News From Our Churches – April 17, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C.

On April 6, 2019, the Piedmont Conference hosted an event at the Charlotte campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The event was attended by both in-person (12) and online participants (6). The conference focused on the use of technology in ministry. The opening session was led by Dr. Gerry Wheaton who gave some instruction on using digital resources for doing Biblical exegesis and understanding the context of Scripture. Matthew Wasielewski (technology librarian for all four campuses of GCTS) presented a database of open access resources for doing research into Biblical studies, church history and other related subjects. The group was then treated to a tour of the campus led by Dr. Robert Mayer (library director of all GCTS libraries). After lunch, we received a presentation from the GCTS admissions team on learning opportunities at GCTS Charlotte. The final session was led by Michael Winson. Mike is the Media Services Manager for the Charlotte campus. He gave an excellent presentation on the use of social media. This provided a good starting place and knowledge base for churches looking to use social media to build community with millennials and others who frequent social media.

News From Our Churches – April 10, 2019

AGAPE HOUSE WORLDWIDE

Erwin and Rowena Cabrizos and their family (two daughters and one son) have arrived safely in Charlotte, N.C. They will be housed for a few weeks at the ACGC executive house before attending the upcoming AC Leadership Conference in Waymart, Pa. on April 30.

During the weeks prior to the AC Leadership Conference, the Cabrizoses will be mission representatives at two Missions Celebrations in North Carolina, one hosted by Central AC Church in Lenoir (April 14) and the other hosted by Banner Chapel AC Church in Benson (April 27). They will also speak in several local churches in the area. Pray for Erwin and Rowena as they have opportunities to share what is happening in their mission fields. Pray that many will have an opportunity to join the Cabrizoses and hear how the Lord is at work through their ministry.

If you would like to have the Cabrizoses’ speaking schedule while they are in Charlotte, please contact Trena at imissions@acgc.us.

News From Our Churches – April 3, 2019

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (DRC) AC CONFERENCE

Youth Ministry

The DRC Advent Christian Conference’s youth ministry officers met at Paradise AC Church on March 12 – 14, 2019 to reflect on the impact of youth ministry in the Advent Christian churches. One of the major outcomes of this meeting has been the implementation of the youth ministry in the churches.

News From Our Churches – March 27, 2019

INDIA – Yesuway Jeevan Mission Ministry Partner

Adda Road Advent Christian Church in Andhra Pradesh

Pastor Paul Gandham and his son Pastor Victor Abraham have sent us some updated information and pictures concerning their ministries.

They recently received a share of funds sent to India from ACGC International Missions Bread of Life program, which raises funds for feeding some of the very poor in several countries around the world.