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.
REGISTER FOR SOAR HERE
Luke Dotson, Class of ’15 and this year’s SHINE coordinator, gives a personal invitation for all students to come to join us for this great event.
Click Here To Register For SHINE
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.
Some Of Last Year's Fun
Girls, don’t let any guy be left out, ask them to be a part of either one or both nights of activities. Sadie Hawkins events will be this Friday and Saturday nights. Here is what is planned:
Friday: meet in the AFC Center at 6:30 PM dressed as a famous couple and get ready for a super fun photo scavenger hunt. Eat dinner before arriving and please bring a camera!
Saturday: meet in the AFC Center at 6:30 PM to play games (dress comfy) and get ready to watch the video from the scavenger hunt the night before. Snacks will be provided.
Thanks to the AFC Sophomore Girls for planning this fun event!!
Groups Ready To Head Out
Weekend trips are fun, rewarding, encouraging and a great way to connect with others. Almost every Friday afternoon of the semester AFCers will gather in the parking lot and board a bus to head out for an unknown adventure. Since the host churches are in charge of what we do, where we stay and even what we eat…no one truly knows all that will take place. Usually we join up with the youth from our host congregations to do work projects, have fun, lead devotionals, do skit shows, help teach classes…and on and on. There is no cost to go on a weekend trip and this is also a great way to meet new friends. This weekend there are four groups out serving in Brownwood, Palestine, Oak Grove and Houston (Northwest).