News From Our Churches – February 13, 2019

INDIA – Yesuway Jeevan Mission Ministry Partner

Pastor Ahaj Kumar Pani in Odisha

Pastor Pani shares photos from a ministry feeding held in north India on February 3, 2019. One hundred thirty-five people participated in the feeding camp, including children and adults.

Announcements & Upcoming Events – February 13, 2019


Tabernacle Advent Christian Church, located in Lenoir N.C., is seeking a part-time music director. Responsibilities include leading the musical elements of the morning worship service, leading the choir and helping the congregation transition into a blended worship service. If you are interested or would like further details, please contact Bob Copeland at 828-754-3331.

International Missions – February 13, 2019

                          Bryce Whiting

News from Africa/Europe Area Director Bryce Whiting

African Tentmakers

When the apostle Paul left Athens and went to Corinth, he took a job to earn his keep. He made tents (Acts 18:3). No one could then say that he was a Christian beggar. Acts 20:34 reads, “You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me.”

Pastor Jerome Groves now has a church of 150 people in South Africa. In the USA, a church of that size should be able to support a full-time pastor. In South Africa, though regarded as the most modern of sub-Saharan African countries, this may not be the case. Pastor Jerome works as both an upholsterer and barber to support himself.

From ACGC – February 6, 2019

Last week ACGC hosted training for Natural Church Development (NCD) coaches. This was led by trainer Justin Manzey of Latitude Ministries. The group met from Tuesday through Thursday going through basics of NCD and how to work with churches. Following the time with Justin Manzey, the Advent Christian trainees spent time with Director of Church Health Justin Nash to strategize how to continue reaching out to our churches as a team of coaches. Southern region president John Gallagher, Southern Region Superintendent Joe Pritchett and Western Regional Superintendent Rick Qualls were all trained as NCD coaches. The group ended their sessions committed to taking an additional 15 Advent Christian churches through the NCD survey before the end of 2019. Please be in prayer for these men and their commitment to help our churches become healthy and reproducing and please prayerfully consider having your church be one of the 15.

News From Our Churches – February 6, 2019


Members of the Aurora University Chorale Choir and Chamber Choir performed at the Aurora Advent Christian Church on Sunday, February 3. Choir members will be on tour in Louisville, Kentucky and Indianapolis, Indiana in early March.