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Alaska Bible Seminary
Alaska Bible Seminary will open doors for fall Teaching Schedule on October 19, 2009. The following listing shows what will be offered. Anyone interested should contact Dr. Frank Fenby at FFenby@edifymin.org. His phone number is 813-924-0415. The classes will be held in Bethel, Alaska, at the Seminary building.
1. Church History Oct. 19-Oct 30, 2009. Days. Bishop Nelson may instruct on the last day or two on Alaskan Church History
2. Life and Teachings of Christ Oct. 19-Dec. 10, 2009. Nights. Monday and Thursday nights except for Pastor’s & Elder’s Retreat
3. Bible Theology I Nov. 9-Nov. 25, 2009. Days
4. Old Testament Survey Nov. 20-Dec. 11, 2009. Days. If Joe Harris is able to come this spring this topic might change. Frank will teach the course.
5. Pastoral Counseling. We are contacting Conrad Peters from Arctic Barnabas about teaching this.
6. Teaching Children and Youth. We are contacting Child Evangelism Fellowship about teaching this. The had taught it here before
Oct 8, 2009, 11:59
Alaska Moravian Youth Newsletter Fall 09
Guiding Thoughts: The Lord is truly is blessing His work through the Alaska Moravian Church, as evidenced by the work He has been doing through the variety of individuals and committees that He has raised up to continue His work. Even with the struggle of keeping a Christian Education Director, His work continues to thrive and prosper. The youth leaders throughout the province are stepping up to continue meeting weekly and organizing and sponsoring youth gatherings, organizing gospel teams, to name a few. The Lord's word is truly "alive and active and sharper than any two-edged sword...." (Heb. 4:12) and "will not return to 'Him' void, but will accomplish 'exactly' what it set out to do..." (Is. 55:10,11).
We can only priase Him for putting a burden on people's hearts for our youth. Thanks for the youth leaders that responded to His call. Throughout our lives we have heard pastors read words like, "...Go, then, and make disciples..." (Matt. 28:19,20) or "...do the work of an evangelist"...(II Tim. 4:5), which is just what the youth leaders are doing in your struggle to figure out how to reach and minister to youth. He is indeed "...our strength in our weakness..." (II Cor. 12:9,10) when we cannot do anything but to depend entirely upon Him. So, whether we 'plant seeds or water' that which was already planted, the most important thing is "....God gives the increase" (I Cor. 3:6), which means He blesses our efforts and does the rest, by making it grow and much more.
I am back on this job. God only knows for our long. I was flying for a local carrier for about three years. No matter where we are as followers of Christ, we just don't put Him aside and act as though we don't belong to Him. Even though life's circumstances may put us in different places, the Lord is still the center of our lives. Even though you might run away like Jonah, He will send a big fish to eat you up or "break your legs to put you where He wants you" as someone once said. So, I will be "flying low" for a while but hope to do a little of it once in a while. The Lord did say "....Lo(w), I am with you always...":-)
Kristussaam Naklekutiin Nayurliten, AMEN!
(The Grace of Christ be with you)
Sep 10, 2009, 13:27
The Alaska Moravian Church Activity Dates
The Alaska Moravian Church Activity Dates
Display these dates in your church bulletin board
Activity dates to remember during 2008 - 2009: Updated: 12--08
October DISTRICT EVANGELISTIC SERVICES
Oct. 28-30 Pastors and Elders Retreat
Nov. 14-16 AMYF at Tuntutuliak
Nov. 01-30 Provincial Gospel Team schedules
Dec. 05-07 Napaskiak Revival
Dec. 05-07 Kwethluk Singspiration
Jan. 09-11 Twin Hills Bible Conference
Jan. 16-18 Tuntutuliak Song Fest
Jan. 23-25 Eek Song Fest
Jan. 23-25 Napaskiak Song Fest
Jan. 23-25 Akiachak Young People Rally
Jan. 30-31 Youth Council Officers Meeting – Bethel
Jan. 31 Provincial Women’s Annual Meeting
Feb. 01 Provincial Women’s Evening Service at BMC
Feb. 02-06 ALASKA MORAVIAN CHURCH PROVINCIAL SYNOD
Feb. 13-15 Quinhagak Song Fest
Feb. 20-22 Kongiganak Bible Conference
Feb. 20-22 Akiak Song Fest
Feb. 27-Mar. 1 Togiak Singspiration
Mar. 06-08 Goodnews Bay Bible Conference
Mar. 06-08 Kasigluk Bible Conference
Mar. 13-15 Manokotak Young People Rally
Mar. 20-22 Platinum Young People Rally
Mar. 20-22 Tuluksak Youth Rally
Mar. 20-22 Kipnuk Songfest
Apr. 03-05 Nunapitchuk Song Fest
Mar. 05 Palm Sunday
Mar. 12 Easter Sunday
Apr. 17-19 Kwigillingok Bible Conference
Apr. 03-05 Aleknagik Song Fest
Apr. 14-16 Pastors and Elders Retreat
Apr. 24-27 Quinhagak Annual Youth Singspiration
May 28-31 Provincial General Bible Conference at Bethel
Aug. 14-16 Atmautluak Young People Rally
Sept. 25-27 Kwethluk Bible Conference
Dec. 04-06 Napakiak Revival
Aug. 22-23 UP-RIVER DISTRICT Annual Meeting at Kwethluk
Sept. 26-27 EAST COAST DISTRICT Annual Meeting at Quinhagak
Aug. 23 TUNDRA DISTRICT Annual Meeting at Atmautluak
Sept. 17-18 WEST COAST DISTRICT Annual Meeting at Kongiganak
Sept. 25-26 TOGIAK DISTRICT Annual Meeting at Togiak
Feb 18, 2009, 10:38
Synod Highlights from APB President Peter Green
THE ALASKA MORAVIAN CHURCH – 2009 SYNOD HIGHLIGHTS
Synod convened in Bethel from February 02-06, 2009. Rev. David Paul, Pastor of the Kipnuk Moravian Church, brought the invocation. Total of Seventy (70) (Lay) Pastors, elected delegates, ex-officio members, Provincial Finance committee/Provincial Treasurers, and Youth Council delegates attended from 21 congregations. Guests introduced are: Ed Dehnert - BWM Board Director, Corbie Cross from Mission for Christ Ministry, Justin Vold from Ambassadors for Christ International. Other guests included some of the Manokotak church officer members and George Pasitnak from Akiachak.
