Christmas lights are up and Anderson Hall is looking festive for the concerts this weekend. Like if you plan to attend!
ABC News Archive - December 2015
The Admissions office Christmas tree was energetically decorated by Titus, son of Director of Admissions Benjamin Cale.
Titus says, "My daddy would love to help anyone who is still interested in coming to ABC for the spring semester!"
More info: https://abc.edu/undergraduate/admissions/apply
Christmas Concert sneak peek. The Chorale and orchestra, led by a student conductor, give a beautiful treatment to "It Was a Starry Night." See the whole performance also featuring English handbells, children's choir, and drama: this Saturday, 7:00 PM and Sunday, 3:00 PM.
This miniature village, along with gingerbread houses crafted by ABC students, is on display in Anderson Hall. See them when you come for the 7:00 concert tonight, "The Villages of Christmas."
"Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." I Chronicles 16:29
If you missed it last night, you are invited to the Christmas concert today. It features more than 80 cast members transporting you to the London of Dickens, the New England of Currier & Ives, and of course Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born.
In "The Villages of Christmas," more than 80 cast members transported the audience to the London of Dickens, the New England of Currier & Ives, and Bethlehem in Judea on the night Christ was born.
We are bringing The Villages of Christmas to Mount Olive Correctional Complex and to Dixie, West Virginia! All are welcome at Bell Creek Missionary Baptist Church for our final Christmas concert: 7:00 this evening.
This General Psychology class has worked hard all semester to learn how the mind operates and why we behave as we do. ABC students have the added privilege of weighing psychology's secular theories against the Bible, thereby deepening their conviction in the sufficiency, authority and power of God's Word.
It's a tradition on Study Day: ABC staff deliver breakfast to students in the residence halls. ...Because Life is for Service.
"His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6b
To brighten up your Monday morning... Student conductor Ruth Brown leads the ABC Chorale in singing "Sleigh Ride." Horse whinny courtesy of Dr. Pinter.
Finals week! Only a couple more days of THIS—and then Christmas Break. Pray for students during exams and travel.
Here is a salute to the seven fall graduates whose last day of final exams is now complete! Ethan, Elisabeth, Zechariah, Sarah, Thomas, Kristen, and Logan: God bless your futures ...Because Life is for Service.
Sarah just completed her semester of student teaching and is graduating this month with a double major in Bible/Theology and Elementary Education! Here is a story from her experience in a 5th grade Christian school classroom:
"It was amazing how the Lord opened up opportunities in subjects other than Bible to teach about Him and His Word. I remember one instance in Reading where we read a poem about a fight between a sister and brother. During the lesson, the Lord burdened my heart to share with the class a recent sin I had committed and how I had to ask for forgiveness in order to reconcile the relationship. The students seemed shocked that I sinned, let alone that I was willing to talk about it! The Lord allowed a lesson in my own life to teach the students the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation. I was even able to touch on the Gospel. What a blessing it was to share God's work in my personal life!"
On November 7, 2015, Zechariah Emery presented Modest Mussorgsky's "Great Gate of Kiev" during his Senior Recital. #tbt
In honor of the composer's 245th year, here is Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 21, "Waldstein," played by Elisabeth Brown at her Senior Recital last month.
ABC Receives $200,000 Gift
During this season of giving, Appalachian Bible College president Dr. Daniel Anderson announces receipt of a $200,000 donation. The donor wished to remain unnamed but was willing to publicize the gift as motivation for others to generously give, too.
“This substantial donation comes as a complete surprise,” says Anderson. “I never tire of watching the Lord provide for Appalachian Bible College as we train people to serve Him.” He cites student scholarships and facility upgrades as two ways the funds will be allocated.
Jon Rinker, Vice President for Development, explains that almost 25% of the College budget is dependent on donations. “Gifts like this one keep tuition more affordable for young men and women preparing for ministry.”
“Over 95% of 2015 B.A. graduates are pursuing ministry as pastors, missionaries, teachers, and other Gospel-focused vocations. So supporting ABC is a strategic contribution to the global advance of the Gospel for the glory of God,” according to Rinker. Gifts to ABC are tax-deductible and can be made online at abc.edu/giving. Donors are also welcome to call Mr. Rinker: 800-678-9222.
Anderson adds that donations are particularly meaningful at Christmas. “When we give generously, we follow the holy example of God Himself, who ‘gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.’”
After surviving final exams this week, most ABC students are home for the holidays!
"Light of the World" was the theme of this formal event beautifully hosted by the Senior Class.
By leaving the glories of heaven to put on human flesh, dwell with us, and die for us, Jesus became the supreme example of servanthood. We celebrate him!
The Chorale and Children's Choir sang Longfellow's poem to a new melody during our Christmas concert. It's the perfect way to wind down your celebration today. Peace on earth, goodwill to men!
"For, lo, he that forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and declares unto man what is his thought, that makes the morning darkness, and treads upon the high places of the earth, The Lord, The God of hosts, is his name." Amos 4:13
Hiking, rappelling, rafting, caving—Mr. Skaggs knows all the good spots around Southern West Virginia. Having grown up nearby, he is a great resource as chair of our Camping Ministry major. Best of all, he knows how to use outdoor adventure to point people to the Creator.
Partnering with ABC by supporting students and the missionary team who trains them is a strategic contribution to the global advance of the Gospel for the glory of God. Consider a year-end tax-deductible donation: abc.edu/giving
"Pursuing His Purpose" was the focus of YouthFEST, put on by The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Inc. in Michigan. ABC reps Jonathan (3rd from left) and Alaina (far right) would love to see some of these teens continue their ministry training at Appalachian! ...Because life is for service.