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 but look forward with even greater anticipation to all He wants to do through us in the future.

Baccalaureate, Friday, May 13, 7:30 pm
Arron Chambers, Greely, CO, speaking
Baccalaureate Address Download

Arron Chambers, author of Running on Empty: Life Lessons to Refuel Your Life (Life Journey, 2005), Scripture to Live By (Adams Media, 2007), and Remember Who You Are! (Standard Publishing, July 2007), Yendo Con El Tanque Vacío (Spanish Translation of Running on Empty--Zondervan, November 2007), Go! (Standard Publishing, July 2009), and Eats With Sinners (Standard, November 2009) is the Lead Minister of Journey Christian Church in Greeley, Colorado.

He is also an Adjunct Professor at Florida Christian College, Contributing Editor and Blogger for The Christian Standard, President & Founder of Tri Life, Inc., a triathlete, an inspirational speaker who speaks to thousands of people each year, husband of a lovely wife, and the father of 4 beautiful kids.

Arron is also the Executive Producer and on-air host of the prime-time TV program, Enjoy the Journey with Arron Chambers. Arron holds the following degrees: Master of Arts (Church History/Theology): Abilene Christian University, May 2000; Bachelor of Theology: Florida Christian College, May 1993; Bachelor of Arts (Major-Preaching; Minor-Counseling): Florida Christian College, May 1992.