This year ACTS, The Ambassadors Community for Theological Study, is celebrating 15 years! Stared by the Rev. Dr. Jean Bozeman because of a need for trained lay leadership in congregations, ACTS has evolved into a premier educational resource for all congregational leadership including pastors.
1. The first core course offered in ACTS was Lutheran Confessions in the Fall of 2002, led by the Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert.
2. To date, over 1850 have participated in the 6 core ACTS courses.
3. 58 scholarships have been awarded to attend ACTS.
4. 3 study trips for ACTS have been taken: Paul’s 2nd and 3rd Missionary Journeys, German Reformation Tour & Oberammergau Passion Play, and Lenten tides in the Holy Land
5. 4 Spiritual retreats have been held as a part of ACTS.
6. Dr. Mark Allen Powell drew the largest ACTS participation with 141
7. 34 Seminary Professors, Pastors, and Denominational Leaders have taken on the role of ACTS presenter, bringing a wide range of knowledge and information with them to the classes they taught.
8. 30 core courses have been taught through ACTS.
9. Video Courses of the main presentation were made available to our first remote location, Gloria Dei, Hampton, in the fall of 2007.
10. To date, over 1850 individuals have participated in the 6 core ACTS courses.
11. 75 ACTS participants have received their ACTS certificates.
12. Average course attendance is 60 participants, distributed among the central location at Grace, Waynesboro and two remote sites.
13. Three elective courses for ACTS began in March of 2004, covering topics on Christian Education, Evangelism, and Worship.
14. 20 total elective courses were formerly offered as a part of ACTS
15. Power in the Spirit hosted elective courses beginning in July of 2004. Each year the ACTS Alumni Reunion Meal is held at Power in the Spirit.
If you have attended an ACTS course, you may consider registering for Power in the Spirit this year to join in this reunion and celebrate ACTS on 15 years!