2022 GRADUATION OFFERING
Total Raised: $114,325.46
An ambassador by definition is “one sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country.” Countries around the world send ambassadors to foreign countries to represent their interests and leaders. Did you know that every Christian is called to be an ambassador for Jesus Christ?
In 2 Corinthians 5:20, Paul wrote, “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” At ABC, we are training preachers, teachers, and Christian workers to be ambassadors for Jesus Christ around the world. We need your help to continue in our mission of training men and women for full-time Christian service.
The Graduation Offering (GO) is a yearly campaign to assist us in training men and women to serve Jesus Christ. More than thirty graduating classes have left the halls of Ambassador to spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. With God’s help, we hope to see many more. Not a week passes without hearing from our graduates and how God is using them in ministry. Our goal for 2022 is to raise $150,000 by June 30th.
All of us have experienced the impact of inflation and rising costs. While many public and private colleges rely on government funding for financial help, Ambassador relies upon the support of local churches and individuals to help span the gap. A gift for the GO will help ABC to minimize rate increases passed along to our students to cover these rising expenses.
If you believe in the importance of training ambassadors for Christ, I hope you will pray for our need and give today. Read on to learn what ambassadors do and how you can help train them.
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A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT
An ambassador must have a love for the country that he represents, and he must have a respect and reverence for the leader of that country. Every Christian should be motivated to be an ambassador by their love for Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 5:21). Our students are taught to serve the Lord out of a motivation of love and reverence for the Lord.
The will of the king or sovereign is much more important than the will of the ambassador. If the Christian is going to do his job as an ambassador, he must be totally surrendered to the King of Kings. Jesus pictured this powerfully in Gethsemane when He said, “not my will, but thine, be done” (Luke 22:42).
No one can truly be an ambassador unless he has a loyalty to his leader. After all Jesus has done for us, we should have no problem giving our allegiance to Him. Even as believers, we sometimes are steered astray in our loyalty by loving the world (1 John 2:15) instead of Christ. An ambassador must be loyal to the One who is worthy.
When an ambassador serves his country, he must leave his homeland and live sacrificially. He does not live in his own home, he is unable to visit with his extended family, and he must give up some of the comforts of home. A Christian should be willing to give up everything for Christ because He gave His life willingly for us (John 10:11).
The message the ambassador brings is not his own, but the one of his sovereign. As Christians, we have the most important message for the world to hear. Jesus died, was buried and rose again according to the Scriptures (1 Cor. 15:1-4). Many nations have never heard the message of the cross (Rom. 10:14). More preachers and ambassadors are needed to spread the message of our King.
If you would like to give toward The Ambassador Endowment, please contact Randy Bunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 434-0303 for more information. You may mail your donation to Ambassador Baptist College P.O. Box 158, Lattimore, NC, 28089 and mark your gift for "The Ambassador Endowment."