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May 2020 Commencement Delayed

Every year, Ambassador Baptist College celebrates the accomplishments and the potential of each graduate.  Due to COVID-19, the Commencement service scheduled for Friday, May 8 has been postponed and rescheduled for Friday, August 28 at 7pm.  This change has been made with the hopes that family and friends will be able to attend this special service honoring the Class of 2020.

More details on Commencement week activities will be shared in the weeks to come. 

ABC Coronavirus Response Update

Please check this page regularly for updates.

10/16/2020 ABC Coronavirus Response Update

No students tested positive for COVID this week. Two off campus students remained in isolation due to possible exposure.

No faculty or staff members tested positive this week, and none were in isolation or quarantine.

Upon return from fall break, staff and students will be health screened before reentering to complete the semester.

10/09/2020 ABC Coronavirus Response Update

The college is glad to report that there were no new positive tests this week. One dorm student is in quarantine and two commuting students are in isolation due to possible exposure.

One staff member remains in isolation due to exposure.

ABC is thankful for the diligence of the college family and for the hand of the Lord. Continue praying for the health of those on our campus.

10/02/2020 ABC Coronavirus Response Update

The college has seen a significant decline in positive tests and quarantines this week.

As of today, three students tested positive this week and five students are in quarantine.

Two staff members tested positives this week and six remain in quarantine.

The college continues to promote social distancing, mask wearing, and frequent hand washing as mandated by the State of North Carolina.

Any students experiencing symptoms should immediately report to the Dean of Students Office.  Faculty and staff members should report to Mr. Randy Bunn.

9/25/2020 ABC Coronavirus Response Update

This week, the college saw a spike in coronavirus cases. Thankfully, these cases are not linked in clusters.  However, the college is working on refining protocols to flatten this curve.

As of today, eighteen dormitory students were housed in isolation and tested positive for the virus. Five commuting students were quarantined at home after manifesting symptoms.  Those students tested positive. Several of these students will finish their quarantine this weekend.

Three staff members and two faculty members remain in quarantine after testing positive. Several of these will finish their quarantine this weekend.

When reading these stats, please remember that some of these are carry-overs from the previous week and are not necessarily new cases.

Overnight visitors are not allowed in the dormitories and all visitors are screened before being allowed to walk through the campus.

Students experiencing symptoms should contact the Dean of Students office. Staff members who are symptomatic should contact Mr. Randy Bunn.

9/18/2020 ABC Coronavirus Response Update

As of September 18, two dormitory students have tested positive and have been quarantined.  Nine dormitory students have been isolated after manifesting symptoms and have been tested and are awaiting results.

1 commuting student has been isolated and is waiting for test results.

Three faculty/staff members have tested positive and are at home in quarantine.

Students who are experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed should contact Mr. Nate Metcalf or Mrs. Wanda Luiken.

Employees who are experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed should contact Mr. Randy Bunn.

9/11/2020 ABC Coronavirus Response Update

This week, three students were put into isolation and tested for COVID-19.  Two students tested positive and one tested negative.  The student with the negative test was released back into the student body. One of the positives has gone home to quarantine and the other remains in the quarantine dorm.

The cumulative total for positive tests is now at 5. In each of these cases, the students were isolated.

One staff member has been quarantined at home because of coming in close contact with someone who tested positive.

Students are reminded to follow all protocols and to report any sickness or illness to the Dean of Students office.

9/04/2020 ABC Coronavirus Response Update

As ABC completes its first full week of classes for the Fall 2020 semester, the health and safety of our college family continues to be an important priority.

As of Friday, September 4, ABC had two (2) confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on campus. These students were isolated after manifesting symptoms and will soon complete their quarantine.

We have no staff, faculty, or commuting students who are in isolation.  

As a reminder to students, please report to the Dean of Students office if you are not feeling well.  Faculty and staff members should report to the business office.

8/10/2020 ABC Coronavirus Response Update

WE ARE OPEN FOR FALL 2020

Ambassador Baptist College is excited to open its doors for the 2020-21 school year.  The college is committed to giving the student the highest quality in-class education in a healthy and safe environment. The administration has developed procedures and protocols in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations. 

Two documents have been developed to inform students and their parents of the college’s plans for the fall.  The Reopening Plan provides a general overview of ABC’s efforts to reopen the campus. It also lists procedures to provide a health-conscious atmosphere and continuity in classroom instruction.  The Guide for Parents and Students gives students an idea of what to expect when they arrive on campus for the first time.  It also gives a glimpse of what students can expect throughout the semester. 

