If you are an ABC alumnus, please make plans to join us on May 2–3, 2016, as we…read full
God has blessed us with a great start to the 2015–16 school year at ABC. We began the year with the theme “Love God, serve others, and preach the Gospel.” Many of the chapel services this past fall emphasized the need to love God. I am looking forward to seeing how the Lord teaches our college family to serve others and spread the Gospel in the spring semester. Please join me in praying for the spring semester.
A little over a year ago, I watched the Lord do the impossible here at Ambassador Baptist College. In six months, the Lord brought in close to $1 million to eliminate the college’s mortgage. This was a vital part of enabling Ambassador to keep tuition rates at their current level.
Another very important aspect of keeping tuition rates reasonable is the annual Graduation Offering. Every year, the GO is used for projects that will benefit our students and enhance our campus without raising their costs. I am so grateful for the local churches and individuals who participate every year.
For 2016, our goal is to raise $100,000 by May 31st to hold our tuition rates steady for yet another year.
Giving to the GO is as easy as ever. Gifts can be mailed to the college or securely given online. The Lord has met our needs in the past, and I am trusting Him to do it again in 2016.
Dr. Alton Beal
Securely give online to the Graduation Offering!
Every year, the college annually funds more than $175,000 in work-aid scholarships for our students. Students are learning leadership and a biblical work ethic while earning money for their school bills. Our goal for 2016 is to raise $50,000 to subsidize these scholarships so we can continue to provide employment and ministry preparation for our students.
On any given night, you can find students doing online research, sending email, or communicating with parents back home on the mission field. We feel it is of the greatest importance to provide our students with filtered internet access to provide protection and safeguards for their well-being. A hardware upgrade is necessary this year to continue this service to our students and will cost $16,000.
One of the newest and most versatile areas on our campus is the Thorsen Center. It has been used to host a number of student events, classes, and workshops. Its increased usage has made obvious the need to provide more comfortable seating for our students and guests. $3,500 will provide a generous amount of padded seating for the Thorsen Center and will be of benefit to our students for many years to come.
While the offices are primarily used by our teachers, they also provide a place for our students to meet with faculty members for counsel and instruction. With a little innovation and planning, we will be able to create a graduate level classroom/meeting room and redesign our office space to provide two or three upgraded offices for key administrative positions. This $20,000 investment is well worth the end result.
During the summer months, several maintenance tasks will need to be accomplished while the students are gone. The $10,500 is needed for projects for both the dormitories and the guest rooms so we can provide better service and comfort for our students and guests alike.