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ABI Heads to Kansas

by ABI Admissions (3/17/2012)

On March 9th, the ABI men's quartet loaded up and took off to Wichita, Kansas to sing and minister in the altars at Kansas' Elev8 Youth Conference.

The quartet consisted of Bro. Scott Hackler (ABI music director), Andrew Lucas, Andy Harris, Stuart Anderson, John DeVall was along to play the drums and Bro. Grant went to ensure the boys behaved (as they always do).

The group was well received in Wichita. Singing and ministering for the youth of Kansas was a tremendous blessing to the students, Bro. Hackler, and Bro. Grant.
It is our hope that we will make many more trips to serve and minister to the youth of our churches.

We have the opportunity to be at the Illinois Youth Convention this year and are planning to travel once again to sing and minister in the altars.

We appreciate the opportunity given to us to be in Kansas and Illinois. ABI now has the ability to reach out further than before. If you would like to support ABI and have students at your church or youth function, please call 651-248-3359 and talk to Seth Gillet.


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Protect Yourself!

by Hugh Plappert (3/15/2012)


Know a few key facts about college and make the right decision about your future. Cautiously consider your college choice or risk an 84% chance of missing your goal.

The following chart shows what will happen with a sample of 100 College Freshmen.

100-One hundred students enroll in a Liberal Arts College this fall.

56-Almost one-half of them will drop out leaving only 56 students enrolled. (1) After all the grants, scholarships, and student loans, debt is still one of the top 5 reasons for drop out. (2)

31-Upon graduating 56% or 31 of the qualified graduates will find a job. (3)

16-Of those who find a job, only half of them will be employed in a vocation that requires a Bachelor's Degree. (3)

($27,000)-Most students that are privileged to have a job requiring a Bachelor's Degree will have an average debt of $27,000. (4) If this were a car loan the monthly payment would be $485.15 for 5 years. If you are a married couple, that could be $970.30 a month. It does not help that the cost of attending college has gone up over 440% in the last 25 years. (5)


There are options for you to consider.

Apostolic Bible Institute is pledging to prepare young people for the ministry without burdening them with debt or ignoring their need for valuable job skills. We have designed our program to include the following:

1.) Learn to be a Servant Leader and become eligible to apply for a General License with the United Pentecostal Church International.

2.) Have access to top leaders in various roles through out the United Pentecostal Church International from the friendships you will develop with our Faculty and Adjunct Faculty.

3.) Join the largest alumni network in the Oneness Apostolic movement with over 4,000 members.

4.) Graduate debt free with a Bachelor Degree.

5.) Gain valuable experiences working your way through school in a skill-developing job. See our free resource at www.Jobs4ABI.com. This will improve your annual income possibilities by $19,500 over the average high school graduate. (6)

6.) We have an relationship with a local College that will allow you to use your ABI Bachelor Degree as a prerequisite towards a selection of Graduate Degree Programs.

Pray. Get direction. Choose ABI. Do not waste four years!

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Footnotes:

1 Katherine Reynolds Lewis, High College Dropout Rate Threatens U.S. Growth, http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2010/10/28/High-College-Dropout-Rate-Threatens-US-Growth.aspx#page1 (January 2012)

2 "The Digital Student In College Life", The Top 10 Reasons Student Drop out of College, http://blog.gocollege.com/2007/11/23/reasons-why-college-dropouts-exist/ (January 2012)

3 Catherine Rampell, Many With New College Degree Find the Job Market Humbling, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/19/business/economy/19grads.html

4 Tamar Lewin, College Graduates' Debt Burden Grew, Yet Again, in 2010, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/education/average-student-loan-debt-grew-by-5-percent-in-2010.html (January 2012)

5 William McGurn, What's Your Kid Getting From College?, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204394804577010080547122646.html (January 2012)

6 Mary Pilon, What's a Degree Really Worth?, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703822404575019082819966538.html (January 2012)

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Pastor Daniel Batchelor Outstanding research and conclusions! These facts are profitable for those desiring placement and purpose within the Kingdom of God!

