The ACELC Film Project is complete! Click here to view the film (three versions have been posted, the full 68 minute film, as well as Part I and Part II) or to download the study materials (which will be posted piecemeal as soon as they become available). If you would like to order DVDs (online you may order from one to ten copies – from $5.00 for one to $27.00 for ten) you may click here to open up the order form.
Read the Fraternal Admonition
Announcing the 2015 ACELC Free Conference and Business Meeting, February 10-12, 2015 at Holy Cross Lutheran, Kansas City, Missouri: "Office of the Holy Ministry, Part II" (Unbiblical Removal of Pastors)
All The Papers From The 2014 Free Conference have now been posted on our Website. To download any of these papers, click HERE.
“If Not Now, When?” – Part II
He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. Titus 1:9
It has only been a short time since the release of the ACELC Film Project, “If Not Now, When?” but in that time the response has been overwhelming. The most common response has been one of gratitude, thanking us for addressing the topics honestly and head on. We have received comments ranging from, “The divisions among us are real, here is an example...” to “I had no idea things were this bad...” to “You have given us a good introduction to the issues, but we need more...”
The segment of the film that has generated the most discussion seems to be the topic of unionism and syncretism. Since the tragic events of 9/11 and the Yankee Stadium interfaith worship service that followed, our church body has been divided. To have the issues clearly defined and to see with your own eyes what actually happened during the worship service prompted one viewer to respond, “This is the best treatment of the Yankee Stadium issue I have seen, bar none.”
I am happy to announce that “If Not Now, When” is now available in DVD format. It will continue to be available free of charge onYouTube, but the DVD format will allow greater flexibility for viewing and teaching purposes. Individual “chapters” of the film will be able to be viewed, studied and discussed one at a time, and the DVDs are a great way to introduce people to a serious discussion of the issues that are causing division among us.
Remember, several study guides are already available on the ACELC website with more in the works. If you haven’t already done so, please take some time to view the film (on YouTube). After you watch it we would love to hear your reactions and responses.
If you like what you see, want to own your own copy, or would like to give copies to your friends, you may purchase from one to ten DVDsright from our website (one DVD is $5.00, and ten are only $27.00), or if you want more than ten copies, you may contact us for bulk pricing. If I may brag, the quality of the DVD packaging and the DVD itself is absolutely stunning. Pastor Perry Copus has done a masterful job in the planning, filming, production and layout of this project.
May God continue to bless us as we seek true unity in our midst, under the live giving, life changing Word of God.
Rev. Clint K. Poppe
"If Not Now, When?" (Full 68 Minute Video)
"If Not Now, When?" (Part One - Approx. 34 Minutes)
"If Not Now, When?" (Part Two - Approx. 34 Minutes)
More study guides will be posted within the next few days on our Website as they become available under the tab "ACELC Film Project"
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