It’s that time of year again, taxes, planning for a new year and, yes, Annual Reports! We have already begun receiving reports from pastors and churches and we appreciate those who jump on this task right at the beginning of the New Year. I am one that has not done mine, so this pushes me to get on the ACGC website and get it done today! These reports are important to us and they are read by many of us here at ACGC, along with your superintendents and conference leadership. As you write these reports, I want to encourage you to please spend some time reflecting on the questions about your ministry and how we may better serve you. You can access the reports at www.acgc.us/reporting.
This is the third year the Fountain Community Church has partnered with the local mission and the Mayor’s office to provide emergency housing for women from December 1, through February 28th. This year we have averaged 42 women per night plus two single moms and their children. It is so amazing to see Jesus’ love bring these ladies out of hopelessness into a new life. Many of the ladies will spend every night with us for 90 days, getting a chance for some “family” time.
eBERKSHIRE COURSE STARTING SOON!
ACTS (BIBW 431): A study of the Acts of the Apostles that specifically follows the historical expansion of the church through doctrinal development, growth in understanding, evangelism and geographical expansion through the missionary activities of its members. We will become acquainted with the activities of the great church leaders of the first century, for example, Peter, James and Paul.
The course will begin January 28, 2019 and run through May 20, 2019. Scholarship assistance is available. To register or request more information, please send an e-mail to: http://www.berkshire.edu/admissions-aid/distance-learning/ or call 508-731-6331.
News From Africa/Europe Area Director Bryce Whiting
Luke 5:17 “…And the power of the Lord was with Him to heal.”
Jesus is healing people in Tanzania. They have gone from the church to the streets declaring the Name above all names. Demons shudder at the power of the spoken name of Jesus and when so commanded, they flee under the authority of that name.
Announcing two new coordinators joining the ACGC team in 2019!
As we begin 2019, we are excited about the progress we have made on the 2017-2020 strategic plan. Over the next few weeks, we will be updating you on our efforts in each of the critical areas of the plan.
The construction of pipelines for leadership development continues to move forward under the leadership of Coordinator Matt Larkin. Over the last 12 months, Matt has moved to Maine and opened our first field office, partnering with Oxford Advent Christian Church and developing leaders within the church. On September 1, Pastor Jack Mumford joined the team and opened our second field office in Tustin, California. He and Matt have been working with others to develop the curriculum for our first year of leadership training for pastors, missions and church planters. It has been exciting to see the team begin to bring the dream into a realty. While working on this program, Matt continues to work with the Berkshire Trustee Board and specifically with President Glenn Rice and Board Chair Rev. Michael R. Alix. They aim to develop a partnership with Berkshire for future leadership development.