Lincoln Christian University Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:22:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Textbooks for Fall 2017 (FA17) Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:42:50 +0000 Students—

Here are the textbooks you’ll need for Mr. Gowin’s classes for Fall 2017.

Required titles are in bold.

Recommended (but optional) titles are in italics.

AD 292 00 – Business Communication

  • Everybody Writes, Ann Handley (Amazon)
  • Presentation Zen, 2e, Garr Reynolds (Amazon)

AD 292 NET – Business Communication

  • Everybody Writes, Ann Handley (Amazon)
  • Presentation Zen, 2e, Garr Reynolds (Amazon)

AD 355 NET – Accounting and Finance

  • Coming soon

AD 373 oo – Marketing I

  • Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath (Amazon)
  • Duct Tape Marketing, Rev. ed., John Jantsch (Amazon)

AD 487 IS – Project Management

  • Coming soon
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Alumni Spotlight: Mike Pabarcus Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:00:24 +0000 Mike Pabarcus, LCS ’79, retired from a long-time teaching ministry at St. Louis Christian College to serve Christ by promoting the church planting ministry of Mission to Russia.  Here is his story . . .

The Lord is a God of surprises.  Little did I know when LCS alumnus, Stacy Garner, invited me to accompany him on a mission trip in June 2001 that God was beginning a process that would eventually change my life.  That trip was to Lithuania, the land of my ancestors, and in many ways I viewed it as a one-time pilgrimage to honor my grandparents.  God had other plans.

Mike Pabarcus MTRThree years later, my good friend, Curt Eyman, made me an offer I couldn’t refuse when the Mid Rivers Christian Church offered to send me to Russia to teach in the Kostroma and Gus-Hrustalniy Christian Churches.  During that trip, I saw first-hand the need for evangelical churches in that vast country.  I also saw what God can do when his people step out in faith to serve him in Russia.  That initial trip was succeeded by several other teaching trips to Russia and by increasing involvement with Mission to Russia, the ministry which helped to plant the church in Kostroma, Russia.

Still, my primary ministry focus was on Christian higher education and on assisting churches in urban America.  I thank God that I was able to serve in the classroom for almost 40 years, and I appreciate the preparation that I received at LCS for that ministry.  However, as I approached retirement from my teaching ministry and considered how I could make my life count for Christ in a new season of life, the process which God began sixteen years ago bore fruit.  I concluded that the best way that I could serve Christ in my retirement years was by assisting in the multiplication of churches among Russian speaking peoples.

Mission to Russia LogoThis summer I began a half-time ministry as the Ministry Director for Mission to Russia.  The Board of Directors of MTR, led by Dr. Eddy Sanders, another LCS alumnus, possesses a bold vision for church planting in Eastern Europe.  Partnering with the Kostroma Christian Church, the Light of Truth Church in Minsk, Belarus, and the Unity Association of Christian Churches in Russia, Mission to Russia seeks to assist in planting seven new churches among Russian speaking peoples by 2020. MTR is currently working with new churches in Mogilev and Gomel, Belarus.  Another new church in Kostroma is in the planning stages.  Other new churches are being planned in cities such as Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.  I look forward to a new ministry in administering and promoting the work of this church planting ministry.


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The Vine Conference 2018 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:21:55 +0000 Lincoln Christian University (LCU) is pleased to announce the Vine Conference 2018, to be held April 6-7, 2018 on the campus of LCU.

The purpose of The Vine Conference is to challenge and equip high school students through worship experiences, youth group discussion times, and break-out sessions. Our hope through this experience is that students will leave with a new or re-energized focus on their faith and a desire to impact the Kingdom of God.

Students will experience worship through song by some of the best worship leaders on the campus of LCU, challenging messages, break-out sessions led by professors and students, and an overall great opportunity to build relationships with each other through games and activities.

The theme and direction for the Vine 2018 will be developed by a group of LCU students and staff this fall as they plan for the event.

The weekend is also a great opportunity for high schoolers to get a taste of college life through staying in the dorms, interacting with current LCU students, and spending time with some LCU professors who will be leading various breakout sessions.

The main session messages will be brought by Rob Maupin, Missions Pastor at Compass Church in Colleyville, Texas. Musical worship will be led by Parker Radecki and a team of talented LCU students.

LCU welcomes youth groups and individual registers.

Registration will open January 8th. Prices are as follows:

Early Bird: $35 per person if registered by March 12

Regular: $50 per person if March 13 and later

Space in the dorms is first come, first served so be sure to register ASAP!

