March 31, 2020
In light of President Trump's March 29th announcement to extend the social distancing guidelines for at least another
month, ABC's Administration has decided to delay the 2020 Commencement. We understand that graduation is an important
event celebrating the accomplishments of our graduates, and we want to make sure they are honored in the tradition of
ABC. At this time, we are tentatively planning for Commencement on September 5th, 2020 in lieu of May 2nd so that the
entire campus family can celebrate this significant moment with our graduates and their families. If circumstances
require this to change again, we will announce that as soon as possible. Until then, we will continue to uphold our
students and families in prayer as we trust the Lord to work His will in each of our lives.
March 15, 2020
In light of continuing developments ABC will now be moving classes online starting Tuesday, March 24th through Friday,
1st. Spring break will be extended 1 week to allow faculty additional time to prepare and for students to get settled
new arrangements. Commencement plans will be determined at a later point.
It is with deep regret that we must come to this conclusion, but feel there are several recent factors that have led to
ultimate decision, including: additional guidance from local health officials, the closure of many local churches that
affect Christian service, the results of surveying student activities during the break, and the complications of
classes on campus while also making provisions for those who would not be returning to campus.
We are thankful for your understanding that decisions made up to this point were prayerfully considered based on the
information available at that time and based on the recommendations of health authorities. While we have been preparing
this scenario for a couple of weeks, our desire has been to resume on-campus classes as we believe that provides the
greatest opportunity for effectively training servants. However, our first priority is for the health and well-being of
campus family, and this online arrangement will provide the lowest risk of exposure as well as allow for the continued
education of all students.
Instructions for collecting personal belongings from residence halls is available on the CampusWeb.
Instructions and details for the online delivery will be issued to students on Friday, March 20. As
before, we will be reviewing student room & board charges and making appropriate adjustments to student accounts based
the shortening of their time on campus.
We appreciate your continued prayers for this transition and for Christ to be magnified as we are committed to training
Servants for His work...because Life is for Service.