Caribbean Vision Ministries works in Haiti, Trinidad and in South Florida and has been a valuable training and communication link to many of our Haitian pastors. Caribbean Vision is applying for formal recognition by the FGBC as a Cooperating Ministry. For more information go to http://fgbc.org/index.cfm?action=content.show&id=29
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The William P. Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development and United Way of Kosciusko Provide Tax Assistance Program for Local CommunityThursday, January 20th, 2011
The William P. Gordon Institute and United Way of Kosciusko County have partnered to bring the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) to Kosciusko County.
Tim Ziebarth, director of the William P. Gordon Institute, says “Bringing VITA to Kosciusko County is important because we can help low-income, elderly, and disabled families get their income tax returns prepared at no cost.”
Several Grace College students and alumni, as well as local community members, have been specifically trained to provide tax assistance through VITA. To learn more about eligibility for tax assistance, as well as when and where appointments can be scheduled, or to set up an appointment, individuals may call #221.
Grace College is now offering a two-year, fully-online Master of Arts in Ministry Studies degree, specifically geared to help equip individuals with advanced training in Bible, theology, and ministry preparation.
The 36-hour online program, which combines a ministry focus emphasis and the rich theological tradition of Grace, is designed to meet the needs of students who are actively involved in ministry without interrupting their career, ministry, or personal life.
“Each course has been designed by the professor who teaches that class [on the Grace Campus] and the online teacher is vetted and screened to offer maximum engagement with students in the adult learning environment designed for active learning and ministry focus,” said Dr. Mark Soto, professor of theological studies and an instructional design specialist . “We believe this is the perfect degree for those who are in supporting ministry positions or are seeking those positions but cannot afford to leave their job at this time.”
The online degree has been approved for accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Grace College Master of Arts in Ministry Studies is an accredited Master’s degree obtained through Grace College. It is designed for non-traditional, non-residential students. Applicants must have achieved a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. They are required to submit one letter of recommendation along with an official transcript, resume, photos, and formal application.
For more information, please contact your MAMS Admissions Counselor at 888-249-0533, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.grace.edu/mams.
Dr. Matt Harmon, Associate Professor of New Testament Studies, recently had his dissertation published, titled “She Must And Shall Go Free”. His own blog offers this description:
“Scholars have long recognized the importance of Paul´s citations from the Pentateuch for understanding the argument of Galatians. But what has not been fully appreciated is the key role that Isaiah plays in shaping what Paul says and how he says it, even though he cites Isaiah explicitly only once (Isaiah 54:1 in Galatians 4:27). Using an intertextual approach to trace more subtle appropriations of Scripture (i.e., allusions, echoes and thematic parallels), Harmon argues that Isaiah 49-54 in particular has shaped the structure of Paul´s argument and the content of his theological reflection in Galatians.”
A further description may be accessed at his blog at http://bibtheo.blogspot.com/2010/08/now-available-she-must-and-shall-go.html.
This year’s colloquial gathering/orientation weekend is set for Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29th. All new residential and online students are expected to attend each session, along with their spouses if possible. Child care arrangements are still being worked out and we’ll let you know when they are set. Please RSVP to Tonya Cardin at email@example.com.
Here is the schedule for this year’s activities:
Saturday, August 28
3:00-4:30 – Advising/Registration*
4:00-4:30 pm – Welcome to Campus/Check-In – Gathering Place (McClain Hall)
4:30-5:30 pm – Meet the Faculty – Ashman Chapel
5:30-6:30 pm – Dinner – Alpha Dining Commons
6:30-7:30 pm – Seminary Life – Ashman Chapel
*For students who have not yet scheduled an advising appointment.
Sunday, August 29
10:30-11:30 am – Worship Service - Winona Lake Amphitheatre
11:30-12:45 pm – Lunch – Winona Lake
1:00-2:00 pm – New Student Orientation – Ashman Chapel
2:15-3:15 pm - Online Research – Ashman Chapel
3:30-4:30 pm – OIT / Library Presentation – PH 110
4:30-5:30 pm – Break
5:30-6:30 pm – Dinner – Alpha Dining Commons
6:30-7:30 pm – Dessert Social – Westminster / Gathering Place
Area lodging in the Warsaw/Winona Lake area includes:
Comfort Inn & Suites ……………………………………….574-269-6655
Hampton Inn ………………………………………………….574-268-2600
Holiday Inn Express .…………………………………………574-268-1600
Ramada Plaza Hotel ……………………………………….574-269-2323
(Be sure to ask about Grace College and Seminary rates) Campus Map Link
Grace Theological Seminary has been awarded accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) following an intensive approval process.
The ATS is a membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry as well as for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. In the process of becoming accredited, Grace was first accepted as an associate member of ATS then began its candidacy process. The seminary conducted a comprehensive self-study before undergoing a site visit by the ATS accreditation team, who recommended Grace for approval by its Commission on Accrediting.
Dr. Jeff Gill, dean of Grace Theological Seminary, spoke about the opportunities afforded to Grace students as a result of the accreditation. “In addition to the strong affirmation of the excellence of our school, accreditation allows Grace to apply for student scholarships from large foundations like Eli Lilly and the Kern Family Foundation. We also look forward to a greater recruitment pool of prospective students since ordination in many denominations requires a degree from an ATS-accredited seminary.”
Grace has been granted full initial accreditation for a period of five years, which is the maximum awarded by ATS.
For more information about Grace Theological Seminary or to submit an application, please visit gts.grace.edu or call Lee Compson at 877.607.0012.