ABC News Archive - June 2018
After seven years as Vice President for Academics, Dean Hanshew is returning to the pastorate. His excellent leadership brought stability and improvements to the college's curriculum, and he was known for challenging students' thinking. Dean Hanshew also acted as Chair of the Pastoral Ministry Major. The Missions-TESOL major and the prison ministry of Mount Olive Bible College are significant parts of his legacy. Elizabeth Hanshew will also be missed as women's basketball assistant coach. We wish them an effective church ministry in North Carolina.
We are proud of you, Lady Warriors.
A sophomore Missions major is spending the first half of her summer in Bordeaux, France. As she serves with a small team, pray that hearts are prepared to hear the gospel and that she grows in her walk with the Lord. #ABCsummermissions
If you're a 2018 high school grad and still unsure what to do next, it's okay. Deep breaths. A year at Appalachian Bible College will equip you with transferable credits, a fuller understanding of God's word, and lifelong friendships. And yes!—there is still time to apply for this fall. abc.edu/apply
NEW course in the ABC Graduate Program:
In Baptistic Heritage I, you will survey New Testament Christianity after the Apostles to the end of the Reformation (AD 100-1650). Besides examining philosophy of Baptistic history and the development and response of NT churches to the apostasy of Romanism, you will also study the Anabaptists and the emergence of the modern English Baptists.
In Antofagasta, Chile, an ABC senior is spending his summer as an intern with church planting missionaries. As he is mentored by them and immersed in ministry, pray for speedy language acquisition and for growth in the local church. Ask God to use this experience to solidify his desire for cross-cultural church leadership. #ABCsummermissions
This summer a senior Missions student is serving an internship with an ABC alumnus across the Atlantic. Pray that God grants him wisdom as he preaches in a local church and assists with youth ministry in Spain. #ABCsummermissions
Alpine Ministries teen campers are treated to pizza and prizes in the ABC Coffee Shop. Lord willing, some will enroll this fall! Next week's Teen Camp 3 is the final chance for this age group; find out more: alpineministries.com/camps/teen/
An ABC student, staff member, and alumnus are all part of a team in Bolivia for 10 days. Pray for effective gospel outreach as they assist with street evangelism and serve through manual labor at an orphanage. #ABCsummermissions
For 23 years, Lance Duncan drove a weekly 2.5-hour commute to ABC. He was motivated by a commitment to Biblical counseling and a love for the students. Besides teaching many of the counseling, psychology, and sociology courses, Mr. Duncan made himself available to students who needed one-on-one counseling. His influence will live on for years to come as ABC alumni turn to God's word for answers and hope. Congratulations on your retirement, Mr. Duncan!
Have you heard about the new STEM Camp (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) coming to Alpine Bible Camp, a ministry of ABC? West Virginians can register for half price!