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GLCC Plans 70th Anniversary Celebration (Plus News Briefs)

by | 9 October, 2019 | 0 comments

Compiled by Jim Nieman and Chris Moon

Great Lakes Christian College in Lansing, Mich., will celebrate its 70th anniversary Oct. 18 and 19.

A Restoration Appreciation Week Chapel will be at 11 a.m. Friday with Keith Keeran speaking. The 70th Celebration Service will be at 6:30 that night at the Doty Center. A reception for GLCC alumni and friends will follow at 8.

An alumni brunch/reunion is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, with “family fun” and lunch from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Weekend anniversary events conclude with a soccer game at 1 p.m.

Weekend festivities will also honor Larry Carter for his 20 years (thus far) as GLCC president. More information and registration are available at www.glcc.com.

GLCC student Zachary Erdman recently wrote an article about the school’s history.

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News Briefs

Central Christian Church in Wichita, Kan., honored local police detective and off-duty security officer Matt Young, 49, who died Oct. 1 after battling cancer. On Saturday, CCC hosted the funeral for Young, who served at the church.

“He’s just such a special guy ‘cause he didn’t just come in and do the job,” Darren McClintock, lead pastor at CCC, told KAKE. “He just exuded that care and that kindness and that desire to love and serve people. Ultimately, a lot of that came out of his faith in Christ, as well, because he saw Jesus as the ultimate servant, and I think you can see that in the way he cared for the kids and the people he served.”

Young had served at the Wichita Police Department since 2000. He and his widow, Laurie, have seven children and two grandchildren.

“We want to come and celebrate the life that Matt had, but also celebrate that this isn’t the end of his story,” McClintock said.

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Hope International University’s Spirit of Hope Concert & Awards Saturday helped raise more than $170,000 toward student scholarships. The Fullerton, Calif., university’s signature event was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Disneyland Hotel and attracted almost 450 alumni and friends. Spirit of Hope Awards were presented to HIU president emeritus John Derry and board chairman Toby Yurek.

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The 2019 Midwest Ministers’ Retreat and Summit will take place Oct. 21 and 22 at Lincoln (Ill.) Christian University. On the first day, Mark Weber, who recently retired after 45 years of ministry, will lead a retreat focused on the privilege and pain of ministry.

The next day, the Center for Church Leadership’s Tim Wallingford and Shawn McMullen (who is also editor of The Lookout) will present “Reposition,” a daylong summit focusing on five issues churches are facing and five ways they can reposition themselves toward health and growth.

Learn more and register here.

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Shepherd Church in California is holding a five-day revival Oct. 19-23. The event, which takes place every two years at the church’s Porter Ranch campus, features senior pastor Dudley Rutherford and speakers from California and around the country.

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Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith, Ark., has reopened after being closed for several weeks due to late-August flooding, according to 5 News. During cleanup, kindergarten through fourth-grade classes met at Central Christian Church and middle and high school students gathered at Grand Avenue Baptist Church.

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Cincinnati Christian University will host a Homeschool Family Day on Oct. 22. College-bound students are invited, along with their parents and siblings.

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Dr. Devin Brown spoke about “C.S. Lewis and the Christian Perspective” on Tuesday at the James D. Strauss Worldview Lectureship at Lincoln (Ill.) Christian University. Brown is a Lilly Scholar and Professor of English at Asbury University in Kentucky. The annual lectureship honors the legacy of Dr. Strauss, who is credited with bringing the concept of “biblical worldview” to the LCU campus.

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William Jessup University president John Jackson has written a new book, The Right Choice: Choosing a College and Why It Matters. Available at Amazon.

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