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Bake Auction for New Chapel Floor Succeeds

by Hugh Plappert (2/26/2012)

On Feburary 26, 2012 the Class of 2013 held their third annual Bake Auction to raise funds for replacing the ABI Chapel floor.

The church looks forward to the event that brings laughter and show cases their baking skills.

A number of the famous cooks brings upwards of $75 plus for some of their goods.

The Class of 2013 is led by President Alex Feustel , Vice President James Toner, Secretary Suzie Larson and Treasurer Heather Hildebrand

The total raised was $1700


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A Hotly Contested Chili Contest

by ABI Admissions (2/10/2012)


It's chili time!

The Senior class sparked the burners for a chili cook-off. Each member of the church and school could enter a pot of chili, to be judged by the palates of the masses.

The recipes came from all over. Some were the work of family recipes passed on through the generations.Each recipe had its own unique heritage and secret ingredient.

Bro. Miller brought out his three best recipes. One was for the mild mannered , one for those who like it spicy and a hunter's revenge venison chili (for those that missed the big buck this year). Maria Escandon entered a authentic Mexican chili that lit up taste buds. Jon Devall brought some east coast flavor to the cook off with a home-cooked hearty recipe.

The goal of the cook off was to raise funds for the various ministries supported by the Class of 2013 lead by their President, Andrew Lucas.

The afternoon was filled with great fellowship and friendly competition. The chili cook off is just one more time to get together and celebrate our heritage and diversity at First Church and we look forward to many more.

The winners this year were:

* Bro Miller, First place.
* Alex and Jennifer Feustel, Second place.
* Maria Escandon,Third place.

Rumor has it Mr. Miller, who is an attorney, found a loophole in the rules where he could enter three types of chili and accumulate the votes as one.


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Increased Spring Semester Enrollment

by ABI Admissions (1/17/2012)


We are growing and God is blessing.

We have been blessed in the form of five brand new students including one from the mission field of Jordan and three students that previously dropped out returned. The first and second year classes saw an increase and the third and fourth year classes retained their enrollment.

Our first week included the teaching of Dr. Bernie Penner with Psychology, Rev. Dan Flemming, Iowa District Superintendent, taught Gospels, and Rev. James Merrick expounded on Romans. Check back in this blog for insightful interviews with these instructors.

Some of our new students shared their initial experiences.

Lauren Wade of Paoli, OK explained, "Through prayer and a desire to learn more about God and His Word", she was drawn to the Apostolic Bible Institute. She has been enjoying "the teaching and the company of other like minded young people."

Jeremiah Alwardt of Edgewood, IL told us, "God's will for my life drew me here. He gave me a sense of purpose in life so I decided to follow His will." He enjoys the "Good teaching, friendly people and a staff that really cares about the students."

Cecelia Pauldine of Oswego, NY talked about her decision to enroll in our program. "I had been looking at colleges and ABI was recommended to me. As I looked into it more and more things began to fall into place." She added, "I am enjoying the daily chapel services and all my new friends"

There were three students who previously withdrew who re-enrolled in the second year class

Terry Ingram of Cincinnati, Ohio explained, "I see trends in the church that have motivated me to come back to school. I need an educated in a strong Apostolic foundation. I want to be a better teacher and defender of this faith".

Sonia Mercado of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota shared, "I missed the classes, friends and learning about the Bible. I really wanted to achieve an understanding of what I am talking about when I try to reach people. I like the family atmosphere. The calling of God was still on my heart when I withdrew. It drew me to my decision to return."

Matthew Shoop an United States Marine of Pinetops, North Carolina shared, "Being impressed by God to return and to keeping my vow with Him motivated my return". He also enjoys, "The knowledge and friendships that you build".

We are excited about this semester and all that God has for us. If you would like to join us in our next semester, call or text Seth Gillet, our Recruiter, at (651) 248-3359.


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