AWC 4 U
I want to take a moment and welcome you to this “4 U” page! Please take a few minutes to look around.
We have created this page especially for you to give you an inside perspective of college life as well as a way for you to be the first to find out about any upcoming events or activities that we have planned.
Each week we will be uploading something new to this page – like a photo, video or game.
Once a month you will have an opportunity to participate in a monthly challenge where you can receive some great prizes.
Along the way, we will be posting devotionals specifically for you that will encourage and strengthen you in your faith.
Spend a few minutes and check out the videos below.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me with the information below. You can also reach out to us using the live chat feature (blue button at the bottom right).
Phone: 330.337.6403 Ext. 141
Riddle Me This Challenge
Hey Everyone! Here is a quick challenge for you to do! Below is a List of 5 riddles. See if you can answer them correctly. The three people with the highest scores will be entered into a drawing to win a $15 Dunkin’ Gift Card! You will need to submit your answers no later than October 31st!
Here are a few rules for the challenge:
- You cannot use google to find the answers.
- You may ask a parent or sibling for hints.
- Have fun!
Below are the Riddles you will be asked. When you think you know the correct answers, take the challenge!
- What can travel all around the world without leaving its corner?
- I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?
- A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter, and twelve remains. What am I?
- The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
- What falls but never breaks? What breaks but never falls?
Summer 2022 Review
Proclaim and Rejoice, as well as the youth camp team, had a fun, busy summer! Thousands of miles were traveled, many services were held, and lots of memories were made! We thank God for His help in each part of this summer!
A new school year has begun!
A new school year has started!! We are excited to welcome 17 new students this year! We thank the Lord for giving us a great student body. We are looking forward to an awesome semester this fall!
by Erica Lefever
I grew up in a Christian home. I always wanted to do what was right, and tried my best to follow the rules. But no matter how hard I tried, it seemed I could never quite measure up. I was extremely conscientious growing up which meant I constantly felt condemned for my actions. Eventually, my efforts to do all the right things and the weight of guilt and shame I carried grew unbearable. I nearly stopped believing in God because of the hopelessness of my condition. But the Lord, in His great faithfulness and mercy, broke through my confusion and hurt with His truth! It was in a class I took at AWC, Romans and Galatians, that God opened my blind eyes to see that I had been trying to EARN my salvation by doing the right things on my own. I knew that the only way to be saved was through faith in Jesus, but I lived like I had to earn my salvation through my good works. What freedom I experienced when I could finally place my trust in Jesus, knowing that He had forgiven my sins and that I was His child!
It wasn’t long until the Lord began showing me that He had more for me than the saved life. I had heard holiness preached, but I didn’t understand what it meant. To me, holiness meant an outward change, not a change of heart. It meant surrender to God’s will through my efforts. I associated holiness with sets of standards and certain behaviors. I didn’t understand that the work of entire sanctification and the life of holiness that follows it ONLY come from a work of God in the heart: the removal of the carnal nature and the filling of the Holy Spirit.
All my efforts to put my own carnal nature to death were futile. I tried to surrender myself to God. I tried to act like the people around me who proclaimed an experience of holiness. But none of it changed my heart because I was trying to be sanctified MY way. It was the same story as my struggle to save myself: I began trying to sanctify myself. This focus on my own efforts soon led me to the same hopelessness I had experienced in trying to earn salvation. Eventually, I even began doubting that holiness was real.
My efforts failed, but God did not fail me! He faithfully led me to the truth of the holiness message and the truth about myself. I saw for the first time my evil carnal heart. I recognized fully the total opposition to God and the pull to everything that God hates. I saw myself as I was: wrapped in self-righteous rags to hide my antagonistic and rebellious spirit. I watched the walls of all my “goodness” crumble into a million pieces, leaving all my selfish motives and desires exposed. When I truly saw myself as God saw me, I begged Him to remove the carnal nature from my heart and set me free from its power. I desperately sought Him for freedom from carnality, for His cleansing power in my heart. God showed me my heart not to leave me miserably struggling with carnality but to set me free from its power! He never reveals the need of our hearts without showing us the remedy that He has provided. It wasn’t long after I began seeking sanctification in HIS way, that He sanctified my heart. I have been set free from myself!
God has given me a passion for the true message of holiness, and I will proclaim it for the rest of my days. This message is the heritage that I have been given, and I’m determined to share it with as many people as I can in my life. My prayer is that my life and my story will somehow make a difference in the lives of others. Sharing His truth is my greatest joy.
Recap | College Summer Days 2022
College Summer Days was a wonderful time! Below is a recap video of the event. Thank you to all who made this event possible! We look forward to seeing you next year, July 19-21!
Giveaway 7/13/22 | College Summer Days
It’s time for our final giveaway! The prize this week is a $15 Chick-fil-A gift card! The winner is:
Congratulations!! You will receive your gift card on the first night of College Summer Days!
Today is the last day to get a free gift card for our on-campus coffee shop when you pre-register! Click here to register before it’s too late! We can’t wait to see all of you here on campus next week for College Summer Days 2022!
Giveaway 6/29/22 | College Summer Days
It’s Wednesday, and we have another giveaway! This week we will be giving away a $15 Dunkin gift card! The winner is:
Congratulations! You will receive your Dunkin gift card the first night of College Summer Days!
You still have a chance to win! If you have not registered for College Summer Days, you can still do so by clicking here. This will enter you into the final giveaway which will be on July 13th!
Giveaway 6/15/22 | College Summer Days
Happy Wednesday Everyone! Today we have the very first winner of our three CSD giveaways! This week we will be giving away a $15 Dairy Queen gift card!
The winner this week is: JUSTIN REESE
Congratulations!! Now you can satisfy that sweet tooth! You will receive your gift card the first night of College Summer Days!
You still have a chance to win! If you have not registered for College Summer Days, you can do so by clicking here. This will enter you into the next 2 giveaways which will be on June 29th and July 13th!
Summer Ministry Teams
Three ministry teams will be representing AWC throughout this summer. Rejoice and Proclaim will be visting many churches and camps across the US, while our youth camp team will be attending several youth camps! Want to know where each group will be at when? Click here to find all three summer schedules! We hope to see you at our services!
College Summer Days
I hope everyone is having a great summer! We are so excited that College Summer Days is just next month! The dates this year are July 20-22. College Summer Days is a great time to dig deeper spiritually, hang out with friends, and play some fun, competitive games!
Everyone who pre-registers by July 13th will recieve a free gift card to our on-campus coffee shop! There will also be three other giveaways leading up to the event! All you have to do to be entered into the giveaways is pre-register!
Also, don’t forget about getting a head start on memorizing your scripture verses and the Bible quiz questions! You can pre-register and find the scripture verses and quiz questions by clicking here.