Lincoln Christian University https://lincolnchristian.edu Fri, 26 May 2017 22:49:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Test from a limited account https://lincolnchristian.edu/businessblog/test-from-a-limited-account/ https://lincolnchristian.edu/businessblog/test-from-a-limited-account/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 20:53:13 +0000 https://lincolnchristian.edu/?p=7749 This is a test form a limited account to see what it will take to release publishing privileges to others. This is only a test.

If this were an actual blog post, there might be useful information here. However…   <looks around> …there is not.

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Third Business Blog Post https://lincolnchristian.edu/businessblog/third-business-blog-post/ https://lincolnchristian.edu/businessblog/third-business-blog-post/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 22:06:29 +0000 https://lincolnchristian.edu/?p=7710 More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog. More blather to fill space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the business blog.

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Second Business Blog Test https://lincolnchristian.edu/businessblog/second-business-blog-test/ https://lincolnchristian.edu/businessblog/second-business-blog-test/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 20:59:10 +0000 https://lincolnchristian.edu/?p=7706 More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works. More testing to see how the spacing on multiple entries works.

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Business Blog Test Post https://lincolnchristian.edu/businessblog/business-blog-test-post/ https://lincolnchristian.edu/businessblog/business-blog-test-post/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 20:33:51 +0000 https://lincolnchristian.edu/?p=7704 This is the first business blog entry. All the blog posters will need to do is add the Business Blog category to any post they wish to show up on the Business Blog page. Now I’m going to copy this same text over and over again to give this thing some body.

This is the first business blog entry. All the blog posters will need to do is add the Business Blog category to any post they wish to show up on the Business Blog page. Now I’m going to copy this same text over and over again to give this thing some body. This is the first business blog entry. All the blog posters will need to do is add the Business Blog category to any post they wish to show up on the Business Blog page. Now I’m going to copy this same text over and over again to give this thing some body. This is the first business blog entry. All the blog posters will need to do is add the Business Blog category to any post they wish to show up on the Business Blog page. Now I’m going to copy this same text over and over again to give this thing some body. This is the first business blog entry. All the blog posters will need to do is add the Business Blog category to any post they wish to show up on the Business Blog page. Now I’m going to copy this same text over and over again to give this thing some body. This is the first business blog entry. All the blog posters will need to do is add the Business Blog category to any post they wish to show up on the Business Blog page. Now I’m going to copy this same text over and over again to give this thing some body. This is the first business blog entry. All the blog posters will need to do is add the Business Blog category to any post they wish to show up on the Business Blog page. Now I’m going to copy this same text over and over again to give this thing some body. This is the first business blog entry. All the blog posters will need to do is add the Business Blog category to any post they wish to show up on the Business Blog page. Now I’m going to copy this same text over and over again to give this thing some body. This is the first business blog entry. All the blog posters will need to do is add the Business Blog category to any post they wish to show up on the Business Blog page. Now I’m going to copy this same text over and over again to give this thing some body. This is the first business blog entry. All the blog posters will need to do is add the Business Blog category to any post they wish to show up on the Business Blog page. Now I’m going to copy this same text over and over again to give this thing some body. This is the first business blog entry. All the blog posters will need to do is add the Business Blog category to any post they wish to show up on the Business Blog page. Now I’m going to copy this same text over and over again to give this thing some body.

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Veva Appel Receives Distinguished Service Award https://lincolnchristian.edu/news/veva-appel-receives-distinguished-service-award/ https://lincolnchristian.edu/news/veva-appel-receives-distinguished-service-award/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 20:33:32 +0000 https://lincolnchristian.edu/?p=7685 Lincoln Christian University (LCU) is pleased to announce that Veva C. Appel, has been awarded this year’s Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes and honors Veva’s lifelong and ongoing faithful Christian service.

