BERKSHIRE CHRISTIAN ANNOUNCES NEW MISSION STATEMENT
Berkshire Christian is excited to share its new mission statement with you. After much discussion and prayer, the board of trustees enthusiastically adopted the following mission statement at its spring meeting at Alton Bay, N.H. in mid-April:
“Engaging minds to inspire hearts through biblical instruction and practical mentoring.”
Rev. D. Solomon Rajan, pastor of the Ramapuram Church in Chennai, recently returned from a ministry trip to South Africa, where he was invited to attend and preach at a conference from March 14 to April 2. He was attending the conference as well as doing outreach ministry there. He reports about that trip and also of the ministries of his church at Ramapuram as they reach out, in the name of Christ, to the people in their community.
“God blessed my voyage and stay in Africa. I returned to India safely by the grace of God.
This month, we conducted a free eye camp for the church people and also other common people. Everyone got their eyes checked and was provided with spectacles at low cost.”
Consider taking an online course through eBerkshire.
Advent Christian pastors (senior, associate, music and youth) can still take advantage of the fully-scholarshipped course through June 30.
Courses offered through Berkshire Christian explore the Bible with more depth than what is explored in a Sunday school lesson or Bible study. Such courses support one’s faith and further study of God’s Word. Visit our website: www.berkshire.edu
Berkshire is featuring two courses for pastors and lay leaders. To learn more, download the flyer here.
News from Director of International Missions Jeff Walsh
International Day for the Unreached – May 20 (Pentecost Sunday)
A recent Barna survey found that half of all U.S. churchgoers (51 percent) say they are not familiar with the term “Great Commission.” When presented with a list of potential verses, just 37 percent recognized the Great Commission is found in Matthew 28:18-20. In its third year, the International Day for the Unreached aims to raise awareness of the unreached. The unreached are not simply unsaved. They are those who have no access to the gospel, no way of hearing the life-saving message of Jesus and no one reaching out to them.
The website for the International Day for the Unreached (www.dayfortheunreached.org) offers lots of free resources, including The Great Commission Action Guide. You and your church can also participate in the International Day for the Unreached 90-minute broadcast live on Facebook on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET.
Kids need to know Jesus – they need to know for themselves if he is real. They have real questions that deserve real answers. They also need to know how to defend their faith and how to share the good news. Answers in Genesis is an “apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.” And guess what? They have a Vacation Bible School designed to teach kids about Jesus’ existence from eternity past to eternity future.
I encourage you to watch this six-minute video introduction to Time Lab by Answers in Genesis.