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Christianity Through the Ages (a course offered through eBerkshire)
For many history seems heavy and so much of our culture today encourages us “to live in the moment”. However, understanding the historical foundations of the Christian Church helps us understand challenges facing us today. Therefore, an examination of Christianity Through the Ages is very practical. It not only contextualizes scripture, it provides context for an understanding of how society has developed as well as the Christian church.
This course, Christianity Through the Ages, examines the history of the Christian Church from the Ascension to modern Fundamentalism, ecumenism and Pentecostalism. Particular attention is given to the development of doctrine and to the growth of the Church, including the Advent Christian denomination. By reading both recent material and first-hand documents, students are encouraged to consider how this information relates to ministry.
You can take this course from the comfort of your home, library or church. Yet, since the course is online,you will be able to easily work this into any busy schedule. Interaction with fellow classmates and with your instructor will enrich your understanding of how God has used his people, for his glory, throughout the ages.
An offering of this course through eBerkshire is scheduled to begin July 17, 2017 (with a course end date of November 6, 2017). Contact Debra Welkley, Distance Education & Learning Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a Course Registration Form today. (Scholarships are available.)
Adventist Heritage Service
The annual Adventist Heritage Service will be held Sunday, June 18 at 4:00 p.m. As always, this event will be held at the William Miller Chapel in Low Hampton, N.Y. Everyone is invited to attend.
New Title From Robert J. Mayer
“Adventism Confronts Modernity: An Account of the Advent Christian Controversy over the Bible’s Inspiration”
Many restorationist-oriented associations like the Advent Christian Church often embrace two conflicting principles. First, they understand the Bible’s inspiration and authority in a way that minimizes the importance and value of church tradition. Second, they give high value to individual autonomy both in biblical interpretation and in church governance. Adventism Confronts Modernity describes what can happen when these principles conflict and make it difficult to resolve theological conflict.
This work begins by exploring the nineteenth-century historical and theological roots of early Adventism with special attention to William Miller and the theological impact of the Great Disappointment, the failed prediction of the early Adventists that Jesus Christ would return visibly in 1843 or 1844. Subsequent chapters explore the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversies of the early twentieth century and focus on the impact of those events on the two colleges that trained Advent Christian clergy-Aurora College (now Aurora University) and New England School of Theology (later Berkshire Christian College).
After discussing theological reform efforts within the Protestant mainline and fundamentalist coalitions, this book describes the conflicting views regarding the Bible’s inspiration that emerged in the early twentieth century and their impact on the Advent Christian Church during the 1950s and 1960s. It concludes that further reflection is needed on both the doctrine of Holy Scripture and how restorationist movements balance Christian theology with individual and congregational autonomy.
Dressing Up & Stepping Out – That The World May Know
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina
Guest Speaker: Rev. Robin Copeland
Cost: $35, which includes the reception time and programming
We hope you are planning to join us or send delegates from your group to be in attendance. You can find the registration form & delegate credential form at: www.acgctriennial.com.
Please note that there is no WHFMS banquet this year. But, there is a Welcome Banquet on Saturday evening that is the kick-off event for the ACGC Triennial Convention. We are opening that up to the ladies attending the WHFMS meetings, but are not attending the ACGC Triennial Convention. If you would like to attend this banquet, please contact Beth Larkin at email@example.com or 1-800-676-0694 x222 for information on the cost and to RSVP. The deadline to RSVP for this banquet is May 22, 2017.
THE EVANGELICAL COUNCIL FOR FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY
The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) is making a couple of free tax resources available to Advent Christian pastors and churches. These booklets are based on the two full-size books published by Zondervan which have just been released: The 2017 Zondervan Minister’s Tax & Financial Guide and the 2017 Zondervan Church and Nonprofit Tax & Financial Guide. You may click the links below to download a free copy of the eBooks.
Includes two completed minister’s federal income tax returns — over 70 pages.
Complete with forms which must be filed by congregations in the coming weeks — nearly 60 pages.
GO RADIO CRISTO SALVA
The Ministry of Cristo Salva in Honduras has recently entered into a great new mission venture – Internet radio. The new radio station is named Go Radio Cristo Salva and features music and teaching 24 hours a day and is available anywhere in the world! You can listen to it on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Go to http://tunein.com/radio/GoRadioCristoSalva-s267954/ to learn more and to enjoy this great ministry.
“LIVING WISDOM” by Rev. Chad C. Fernald
Pastor Chad recently completed his first full length book, “Living Wisdom” (Richter Publishing 2016), a study on developing patterns for living well based on the principles found in the biblical books of Wisdom. “Living Wisdom” is available in paperback for $19.99 and in e-reader forms for $9.99 through major book distributors.
Chad has also authored a devotional e-book, “Reflections on the Cross” (Kindle Direct 2013).
