August 09, 2017
Dr. Cheryl Luton, Associate Professor of Elementary Education and Director of Teacher Education at Mid-Atlantic Christian University, led sessions from August 1st - 9th for K-2 and 3-5 grade public school teachers. The workshop sessions were aimed at helping school teachers incorporate practical activities in the elementary math classroom that are inquiry-based and reflect real-world scenarios. The sessions that Dr. Luton led were part of an 8-day summer institute funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education and conducted in Elizabeth City – “The Albemarle Instruction, Inquiry and Integration Mathematics and Science (AI3MS) Partnership.” The grant was written by MACU adjunct professor George Cox, who teaches a science methods course in the university’s elementary education program. Math and science teachers throughout eleven school districts in northeast North Carolina participated in this professional development opportunity. This service provided an opportunity for Dr. Luton to share her expertise with teachers who work in the region's public school systems. Consequently, MACU gained exposure in the community as a leader in mathematics education. MACU is grateful for faculty who serve within the Kingdom of God by meeting the needs of the community.
July 20, 2017
Enjoy a beautiful ride from Elizabeth City down to Plymouth and back. We start the day at Mid-Atlantic Christian University with checkin and late registration at 8:30 to 9:30. At 9:30 join us in the gym for a brief program where we will take up an offering for the scholarship fund. Meet MACU students who are studying here to do cross-cultural missions careers after graduation. The University is training some extraordinary leaders! The ride begins around 10:30 a.m. and takes us over the Albemarle Sound, about 55 miles, to Plymouth Church of Christ. The church is providing lunch, restrooms and parking for the one hour break. Door prizes will be awarded during the lunch break. At 1:00 p.m. the ride will return to the MACU campus by driving over the Roanoke River bridges. RIDE SCHEDULE - Saturday 9/9/2017 8:30 am Check-in/ Late Registration at MACU 9:30 am MACU Program & Offering 10:30 am Kickstands Up, Ride to Plymouth 12:00 pm Lunch at Plymouth Church of Christ, door prizes 1:00 pm Ride back to Elizabeth City 2:30 pm Event Ends at MACU Read More
July 11, 2017
MID-ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY-- It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of the founder and first president of Mid-Atlantic Christian University, George W. BonDurant. He went home to be with the Heavenly Father on July 11, 2017 at the age of 101. President BonDurant was a leader in the Restoration Movement in the 20th century, a movement that saw believers and preachers from various denominational backgrounds seek unity by looking to the New Testament for guidance in matters of doctrine and spiritual disciplines. He grew up in Mt. Rainer, Maryland, the son of William W. and Helen Lawrence BonDurant, who were committed leaders in the Restoration Movement. BonDurant received a four year scholarship to Columbia University but his mother, concerned about his faith in a hostile atmosphere, sent him to Erieside Christian Service Camp. After one year at Columbia University he transferred to the Cincinnati Bible Seminary. There he met and married Sarah Lou Presley. Together, George and Sarah reopened Atlanta Christian College (now Point University), where he served as president. In 1947 BonDurant came to eastern North Carolina as an evangelist for the Roanoke District Churches of Christ, the strongest concentration of New Testament churches on the east...
July 10, 2017
Mid-Atlantic Christian University is host to one of Christ in Youth’s Engage Conferences this week in Elizabeth City (July 10-14). CIY Engage provides faith based domestic and international mission trips for middle and high school age youth. Students from around the country will swarm the Mid-Atlantic campus to prepare to engage our local community by serving a variety of needs. Christ In Youth’s mission statement for Engage is: “Training students for a life of Kingdom Work through Domestic and International trips.” CIY was established more than 40 years ago and currently organizes more than 100 annual youth events domestically and internationally. They project that in the next decade, more than one million students and leaders will be impacted worldwide through CIY's programs, curriculum and resources in an effort to turn the Millennial generation into a movement of Kingdom workers, responding in faith and in service to the call of Christ. "CIY Engage is an opportunity for students to be met exactly where they are and for God to work with them in individual ways. For them to be able to really see the church body at work and use the different gifts that God has given them. They are taken...
June 23, 2017
Dr. Kevin Larsen, vice president for academic affairs, has recently returned from a three week trip to Israel (May 26 - June 17, 2017). The purpose of the trip was to join the organization "The Associates for Biblical Research" in their first season of doing archaeological work at ancient Shiloh in Israel. This trip marks Dr. Larsen's third trip to Israel to engage in archaeological research. Prior dig experiences include working at Khirbet el-Maqatir and Ashkelon. Work that Dr. Larsen participated in during the dig season focused on excavating the Middle Bronze Age (c. 1700 BC) wall on the northwest side of the site. Previous excavations in the 1930s and 1980s revealed the defensive Canannite wall on the north and west side of the tell. One of the objectives was to connect the two extremes. A long standing objective of the excavation, which will cover several years, is to identify more incontrovertible evidence for Israelite occupation of the site during the time of the OT prophets. The Bible indicates Israelite occupation. Modern scholars deny the accuracy of the biblical account. Pictured left with Dr....