Youth Leader – PT – Wawasee, IN

May 6th, 2014

LEADER OF YOUTH MINISTRY

DEFINITION:  Youth ministry is a series of programs and activities to give young people a chance to participate in Church life, develop their own faith and spirituality, and discover new friendships.  It incorporates fun, faith and friends.

GOAL:  Teach the youth basic tenets of the Christian faith and how to apply Christian values to life situations.

SALARY:  Part-time; based on experience.

HOURS:  Wednesday evenings, Sundays, plus special events.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A graduate or college senior (at least 21 years of age) with a major in and passion for, Youth Ministry;
  • A personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, as well as a strong desire to serve within the church;
  • Musical skills preferred;
  • A team player with effective relational skills (works well with others);
  • A satisfactory background security check.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate the Middle School and High School age Sunday School classes and Wednesday evening Youth group;
  • Plan outings for the youth.  Be responsible for securing all travel arrangements, adult chaperones, and providing Christian teaching or times for worship during the youth trips.
  • Encourage and recruit young people to participate in the youth activities, worship and educational activities of the congregation and community;
  • Coordinate fund-raisers, as needed, to support special youth activities and trips;
  • Publicize youth activities through the worship bulletin, posters, bulletin boards, etc.
  • Available to youth, as needed;
  • Build and maintain relationships with kids both churched and unchurched;
  • Maintain administrative records (e.g. consent forms);
  • Attend Elder Council meetings, first Monday of each month, and provide verbal report.
  • Coordinate roles and responsibilities of volunteer leaders;
  • Protect the reputation and integrity of the youth or others through strict confidentiality;
  • Network with other youth workers in the community.

Questions, please contact Pastor Brad Cox at (574) 518-1068.  E-mail résumé to Tim Gillum, gillum@bnin.net

Our website: http://wawaseechapel.com/

Worship Team Leader – FT – Waterville, OH

May 6th, 2014

Fallen Timbers Community Church is a church with the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
The church is a suburb of Toledo, OH and is a young congregation of 500+ people.
Each weekend the church has 3 identical services.

Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Church Music or Worship Studies.

Duties: Lead a worship team in 3 identical services each weekend.

For more info. contact: Rev. Jeff Wheelland pastor@ftcchurch.com

To apply: send resume & downloadable video in MP4 to Rev. Wheeland at the address above.

Assoc. Pastor Needed – FT – Peru, IN

May 6th, 2014

The Peru Grace Brethren Church is seeking a man who has thorough Biblical training/education to join our team of Elders as a full-time Associate Pastor.

Requirements…

  • To have a heart for family/children’s ministries.
  • To lead our youth ministry.
  • To share in the preaching, teaching, and worship service ministries with the Senior Pastor.

Please send questions, and/or letter of interest, & resume to:

The Council of Elders
Peru Grace Brethren Church
430 South Broadway
Peru, Indiana   46970

Church website is: http://www.perugrace.org/

Pastor Needed – Short/Long term – Argos, IN

May 6th, 2014

Cornerstone Church in Argos, IN is in need of a Pastor.  Argos is only a 35 minute drive or so from Winona Lake.

Address:
Cornerstone Church
11525 SR 10 W
Argos, IN 46501

If interested contact:
Jon Alcorn at #574-276-4248 or by email jalcorn@argos.k12.in.us

Website: http://excitingcornerstone-com.webs.com/

Grace Softball Wins Three, Advances to Regional Championship

May 6th, 2014

Three games. Three wins. That’s what it took for Grace’s softball team to advance to the championship game of the NCCAA Midwest Regional Tournament on Monday.

Grace defeated Oakland City, Spring Arbor and Indiana Wesleyan by a combined total of four runs to complete a remarkable charge to Tuesday’s title game.

The Lady Lancers will play for a berth into the 2014 NCCAA World Series on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the regional championship. Grace will take on whichever team advances from the losers’ bracket. The Lady Lancers will need to be defeated twice in the double-elimination format. The NCCAA World Series is held in Roanoke, Va.

