GraceConnect eNews, No. 184, Week of December 26, 2016


The eNewsletter for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
Get in the Game: Fight Club Testimonies

Today's video story involves three men who share their stories about how Fight Club, a 10-week journey covering spiritual, relational, and physical challenges alongside other believing men, has impacted their lives.

"There are guys sitting on the sidelines [who] say, oh Fight Club, that's just a bunch of guys that get together and do this and think they're more special than anybody else... you can stand on the sidelines all you want...but you can't know until you've been in it.

"I think the reality is, there's something built in us: and the reason we stand on the outside is fear of failure...Once you get into Fight Club you start to realize: I can do this, guess what? It is making me better." --Sam Armington, Fight Club squad leader

Fight Club was initiated by Grace Community Church in Goshen, Ind. (Jim Brown, lead pastor) and has spread to churches across the United States and even the world. Click the picture below to watch. Click here to find out more about Fight Club and find a charter in your area. 
Fight Club Testimonies 2016

[Your Turn]


Southview Grace Brethren Church in Ashland, Ohio (Mark Abel, pastor), recently published a series of posts featuring "Vi the Bible Guy," long time Southview attender Vilas Deane, who, over the series of articles, answers a variety of questions about the Bible. The questions vary from lighter topics such as  "Will our pets be in Heaven?" to heavy topics like, "If a Christian commits suicide, will that person go to heaven?"

Click here to browse the posts.


Sarah Marsh, wife to Eric Marsh, former staff member at
Grace Church in Long Beach Calif., started a blog, called Three65, along with her mother and sisters, exploring daily readings in the One Year Bible.  

"This blog is an adventure - in reading God's word, in listening to God's voice, in doing God's will," they write in their 
first post. Follow along as they post daily about the passages they cover in the One Year Bible, and see what God does in and through their lives and their commitment to His word.


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Events in the FGBC

January 20-21, 2017   WLS: Principles of Effective Bible Study, Orange, Calif. (WGUSA) 
January 21, 2017   Walk Through The Bible - NT Seminar, Wrightsville, Pa. (SGCC)
January 27-28, 2017   WLS: Women & Scripture (Spanish), Bellflower, Calif. (WGUSA)
January 28, 2017  Connect & Equip SoCal, Regional Mission Conference, Orange, Calif. (EWP)
January 30-February 1, 2017   Southwest Focus Retreat  (FGBC)
February 24-25, 2017   WLS: Spiritual Formation (Spanish), Tampa, Fla. (WGUSA)
March 13-15, 2017   South Focus Retreat Haines City, Fla. (FGBC)
March 17, 2017   Day Away - North of 55, Ashland, Ohio (AGBC)
March 17-18, 2017   WLS: Women & Scripture, Roanoke, Va. (WGUSA)
March 25, 2017  Connect & Equip East: Regional Mission Conference, Parkersburg, PA. (EWP)
April 7-8, 2017   WLS: Spiritual Formation, Frederick, Md. (WGUSA)
April 28-30, 2017 –  Hispanic Summit,  Atlanta, Ga. (WGUSA)
April 28, 2017  Heritage Event, East Earl, Pa. (CE)
May 22-24, 2017   Northwest Focus Retreat, White Pass, Wash. (FGBC)
AGBC – Ashland, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church
EWP – Encompass World Partners
FGBC – Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
SGCC – Susquehanna Grace Community Church, Wrightsville , Pa.
WGUSA – Women of Grace USA

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