GraceConnect eNews, No. 168, Week of September 5, 2016


The eNewsletter for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches

May I Share? 

Duke Heller is an oral surgeon with a successful practice in central Ohio. But his real passion is sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with his family and friends. The long-time member of Grace Polaris Church, a Grace Brethren congregation on the north side of Columbus, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor), his May I Share? ministry is focused on helping others share about Jesus Christ with their family members. Click on the image above to learn more about the urgency of sharing the plan of salvation with those you love.

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 Duke Heller, founder of May I Share and the author of the BMH Books title, How To Start a Kingdom Conversation.

[Your Turn]


"The Bible is the most published book of all time," says retired Grace Brethren pastor Don Shoemaker. "Its influence has been powerful in Western culture up to our present day, even if other patterns of thought compete with it as never before." Don, who currently serves as pastor emeritus at Grace Community Church (Steve Williams, senior pastor), Seal Beach, Calif. (where he was senior pastor for 28 years), writes about ten statements from the Bible that have had a great impact on our culture. Click here to find out what they are.

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Tim Sprankle, pastor of the Grace Brethren Church in Leesburg, Ind. (and the chair of the GraceConnect/BMH board), reviews Malestrom by Carolyn Custis James on a recent edition of The Cyber-Center for Biblical Studies. After identifying the content of the book, Sprankle discloses what was most helpful to him as a pastor. "The book is an excellent discussion about true biblical manhood and how men today tend to pursue culturally driven macho images," he says. Click here to view the complete review or click on the image below.

Events in the FGBC

September 9-10, 2016   WLS: Soul Care in Leadership, Eagle River, Alaska (WGUSA)
September 26-28, 2016   Central Focus Retreat (Oregon, Ohio) (FGBC)
September 30-October 2, 2016   Soul Cry: Prayer Summit, Auburn, Ind. (WGUSA)
October 7-8, 2016   WLS: Soul Care in Leadership, New Holland, Pa. (WGUSA)
October 16, 2016   Day Away: North of 55, Dublin, Ohio (WGUSA)
October 17-19, 2016   East Focus Retreat (Ocean City, Md.) (FGBC)
November 11-12, 2016   WLS: Equipping Others for Ministry, Marysville, Ohio (WGUSA)
November 20, 2016   Day Away: North of 55, Duncansville, Pa. (CEN)

CEN – CE National
EWP – Encompass World Partners
FGBC – Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
GBC – Grace Brethren Canada
WGUSA – Women of Grace USA
GC – Grace College

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