Questions about . . .

ABC will maintain a regular class and chapel schedule for the semester while practicing social distancing.  When social distancing is not possible, masks will be required.  Please refer to the documents listed earlier for specifics.

Over the past few months, we have asked God to provide wisdom according to James 1:5.  Please pray for the spiritual and physical health of our students and staff as we prepare to begin classes on August 26th.

5/11/2020 ABC Coronavirus Response Update

Ambassador Baptist College continues to operate within the guideline as defined in Executive Order 138 by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper.  Essential faculty and staff members needed for daily operations are able to work on campus.  Staff members who are able to work from home continue to do so.

Commencement has been rescheduled for Friday, August 28 at 7 pm.

Summer school classes are being held online and will continue through May 26.

The summer travel groups have been cancelled for the summer.  Travel groups will resume in the fall semester.

Camp Barnabas is still scheduled for July 20-24. In the event of cancellation, all fees and deposits will be totally refunded.

The regulations ordered by the federal, state, and local governments will continue to be monitored.  More guidance will be issued by the May 22nd expiration of the current Executive Order.

ABC will continue to promote social distancing and sanitation protocols on campus to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on our campus.  To date, no faculty or staff member has contracted the virus.

3/26/2020 ABC Coronavirus Response Update

(No member of the college faculty or staff has been diagnosed as contracting COVID-19)

In light of the Executive Order issued by the Governor of NC on Friday, March 27, Ambassador Baptist College has made the following changes:

  • Non-essential faculty and staff members will work from home instead of their offices beginning March 30th.
  • The College switchboard will be answered and messages will be forwarded to staff and faculty members.
  • Returning dormitory students will not be allowed into the dorms after 5 pm on Monday, March 30th.  Items left in the dorms may be retrieved at a later date determined by the administration.

The items listed above will be in effect until Monday, April 13th.  The college will continue to monitor state and federal guidance.

Online classes will begin at 7:30 am on Monday, March 30th.  Students have been emailed all of the information necessary for online instruction via Populi and Zoom. 

3/19/2020 ABC Coronavirus Response Update

After consulting with state and local authorities, Ambassador Baptist College has decided to finish the spring 2020 semester with online classes.  While we favor face to face instruction, we believe that this method will give our students the best instruction given the uncertain nature of the weeks ahead.

The Spring Break will continue to be extended through March 29th. This will allow teachers the time to upload online content for their classes.

Online classes will begin on Monday, March 30th. All students will be emailed instructions on how to use Populi for their online work.  Students not receiving an email by Wednesday, March 25th should contact Mr. Matthew Hanke for instructions to finish the semester.

Students are advised to not get jobs that would interfere with the regular class day.  There is a very real possibility that classes will be offered real-time throughout the class day.  A thirty-minute chapel service will also be featured every day.

Students who will be returning in the fall will receive a credit for any room and board expenses that have been prepaid. Graduating seniors will receive a cash refund for any room and board that has been prepaid. 

Commencement is still scheduled for Friday, May 8th.  The college will continue to monitor the situation and will make a determination about graduation as the time draws closer.

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our college family.  We praise the Lord for this and will continue to pray for the health of our staff and students.

3/13/2020 ABC Coronavirus Response Update

Over the past few days, the Administration of ABC has been monitoring the growth and impact of the COVID-19 virus.  There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our campus.  While we are grateful for this fact, we also realize that a reasonable and prudent response is necessary for the well-being of the members of our college family.

After consulting with local and state authorities, ABC will take the following actions:

  • We will extend Spring Break for one extra week. The break will now conclude on March 29th instead of March 22nd.
  • We will cancel the Spring Bible Conference (services and special events) scheduled for March 23-27.
  • We will continue to monitor the impact of the virus with federal, state, and local authorities.
  • If deemed prudent, we will restart classroom instruction on Monday, March 30th. If the circumstances do not allow for this, then we will deliver the remainder of the classes for the spring 2020 semester online.
  • A decision about Commencement will be made at a later date.

Why extend Spring Break for another week?

An extra week will allow the administration to further evaluate the impact of the virus.  It will also allow time for online content to be prepared to ensure academic continuity in the event that classroom training cannot resume.

What will happen to students who planned on staying for the break?

