Announcements & Upcoming Events – March 16, 2016

CHRISTIANITY THROUGH THE AGES (a course offered through eBerkshire)

Christianity-Through-the-AgesUnderstanding the historical foundations of the Christian Church helps us understand challenges that face us today. This course 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 the 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 March 7, 2016 (with a course end date of June 24, 2016). Contact Debra Welkley, Distance Education & Learning Manager, eberkshire@berkshire.edu for more information and a Course Registration Form today. (Scholarships are available.)

“LIVING WISDOM” by Rev. Chad C. Fernald

Living-WisdomPastor 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.

berkshire-christian-logoBCC PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH ANNOUNCED

Due to the retirement of President Lee Welkley, the Board of Trustees of Berkshire Christian College has opened a search for candidates from which to select a new president. The responsibilities of the president include managing our partnerships with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Eastern University, as well as overseeing the distance learning program. Interested parties, or those willing to nominate candidates, should contact the Chair of the Search Committee,
Dr. Bob Hughes (drbobhughes2000@yahoo.com) for further information and/or questions.

BEACH HOUSE

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 dvanhuisen@gmail.com. Looking forward to your visit.

ADVENT HERITAGE SERVICE MESSAGE

Roger Brown’s message at the William Miller Chapel for the Advent Heritage Service on June 21, 2015 has been recorded and posted on the North Springfield, Vt., website at www.ACchurch.net on the “Recent Sermons” page. The following is a direct link to that page:
http://www.acchurch.net/recent-sermons.html .

It was an excellent message, and people who were unable to attend would likely be both encouraged and challenged by it. (Submitted by Bill Krulish, Pastor)

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.

CONNECTION WEBSITE

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.

PASTOR NEEDED

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

PASTOR NEEDED

Brays Advent Christian Church in rural Iberia, Missouri, is seeking a full-time enthusiastic, dedicated and spiritual pastor. A bi-vocational pastor applying for this position will certainly be considered. Brays Church is looking for an Advent Christian pastor who is excited to work with teens, young adults and senior citizens to assist with the growth of our church and our spirits in service to God. A parsonage is available or a housing allowance can be negotiated, if desired, in addition to salary. An Advent Christian camp is located close to the church and is a great asset to utilize for growth. A dedicated core group of members stand ready to work with a pastor to meet God’s goals for our church and community. Please send a resume and/or a video presentation of a sermon to Brays Advent Christian Church, PO Box 146, Iberia, MO 65486 or email to pauladye33@hughes.net. WE ANXIOUSLY AWAIT YOUR RESPONSE AND KNOW OUR PASTOR IS OUT THERE LOOKING FOR US … WE CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU!!!!!

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 nancybrooks@acgc.us 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 jthomas@acgc.us.

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