About A. C.

About A. C. Gheen

A. C. is an ordained minister in the PC(USA) and installed pastor of Walnut Grove Community Church. She holds an A.A. in Business Marketing and Management with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Eastern Idaho Technical College and a B.S. in Business Marketing Management from Western Governors University as well as a Master of Divinity, an M.A. in Christian Education and Formation, and a Certificate in Christian/Jewish Relations from Princeton Theological Seminary. She holds a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Oasis Ministries and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Ministry and Disability with Western Theological Seminary.

She has held a number of career positions ranging from retail sales clerk to head buyer, Staff Assistant to a U.S. Senator (holding elected office, herself, for two terms) and is a ten year veteran of youth ministry. She served as Educational Assistant for Share the Son Ministries and as a writer for Wycliffe Bible Translators processing field reports.

A. C. is also an associate member of the Evangelical Press Association.  Her freelance work has appeared in On MissionDiscipleship Journal, The Upper RoomGroupThe Journal of Student MinistriesDevozine, and Breakaway. 

When not writing, A. C. enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and artistic pursuits including painting and stone carving. She also enjoys designing and constructing Protestant/Anglican prayer beads which are available for sale at Cleric Crafts.

Contact A. C. Gheen

To contact A. C. with a writing assignment, for a book/curriculum review or for a speaking engagement, please send an e-mail to RevACGheen at hotmail dot com.

4 thoughts on “About A. C.

  1. Butch Dias says:

    Awesome website. Evangelism is my passion. Evangelism is my heart.
    You are doing an excellent job.

    • While I’m not familiar with the “Way of the Master” (at least not by that name), I can answer your question regarding whether the Law and the Bad News ought to be shared before the Good News. The answer is: sometimes.

      I have met more than a few people who have been sufficiently convicted by their own consciences to be well aware of their need without my emphasizing it to them. In such cases, I have no difficulty beginning a dialogue with the Good News.

      On the other hand, people don’t usually look for solutions until they are aware of their need. The teaching of the religious majority where I live is that men are born basically good and are fully capable of living in complete obedience to the Law. The result is that a discussion of the Law’s purpose, what it would mean to truly keep the Law, and why none of us can is a prerequisite for sharing the Biblical Gospel.

      Because evangelism usually works best within a relational context, I encourage people to make that personal connection before they begin sharing (this can be done in just a matter of minutes), then allow the Holy Spirit to lead them where they need to go in order to best reach the individual. Sometimes, this is through sharing the Bad News first, sometimes it isn’t. We must be open to follow either way.

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