Give a warm welcome to freshman Kayla from Ohio! On a family picnic right before coming to ABC, she spotted this playground and posed for a photo.
ABC News Archive - September 2015
Now would be a good time to like and follow ABC Warriors!
Staff and faculty are looking snazzy in this #tbt, circa 2004.
"Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually." I Chron. 16:10-11
Daniel Bouchoc, midfielder from Charles Town, WV, takes control of the ball as fans watch in the hot Labor Day sun. See more photos from the Warriors' 2-1 win yesterday at ABC Warriors.
Trevor, a Bible/Theology and Missions student, spent the summer as a missionary intern in Spain. At last night's Missions In Action, he shared about using his limited Spanish to witness on city streets: "Some people rejected it hard-core. But you step out again, pull out another tract, and the next person may or may not give the same response—but it's up to God."
Trevor, who also leads an evangelism team at ABC, offered some advice to fellow students: "While it is hard to think about, 'How am I going to talk about Jesus Christ with other people?' it's very important to get into those conversations. Practice here with other students. Ask them, 'How can I pray for you?' 'What have you been learning in your Bible?'—simple things that show Christ is sufficient for you and you don't need to be afraid. Then, when you do go out, you can talk with people and it will be natural, and you can show Christ in your life—that He is the center of your life, not just something we talk about on Sundays."
Each ABC student chooses a local church in the Beckley, WV area where he or she can fellowship and serve. What tips would you share with freshmen deciding which church to commit to?
"For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." I Corinthians 6:20
The Freshman class trip to the Creation Museum included lectures from Ken Ham, Dr. Menton, and Dr. Purdom, a planetarium show, and time to explore the gardens, petting zoo, and of course the museum itself. Many thanks to Calvary Baptist Church members for hosting the students and sponsors in their homes overnight.
There are three categories of Scripture that address human sexuality. What can these passages teach us, and how should we respond to same-sex attraction in ourselves or others? Rev. Dan Hanshew, Vice President for Academics, presented a biblical and compassionate message in yesterday's chapel.
Her husband was assigned to pilot the doomed Flight 11 on September 11, 2001, but his last-minute replacement died in the terrorist hijacking instead. Hear author, speaker, and homeschooling mom of eight Megan Scheibner at this event sponsored by the ABC Ladies Auxiliary.
On this #ConstitutionDay, we thank God for the rights that our forefathers established, including the free exercise of religion.
"Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto your name give glory, for your mercy, and for your truth's sake." Psalm 115:1
Appalachian Bible College is pleased to be listed on the Creation College site from Answers in Genesis.
Missions major students got a fun lesson in cultural adaptation by playing Fear Factor today. Blindfolded, they tried different foods from around the world. What's the strangest dish you've tasted from another culture?
Students and staff wish summer a fond farewell at the circus during "So Long to Summer Fest" hosted by the Sophomore class.
Alumni: you can now view the schedule for Homecoming next month. We can't wait to welcome you back to campus!
How many men can say they have donned plastic aprons and worked side-by-side with their sons in the Hanmer Dining Hall kitchen? Two generations of Yustiz students, circa 2009. #tbt
For 6 weeks of the past summer, Annalise (Missions ministry major senior from Colorado) participated in everyday life with veteran missionaries in Tanzania—from teaching a VBS class to eating baked termites! She says she loved the people, the culture, even the language (Swahili), and she would love to go back if God so leads.
Annalise's time in Africa also gave her a new appreciation for the privilege of studying at ABC: "I got to experience their Bible college for one day. These people come for one week out of the year. They stay in storage containers which they've turned into dorms and a lot of people fit into them on bunk beds. They just study intensively that one week and get a lot of training."
"It was really neat for me to see the sacrifice that those people make to study the Bible. And yet here I am every day at Bible college and I take it for granted so much. A lot of these people traveled long distances and they had to come up with the money to pay for the bus fare. One day I know they ran out of food... but it didn't matter to these people. They were there studying the Bible and they were excited about it."
"For it is written, As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God." Romans 14:11
How did your pastor or someone in your local church demonstrate servanthood this weekend?
I sing the mighty power of God
That made the mountains rise...
A fitting song in the Appalachian Mountains. Daniel Miller, Matthew Hock, and Zach Rinehart shared this Isaac Watts hymn during Monday's chapel.