From ACGC – December 4, 2019

The birth of Christ is the central event in the history of the earth. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas, as we prepare for the celebration of Christmas Day. It prepares us for the celebration of the birth of Christ but also reminds us that we eagerly await his second advent. As Advent Christians, our belief and focus on the imminent return of Christ certainly enhances our celebration of the four advent messages. Throughout history, the Israelites anticipated the coming of their Messiah. Over 400 Scriptures and prophecies outline his birth, life, death, resurrection and return.

From ACGC – November 27, 2019

“The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reasons for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.” – Warren W. Wiersbe

Last Sunday at Dulin’s Grove Church, our pastor gave an opportunity for people to share what they were thankful for going into this week of Thanksgiving. It was exciting to hear about things people were thankful for – and they were not just simple things. They shared how God allowed them to worship him even in their weakness, how he not only provided but set their minds to looking for how he was going to miraculously supply during tough times, and how he is God on the mountains and in the valleys of life. We have so much to be thankful for in our world today and we need to stop and count our blessings.

From ACGC – November 20, 2019

The International Outreach Advisors (IOA)* met here in Charlotte last week with Director of International Missions Jeff Walsh along with Africa/Europe Area Director Bryce Whiting and Latin America Area Director John Gilbert. The purpose of this committee is to give feedback and support to the ministries of ACGC around the world. During the four days of meetings from Monday to Thursday, we heard ministry updates from Jeff, Bryce and John. Such meetings are opportunities for interaction, encouragement and prayer with our leadership across the globe.

From ACGC – November 13, 2019

The Berkshire Christian board of trustees met here in Charlotte last week for their fall board meetings. The board welcomed three new trustees to their first meeting:

  • Hazel Blackstone from Pittsfield, Mass.
  • Lana Jernigan from Fayetteville, N.C.
  • David Norck from Wheaton, Ill.

From ACGC – November 6, 2019

Dr. Cynthia Lee, medical missionary for Advent Christian Missions gets all dressed up for church at Banner Chapel AC Church in Benson, N.C., after the congregation reaches their Penny Crusade goals.

As we look back at our history, it’s obvious that our work in International Missions has always been a major component to Advent Christian General Conference’s work. Penny Crusade giving has largely supported the annual budget of our missions department and reflects the heart of our churches to see the gospel spread throughout the world. To all the churches that have participated in Penny Crusade: thank you!