Eight students graduated from the Northeast Evangelism Training School’s (NETS) fall 2013 program. The event was held on December 8 at the Chan Shun Dining Commons on the campus of Atlantic Union College. The ceremony, attended by about 120 people, signaled the completion of the second NETS four-month program and the first one to be held on the campus.
In his commencement address, Donald King, Atlantic Union Conference president and chairman of the NETS Board of Governors, told the graduates, “God has called you to advance the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. . . . To help galvanize His church, to organize yourselves, and to help plant new companies of believers.”
The graduating class included five females and three males, from such locations as Brooklyn, New York; Fulton, New York; Western Massachusetts; Missouri; Italy, and South Lancaster, Massachusetts.
In a charge to the graduates, Mark Gagnon, pastor of the Leominster church, encouraged them to hold fast to their motto, “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever” (Daniel 12:3), remembering the words from Proverbs 11:30, that “he [she] who wins souls is [truly] wise.”
Each graduate received a medallion and certificate awarded by Eric Flickinger, NETS director, and assistant directors Kevin Sears and Lois King.
The spring four-month program for NETS runs from January 24 to May 24. Learn more at www.netsatlanticunion.org, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (978) 368-2638.
Ednor A. P. Davison, Gleaner editor