CALLING ALL NEW FRESHMAN AND TRANSFER STUDENTS STUDYING AT TEXAS A&M AND BLINN BEGINNING SUMMER AND FALL OF 2012! We want to welcome you to Aggieland and especially to the Aggies For Christ. SOAR is the AFC’s new student welcome retreat designed for you to get connected with an active and exciting community of shared faith.
SOAR is a great way to start the semester…meeting new friends who share your faith commitment, focusing on setting your priorities before classes start, getting away from the rush of moving in, and having fun out at Messiah’s Ranch. The upperclassmen plan and prepare for these 3-4 days of adventure with your best interest in mind.
Registrations have begun and the first person to register for SOAR was Andrew Smith from Sugarland, TX! He will receive a free AFC flash drive! There is still time to win more free stuff! Prizes will also be given to the 12th (in honor of the 12th Man), 16th (in honor of the Class of ’16), 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th and 50th people to register for SOAR.
Registered 1st: Andrew Smith (Sugarland, TX) Registered 12th: Katie Minix (Ovilla, TX) Registered 16th: Maggie White (San Antonio, TX) Registered 20th: Taz Harrell (Tyler, TX) Registered 25th: Jared Rice (Smithville, TX) Registered 30th: Paxton Kelley (Sweetwater, TX) Registered 35th: Amanda Jordan (McKinney, TX) Registered 50th: Cody Kyle (Garrison, TX)
Check back regularly for more information or contact Paige in the church office 979-693-0400 for any questions. Remember that those “who hope in the Lord will renew their strength!” (Isaiah 40:30)
It was a special joy to spend time with future AFCers from the Class of 2016 and Class of 2017! SHINE is the AFC welcome weekend for HS juniors and seniors and their parents. Activities began on Friday evening and went through Sunday morning’s worship assembly at the A&M Church of Christ. Here are a few photo highlights.
This Way To SHINE!!
Friday Night Games
An AFC Skit Show
Getting Our Feet Wet On Campus
Jim Murphy (L) And Jon Buchanan (R) Sharing Valuable College Info With Parents
Outdoor Games Saturday Afternoon
Slippin' & Sliding Fun
Cookout Saturday Afternoon
AFC Devo At The Academic Building
Bible Class - Sunday Morning
SOAR, the AFC New Student Welcome Retreat is scheduled for August 22-24.
With Spring Break next week, AFCers are scattering and will be involved in lots of different activities. There will be two groups headed out on mission trips. Here is a video telling about their plans and needs.
Calling all Aggies For Christ! Wherever you are around the world! On April 21-22 of 2012 we are gathering in Aggieland to celebrate 40 years of Aggies For Christ. It was in May of 1972 that Bob Davidson and 12 students boarded a borrowed bus for what was to have been a two week long trip through several southern states. Dan Warden, preacher for the A&M Church of Christ at the time was planning to write an article in a church publication about the trip and asked what he could use as a name for the group. “Aggies For Christ” was the answer and that name stuck.
The bus broke down in Morrilton, Arkansas and while the engine was being repaired, the group stayed at Southern Christian Children’s Home and found plenty to do, showing love to the children and serving the Home. This unexpected but wonderful experience was the beginning of the AFC tradition of ministry trips to children’s homes and host churches that has spanned four decades.
Early 1980's AFC Trip
Aggies For Christ still gather on the church parking lot, circle up and pray before heading out on ministry trips. We praise God for such wonderful opportunities! Join the AFC Reunion on April 21-22 to celebrate, remember and praise our gracious LORD. More information is on the reunion webpage. To register click the link below.
This weekend there will be an AFC team headed to Longview to help with a retreat. The group will leave Friday at 4 PM and return Sunday afternoon. There are spaces for twelve AFCers to go on this trip. Contact Trey Jeffers for more information.