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MN Music Conference

by ABI Admissions (1/28/2015)

We are looking forward to the MN Music Conference. Join us, March 20-21st for an awesome weekend of worship, praise, and fellowship! Registration details are below. The Friday night concert is free and the clinics and sessions on Saturday are for those registered.


Friday Evening
7 pm ~Evening Of Worship (Free Admission)
MN Praise Teams / Sis. DiGiovanni

8:30 am ~Registration
9 am ~Vocal Clinic Part 1, Sis. DiGiovanni
~Importance of a Sound Ministry
Bro. DiGiovanni
10 am ~Breakout Sessions
- Media Ministry
- Piano Clinic
- Playing Together as a Worship Team
- Worship Leading
- New Songs / Mash-ups
11 am ~MAIN Session, Sis. DiGiovanni
12 Noon ~LUNCH (on Campus)
1 pm ~Breakout Sessions
- Media Ministry
- Piano Clinic
- Playing Together as a Worship Team
- Worship Leading
- New Songs / Mash-ups
2 pm ~Vocal Clinic Part 2, Sis. DiGiovanni
~Band Tips With Sound Engineer
Bro. DiGiovanni
3 pm ~Panel Discussion
(Bring your questions for the panel of experienced Worship Leaders. Please submit questions Friday night.)

Guest clinicians:

Jessica DiGiovanni
Lead Vocalist
Vocal Instructor

Vito DiGiovanni
Sound Engineer/Instructor

Registration (includes lunch)
Mail-in $25
(early discount - mail by March 1st)
(Check Facebook to download form/mailing information.)

Eventbrite online $30 MinnesotaMusicConference/

At-the-door $35

Go to the facebook event page for the latest information/schedule of classes.
facebook-Minnesota Music Conference/Clinic.

Join us for an awesome weekend of worship, praise, and fellowship!

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All Nations Sunday

by ABI Admissions (1/28/2015)

All Nations Sunday was a wonderful time with our church family. There are 13 different nationalities represented at First United Pentecostal Church. Our most recent addition is a family from the province of Karen in Burma. We were privileged to have this family sing for us in their native language. The patriarch of the family Tin Ung, was a Pentecostal minister in Burma he preached a wonderful message regarding whatever language we speak, we can all worship God together because "Hallelujah" is the same in every language. We understand the presence of God no matter the language of the worship. Bro. Tin preached in the Karen language as well as two different dialects of it known as "Poe Karen" and "Sgaw Karen". He also preached in Burmese and translated everything to English. After his inspiring message, Isaac Lopez, one of our students, brought a sermon in Spanish which was translated to English by Jose Larios. Following a wonderful move of God in the altar we gathered in the Chapel for an All Nations potluck. There were dishes of all sorts which vibrantly displayed the diversity of our church. Hearty German dishes like wiener schnitzel and spatzle showed the roots of some of our families while a savory "Posole" Mexican soup added some spice to the meal. Following our All Nations potluck was our annual bake auction which was a wonderful time and saw some intense but friendly, bidding wars.
We are very blessed to have such a wonderfully diverse church and enjoy having everyone share their culture with one another.

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Blessings in 2014 & 2015

by ABI Admissions (1/9/2015)

It's a new year which gives us an opportunity to look back at 2014 and ahead to 2015.

2014 was a great year for both ABI and First Church. Our students have been the driving force behind many of the events on campus. They fervently sought God for the Torch conference hosted in April and as a result we hosted over 200 young people on our campus. We had 500 in attendance in the evening services and we were able to raise over $2,000 for a local home missionary and his young family.

We had the opportunity to travel to several different churches and district youth camps over the summer. The experience that our students gained was invaluable as they did everything from clean bathrooms to preach the Word of God. Thank you to everyone who provided a place for our students to stay.

The end of 2014 was a time to remember. At the end of October, we hosted our annual preview weekend with guest speaker Aaron Wright. Those visiting the campus were moved on powerfully as Bro. Wright preached. Many visiting made commitments to attend when they graduated High School. Some filled out applications before they left.

Bro. Wright stayed on with us for a 4-day revival which kicked off a tremendous influx of souls into First Church. In the last two months of 2014 we have baptized 20 and have more in bible studies.

As the year drew to a close ABI had the opportunity to be at eight holiday youth conventions (WI, MI, OK, AR, FL, CO, MS, and NE). We thank each district and alumni who helped us be represented across the nation as our young people came together to start their year off the right way.

As we enter 2015 we are so grateful to have eight students join us, from Minnesota, Mississippi, Illinois and Ohio. We are looking forward to training them and seeing them grow in God. This "B" class is one of the largest in recent memory.

We are excited to be hosting the MN District Breakthrough Conference next week and appreciate the generosity of the district to allow our students free admission to the conference.

2015 promises to be another great year for ABI!

MN Breakthrough Ministry Training - January 15-17th 2015
MN Music Conference - March 20-21st 2015
Apostolic Torch Conference - April 16-18th
ABI 78th Graduation - May 29th-31st
Summer Tours - June & July
North American Youth Congress - August 5-7th 2015

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Christmas Banquet 2014

by ABI Admissions (12/9/2014)

December brings with it a chill in the air and a spirit of celebration over the birth of Jesus. We are always excited to get together as a church and school for our annual Christmas Banquet. This year was no exception. The menu this year consisted of pork loin prepared two ways. The first was smoked and stuffed with an apple cranberry stuffing. The second choice was stuffed with mozzarella, spinach and prosciutto. Either choice came with delightful sides and a delicious cheesecake dessert.

Beyond the food, we had a wonderful evening of fellowship as Bro. Greg Miller related to us the story of "The Littlest Jingle Bell" and hosted his very first celebrity roast of Rev. and Sis. Grant with such zingers as "Rev. and Sis. Grant are the kindest and most gracious people one could ever hope to know." Bro. Chapman entertained us for a brief moment with his thoughts about the difference between hunters during hunting season and the rest of the year. His humor was well received by nonhunters and hunters alike.

The night ended on a high note as we all joined our voices to sing Christmas carols followed by the traditional negotiation of an extended curfew for the students, which was granted and met with much rejoicing.

Merry Christmas to all.

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Christmas Concert 2014

by ABI Admissions (12/9/2014)

Each year our student body under the direction of our music director, Andrew Weisbrod puts together a Christmas concert. This year our Christmas concert was entitled "Great Joy". The great joy of Christmas was expressed through 15 unique musical pieces. Full choir numbers, duets and solos proclaimed the great joy that is the birth of Jesus.

Afterwards, we gathered in the chapel for a wonderful time of fellowship.

Thank you to each one that was involved in making this year's Christmas concert a success.

To see the archived footage of this years Christmas Concert go to

For clips from the concert, check out our Facebook page

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