Veva (Crooks) Appel is a woman of quiet resolve and uncommon wisdom. Early in her life, Veva was known for her service alongside her husband Leon, a preacher whom she met in college. Together they served churches in Sheldon, WI, and Toluca, IL, before coming to serve with the Lincoln Christian Church (IL) in 1950. When Leon became Vice President in 1970 and then President of Lincoln Christian College and Seminary in 1972, Veva continued to be a vital part of his ministry.

When Leon passed away suddenly in 1974, Veva went to work for Christian Homes, Inc., where she quickly proved to have remarkable communication and leadership skills in her own right. Independent and inspirational, over the following 30 years, there was nothing that Christian Homes, and later, her alma mater, Minnesota Bible College, asked Veva to do that she was not able to do with excellence.

Veva’s commitment to Kingdom service has been, and continues to be, extraordinary in both longevity and impact. Whether guiding her family through the devastating loss of her husband or teaching her Sunday school class at Lincoln Christian Church for nearly 50 years, Veva Appel has served as an encouragement and example for all who aspire to live a life worthy of the calling of Christ.

Veva  received this award on April 25, 2017, in the presence of LCU’s students and faculty as well as her family and friends who were in attendance to hear her son, Gene (an alumnus and pastor) speak during chapel.

“We are grateful for Veva’s life” said LCU President Don Green, “for she has made her journey a testimony of God’s response to those who will hear His call.”

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LCU Red Lions Weight Room Appeal https://lincolnchristian.edu/alumni-news/lcu-red-lions-weight-room-appeal/ https://lincolnchristian.edu/alumni-news/lcu-red-lions-weight-room-appeal/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 16:40:24 +0000 https://lincolnchristian.edu/?p=7651 The Laughlin Center was built in 2001 and our weight room facilities are struggling to provide the resources our students need to be the best they can be. It’s time to step it up.

We have set a goal to raise $25,000 in the next three months to upgrade and add equipment (dumbbells, benches, weight machines, medicine balls, mats, weight collars and belts, etc.) needed to bring our weight room up to date.

DONATE NOW!

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Alumni Spotlight: Ryan and Elyse (Ferrarrio) Dillon https://lincolnchristian.edu/alumni-news/alumni-spotlight-ryan-and-elyse-ferrarrio-dillon/ https://lincolnchristian.edu/alumni-news/alumni-spotlight-ryan-and-elyse-ferrarrio-dillon/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 18:50:29 +0000 https://lincolnchristian.edu/?p=7591 Ryan, LCC ’07, LCU ’12, and Elyse (Ferrarrio), LCU ’11, Dillon have been serving in Dresden, Germany, for over three years, but the path to going there is much longer than that, and begins with their time at LCU! Here is their story…

Ryan and Elyse 1From the first semester of freshman year through to the final days in Seminary, the staff and faculty of Lincoln Christian opened our eyes not just to local needs, but also to how we might serve the “big C,” global Church. After a short internship for Ryan in Germany (kicked off through connections made at the annual missions week) and a full six months in Jena, Germany, as a part of Elyse’s intercultural studies program, we knew that the place formerly known as East Germany was the place that God was calling us to serve His Church.

When looked at separately from the current, united country of Germany, the former German Democratic Republic is one of the most atheistic regions in the whole world. In one study, only 8% of those surveyed affirmed that they believe in a personal God, whereas 46% stated that they do not believe in God and never have. When looking at those under the age of 28, the percentage of those who do not believe jumps to 71%. There are so many factors playing into this religious climate; the world wars, the collapse of the credibility of the state church, the total destruction of Dresden in 1945, and decades of communist control and oppression of religion.  But, that is the past, and we want to help Dresdeners tell a new story for their future!

Forum Hoffnung ChurchWe’ve been serving at a church that has been here for 120 years. It, and other churches, are doing great work in the city, and yet, out of a population of over a half million people, there are only a few thousand members at all these churches, combined. With around 200 members, the church where we serve, called “Forum Hoffnung,” or “Forum of Hope,” is one of the largest in town.

