Dr. James Newcomer will be back at ABC this June, leading the graduate course, "Biblical Counseling." Study what Scripture has to say about forgiveness, depression, private sin habits, grief, suicide, and decision making—and how to apply it. More info in the Course Schedule: abc.edu/graduate
ABC News Archive - April 2017
Thanks to the freshman class, Sandbranch Road is litter-free.
A Virginia section of the Appalachian Trail provided a rugged and beautiful classroom for these students last weekend. As part of the Backpacking course, they experienced navigation, risk management, hygiene and water purification, and nutrition in a wilderness setting.
Today we welcome many parents and grandparents to campus. Dr. Anderson gave a fitting message in chapel this morning, from Joshua 24:14-15, "...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Thanks to everyone who has joined us for Spring Preview and Parents/Grandparents Day. We hope you have felt a warm welcome, if not warm weather!
This year's Spring Music Festival celebrated love in all its beauty and purity. "LOVE: the time for singing has come!"
"In order for young people to launch into global missions and effectively serve Christ and His Church, they must be firmly grounded in truth, exposed to the lives and ministries of godly servants, and immersed in outreach and discipleship opportunities within their local churches." - Mr. Phillip Peterson
Ready to follow Jesus' Great Commission? Consider the Missions degree at ABC: https://abc.edu/undergraduate/academics/majors/missions/
In letters of crimson, God wrote His love
On the hillside so long, long ago;
For you and for me Jesus died,
And love's greatest story was told.
"Written in Red," Gordon Jensen
This year's Expository Preaching Week fell on the Passion Week leading up to Easter, and I Corinthians 1:18-31 provided a timely text. These students preached on Christ's cross: foolishness to the world but wisdom and power to them which are called.
Listen to Chris Gardner (Broadalbin, NY), David Hock (Montevideo, Uruguay), and Caleb Eakle (Parkersburg, WV):
Careers change, the economy fluctuates, and job skills become outdated—but how could you ever regret concentrated study of the Bible?
Warrior athletes and coaches looked back on a good year of intercollegiate soccer, volleyball, and basketball at last night's banquet. The special speaker was Tom Minturn, a 1994 grad who played both basketball and soccer for the Warriors. Win or lose, ABC athletics is about building character and honoring God.
T-minus 5 hours till IMPACT 2017 is underway! Pray for the speaker, Dr. Newcomer, and the 200+ teens joining us for a dynamic 20 hours.
Tomorrow is the Salt & Light Drama Team's final presentation of "Shame On Me." 11:00 AM at Fellowship Bible Church, Beckley.
διάκονος is a Greek word for "servant," and it's also the name of the annual community service project headed up by the ABC Student Council. Thanks to these servants, 10 bags of trash were picked up around the I-64/Hwy 19 intersection in Beckley.
IMPACT 2017: 260 guests, 20 hours. Countless cheers, games, verses memorized, friendships made, and pizza slices consumed. And 3 life-changing challenges from God's Word, thanks to Dr. Jim Newcomer. Hold Fast!
Rejoice with us! God is moving at Mount Olive Bible College, a ministry of ABC in the maximum-security prison. On Resurrection Sunday, an MOBC student-inmate preached in the prison church for the first time, with 144 inmates present (there are 1,000 at the facility). MOBC students will soon be assisting the chaplain with four baptisms in the prison gym. And another inmate placed his trust in Christ this past weekend.
Last chance: register by tomorrow for this module graduate course. It will benefit anyone who wishes to better apply God's Word to life's complex challenges. abc.edu/graduate/course-schedule
Junior Senior Banquet 2017: Voyage of a Lifetime. Glen Ferris Inn on the Kanawha River was a beautiful setting to hear from special speaker Dr. Charles Bethel and to celebrate the Class of 2017.
Dr. Matt Morrell and Dr. Rick Gregory will be this year's speakers at Spring Bible Conference. You are welcome to join us as we wrap up the academic year with two days of focusing on God's Word, May 4-5. abc.edu/bible-conference.