Signing Day

By Corey Miller
Signing Day for the NCAA is February 4. I have a love-hate relationship with Signing Day. I love seeing all the new recruits who sign. I enjoy reading their backgrounds and analyzing their stats. I hate acknowledging the reality that people like Ameer and Gregory won’t take the field in Husker Red ever again. I feel uncertain about the future. Until the Spring Game I wonder if we will be able to field a team. This year with the coaching changes that uncertainty looms larger than ever. Spring can’t come fast enough.


Last Sunday served as our signing day for leaders at ACC. At our meeting Sunday we signed 2 new leaders, Scott Epler and Amanda Meyer. The congregation approved the entire list recommended by our elders based on the nominations they received from the church. Every person on the ballot was approved without exception. I love the folks who have agreed to serve and can’t wait to serve beside them. At the same time, it’s hard to see names missing from the list whom I’ve served with in the past.


This year we have a lot of movement in our eldership, some intentional, some unintentional. We lost one leader unintentionally when Jeff Josey moved to Texas. Denny Blount and Steve Epler agreed to take a break this year so that we don’t have problems a few years down the road with too many leaders needing a break at the same time. It’s our intent some of the elders enjoying their recent breaks will someday choose to sign on again. Chad Hoover agreed to become our newest elder, I hope you will help him enjoy his Rookie Season.


There’s an old saying that champions aren’t made in the ring, they are just recognized there. These leaders will continue the process of building a winning leadership at ACC. I hope you will pray and encourage each and everyone of our leaders as much as you have prayed for and encouraged me. It’s your prayers and encouragement that will determine whether we win or lose, and the stakes are too high to lose. To lose means to fail to bring people to Christ. Eternity hangs in the balance. Thanks for trusting us to lead, serve and win!


Hebrews 13:17-18, 20-21

“17 Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you. 18 Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way. 20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”