May 2016 Newsletter
"Come See What The Lord Has Done" 
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Building Our Campus
ACMin Makes Plans For A Permanent Campus!
We are SO excited to share the news that the Athens College of Ministry is taking steps to purchase 114 acres of the former Green Hills Country Club on Barnett Shoals Rd. as the site of our future campus! We're eager to grow into our farm, retreat center, prayer garden, and of course, all of the usual college features in a stunning location!  We invite you to partner with us on this journey by: a) praying that we would accomplish rezoning approval; and b) by helping to supply the necessary financial resources--$1.1M--so that we can bless the greater Athens area and beyond with a special gathering place under the Lord's banner! See our  2016 Campaign for Growth and make your pledge today!

Connect in Athens!

Be sure to connect with ministry opportunities in Athens on ACMin's Connect Page. You will find things like: 

Summer Prayer in Athens
You can participate in city-wide prayer opportunities this summer.

Homeless Help Card
Find out how the HHCard can benefit you AND support local non-profits! 

Ministry Job Board
See and submit local ministry job listings at our Community Job Board. 
May 2016 
Dear ACMin Family & Friends, 
We are excited to share with you our May 2016 newsletter--there is much exciting news! See the links to the left to navigate  Inside this Issue and to use the  Quick Links  to visit ACMin event and course webpages. 
Thankful for the Gift of Families

In thinking about how our culture will celebrate mother's and father's days in the weeks ahead, it's a wonderful time to reflect on the creator's gift of family to each one of us.  May we always be thankful for that gift, regardless of how broken our personal family units may seem. God, in His infinite wisdom, created each one of us into a family so that we might have the opportunity to be loved, to belong, and to have a safe place when we are afraid (1 John 4:18).  He gave us parents so that we could learn how to honor and obey (Deut. 5:16).  Whether we have ten siblings or one, we better understand what it means to multiply our joys and divide our sorrows, and we realize that there is always abundant love for each child (1 John 3:1). And through tough times with our family members, we become stronger as we exercise the discipline of forgiveness and grace (Matt. 18:22). Thank you, Heavenly Father, that you created families so that we might have a personal example here on Earth of how you wish to relate to each one of us as our ultimate, perfect Father. We ask you to give us good glimpses of you and your heart through every person we call family! 

"I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in good health, even as your soul prospers."
  - 3 John 1:2
Make plans now to attend ACMin's annual discipleship conference coming June 10th & 11th.   As a conference participant, you will choose one of several in-depth teaching sessions where you will examine God's Word and experience practical, relevant application. Meet our presenters in the video below! Christ-followers affect the world around them when they are Transformed! We hope you join us! 
Visit to register.
Sign Up Now for Summer Courses

Don't get disconnected this summer! ACMin's summer program is bursting with encouragement including 2 week-long intensive courses in July, Biblical Foundations of Worship  and Walking in Sonship , as well as a full semester of New Testament Survey. 

Visit the Quick Links at the top, left of this email to read more about our summer courses and REGISTER TODAY!

Meet ACMin's New Director of Student Affairs !

ACMin is very blessed to welcome Paul Cooke, Director of Student Affairs, to our Leadership Staff!

Paul understood the Gospel at the young age of 11, but says, "I didn't see the correlation between that and a changed life." His young life was characterized by athletic ambition in the sport of golf even taking him as far as South America to play in the Tournament of Champions alongside golfers like David Frost. A strong believer, Frost's life was a testimony to Paul. "He lived differently than I did," said Paul. Almost as soon as he realized he could play with the best in the world, Paul left the world of golf. "Some guys got out there and didn't have to make it their God. I had to make it my God if I was going to do it."

God led Paul to work with a youth group in Zelwood, Florida, where he made a dear friend who soon became his bride. Convinced that God had a call on his life, Paul set off with his new bride to attend seminary. But somewhere, "my focus switched from pursuing God to pursuing ministry - a subtle but significant difference."

National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 5th

     Get involved in Athens NDoP events this week!  You can join us at the Classic Center for the annual NDoP breakfast by visiting  or participate throughout the day by: 
  • Meeting on the Athens Courthouse steps at Noon to pray. 
  • Visiting our webpage for hourly prayer times focusing on different aspects of greater Athens community. 
  • Coming to Cornerstone Church at 7 PM to worship & pray!  
Women of Destiny
ACMin was blessed to host Women of Destiny, a half-day event on April 30th focused on connecting Christian women with local ministries led by women so that they might be served and find new ways to serve others in God's Kingdom. We would like to extend a special thanks to all the ministry leaders who participated, to Cindy Mackey for organizing us, to Karla White, an ACMin student who led our time of worship, to Dr. Debbie Huckaby for her keynote message on our personal journey with the Lord, and to Tamala Baker for inspiring us all!
706-769-1472 | Athens College of Ministry |
P.O. Box 7953
Athens, GA 30604