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Weekly E-News
January 20, 2016


Steve Lawson

Today, Wednesday January 20 in Naperville, Ill., at Community Christian Church, there will be a gathering of pastors and ministry leaders to follow up on a meeting Jeff Walsh and I attended in December 2015. As I shared last week, you may participate through a "Live Stream" in the afternoon from 1 - 5 p.m. Central Time. If you go to and click on the "Live Stream" link you can sign up to have access. We will be following this at ACGC, and any local pastors are welcome to join and follow along with us. This event has been relocated a number of times because of the number of registrations, so I am sure it will be a great time of discussion and information. Our Director of Communication, Justin Nash, will be participating along with other Advent Christian pastors and leaders.

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News from Our Churches

Aurora University Wackerlin Center Names Chaplain

Mark Woolfington

Aurora University (AU) in Aurora, Illinois, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Woolfington as chaplain of the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action. In July 2015, Woolfington joined Aurora University as the interim chaplain.

"We are delighted to have Mark join us as University Chaplain on a full-time basis," said Rebecca L. Sherrick, President. "I look forward to his leadership in continuing to build upon the historic faith roots of Aurora College and serve our students today."


In his new role, Woolfington will collaborate with other AU faculty and staff to enhance the university's campus ministries programming, including leadership studies and service initiatives. It is at the center where students can explore questions of faith and meaning, celebrate diversity and join forces to improve the world around them.



Announcements & Upcoming Events


THEME: "TOGETHER: The Impact of Being WITH Jesus!" (Mark 3:14)

Jeff Bogue

Early Bird deadline coming soon!!!

It seems crazy to think that it has been almost three years since ACGC held its last Leaders Conference, but it's true. Those who attended the conference still talk about what a great time was had by all. The setting (The Cove, Asheville, N.C.) was absolutely beautiful and a perfect place for such a gathering. The program was uplifting and challenging. On top of all this, the fellowship shared by those who attended continues to be a highlight.

The good news is that we are going back to The Cove, Tuesday through Thursday, April 5 - 7, 2016, and plans are being made for another great experience. Next year's theme is one that should be enticing to everyone. We are going to focus on what should happen when we spend time with Jesus whether it be in a discipleship relationship, prayer or any other type of life experience or ministry. Our first keynote speaker, Dr. Jeff Bogue, is booked and the rest of the program is being put together. More details will be coming in the near future as well as complete instructions on registering for the event.


World Outreach

News from our Asia/Pacific Area Director Jefferson Vann

One of the crucial and delightful responsibilities of being an area director for Advent Christian World Outreach Office is taking trips to visit our mission fields and our partnering ministries. These trips are crucial, because the workers often serve the Lord under difficult and demanding circumstances, with little or no support from others. We seek to encourage them in their work, and remind them that we are praying for them. The trips can also be delightful, because we ourselves are often encouraged by the wonderful people who are doing ministry as ACGC partners.



Student & Family Ministries

REMINDER: Power of Camp Sunday is Coming
Matt Larkin

A few months ago, I introduced you to a new observance we'll be sharing in around our Advent Christian network. So let this week's e-news column serve as a reminder that "Power of Camp Sunday" is coming! On April 10, our first "Power of Camp Sunday" will take place, as Advent Christian churches around the United States will take a moment to celebrate the way God has worked throughout our history in camp ministry, and will look forward to another exciting year of camp ministry impact at their local camps.

In a few weeks, information packets will go out from ACGC to our churches and campgrounds, with information designed to aid in this celebration. The packet will include a letter from me, a suggested bulletin insert, a "Power of Camp" t-shirt order form, and other helpful information.


IF Update
Sam Warren

It may simply be due to the fact that I am getting older, but lately I have noticed that some things bother me more than they use to. One such thing is the apparent loss of what I would call godly virtues. If we stay with the traditional and basic definition of the word virtue, we are talking about "the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong." I couldn't help but think about this when I spotted the front cover of a magazine featuring Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. There they were smiling and posing for a picture with the caption, "We're having a girl!" In case you have been under a rock, Blake Shelton and his former wife were recently divorced. Before too long, we were informed that Blake's co-host on the show "The Voice" were dating. Now only a few months later, we find out that they are having a girl. Whoopee!


Asleep in Christ

Now located on our website is an "Asleep in Christ" page. As we are made aware of your Advent Christian loved ones who have fallen asleep in the Lord, they will be added to this list. Click HERE to go to this web page. If you wish to have details of your loved one on the website, please send the information via email to



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