August 2013 Newsletter

Celebrating ACMin's First Year!

We are so pleased to share with you all that God has done through the college during the first year of our three-year launch phase. Over 400 students, an effective, cost-free Prayer Ministry Center, and ever expanding community service in Christ's name!   The ACMin Board of Trustees would like to thank every student, supporter and volunteer for their continued prayers and participation. To God be ALL the glory!

Lifelong Ministry Courses Beginning August 12th

All believers are warmly invited to participate in any of our fall Lifelong Ministry courses.  Beginning the week of August 12th, ACMin will be offering the following 15-week courses designed to impact your personal Christian growth and your ministry:

Prayer & Spiritual Direction
Effective Prayer Ministry Tools
God's Design for Sexual Wholeness
The Book of Romans
Old Testament

ACMin will also offer Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University on Sunday and Wednesday evenings starting in September. 

Click here for complete information and registration.  All are welcome and Ministry Partner discounts apply. 

Certificate in Prayer Leadership

This brand new 12-month program kicks off next week at ACMin with two courses, Prayer & Spiritual Direction and Effective Prayer Ministry Tools.  It's not too late to begin the journey in becoming certified as a Prayer Leader! The Certificate Program in Prayer Leadership equips believers to be powerful change agents for God’s Kingdom through prayer and prayer ministry, providing both heart-deep biblical knowledge on the practice of prayer combined with hands-on, mentored experience leading prayer and prayer ministry. Program participants will: 
  • Demonstrate and apply a biblical understanding of prayer to their personal spiritual lives
  • Discern God’s will through prayer and His Word
  • Intercede for others with authority according to God’s will
  • Pray effectively with others to overcome personal struggles and heart issues
Click here for complete information or contact ACMin @ 706.769.1472.

New Offerings in Worship Ministry

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name, worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness! --Psalm 29:2

ACMin is pleased to present several new opportunities to support your church in its efforts to engage in effective worship unto the Lord! We hope that you will consider hosting a Concert of Worship or a Concert of Prayer uniquely designed for your church body and tailored to suit your needs. Or you may wish to consider our Worship Renewal Program, a six-month intensive process designed to encourage your membership toward the practice of biblical worship. Jeff Renn, ACMin's Senior Director of Ministry Outreach, is also available to serve as a guest worship leader or to provide special music for your regular worship services as needed.  For more information on these worship renewal opportunities, visit The Ministry of Worship!  We hope to worship with you soon!

Welcome Matt Stanley - Director of Student Services

ACMin is pleased to welcome Matt Stanley to the Leadership Staff team! From Valdosta, Matt moved to Athens to attend Emmanuel College and now holds a Bachelor's in Music. Matt is married to his high school sweetheart, Jessie.  Matt will serve the Lord through ACMin as the Director of Student Services.  His responsibilities include student recruiting and admissions, student advising, and building a Christ-centered community among the very diverse ACMin student body. 

Give to Serve

Would you prayerfully consider helping one of our Athens College of Ministry students who might find the cost of a quality biblical education cost prohibitive? By financially supporting the ACMin student scholarship fund with your gifts, we can ensure that all students who are called to serve in ministry have the opportunity to do so. Your gift can make all the difference for a student in need and in turn for those whom ACMin students will serve in Christ's name. Please help support Christ-centered Kingdom transformation and the individual students who are called to serve as His hands and feet.  Gifts to ACMin are tax deductible. Click here for online giving or send your donation to PO Box 7953, Athens, GA, 30604. Thank you for your support! 

Community Connections

Check out ACMin's Community Connections web page for information about the next One Voice  24-hour prayer and worship event being held August 23-24 at Church of the Nations in Athens; Steve Holt's weekend seminar on 7 Essentials of a Healthy Word & Spirit Church, November 11-12, and more!  We invite you to submit your special worship, prayer, teaching, or service event on our online bulletin board, that we may connect others in the community to your ministry opportunity. Just follow the link above to submit your event as well as to see other events as they are posted.