The Rev. Peter Green served as the Synod Chairman.
The 2008 Synod Highlights were read and adopted by the Synod.
Tuesday morning bible study was on the Synod theme, “Brotherly Love” with text from Hebrews 13. Thank you to our leaders Joseph Albrite Jr., Jones Anaver, Walter Larson, William Nicholson, and Lincoln Enoch.
The transfer of Land Titles and Financial Investments currently held by the Society for Promoting the Gospel (SPG) to Alaska Moravian Church (AMC) and approved during 2008 Synod was updated by the administration. As recommended by SPG the Synod body was informed not to transfer during this time when stock market is unsteady and low.
The “Ambassadors for Christ International” ministry was presented and endorsed by the Synod body.
Feb 18, 2009, 10:35
Faith & Families: Partnership to End Violence
4th Annual Faith & Families; Partnerships
to End Violence
‘Pathway to Hope, Moving Forward to Wholeness’
Alaska Provincial President, The Rev. Peter Green invites Moravian pastors, church officers and workers for this gathering at Bethel Moravian Church, Bethel, Alaska in June.
May 13, 2008, 15:02
Pastor Nicholson elected 2nd Bishop of Alaska Moravian Church at Synod 2008
Bishop-elect William Nicholson was elected by a 2/3 majority on February 5, 2008. Now that their pastor has been elected to the office of Bishop, some church members of the Anchorage Moravian Church are asking, what is a Bishop in the Moravian Church? To answer this question the following is provided: The Bishop is a living symbol of the continuity of the church’s ministry accountable to the Shepherd Jesus Christ. The position carries with it a “big blessing when properly and honestly used” to advance the cause of Christ.
Feb 14, 2008, 11:23
Full Communion Talks Begin at Synod 2008
Bishop Michael Keyes, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), Alaska Synod Address to Alaska Moravian Church (AMC) Synod Floor on issue of Entering in Dialogue with the AMC for Full Communion and Favorable Resolution Response by AMC
Note: The following comments are observations taken by Pastor William Nicholson; not the official read from the Alaska Province. This article is given only as information because several members of the Anchorage Moravian Church wanted an explanation of why the Synod ok’d talks with the ELCA.
On February 6, 2008, in Bethel, Alaska, President of the Alaska Province, The Rev. Peter Green, introduced to the synod floor The Right Reverend Michael Keyes, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Alaska Synod. In attendance were over 70 Moravian pastors, delegates, and treasurers, and guests from the 22 Alaskan Moravian Churches.
Feb 12, 2008, 15:05
Key-note Address Synod 2008
Is the Alaska Moravian Church Relevant?
The need for unity in the church
Note: The keynote address was given by The Rev. William H. Nicholson
Is the Moravian Church in Alaska relevant to its society? Are we proactive in speaking to the problems of our people living in the villages. Do we as a Church have a grasp of the issues that are hurting our people? Do we have pastors speaking on the issues? What is the Churches stance on suicide? Sexual abuse of minors? Domestic abuse? Incest? Alcohol and Drugs? What do we feel officially when it comes to abortion, same sex marriages, or gay clergy? When we see what is happening around us, are we being responsive as a Christian Church?
Feb 12, 2008, 10:43
Moravian Seminary Dean Report - April/May 2007
God is faithful! We finished the 2006-2007 academic year with our graduation exercise and Pastor and Elder retreat the week of April 16-20, 2007.
We had two students receive their two year diploma. "Papa John" Alexei finished with 68 credit hours (8 more than required) and Lillian Green with 63 credit hours.
There were three students who received a One Year Certificate. They were Sam Berlin with 38 credit hours, Harry Nicholai with 38 credit hours, and Brian Henry with 30 credit hours.
Apr 29, 2007, 10:05
Bethel Moravian Church: General Bible Conference
Mar 28, 2007, 16:10