Grace won 4-3 against Oakland City, 5-3 against Spring Arbor and 5-4 against Indiana Wesleyan.

More details will be released as game results and statistics are made available.

“I really felt like we kept making adjustments throughout each game and didn’t panic. If the other team got a run, we focused on getting it back. Our defense made some really kept plays to get out of innings too,” said Grace head coach Heather Johnson. “Lots of different people played well for us today, and our senior leadership stepped up big today with timely hitting. The girls are very motivated and understand what needs to be done. We’ll get some rest tonight and come out tomorrow playing to win.”

Rex Wins Prestigious NCCAA Wheeler Award

May 5th, 2014

Pictured is a filed photo of Jonathan Rex.

Senior Jonathan Rex became Grace’s second NCCAA Wheeler Award winner, announced at the NCCAA Outdoor National Championships.

The Wheeler Award recognizes the outstanding NCCAA Division I men’s track and field student-athlete who excels in competition, skill, academics and Christian service during his career.

Rex follows Tim Sprankle (2002) as Grace’s winners of the NCCAA Wheeler Award.

“Jonathan [Rex] has been a consistent and valuable performer in competition, but more importantly, has been a quiet leader who is liked and respected by everyone on our team,” said Grace head coach Jeff Raymond. “Some of his contributions are hard to quantify, but he has nonetheless made an impact during his time in our program and around campus.”

Rex has earned two NCCAA All-American honors during his career with the 4×800-meter relay teams in 2012 and 2013. He was also part of the 4×800 squad that set the school record in indoor track in 2013.

He has been heavily involved in campus life at Grace as well, serving in various dorm leadership positions.

Graham Named All-American, Two School Records Fall

May 5th, 2014

Pictured is Donovan Graham (left) running for the Lancers.

ROME, Ga. – Donovan Graham’s All-American performance highlighted Grace’s track and field team’s final two days at NCCAA Outdoor Nationals.

Graham finished second in the 800-meter run in 1:56.83 to earn NCCAA All-American status (top-three finish). His first lap was slow and tactical, but he made his burst late to place second nationally.

Grace also set two new school records over its final two days at the national meet. Sabrina Whitaker cleared the high jump at a Grace-record mark of 5-feet-3.75, finishing sixth overall. Jo Boren shattered her own school record in the 400, placing fourth in a time of 58.22.

“This trip has been a great experience as we were able to compete against some very good competition in a championship atmosphere,” said Grace head coach Jeff Raymond. “We set three new school records and posted some other season-best performances. With a large group of underclassmen, we look forward to the future of the Grace track and field program.”

Lance Taylor, who qualified for NAIA Nationals earlier in the season, ran a 48.83 in the 400 to finish sixth nationally. Jonathan Rex closed out his Lancer career by competing in the 800 and 1500.

Erin McPherson placed eighth in the hammer throw, reaching the mark in the final throw of her collegiate career. The women’s 4×800 relay team of Allison Zylstra, Jenna McClellan, Katelyn McCullough and Rachel Fehring also placed eighth.

Other notable standouts included Jesse Feitz’s PR in the javelin, Drew Perrin’s ninth-place finish in the triple jump, Brandon Smith’s 10th-place finish in the 3000 steeplechase, Matthew Lee’s PR in the 800.

The Lancers will have one last chance to qualify athletes for NAIA Nationals at the Dr. Keeler Invitational on Friday.

Trio of Lancers Named All-League

May 5th, 2014

Pictured is former Warsaw Tiger standouts Jacob Bloom (left) and Joey Hickerson. Both players were named All-Crossroads League for Grace.

Grace’s baseball team under head coach Bill Barr hauled in several All-Crossroads League awards, released on Monday.

The Lancers placed three players on the All-CL Team in Jacob Bloom, Joey Hickerson and Sammy Wilkerson. Bloom was also named the league’s Gold Glove winner for right field.