Call 217-732-3168, ext. 2242, or email with any questions.

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Fall 2018 Lincoln Leaders’ Scholarship Day Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:30:15 +0000 Lincoln Christian University (LCU) is excited to announce Fall 2018 Lincoln Leaders’ Scholarship Day, a scholarship competition that will award two prospective undergraduate students a full tuition scholarship to attend LCU beginning in the fall semester 2018.*

This event will take place Nov. 11, 2017 and will feature an elite group of LCU applicants who will engage in a group discussion and individual interview as well as enjoy lunch, a question and answer session with current LCU students, and an optional campus tour. The winners will be determined based on a blend of academic, community/church service, and interview/group discussion responses.

Scholarship applications are due by Oct. 16. To be considered, scholarship applicants must first have completed a LCU admissions application and be accepted in order to apply for the scholarship competition. The competition is only open to high school seniors and transfer students. Students can apply for admission at

The two winners, as determined by the undergraduate enrollment staff along with recommendations from LCU faculty and staff involved in the event, will possess the qualities we most desire in our students: a serious approach to academic study as well as an embrace of LCU’s core mission to be a place that prepares its students to be successful Christian leaders in a transformational community of difference-makers.

All prospective students who have been accepted to LCU are invited to apply, but only 30 prospective students will be invited to the event on Nov. 11. Attendees will be chosen from those who seem to be a particularly great fit for LCU’s campus community, and whose time here as students would be mutually beneficial to the university and their own educational experience.

The attendees who do not receive the full-tuition scholarship will receive a one-time $500 scholarship to be applied to their first semester’s bill.

Interested students can apply HERE for the Fall 2018 Lincoln Leaders’ Scholarship Day, or by contacting the LCU Enrollment Services office for a paper application. Scholarship applications can be faxed to (217) 732-4199 or mailed to Attn: Enrollment Services, Lincoln Christian University, 100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656.

For questions about application status or how to complete the application requirements, please call (217) 732-3168 or email

*Scholarship applies to 60 credit hour associate degree or 120 credit hour bachelor degree. Winners must maintain status as full-time students and live on campus at LCU. Winners must pay room and board.


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2017 Midwest Ministers’ Retreat Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:27:43 +0000 Lincoln Christian University hosts the 2017 Midwest Ministers’ Retreat on October 23 and 24.

“Staying the Course”

Cost: $40 ($15 is non-refundable)
• Covers the Retreat and meals
• If you can only attend one day: Monday – $25; Tuesday – $20
• $25 for accompanying spouse
• Registration Deadline: October 19, 2017; After October 19, cost is $50
• There is an additional $5 cost for those not pre-registered

**First 20 registrants that bring a first time ministry team member will receive a Cracker Barrel gift card and a Recourse Kit. Your guest will receive this gift as well.

Scholarships are available by contacting Claude Howell, office: 618-533-8913,
cell: 618-322-7734, or email:

Register for retreat and hotel with Barry West, Sidney Christian Church, P.O. Box 200, Sidney, IL 61877. Phone 217-688-2224.

Registration/check-in from 3-4 p.m., Monday, October 23, 2017, at LCU’s Restoration Hall Dowling Auditorium.

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Focus at Springfield Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:06:30 +0000 FOCUS is a student-led worship service that happens every other Wednesday on the campus of Lincoln Christian University.

FOCUS is hitting the road again and it’s coming to Springfield! FOCUS has been a part of the DNA of Lincoln Christian for years and over the past few years, we realized that it can be a way to connect with our surrounding communities all over Central Illinois. And after having FOCUS off site in Bloomington-Normal and Champaign-Urbana, it is Springfield’s turn to gather under one roof as we worship together through musical worship and a profound message.

FOCUS Springfield will be happening at Hope Church on November 5th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This is a totally FREE event- you don’t even need to register! If you would like more information, feel free to email Robert Ebbens.

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Registration is OPEN! The Forge Conference 2017 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:42:36 +0000 Lincoln Christian University (LCU) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for The Forge Conference 2017, to be held October 27-28, 2017 on the campus of LCU.

This October’s Forge is LCU’s second annual fall event – last year titled FCC – and the first year it will exclusively serve as a junior high event.

The purpose of The Forge Conference is to create opportunities for junior high students to make their faith their own. Instead of relying on their parents’ or youth pastor’s faith, our aim is to encourage and equip them to create their own personal relationship with God and jump-start their desire to seek Jesus Christ in all aspects of their lives.

