What boundless love, what fathomless grace
You have shown us, O God of compassion!
ABC News Archive - July 2015
What boundless love, what fathomless grace
That shirt guarantees there's no getting lost in the crowd for Mr. Peterson at #GARBC15. If you are attending the Annual Meeting this week in Omaha, stop by the table and meet our Missions Major Chair.
Believe it or not, there's a future Dean of Men in this distinguished Class of 2004. #tbt
This summer, one ABC student and his wife are interning in Togo. As they offer medical services and other ministries, pray that God would guide them concerning a return to long-term missions in West Africa.
Among other reasons to celebrate today: our freedom to pursue Biblical higher education. Happy Independence Day!
"By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name." Hebrews 13:15
Weekend storms left behind this reminder of God's faithfulness.
This week the Gospel Heralds are presenting their "Coming Home" program all over the Buckeye State. Itinerary:
Miss the spiritual nourishment of ABC Chapel 3 times/week? We've got you covered. Eight years of Chapel messages are at your fingertips: http://www.abc.edu/news-and-events/chapel-messages/
January fun! #tbt
"With whom may I biblically cooperate?"
“From whom must I biblically separate?”
Cooperative Biblical Relationships, an M.A. course with Dr. Rick Gregory, will equip you to develop a strategy for responsible interaction, both personally and ecclesiastically.
"I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving." Psalm 69:30
The concession stand at Warrior Field got a face-lift, and Beukema Hall is getting a new roof—all thanks to volunteers who are giving their time and skills to help ABC this summer. Like this photo to say "thank you!" to the Weavers and Independent Bible Church!
James ('05) and Sarah ('06) now serve in a West Virginia church as Children's Pastor and wife ...Because Life is for Service—and service is for life. #tbt
For ABC students around the world, missions trips, internships, and summer ministries of all kinds are winding down. Pray for endurance, for spiritual fruit, and for financial provision for the fall.
"By [Jesus] therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name." Hebrews 13:15
Congratulations to Anna Brinton, who received her LPN pin on Saturday! Missions-Nursing students at ABC work extra hard as they complete two B.A. majors (Bible/Theology and Missions) along with a Certificate in Practical Nursing. May God use Anna to skillfully meet both physical and spiritual needs.
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Kevin Gullion as Dean of Men. He is a 1995 B.A. graduate of ABC and also holds an M.A. in Ministry. After serving as a youth pastor, assistant pastor, senior pastor, and hospital chaplain, Mr. Gullion will make an excellent dean. His wife, Melissa, is also an ABC alumna; they have four daughters.
One short month until new students arrive!
Throwing it back to 2006: ABC's very first graduate class, "The Church and Culture" with Dr. Anderson. Almost a decade later, the flexible M.A. program continues to equip Christian leaders. #tbt
"Quietly faithful and always dependable" is how Dr. Anderson describes Mrs. Donna Chesley, who served as a missionary at Appalachian Bible College alongside her husband, Ed. Her time at ABC began some 45 years ago when the Chesleys arrived as married students. Later, she held a series of behind-the-scenes but important positions serving our alumni, donors, Ladies Auxiliary, and family conference attendees. The Chesleys retired from ABC in 2012.
Mrs. Chesley was called into the presence of her Savior yesterday after fighting cancer with grace and courage for the last several months.
Funeral arrangements at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Beckley, WV:
Visitation - Sunday, July 26, 4:00-8:00 PM
Visitation - Monday, July 27, 1:00 PM
Funeral service - Monday, July 27, 2:00 PM
This week persecuted believers and their communities in Burma are being ministered to by a team including an ABC faculty member and a 2015 graduate. Pray that the medical clinics, construction work, and children's ministries would demonstrate God's great love.
"To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved." Ephesians 1:6
"As a recent college graduate, I am grateful to be able to invest in Alpine Bible Camp yet again and be a part of a team that reaches out to others and impacts their lives for Christ."
-Janelle, ABC Class of 2015 and summer Program Assistant for Alpine Ministries
The Gospel Heralds are in their final week of summer ministry in churches and conferences across 10 states. West Virginians can catch them in Martinsville, Huttonsville, and Hico this week: http://www.abc.edu/news-and-events/ministry-tours/gospel-heralds.php
"Upper Tin City" was the nickname of married student housing on the hill where Anderson Hall is now located. Any alumni out there remember living in one of these fine units? #tbt