We Do This Together
Evangel – Christmas 2015
Dear Alumni and Friends of ABC,
This will be our first Christmas in Calgary. Pat and I are happy to be here and working among you for the good of the kingdom of God and for the sake of the world. Because we are in this together, I would like to share a reflection with you.
We recently attended ABC’s Christmas Banquet and I was pleased and excited by what I saw and experienced. Gathered around tables, students, staff, and faculty were visiting enthusiastically. That evening we prayed together, listened to the Word together, laughed together, sang together, and shared our lives together. Together. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
We experienced so much more than another end-of-the-year Christmas party. I saw something deeper and richer. For those present, something marvellous was realized. Community had been forged out of our individual lives. I saw students who had become deeper since I first met them a few months ago. I saw faculty and staff who had poured their hearts and souls into the work of the college doing precisely that yet again. Behind the scenes were alumni, board members, and volunteers working unobtrusively to make sure this celebration of togetherness happened. Why does all this matter?
The answer is simple, really. Because investing in the future of the church is worth it. For that reason I want to reach out to you and invite you to participate with us in God’s mission by making a gift to the college. Our mission remains equipping people for effective service and witness for Christ.
If you are among those who regularly give to the college, I want to thank you for making it possible to do the work we do. If you have questions, let me know, I would be glad to visit with you. If you have not given in a while, or have never given, but have thought about it, I would love to chat with you. You see—we do this together.
Finally, on behalf of ABC, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Together in God’s Mission,
Other articles by Dr. Stan Helton:
- Here to Serve
- ABC is Making a Difference
- Why Alberta Bible College?
- Learning Outcomes
- New Enrolment Initiative 10/10/100
- The Most Important Task
- Equipping People Who Equip People
- Understanding the Times
- Those Boots Again
- Accredited Again!
- Strike When the Iron is Hot
- At the Speed of Trust
- We Do This Together
- The Need for Christian Education
- To Dream Again
- A Letter to Our Supporters
- President’s Speech
- First Words