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College Days Begins

by ABI Admissions (4/13/2012)

A.B.I College Days is off to a great start!

This weekend we have welcomed young adults from all over the United States as they visit Apostolic Bible Institute and explore God's plan. There was excitement in the air as we began to welcome the prospective students. Tour guides led groups around the school building and grounds before they helped the prospective students settle into the dormitories.Later we gathered into the sanctuary for church.

The message:

Our guest speaker Reverend Gregg Joki (youth speaker and instructor at ABI) opened College Days with a powerful message on "Gather Here. Go Far." ABI was built on a burden to minister and disciple. We come to learn so we can leave to serve. Many influential leaders have developed at ABI!

Fellowship

Fellowship is a blessing from God. After the service we headed over to the chapel for games and pizza! as well as some creative rhyming from our students. This was a great ending to a great night!


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"Ring" Time for chapel!

by ABI Admissions (4/13/2012)

"Ring" Time for chapel!

An air of expectancy hovered over us as we filed into chapel. We entered into the presence of the King by reading Jeremiah 29:11 and having a word of prayer. Then the guitars began strumming, launching us into a powerful worship service where God's spirit swept sweetly over our hearts. Trevor Lund brought us the word of the Lord;this "world's riches and acclaim vs. seeking God first." His message was thought-provoking and challenging to students and prospective students alike.

Written by: Christina Kuehn, a third year student at ABI


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Join the Celebration!

by Hugh Plappert (4/1/2012)


We invite you to join us in commemorating the longest continuously operating Oneness Bible school in the history of the United Pentecostal Church International.

ALUMNI BANQUET

Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen

Our Graduation weekend is quickly approaching, and we are very excited to be celebrating 75 years of training ministers.

We will be holding an alumni and friends banquet on the ABI campus and need to know who is coming.

The details:

Time: 5:30pm, Saturday, June, 2, 2012
Cost: $15 Per person
Reservations: Call 651-739-7686 speak with Brenda Beaver

Spots for the banquet are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

To reserve your spot please call and send your check to ABI.

We look forward to a great weekend with our alumni and friends!

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

June 1-3, 2012

Friday

  • Drama - 7:30 pm



Saturday

  • Annual Golf Tournament - 7:00 am

  • (questions or team registration call: Seth Gillet, 651-248-3359)

  • All Alumni and Friends Reunion Banquet - 5:30 pm

  • (to make reservations call 651-739-7686 speak with Brenda Beaver)

  • Celebration Service - 7:30 pm



Sunday

  • Sunday Morning Service - 10:30 am

  • Speaker: Rev. Norman Paslay II

  • Graduation Commencement - 3:00 pm

  • Speaker: Rev. Lee Stoneking



MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!

HOTEL ACCOMENDATIONS

Best Western (formerly Wingate Inn)

  • $59 + tax per night (ABI Rate)

  • (651) 578-8466

  • 970 Helena Avenue North, Oakdale, MN 55128

  • Includes Hot Breakfast Buffet; Rooms have Refrigerator, Microwave and Internet Connection


AmericInn Lodge & Suites

  • $59 + tax per night (ABI Rate)

  • (651) 730-5700

  • 6630 Hudson Blvd. North, Oakdale, MN 55128

  • Includes Breakfast Buffet; Rooms have Refrigerator, Microwave, and Wireless Access


Holiday Inn East

  • $89 + tax per night (ABI Rate)

  • (651) 731-2220

  • 2201 Burns Ave., St. Paul, MN 55119

  • Rooms have Refrigerator and Internet Connection



Daniel Batchelor Brother Plappert, My wife, Nilah and I are excited about attending all the celebration activities this coming week-end at ABI's 75 Anniversary/Graduation! I believe we are registered, but if not please pass this on to the registrar. God Bless Your

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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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