Both of these resources can be obtained by following the links on Chad’s blogsite: comfaithnet.blogspot.com. For a signed copy of “Living Wisdom” send $23.00* directly to Pastor Chad at 1427 Kinsmere Dr. Trinity, FL 34655.
Chad currently serves as the founding minister/lead elder of Community Faith Network – a house-church ministry.
*Price reflects discounted book price and covers the return shipping cost.
DAVID ALVES COLLECTION (3 vols.) for Logos Bible Software
Advent Christian Pastor Dr. David Alves has published a bundled collection of his books now gathering interest at Logos Bible Software. All three books are included in the collection for the pre-publication price of $19.99. Regular price will be $24.00 once published (you are not charged until the collection is published).
Titles Included in the collection are:
• “A Sabbatical Primer for Pastors: How to Initiate and Navigate a Spiritual Renewal Leave”
• “A Sabbatical Primer for Churches: How to Love and Honor the Pastor God Has Given You”
• “We’re the ‘sons of God’ . . . So What?: Believe God About Who You Really Are!”
To learn more, please visit the product page: https://www.logos.com/product/55191/david-alves-collection
To learn more about Dr. Alves and his books, you can visit http://www.sabbaticalprimers.com/home.html.
Just three blocks from the Gulf, a two bedroom, two-bath house is available to our full-time pastors, Christian workers and missionaries. There is no cost involved other than your transportation and what you choose to do here in Panama City Beach. The house is fully furnished and ready for you to use. Come for a weekend, a week or more. Call David Van Huisen at 616.318.2307 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to your visit.
CAMP CARETAKER NEEDED
Camp ACCOVAC (AC Camp of Virginia Conference) is looking for a full-time caretaker couple to work and live on the grounds. For further information, please call Program Coordinator Josie Denius at 540-862-4904.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MINISTER/DIRECTOR NEEDED
The Boone Advent Christian Church in Boone, N.C., is currently seeking candidates for a Christian Education Minister/ Director. The Boone Advent Christian Church is located in the heart of downtown Boone, basically across the street from Appalachian State University. We are the small, gray rock church on highway 421 North toward Tennessee. The church was built in 1926 and has a membership of approximately 110 active members. Our church is a Bible-based group of believers and is locally known as a very loving and welcoming congregation. To view the job description, click here.
Our veterans and their families have sacrificed much for their country, and many continue to pay a great price even when they return from deployment. Many veteran families go through a number of difficulties when they return home. It takes a special church and family to minister to these brave warriors and to walk with them as they seek to heal and readjust to life at home.
We have recently become aware of a website that can help address some these needs. This website shows many of the issues that veterans have. This website is for the veterans, but it could be used by pastors to see what veterans are going through. Pastors can learn so much of life within the military through these videos.
It can also be helpful for pastors to steer veterans to such a website because it shows that they are not alone in their struggle. To find more, please visit http://maketheconnection.net/ .
SAVING WHILE SURFING
Back in September of 2007, we introduced GoodSearch.com as a proven search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. ACGC has benefited from this service with an average of about $25 being generated per month. When using the Goodsearch tool, be sure to log in before searching or ACGC will not earning anything.
We want to encourage more to use this search engine, as the benefits could only increase for our denomination. It costs you nothing and it costs us nothing. But it pays all of us to use this service. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it’s powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results. Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to enter Advent Christian General Conference as the charity you want to support; then login. You can add GoodSearch.com as a toolbar on your computer or you can attach it as a foot note on your e-mails. Please help us share with others the benefits of this resource.
The Advent Christian Church in DeKalb Illinois (Home Campus of Northern Illinois University) is seeking a part-time, devoted and enthusiastic pastor. We are a small congregation looking for a compassionate leader who is excited to work with the members of our church, and our community to help grow our historic place of worship that is more than 150 years old.
DeKalb County offers all the convenient amenities of a city, but is surrounded by beautiful scenic countryside. Our warmhearted and dedicated congregation is extremely excited to work with a pastor to reestablish our church in our community, and to reach out to spread the word of God! We have faith that the pastor we seek is ready for us. Please contact us as soon as possible. George Griswold George.S.Griswold@monsato.com – The Advent Christian Church, 803 State Street, DeKalb, Illinois 60115
ACGC MAILING ADDRESS
Please note the mailing address for ACGC is: PO Box 690848, Charlotte, NC 28227. We are still receiving mail at the old PO Box and zip code. At some point the Postal Service will stop passing on mail to us without the correct address. Thank you.
KARMON NORRIS PRAYER CHAIN
If anyone receiving the Karmon Norris prayer requests by email has changed his email address in the last few months, please notify Nancy Brooks at email@example.com with your new address. Thank you.
ASLEEP IN CHRIST
Now located on our website is an “Asleep in Christ” page. As we are made aware of your Advent Christian loved ones who have fallen asleep in the Lord, they will be added to this list. Click HERE to go to this web page. If you wish to have details of your loved one on the website, please send the information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org