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Grace College & Seminary Ranked Among the Most Efficient Midwest Colleges

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Grace College recently placed in the Regional Midwest Colleges category of an exclusive U.S. News and World Report list, “Weighing the efficiency of Highly Ranked Universities.” This report is a cross analysis of the U.S .News and World Report rankings and an efficiency scale. U.S. News measures a school’s financial resources by taking into account how much it spends per student on instruction, research, student services and related educational expenditures. The schools included in the list were those producing the highest educational quality, as determined by their place in the 2014 Best Colleges rankings, but spending relatively less on educational programs to achieve that quality.

Grace College is concerned not only with the efficiency of its resources but also with the quality and availability of the education it offers its students. Recently, Grace made quality education even more affordable by introducing a new three-year accelerated bachelor’s degree program and an additional option that allows students to graduate with a master’s degree in four years. Offered with five distinct master’s programs, students who take advantage of the blended degree program receive bachelor’s and master’s degrees for the price and time of just an undergraduate degree. Grace College is one of the few public or private universities nationally to offer three-year bachelor’s degree and four-year master’s degree programs across its entire curriculum.

Grace College tirelessly seeks to find a balance between pricing and value that maintains its mission, tradition, and heritage, yet propels its community of learners forward in ways that are relevant and affordable. The school maintains a strong student retention rate, providing competitive financial awards, partnerships with Trine University for Engineering and Bethel College for Nursing, and degree programs at commuter locations in Detroit, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis that allow students to transfer to Grace or other schools to complete a bachelor’s degree. Grace’s program innovation and value-added education has attracted the attention of Congress, state legislators and national media.

“We have worked diligently to offer a quality Christian education in new and innovative ways, and as a result, we have seen impressive enrollment increases,” said Grace President Bill Katip. “Now outside organizations and publications are also taking notice of our success and the value we provide.”

Pastor Needed – Terrace Parke General Baptist – Evansville, IN

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Terrace Parke General Baptist Church, an urban fellowship located in Evansville, Indiana, is seeking to hire a Pastor. This position would begin on a bi-vocational basis, with our goal being to have the ability to fund it full time within two years. A parsonage is provided at no cost.

For more information or to apply, please contact:
Raymond Doud, Chair – Board of Deacons
8300 Whetstone Rd.
Evansville, IN  47725
(812) 867-5857

Senior Pastor Needed – Warren PA

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

We at Calvary Baptist Church, Warren PA are now accepting resume’s for the position of senior pastor. We seek a pastor who is walking in the spirit (Gal 5:16).  Our desire is for a seminary graduate, with 5+ years experience as a main pastor, family oriented and comfortable with our affirmation of faith. These desires are not cast in concrete as we are open to God’s leading in all areas.

If you have any questions or desire more information please contact us via email:

Check out the Church website:

Students Graduate Grace College and Seminary

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Commencement ceremonies at Grace College took place Saturday, May 19 at 9:00 a.m. in the Orthopaedic Capital Center at Grace College.

Ronald E. Manahan, Th.D., president of Grace College and Seminary led the commencement ceremony, while Rev. Jesús G. Muñoz, Director of Ethnic Ministries for the Southeast USA with Encompass World Partners gave the invocation.

Grace College and Seminary’s graduating class of 2012 consists of 567 graduates:

  • 79 received Bachelor of Arts degrees
  • 192 received Bachelor of Science degrees
  • 20 received Master of Arts in Behavioral Science degrees
  • 14 received Master of Arts in Ministry Studies degrees
  • 59 received an Associate of Science degree in Management from the School of Adult and Community Education’s Prison Extension program
  • 1 received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management degree from the School of Adult and Community Education’s Prison Extension program
  • 78 received a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from the School of Adult and Community Education’s Prison Extension program
  • 36 received a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from the School of Adult and Community Education’s GOAL program
  • 1 received a Master of Education degree from the School of Adult and Community Education
  • 15 received Master of Business Administration degrees from the School of Adult and Community Education
  • 30 received Master of Science in Orthopaedic Regulatory & Clinical Affairs  degrees from the School of Adult and Community Education
  • 1 received a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Grace Theological Seminary
  • 9 received Master of Art degrees from Grace Theological Seminary
  • 6 received Master of Divinity degrees from Grace Theological Seminary
  • 4 received Doctor of Ministry degrees from Grace Theological Seminary
  • 22 received Doctor of Missiology degrees from Grace Theological Seminary.

The class is comprised of students from 27 states and 19 countries that include: Argentina, Australia, China, England, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey and the United States.

A total of 127 Baccalaureate degree recipients earned graduation honors and wore gold tassels, cords or sashes at commencement.

  • 34 achieved Summa Cum Laude honors
  • 50 achieved Magna Cum Laude
  • 43 earned Cum Laude honors

Additionally, 49 earned Honors in the Graduate Division and Seminary Division.

Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community of higher education which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence, and preparing for service. The Seminary is conservative, evangelical, and has a rich tradition of sound biblical education that prepares men and women for both local and global church ministry. All of the institution’s academic, residential, athletic, and social priorities are designed to encourage intellectual and spiritual growth in a supportive campus community. Grace College also offers convenient and flexible online and hybrid-online graduate degrees and an on-campus or online degree completion program. The newest initiative—Grace College Weber School—is a highly-affordable, easily-accessible two-year degree program in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. Grace has historically been among the top schools of its size and listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges. The Princeton Review has regularly awarded it the title of a “Best Midwestern College.”  The 180-acre main campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana.

FGBC Vision 2020

Monday, July 18th, 2011

E-Net (a network of Equipping Churches), is dedicated to awakening churches to the challenge of equipping ALL the saints for the work of the ministry, seeing every believer become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness in Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-16). E-Net is the result of the work of an enduring visionary leadership community that was initiated at the 2010 FGBC Conference in Cincinnati Ohio focusing on the leadership development dimension of our commitment to common ministry. For more information go to

FGBC – Vision 2020 Announcement

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

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

The William P. Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development and United Way of Kosciusko Provide Tax Assistance Program for Local Community

Thursday, 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 MAMS Program Approved to be Fully Online

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

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, or online at

Dr. Matt Harmon Has Dissertation Published

Monday, September 13th, 2010

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

2010 Colloquial Gathering and New Student Orientation

Monday, August 9th, 2010

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

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

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