18 January, 2022

GLCC Women Capture National Soccer Championship (Plus News Briefs)

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The Great Lakes Christian College women’s soccer team won their first national championship on Saturday when the Crusaders defeated Arlington Baptist University, 2-1.

Despite being outshot 17-4, GLCC’s squad overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit to win the National Christian College Athletic Association DII National Championship game in Kissimmee, Fla. Casey Conine scored on a penalty kick midway through the second half, and Randi Fitzgerald scored the go-ahead goal—and eventual winner—seven minutes later.

Conine was named the tournament’s most outstanding player, while Fitzgerald receive the “Golden Boot” award. Other GLCC players named to the all-tournament team included Solara Sheldon and Ashley Owens.

The Crusaders, under head coach Sam Sibilski, finished the season 13-4-1.

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News Briefs

About 100 volunteers from Clifton (Colo.) Christian Church prepared and handed out 542 food boxes so that hundreds of households could be well-fed this Thanksgiving.

Each box included fixings for classic Thanksgiving dishes along with snacks for the whole week, according to WesternSlopeNow.com. The church has been giving away food at Thanksgiving for 12 years.

“My favorite part . . . is definitely seeing faces and the reaction when they get what they need because it’s so much fun just helping,” said CCC volunteer Pennie Underwood, who has helped with the project for three years

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Chris DeWelt, professor and director of intercultural studies at Ozark Christian College since 1999, and a former missionary to Chile, will retire at the end of fall semester. OCC colleagues and former students congratulated DeWelt in a video tribute. “Your commitment to teaching God’s Word, instilling his heart for the nations in students, training workers for the harvest field, and encouraging graduates around the world are greatly appreciated,” the college wrote.

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Two college presidents recently answered questions about a merger in the works between Central Christian College of the Bible (Moberly, Mo.) and St. Louis Christian College. CCCB president David Fincher and SLCC president Terry E. Stine offered responses to eight questions that were shared in SLCC’s November 2021 magazine, available for download here.

Question 7: “Will all the current students of SLCC be transferring to CCCB?”

(Answer) “CCCB is speaking with those who will not finish their degrees at SLCC before the end of the 21/22 school year. They will have an opportunity to register and enroll at the same price they were paying at SLCC, with no loss of credits or time towards their degree. CCCB has already hosted a campus visit day for them and plans to have further interactions throughout this school year.”

Elsewhere, the presidents said it hasn’t been determined what will become of SLCC’s campus in Florissant, Mo., and whether any instruction will occur there after the spring 2022 semester.

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David Bycroft will preach this Sunday morning at the 150th anniversary celebration of Roseville (Ill.) Christian Church. The Register-Mail recently published an extensive history of the church which has some families that go back six generations.

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Mid-Atlantic Christian University (Elizabeth City, N.C.) and Regent University (Virginia Beach, Va.) signed a memorandum of understanding last week creating a cooperative arrangement through which students can earn both a bachelor’s degree from MACU and a juris doctor (J.D.) from Regent’s School of Law in six years instead of the customary seven years.

A MACU student successfully completing 90 credit hours in one of three majors (biblical studies, business administration, or counseling and psychology) is eligible for consideration for admittance into Regent’s School of Law; if accepted, the student will complete the first year of law studies at Regent, and those credits will transfer back to MACU and count toward completion of the baccalaureate degree. Then, two additional years at Regent would be necessary to compete the J.D. degree.

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The Dallas Christian College Leadership Podcast recently marked the first episode of its second season by revisiting the topic discussed on its first show—the importance of a Christian worldview in today’s society. Guests included president Brian Smith and vice president for institutional advancement Mark Worley. Listeners also were introduced to the NOW Capital Campaign focused on student scholarships and facilities upgrades; NOW’s goal is $3.25 million. Learn more at DallasPartners.com.

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Manhattan (Kan.) Christian College will team with e2:effective elders for a “Jump Start Seminar: Helping Stalled Churches Move Again” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 11. The seminar will focus on evangelism, discipleship, next generation, and leadership development. It is for lead pastors, staff, elders, Sunday school teachers, and any ministry leader who relies on volunteers. Cost is $35 per person, which includes lunch (price increases to $40 after Dec. 21). Learn more at mccks.edu.

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IDES has thus far completed construction of three homes in Haiti for families who lost everything in the August earthquake.

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Barna’s “The State of Pastors” report indicates only 1 in 3 pastors (35 percent) is considered “healthy” in terms of well-being. The “healthy” assessment indicates a score of “excellent” or “good” for all six categories of well-being in the whole-life assessment commissioned by Pepperdine University.

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