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2017 ACF INSTITUTE
It's almost impossible to be human without experiencing loneliness at one time or another. Being a student on a secular university or college campus though around thousands of other students often heightens our sense of being alone. Students struggle with questions like: Does anybody else believe the same things I do? How can I live according to my religious convictions on my campus? Am I alone in doing evangelism on my campus?
Perhaps you've found yourself asking many of these same questions. But here's the thing: whatever your experience has been or will be, you are never alone.
Join us May 22-27 as we explore what it means to be “Never Alone” at our annual Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute. Adventist students on secular university campuses from across North America will gather for training, inspiration, and networking at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. We’ll open the Bible together, fellowship, and learn how to become more effective witnesses on our campuses, and we’ll together learn that we are Never Alone.
Thando Amankwah is a graduate of Harvard University. She has served as a CAMPUS missionary and as director of STRIDE, a Seventh-day Adventist campus ministry in Boston. She now works in the maternal and child health program at the Canadian government's International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Dr. Ron Pickell is currently the pastor of LIFE Adventist church of Berkeley, California, and chaplain of the Adventist campus ministry group at UC Berkeley. Since 2005 Ron has also served the North American Division Youth Department as Volunteer Coordinator of Adventist Christian Fellowship (ACF/NAD).
Anil Kanda is a former Hindu with a Sikh background who is now a Seventh-day Adventist. Anil has been involved in evangelism in many parts of the world and currently serves as evangelist for the Central California Conference.
Israel Ramos is director of the Public Campus Ministries Department of the Michigan Conference, coordinator of public campus ministries for the Lake Union, and an ordained minister. He has more than 15 years of experience in public campus ministry.
What will happen at the ACF Institute?
You will be trained by the top leaders in Public Campus Ministry in how to be a spiritual leader, organize/grow a student group, share your faith effectively and with confidence, and meet the needs of your campus. A daily schedule will be up soon.
Why attend and how will I pay for it?
The Institute has prepared students to launch new Adventist student groups or grow their existing ones. We encourage student leaders and others interested in supporting Adventist campus ministry to attend. Reach out to your local church and conference leaders and others who may be able to help support you in this missionary training.
What is covered by the registration fee?
Your registration fee covers lodging and lunch and dinner each day.
Can people who have schedule conflicts come later in the week? If so, would there be a price reduction?
You may come or leave at any time during the week. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a discount.
How do I get to Arizona State University
Arizona State University's Tempe campus is only a few miles away from Phoenix International Airport (PHX). From the airport, you can take the Valley Metro Light Rail to campus for $2. Directions can be found here
Will there be a recreational outing?
There are many things to do in the area! We are considering a service activity, however we have not planned a recreational outing.
We are sponsoring afterglows where you can network with other students. If you have extra time before or after the institute, feel free to plan a recreational trip of your with other students.
Will lodging be in the dorms?
Can I have my own room or do we have to share?
We cannot offer single rooms except for extenuating circumstances. Please let us know if you require special accomodation. Each room has two beds, and we will assign two students to a room.
Will we be given gift cards for food or will food be provided?
Your registration covers lunch and dinner provided by the school cafeteria each day.
For more information concerning ACF Institute, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are available until Sunday, April 30.