The theme for the weekend will be the Old Testament story of Moses and the burning bush – God consumed the bush but did not destroy it, instead letting it burn as a symbol of his power and faithfulness. It will be a weekend of inspiring and entertaining messages in the three main sessions, deep discussions in the breakout session led by LCU students and small group time, and great food and fun activities (including inflatables, snow cones and cotton candy, and a cookout!).

The main session messages will be brought by Jared Nassiff, Student Minister at First Capital Christian Church in Corydon, IN. Worship will be led by Cody Lane and a team of talented LCU students.

LCU welcomes youth groups and individual registers.

This event is for students in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th.


Cost: $20 per student. Youth sponsors are free!

All guests are welcome to stay the night on campus, lock-in style in the Laughlin Center. We will separate boys and girls and each group will have access to their own bathrooms and showers. If your group would prefer to stay in a hotel, you can do so at your own cost. LCU has a discount agreement with a couple hotels in town, so contact us for details.

For those planning to stay on campus, bedding (sleeping bags or the like), pillows, toiletries, etc will be necessary.

Youth sponsors only: If you have a medical reason why staying overnight in a dorm room would be preferable, please let us know and we’ll work to accommodate you. 

We look forward to seeing you at The Forge Conference 2017!

Call 888.522.5228, ext. 2242, or email with any questions.

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Donald B. Nickerson, LCC ’58-’68 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:59:39 +0000 Donald B. Nickerson, LCC ’58-’68, passed away on July 17, 2017.

He was owner of Nickerson Insurance Agency.  Among his many interests, Don was a proud long-time member of the Manito-Forest City Rotary Club.  He served the Forman Fire and Ambulance Department as a volunteer fireman for several years.  He also served as Secretary-Treasurer of Delavan Mutual Insurance, treasurer of Meadow Lawn Cemetery, oversaw the care and maintenance of the cemetery, and was treasurer of the Forman Park Board.  His primary interest was the Forman Park District, where he was instrumental in the development and renovation of Memorial Park in Manito.  Another favorite was his partnership with his “therapy dog” Ready, a border collie with whom he made regular visits to the patients at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  They enjoyed the pleasant moments they could bring to the patients, visitors, and hospital staff.  Don is survived by his son, three daughters, seven grandchildren, one sister, and three nieces.

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Paul D. “Dan” Crosley, LCC ’73 Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:59:08 +0000 Paul D. “Dan” Crosley, LCC ’73, passed away on July 17, 2017.

Dan began his life’s passion for ministry and missions by serving as a missionary in Spain with his wife, Kathy L. (Easley), LCC ’70-’72, for six years. He continued that passion at Harris Prairie Church of Christ in Grainger, IN, and at White River Christian Church in Noblesville, where he retired in March. Dan brought thousands of people to know Jesus Christ through his mission work, Christian counseling, and Hispanic ministry. He established or aided in establishing churches, clinics, clean drinking water systems and schools in countries such as Panama, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Republic of Georgia, Kenya, Tanzania, Philippines, Thailand, Guatemala, Tajikistan, Turkey, and many others. Dan worked to establish his favorite mission, David’s Well, a mission that establishes churches throughout Latin America while demonstrating the love of God through providing food, medical attention, school supplies, aqueducts, and building projects, along with sharing the Word of God. He is survived by his wife, two children, Nathan and Alisa, four grandchildren, his mother, three brothers, one sister, and many nieces and nephews.

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Maxine (Amberg) Seggelke, LCC ’53-’62 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:59:56 +0000 Maxine (Amberg) Seggelke, LCC ’53-’62,went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2017.

Maxine and her husband, Joseph T. (Joe), LBI ’57, served in South Korea for three-and-a-half years as missionaries.  He preceded her in death June 25, 2014. She worked alongside her husband in the Lincoln Christian University Print Shop and at Key Printing.  She was a faithful member of Lincoln Christian Church where she was a member or Jolly Seniors, taught Sunday school, and was in the choir. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Jo (Wendell “Bud”) Klockenga, three sons: Thomas “Tom” (Rita), Edwin “Ed” (Linda), and Mark (Barbara), 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and one brother, Clarence “Bucky” Amberg. A number of Maxine’s children and grandchildren attended or were employed at LCU.  Memorials may be made to Lincoln Christian Church, The Christian Village, or to Lincoln Christian University.

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