Jacob Bloom completed his final regular season with the Lancers by pacing the team in nearly every offensive category. Bloom hit .381 for the season, leading the team with 45 hits, 29 runs, 9 doubles and 3 home runs. He also stole eight bases and did not record a fielding error in 41 games patrolling Grace’s outfield.

The senior outfielder ranks highly among Grace’s career leaders, including No. 2 in hits, No. 3 in runs, No. 9 in RBIs, No. 4 in doubles, No. 5 in triples and No. 5 in walks.

Joey Hickerson was elected as the CL’s top designated hitter in 2014. The speedy outfielder led Grace with 4 triples, 21 RBIs and 10 stolen bases. He batted .349 in the regular season, notching 44 hits with seven doubles and a homer.

Sammy Wilkerson was named the CL’s best relief pitcher in his freshman campaign. He posted a team-low 4.71 ERA on the season, striking out 35 batters in 49.2 innings. Wilkerson earned a 4-1 record, appearing in 14 games on the mound.

The Lancers earned a spot in the CL Tournament and will face top-seeded Mt. Vernon Nazarene on the road Saturday at 2 p.m. The double-elimination tournament continues through Wednesday.

Shell, Knight, Adams Earn All-League Honors

May 2nd, 2014

Pictured are (left) Hannah Adams and Brooke Shell

A trio of Lady Lancer softball players picked up All-Crossroads League awards for their performance in the regular season.

Junior outfielder Brooke Shell and freshman Clarissa Knight were named First Team All-CL, and freshman Hannah Adams was an honorable mention for All-CL in her first season.

Additionally, Shell won a place on the CoSIDA Academic All-District team, which honors both academic and athletic achievement.

Brooke Shell highlighted Grace’s outstanding year with one of the best offensive seasons in team history. She led the Crossroads League in batting average and stolen bases for much of the regular season and currently boasts a .444 average with 37 steals.

She has already broken three single-season records for the Lady Lancers in 2014, including most hits (79), most runs (57) and most steals (37).

Clarissa Knight has impressed in her first collegiate season, batting .373 with 56 hits, 32 runs, 10 doubles, 2 triples and a team-best 43 RBIs. Knight led Grace in CL games with a .394 batting average. She also swiped 13 bases.

Hannah Adams displayed a variety of skills in her freshman campaign, batting .331 with 44 hits, 20 runs, 11 doubles, 2 homers and 36 RBIs. She also topped Grace’s pitching staff with 98.2 innings on the mound, posting a team-low 2.54 ERA in league play.

The Heather Johnson-coached Lady Lancers wrapped up the 2014 regular season with their most league wins (20) and highest finish (fourth) in team history. They also topped 20 wins in a season for the first time since 1997.

Grace will next try to qualify for the NCCAA World Series at the Midwest Regional Tournament starting May 5 in Oakland City, Ind.

Lancers Take Seventh at League Championships

April 30th, 2014

Pictured is senior Caleb Rovenstine

Playing their final tournament of the year, Grace’s golf team placed seventh at the 2014 Crossroads League Championships.

The three-round tournament was held at Harbour Trees Golf Club on Monday and Tuesday.

Grace’s team score of 953 tied with St. Francis for seventh place. The Lancers’ best round came on Monday with a second-round 310. Grace struggled to a 321 in the opener and a 322 in the third round.

Senior Trey Stoll paced the Lancers with a 230, including a team-low 73 during the second round. He tied for 11th place on the individual list.

Taylor Fanning carded a tournament total of 239 (77-80-82) to finish second for Grace. Caleb Rovenstine concluded his Lancer career by improving every round with an 83-80-78 scorecard. Kyle Condon rounded out Grace’s scoring with a total of 245, including a second-round 78.

Zachary Allyn played as an individual, firing 84-79-91.

Stoll finished a strong year with a pair of medalist honors and two second-place finishes during the 2013-14 season. He was an NAIA Third Team All-American in 2013.