Congratulations to Caleb Ellison on completing his senior music recital!
ABC News Archive - April 2022
In this WORLD article, read about Mount Olive Bible College, a ministry of ABC in West Virginia's prison, and about other similar programs around the country.
"As each man walked across the stage, Anderson noticed the dignity in his eyes as he shook each graduate’s hand and handed him the diploma. In a gown and a hat with a red tassel, their whole demeanor changed, he says. 'Because all of a sudden, they were not khaki-wearing inmates, they were graduating college students.'"
Experience ABC! There's still time to register for this week's Spring Preview, or for Impact Preview later in the month. Besides classes, chapel, and meals, you'll be part of specially planned activities alongside students and staff. Get ready to have a fun and spiritually encouraging time with us!
ABC exists by God's grace and for His glory to educate and equip servants for the Church of tomorrow while edifying the Church of today. ...Because Life is for Service.
This is Lester E. Pipkin Expository Preaching Week, with students taking the pulpit to preach from Joshua 1. Thank you to Mount Calvary Baptist Church and Pastor Jesse Waggoner for sponsoring the series.
A whirlwind weekend included Spring Preview and Parents/Grandparents Day (for the first time since 2019!), and two nights of Spring Music Festival. Thank you to the hundreds of guests who braved the snow (a Spring Music Festival tradition!) and joined in these activities.
IMPACT 2022 quickly approaches! This event for teens will be filled with group games, music and skits, food and prizes, and hopefully a little sleep. But the heart of IMPACT is three focused sessions with studies in God's Word. Register by April 13. Info: abc.edu/impact
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God" (Hebrews 12:2).
Christ is risen!
During the Lester E. Pipkin Expository Preaching Week, three Homiletics students preached from the book of Joshua during chapel: Nathaniel Redka, Jonathan Brooks, and Isaac Rinehart. Listen to their messages here: abc.edu/chapel
Junior/Senior Banquet celebrated the baccalaureate class of 2022 with an outdoor dinner and program on a beautiful spring evening.
Well done, Coach Barton.
Jesus delivers from sin: that was the central message of IMPACT 2022. ABC students facilitated the weekend retreat for youth groups—skits and pizza, music and games, Scripture memory and team competitions, and three sessions with speaker Caleb Frink. Thank you to each church who sent their teens!
Join us for these end-of-year activities next week. They will all be held in Anderson Hall and will also be streamed at abc.edu/live.
Spring Bible Conference featuring alumnus Dr. Bill Monroe and Dr. Daniel Davey of Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. Schedule: abc.edu/news-and-events/events/bible-conference/
EDIT 5/4: Dr. Davey has tested positive for covid. ABC grad Dr. Mark Johnson is graciously stepping in for those Bible Conference sessions and the Commencement address. Vice President for Student Services, Dean Childs, will also speak during a session.
May 6, 2:30 PM
Senior Class Program
May 7, 10:00 AM
Last day of class!
Elementary Education seniors have successfully completed their student teaching experience in West Virginia Christian schools! Here's a testimony from one, Audrey Bowsher.
"The past 12 weeks have been quite the growing experience, and I am thankful for the support I have had along the way. Appalachian Bible College has adequately prepared me to implement the Bible into every subject, and every part of my life.
"As I look back and reflect, I have gained a glimpse of why Jesus loved children and why He loved being around them. I have learned from these students, my mentor teacher (Miss Erin Huffman), and the staff and faculty at ABC."