GraceConnect eNews, No. 145, Week of March 28, 2016


The eNewsletter for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches

Developing the Mind of Christ

Worthington Christian School (WCS) in Westerville, Ohio, is a ministry of Grace Polaris, a Grace Brethren congregation on the north side of Columbus, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor). As a part of their Forward Together campaign, WCS made a series of videos highlighting teachers and their perspective on Christian education. In the video below, Joel Walton, an English teacher at Worthington Christian School, reflects on the value of being a Christian teacher. 

"It's less about filling students up with useful information and more about making them into people of a certain kind. It's in our mission statement -- developing the mind of Christ," he says. "When we train students in the mind of Christ, when we train them to bring light to darkness, they're going to do that regardless of their profession."

Click the
picture below to watch the three-minute video. Find out more about Worthington Christian School here.

Meet Joel Walton - WCHS English Teacher

[Your Turn]



"Sometimes we tend to complicate things, don’t we?" writes Ivanildo Trindade, lead pastor of Grace Church in Lititiz, Pa., in a recent blog post, "Preaching to Those Who Don't Get It," he encourages Christ-followers struggling with how to share Christ with others, using Paul's example in Acts 14 as a template. 

"Put people ahead of doctrine," he writes. "Put God ahead of doctrine... Put clarity ahead of doctrine." 

Click here to read the rest of the post.


Jim Brown, pastor of Grace Community Church in Goshen, Ind., was featured on a podcast called Real Men Connect, a mentoring and discipleship community for Christian men with the goal "to help GOOD men become GREAT men, God’s way." Click here to listen to the podcast. 

[Connect & Equip:]

This April, Encompass World Partners is hosting a regional missions conference, Connect & Equip, for churches and leaders to interact with cutting edge speakers, training, dialogue, inspiration and challenge. Featured speakers include Dr. Dave Guiles, executive director of Encompass World Partners; Joe Caruso, pastor of mobilization at Grace Church, Bath Campus; Kay Lipovsky, director of World Relief, Columbus office; Rich Mendola, executive director of International Friendships, underground missionaries, and many more.

The conference will be held this April 23 at Grace Fellowship in Pickerington, Ohio (Keith Minier, lead pastor). 
Find event info and registration online at

Events in the FGBC

April 8-9, 2016  WLS: Spiritual Formation, Winona Lake, Ind. (WGUSA)
April 20, 2016  Day Away - North of 55, Duncansville, Pa. (CEN)
April 21, 2016  Day Away - North of 55, Greencastle, Pa. (CEN)
April 22, 2016   Day Away: North of 55, East Earl, Pa. (CEN)
April 23, 2016   Connect & Equip, Regional Mission Conference, Pickerington, Ohio (EWP)
April 29-May 1, 2016  Awakened Weekend at Urban Hope, Philadelphia, Pa. (CEN)
May 7, 2016  Grace College Commencement, Winona Lake, Ind. (GC)
May 20-21, 2016   WLS: Women and Scripture, Ashland, Ohio (WGUSA)
June 13-17, 2016   Encounter SoCal (EWP)
June 19-25, 2016  The Great Canadian Adventure, Toronto, Canada (GBC)
June 20-July 11, 2016  Operation Barnabas Tours (CEN)
June 22-28, 2016  Mission Trip to Haiti (WGUSA)
June 27-July 1, 2016  Encounter Atlanta Atlanta, Ga. (EWP)
July 4-10, 2016  StreetWise (formerly Crosswalk) Philadelphia, Pa. (CEN)
July 22-25, 2016  Margins Conference Toronto, Canada (FGBC) 
July 26-31, 2016  Momentum Youth Conference Cedarville, Ohio (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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