From ACGC – May 16, 2018

Front Row (L-R): Jeff Walsh, Matt Larkin, Bill Millinor; Back Row (L-R): Steve Lawson, Lee Stephenson, Justin Nash, Merle Beal, Darren Bantz, Jack Mumford, Johnson Raju, Rick Qualls

The Advent Christian Church has a history of church planting with some success, and some that did not go so well. In our new strategic plan, we have focused on the church planting element of the Department of Home Missions, specifically on reaching the underserved communities and unreached people groups of North America. This past week, some of our pastors who have either planted churches or been involved with church restoration met in Charlotte with Lee Stephenson from Converge. It was a packed week of examining the history of the Advent Christian movement, our key periods of growth, our critical moments and our goals and focuses through the years. It was beneficial to hear the viewpoints of the various pastors who have lived through different ages and regions of our denomination.

News From Our Churches – May 16, 2018

BETHLEHEM, N.C.

On Friday, May 11, the Fellowship Church WHFMS sponsored a Mother-Daughter Girls’ Night Out event. The event theme was “Timeless Women” and many ladies arrived wearing their little black dresses, pearls and red lipstick! Palma Neal was the keynote speaker of the program, highlighting timeless women of the Bible and how spending time with Jesus is the most timeless and important thing of all. This year’s event was organized by sisters Emily Hewitt and Anna White and raised $283 in donations for Penny Crusade.

Announcements & Upcoming Events – May 16, 2018

BERKSHIRE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OFFICE RELOCATION

The Berkshire office has moved to Oxford, Mass. After more than 30 years in Haverhill, the office is now near President Glenn Rice and helpers from Oak Hill Bible Church. Volunteers and good weather helped make for a very smooth move. All correspondence can be sent to the new address at 351 Main St., Suite 100, Oxford, MA, 01540.

The telephone number is: 508-731-6331.

International Missions – May 16, 2018

News from International Missions Director Jeff Walsh

Three Things to Keep in Mind

1. This Sunday, May 20, 2018 is Pentecost Sunday and the International Day for the Unreached. Did you know there are more than 7,000 unreached people groups in the world? 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.

2. In an effort to serve you better, our Missions Facebook page is moving. Please like @ACGCUS to keep up to date with AC International Missions! #missionsmonday

3. Penny Crusade (www.pennycrusade.com) is our annual general missions fundraising campaign. Penny Crusade funds support our mission of establishing reproducing churches among the unreached people groups of the world. This year’s program zeros in on life and ministry through the lens of our brothers and sisters in Malawi. If we can help you with questions or ideas for participation in Penny Crusade, please let us know.

From ACGC – May 9, 2017

Front Row (L-R): Jeff Walsh, Matt Larkin, Bill Millinor; Back Row (L-R): Steve Lawson, Lee Stephenson, Justin Nash, Merle Beal, Darren Bantz, Jack Mumford, Johnson Raju, Rick Qualls

As you read this E-News, we are having meetings at the offices in Charlotte with Converge Executive Director Lee Stephenson and 10 others leaders, including our ACGC directors, regional leaders and pastors that have been involved with church planting, church restoration and church restarts. This is the next step in our strategic plan focusing on Home Missions. Please pray for these meetings through Thursday and the work that will follow as we develop a strategy of partnering together to win the lost for Jesus Christ.