Rev. Andrew Rice
Berkshire Institute for Christian Studies
The board of directors at the Berkshire Institute for Christian Studies (BICS) welcomes Rev. Andrew Rice as their new president. Andy was a member of the BICS class of 2003, and has served on the board of directors since 2011. Andy and his family “long to see new generations of young believers grow in their passion for the kingdom of God and use their gifts serving the local church.”
To get to know Andy more, read his full bio here.
PHILIPPINE ADVENT CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE INC. (PACCI)
PACCI held its first Annual General Assembly after changing its government recognition from being a “Corporation Sole” back to a “Religious Corporation” on May 22 – 25, 2018 at Camp Moriah, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Representatives from the ordained ministers, ministerial license holders, delegates from local churches and the partner institutions were in attendance. We were blessed as the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches’ (PCEC) representative Bishop Genesis Udang was present with us.
Conference leadership believes that through a unified effort, we can effectively make a difference, not only in the community, but in the world as a whole. Thus, the theme for this year’s meeting was “Working Together towards the Common Goal.”
PASTOR NEEDED – DUNNTOWN AC CHURCH
The Dunntown Advent Christian Church of Wade, Maine is currently seeking a full-time pastor to lead their church family. Located 20 miles outside of Presque Isle in beautiful Aroostook County, this community of believers enjoys a long history of faithful ministry to the people and families of the town. With the recent retirement of a long-serving and beloved pastor, the church is seeking the Lord for direction during this new season of ministry. If interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact either the chairman of the Pastoral Search Committee, Gary Blackstone (email@example.com) or the Regional Vice President, John Tate (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you!
News from our Director of International Missions Jeffrey Walsh
A win-win situation – who doesn’t like that?
That’s what we’ve had lately in Charlotte with the visit of Madison Bantz. Madison is serving on the Eastern Region’s Summer Ministries team and was in North Carolina for the training week at Camp Dixie. With a two-week gap between the training week and the start of camps in the Northeast, Madison asked us at ACGC if we could involve her in some ministries in Charlotte before she headed back north. What a pleasant surprise, as it became a win-win situation for Madison and us!
As ACGC moves forward in the area of leadership development, we are excited to share the opening of our first field office for leadership training. We will be partnering with Oxford Advent Christian Church in Oxford, Maine. Matt and Beth Larkin will be moving to Oxford to begin a role with the church working in leadership training and development. This is an exciting and bold step for the Larkins, and one that they truly believe God has lead them to undertake. Beth will continue to work for ACGC as Coordinator of Women’s Ministry and Event Planning. This will also be exciting from them to move back closer to their families as they continue in ministry.