The 2024 Pressing on Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in St. Charles, Mo., April 9-11. The purpose of the conference is to provide encouragement and inspiration to Christian ministers and missionaries. It is hosted by Kairos Benevolence Fund and ICOM.
The theme is “Walking Worthy,” based on Colossians 1:9-12. Developing the theme will be Ozark Christian College President Matt Proctor, Kevin Dooley of Global Hope Initiatives and Pioneer Bible Translators, Mike and Karolyn Schrage of Good News Productions International and LifeChoices Medical Clinic, and Mark Scott, retired OCC professor who now serves as senior minister of Park Plaza Christian Church in Joplin, Mo.
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Mountain Christian Church plans to expand beyond Harford County, Md., for the first time, by starting a campus in Parkville, Md., in Baltimore County.
The church—with five locations (counting online) and offices in Joppa, Md.—has purchased Parkville’s old Colony Theater building, which most recently served as a VFW hall. MCC tentatively plans to open the campus in early 2026, according to a story at WMAR2News.com.
MCC director of campuses Jared Fox told the station, “The area could use more great churches.” He said the church envisions the old theater building being “a hub for the community” once again.
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Tyler Mckenzie, senior pastor of Northeast Christian Church (Louisville, Ky.) and a Christian Standard columnist, will be a guest on the Common Grounds Unity Podcast that releases on Friday. Tina Bruner and Kevin Withem interview Tyler for an episode titled “Healthy Church—Love the Ville.” Find it wherever you get your podcasts or at Common Grounds’ website.
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Alexander Christian Foundation is partnering with Great Lakes Christian College (Lansing, Mich.) to raise up more kingdom workers by providing scholarships for high school students to dual enroll in GLCC’s online courses. ACF grants scholarships to Indiana students pursuing full-time vocations in Christian ministry.
“Every summer hundreds of students pledge to become kingdom workers, but not all follow through,” GLCC President Dr. Frank Weller said. “We hope to solidify high school students’ commitments by dual enrolling them in college courses as soon as they commit to full-time Christian service.”
Students can apply their ACF scholarship to one of three freshman-level courses: Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, Personal Spiritual Formation, or Jesus of Nazareth. Each course is seven weeks long and earns students three college credits.
ACF is covering two-thirds of the course cost (for a maximum of 10 students each semester), and GLCC is waiving the technology fee. Thus, a student’s first course costs only $150. The credits earned will apply to the students’ GLCC degree or can transfer to another Christian college. Contact GLCC’s enrollment team at (517) 321-0242, Ext. 310, for complete details.
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The inductions celebrate Campbell’s long service on the board of trustees at JU (from 1984 to 2023) and Greer’s 30-year tenure at Milligan and the advancement of the university’s mission under his leadership.
Campbell is retired after serving more than 38 years as pastor/teacher with First Church of Christ in Burlington, Ky. Greer has announced he will retire from Milligan in 2024 after finishing this school year.
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The women’s soccer team from Hope International University (Fullerton, Calif.) enjoyed a record-breaking season, finishing 17-4-2 and making the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championship Tournament. The 17 wins were the most ever for the Royals soccer team, and their two NAIA tournament wins were firsts for the program, hiuroyals.com reported. In their “round of eight” tournament matchup last Thursday, the University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg, Ky.) defeated the Royals 2-0 at Foley Sports Tourism Championship Stadium in Foley, Ala.
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