Students planning to live in the dorm over the break will have a place to stay. The college will waive any charges for the week and do what it can to promote good health. In the event a student becomes ill with COVID-19 symptoms, a quarantine area will be provided until adequate health services can be rendered.  The dean of students office can answer any questions that students or their parents may have.

What happens if students return on March 30th?

In the event that classroom instruction resumes on Monday, March 30th, the dean of students office will conduct a travel audit in which every student will have to document their travels over the break and whether or not they have come in contact with someone who has received a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.  The dean of students office must approve each student who resumes classroom instruction in April.  Students who have been designated high-risk by health officials, have been diagnosed with the virus, or have traveled in level 2 or 3 countries (as designated by the CDC) will not be allowed to attend classroom instruction. The college will provide online class delivery to those who are restricted from returning in the classroom.

What is the college doing to lessen the risk of contracting COVID-19?

The college will increase its cleaning and disinfecting protocols with a particular emphasis on the common areas throughout the campus.  The college will prepare quarantine areas in the events that students staying on campus need to be isolated.  The college will make ensure that hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the campus.  In addition, we will encourage our students to take extra precautions as outlined on www.cdc.gov.

What can students and staff do to minimize the risk of COVID-19?

The methods found here on the cdc.gov website outline simple measures to be taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In the midst of this health event, our college family will resolve to “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)

Spring 2020 Opening Revival

ABC is excited to begin the spring 2020 semester with an Opening Revival on January 13-17.  Evangelist Mike Pelletier and Evangelist Richard Harper will be preaching in the services.  The morning chapel services will begin at 10 am and the evening services (none on Wednesday) will begin at 7 pm.

Every semester at ABC begins with a full week of revival services to provide a strong spiritual challenge to the faculty, staff, and student body.  All of the services may be live-streamed on the college’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Evangelist Mike Pelletier
Evangelist Richard Harper

$50,000 Matching Gift for EOY Campaign

Have you ever given a financial gift and asked God to multiply it?  On numerous occasions, people have asked the Lord to take what little they could give and use it to meet the need.  God has a way of taking what we can give and multiplying it to meet the need.

A friend of the college has made a special offer during this year’s end of the year giving campaign.  Beginning on Giving Tuesday, December 3, and going through the end of December, this individual has pledged to match every dollar given to ABC for the EOY campaign up to $50,000.  What does this mean?  If you give a gift of $25, it will be doubled by the matching gift!

Would you pray about helping ABC reach the goal of $125,000 by the end of December?  Starting on Giving Tuesday you can double your gift to train God’s servants for God’s service.

Just visit giving.ambassadors.edu and click on the EOY tab to make a difference in the lives of our students! Click here to learn more specifics about the 2019 EOY Campaign.

All gifts to the 2019 EOY are tax-deductible.

2019 End of Year Campaign

The holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving and Christmas are times when families come to visit and love is expressed.  It is also the time when Bible college students are finishing their fall semester and preparing for the spring.

At the close of each calendar year, we depend on friends and local churches to help us financially so we can keep our tuition rates affordable for our students.  This year is no exception.  Watch the video to learn more about the 2019 EOY offering and pray about giving a gift to ABC.

All gifts to the 2019 EOY are tax-deductible.

Give to 2019 End of Year Campaign

2019 Missions Conference at ABC

World evangelization is of the greatest importance at ABC.  On October 28 through November 1, ABC will be hosting its annual missions conference.  This year’s featured theme is “I Love To Tell The Story,” and the speaker for the week is veteran missionary Ron White.  Brother White has spent the majority of his ministry in the country of Japan and now travels across the country and around the globe in spreading the Gospel.

The 9:50 am chapels will be streamed live at ambassadors.edu, YouTube, and on the college Facebook page.  Each service will have a missionary testimony, ministry presentations, great music, and preaching on missions.  You will not want to miss these services.

Missionaries will be challenging the students on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights at 6:30 pm during the Mission Prayer Band sessions.  The week will conclude with a banquet on Friday night featuring Brazilian food and a question and answer time with the missionaries in attendance.

Here are a few reasons why you should watch at least one service . . .

  1. Every Christian needs to spread the Gospel, and hence is a missionary.
  2. God may want you to go as a missionary to a foreign field.
  3. Every Christian should be involved in the missionary endeavor (giving, going, praying, etc.)
  4. You need to stop listening to “bad news” and be encouraged by the “good news” of the Gospel.