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Ryan, Elyse, Oliver and Felix

Dresden needs more churches, but we also want to see the existing churches grow! So, how do you reach out to a generation of people who think they know what religion is and have rejected it without having had any real interaction with people who do believe in God and attend vibrant churches? That’s a question that churches have been asking here for a long time.  We don’t claim to have the answers, but we are here to, hopefully, introduce some new ideas and new perspectives on missions in eastern Germany.

Through our work, we want to help create spaces where Christians and non-Christians can meet in natural, neutral settings — spaces where they can experience the ups and downs of life together, where non-Christians feel just as loved, welcomed, and a part of the group as anyone else, and where Christians can be free to share their experiences with the Christian story of the world and how it has shaped and changed them. Many people would not feel comfortable going into a church building, or into a private home, so rather than expecting them to come to us, we want to go to them, to the spaces where they naturally live and get together.

Ryan and Elyse 2We are praying that God will bless our final preparations and support-raising, in order to open up a Cafe / Community Center this coming summer! We’ll have lots of events for families, concerts, open mic nights, and worship services.  We’ll share good coffee and meals together, and find out how we can serve our neighborhood, as well.

You can find out more about us and our ministry at RyanAndElyseDillon.com, and about our sending organization Kontaktmission at GoKMUSA.org, or you can reach us directly at ryan@gokmusa.org. Thanks for reading, and we appreciate your prayers for our ministry!

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Class of 1967 – 50th Class Reunion https://lincolnchristian.edu/alumni-news/class-of-1967-50th-class-reunion/ https://lincolnchristian.edu/alumni-news/class-of-1967-50th-class-reunion/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:40:36 +0000 https://lincolnchristian.edu/?p=7577 The Class of 1967 will be celebrating their 50th class reunion on campus in Lincoln, May 5-6, 2017.

Festivities begin on Friday at noon as they join the Alumni Council for lunch, followed by a campus tour led by Lynn Laughlin. In the evening, they will join the trustees, faculty, and staff at the annual end-of-the-year banquet. On Saturday, the class is invited to attend one or both of the Commencement ceremonies and the President’s Reception.

For more information please contact the Alumni Office at 217-732-3168 x2285 or by emailing alumni@lincolnchristian.edu.

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72nd Commencement: May 6, 2017 https://lincolnchristian.edu/news/72nd-commencement-may-6-2017/ https://lincolnchristian.edu/news/72nd-commencement-may-6-2017/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:02:05 +0000 https://lincolnchristian.edu/?p=7544 Lincoln Christian University
72nd Annual Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Earl C Hargrove Chapel
10 a.m. Undergraduate Commencement
1 p.m. Seminary/Graduate Commencement

Keynote Speaker: Habeeb Habeeb
CEO of Benefit Planning Consultants (BPC), Champaign, IL

Get Directions or click here for more information and to watch the Livestream

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Founders Day Chapel: It’s for Everyone! https://lincolnchristian.edu/news/founders-day-chapel-its-for-everyone/ https://lincolnchristian.edu/news/founders-day-chapel-its-for-everyone/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:44:36 +0000 https://lincolnchristian.edu/?p=7439 April 25, 2017 is shaping up to be a Founders’ Day commemoration you won’t want to miss.

LCU is excited to welcome home NACC 2017 President Gene Appel (LCC ’82, LCS). Gene is excited to share his “this is for EVERYONE” vision of the 2017 North American Christian Convention in Kansas City, June 27-29.

LCU will take this opportunity to honor Gene’s late father, Leon Appel, who served Lincoln Christian as President from 1972-1974 following a two-year stint as Vice President under Earl C Hargrove. He exemplified servant leadership as a pastor and Christian leader. The Appels have the distinction of being among the very few fathers and sons who have both led the NACC in its 90-year history.

Founders' Day 2017Gene is the senior pastor of Eastside Christian Church in Anaheim, CA, one of the fastest growing churches in America. Before Eastside, he served at Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, NV, and Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL.

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