ABC News Archive - August 2015
"Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase." Daniel 4:37
If you're in Southern WV, you are invited to the Gospel Heralds' final concert of the summer tonight.
Mount Olive Bible College is gearing up for year two! This collaborative outreach of Appalachian Bible College and Catalyst Ministries gives prison inmates the opportunity to take college-level ministry and theology courses. Would you ask God to lead more instructors to this life-changing ministry?
NEW STUDENTS: you may now register for classes!
August 6-7 and 10-12
9:00-Noon and 1:00-4:00 PM (Eastern)
When calling in to register, just provide your name and the registrar will give you a suggested class schedule for this fall semester.
Alumnus Justin Halder ('11, in shorts) helps lead a Bible camp in Indiana every summer, and this year invited Jon Rinker ('98, VP for Development) to serve as speaker. There were several salvation decisions, and more than 100 teens committed to a 40-day challenge of reading through the New Testament.
...Just a taste of the work being done by God all over the world through ABC students, staff and alumni. Do you have a photo or testimony to share? Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Two months from today, ABC alumni will be gathering for fellowship and encouragement. This year's speakers are Dr. Steve and Megan Scheibner, who teach and write on parenting. They also experienced the tragedy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which Megan developed in her book "In My Seat."
"Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness." Psalm 150:2
See that ABC pennant? Thanks to the Millers for capturing this fun shot of a televised news conference with a high school principal in Anderson, SC.
Because Life is for Service, faculty and staff pitched in on a work day to get our facilities ready for students' arrival. Apparently Missions Major Chair Mr. Peterson likes the feel of dust between his toes.
As we get ready for a new soccer season, here's a #tbt to the 2007 ABC Warriors. Did you watch this team play?
Happy 25th anniversary to Youth and Family Ministry Chair Mr. Dan Best and his wife, Vicki! Having met while attending ABC themselves, they are a terrific model to current students of a lasting, Christ-honoring marriage.
If you spot a man repairing medical equipment in a West Africa mission hospital, how do you know he is an ABC student? For starters, the "Serve Now" bracelet is a clue! John and his wife, Anna, are wrapping up a summer internship in Togo before returning to ABC for his senior year.
"Give unto the Lord, you kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength." I Chronicles 16:28
2014-15 yearbooks have arrived from the publisher and student photographer Daniel looks pleased with the results. "Servants who give thanks" was our theme last year... any guesses what this year's servanthood theme will be?
Appalachian Bible College has been given formal notification of continued accredited status with the Higher Learning Commission (800.621.7440 or www.hlcommission.org), effective July 27.
We rejoice in this affirmation of the quality of education at ABC!
Learn more about what accreditation means for you:
Welcome, athletes! Volleyball and soccer players are some of the first to arrive for the new school year. They are already training hard.
#tbt to just this past July, when Annalise read her testimony in a Tanzanian church... in Swahili! Annalise is a senior at ABC this fall, majoring in Bible & Theology and Missions.
Sometimes it's just good to hear what God is doing down on the lower half of campus.
It's move-in day for new students! God has brought them from as far away as California and Hungary this year.
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Say hello to Nick, one of our new students from Piney View, WV.
"I like the feel that I get from the other students; it's a lot different than high school. They are friendly and accepting."
Last night's Student Council Kickoff included a rousing game of "Senior Says" along with worship and testimonies under the stars.
Beckley is the nearest sizable town to ABC's campus, but it's also the last name of two of our freshmen. A big Beckley welcome to cousins Marc and Tim!
With the solemn placing of the Bible and the flags at the front of the chapel, ABC's 66th year begins.
Thanks to WOAY Newswatch for covering the start to another exciting school year. See the story tonight at 6:00 or 11:00 PM on channel 5.
Lots of books,
This poem dedicated to ABC students on Day 2 of the semester. By God's grace... you can do it.
This year's servanthood theme was revealed during yesterday's Convocation Chapel: "Servants to the Church."
Listen to Dr. Anderson's full message: http://www.abc.edu/news-and-events/chapel-messages
In today's chapel, we were joined by this first century Jewish family.
Actually, they were the 2015 Gospel Heralds ministry team retelling the beautiful parable about a prodigal son and his loving Father. Thanks for the good report on your summer, Heralds! And extra thanks to Lauren, 2015 graduate, who flew in to be a part of it.
"Praise the Lord in song, for He has done excellent things;
Let this be known throughout the earth."