Unexpected Calling: Krystal Strawderman

July 18, 2011

On her experience at MACU "I would describe my experience at MACU as being life changing. When I first got here I was reserved, shy, unsocial, now I guess I would consider myself as outgoing and energetic. I have been able to meet hundreds of people, travel around the eastern US and around the world. I've had so many memories in the dorm that I can't remember half of them but the videos are priceless. I am a different person from when I first got here and I can honestly say that I've grown and have changed for the better. I have no clue where I would be without my education here and the relationships that have been built the past few years with the faculty, staff and students." On her mission trip to Thailand "I was only in Indonesia a month but I was in Thailand for 10.5 months. It changed and affected my life in that I was able to experience and learn about a culture that...

A Visit to Zimbabwe, July 6-24, 2009

July 18, 2011

By Dr. Robert Reese, Associate Professor of Cross-Cultural Ministry What a way to begin a first trip outside the United States!  Three MACU students (Brian and Annie Barr and Aaron Everett), some of whom were leaving the States for the first time, found themselves with me on a 15-hour non-stop flight from New York to Johannesburg, South Africa.  That was just the beginning of many adventures that took us to Zimbabwe and Botswana.  In Bulawayo, Zimbabwe we joined up with a team from Creekside Christian Fellowship in Irvine, California, making a group of 13 Americans. Contrasts were immediate: first, it was quite cold, especially at night without any central heating.  Then our accommodation at the Theological College of Zimbabwe was suffering from lack of maintenance during Zimbabwe’s decade of economic collapse. For instance, water from the bath tub leaked onto the floor, but there was no other way to bathe. Despite many such minor inconveniences, Zimbabweans are typically cheerful, and we learned lessons about coping with economic stress from these pros. Our...

2012 Bike Rally and Charity Ride

July 12, 2011

  Enjoy scenic eastern North Carolina and join us for a day of fun and fellowship. President Perkins invites convertible owners to join us at the end of the motorcycle portion of the ride. We are asking for new sponsor partners to help reach our fundraising goals for the student scholarship at MACU. If interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Sandra Perkins at 252-334-2003 or by email at To download the sponsorship form, please click here. Photos of 2011 Ride

Commencement and Baccalaureate Messages

May 14, 2011

Commencement, Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. George Powell ’77, Clackamas, OR, speaking Commencement Address Download Abundant Life Church was founded in June 1989 by Pastor George Powell and his wife, Ann, at the invitation of the Northwest Christian Evangelistic Association.In 1995 the church purchased 11 acres on SE 172nd and Hemrick Road. After 15 years of meeting in numerous rental locations, the church moved into her first facility in March 2004. Completion of phase 2 in June 2006 provided a state-of-the-art children's and student ministries facility, as well as expanded lobby space and a new Life Café espresso shop. In April of 2008 (Easter Sunday) Abundant Life opened the doors of its second campus in the Parkrose Community. This campus marked the beginning of the multi-site adventure that God has laid before us, so that we as a church can continue the mission of reaching as many people as possible for Jesus Christ. Abundant Life launched a third campus in Sandy, Oregon in October 2010. The Sandy Campus meets at Mt. Hood Athletic Club.More importantly than where we've been, however, is where we are going! We celebrate what God has done in the past...