Westmin­ster Hall on the Grace College campus, Winona Lake, Indiana. Grace history faculty member Jared Bukholder says, “John is a committed …

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Grace Grad David Floyd Named OrthoWorx CEO

OrthoWorx today announced that David K. Floyd, a 1983 Grace College grad, will join the Warsaw, Indiana-based community group as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 6, 2011. Mr. Floyd most recently served as Worldwide President of DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson Company headquartered in Warsaw. “We are delighted that David has agreed to join …

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Mike Yoder Installed as Columbus Pastor

Mike Yoder was installed this morning as the fourth pastor of the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus (Worthington), Ohio.  Former GBIM Executive Director Tom Julien was the speaker. The service was followed by a massive potluck lunch under tents in the church’s parking lot.  Yoder, 40, previously spent about a decade as a missionary in …

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