48th Annual Conference

Millersville University | MAY 26 - 29, 2017

THE GREAT POTTER (Jeremiah 18)

ABCDC Conference

The Arabic Baptist Church of Washington D.C. 48th Annual Bible Conference is a unique gathering of Arabic speaking people in North America. The purpose of the conference is to:

  • Share the Gospel with those who don't know Jesus
  • Refresh individual relationships with God through Worship and Bible Teaching
  • Encourage and strengthen the Arabic speaking Christian community

The conference is family friendly, focused on ministering to individuals and families both young and old. We offer adult worship services, in Arabic and in English. Age-appropriate programs are provided for the High School, Middle School, Elementary, and Pre-School. We also provide a safe program for infants and toddlers. English translation is available during all Arabic services.

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Arabic Ministry Schedule

الجدول الزمني للاجتماعات

الجمعـة

TimeActivity
3:00تسجيل
9:00-10:30الخدمة الاولى ترنيم وتسبيح: نجيب

السبـــت

TimeActivity
6:30-7:00تأملات صباحية (الطابق الاول من كل مبنى
7:00-8:00الفطور
8:00-8:30فترة صلاة في قاعة الاجتماع
8:30-8:40ترنيم
8:40-9:10ترنيم وتعليم ترانيم نجيب لبيب
9:10-9:20 ترانيم منفردة
9:20-10:00الخدمة الصباحية
10:00-10:30فترة حرة
10:30-10:40ترنيم
10:40-11:20ترانيم: ليديا شديد
11:20-12:00نبيل زيدان
12:00-2:00الغداء
3:30-5:00حكمة المرأة تبني بيتها . جمال فغالي زخاري
5:00-7:00العشــــاء
7:00-7:30فترة حرة
7:30-7:45ترنيم
7:45-8:20ترنيم: ليديا شديد
8:20-8:30ترنيمة منفردة
8:30-9:10الخدمة المسائية
9:10-9:30فترة حرة
9:30-11:00ترانيم: نجيب لبيب

الاحــد

TimeActivity
6:30-7:00تأملات صباحية (الطابق الاول من كل مبنى
7:00-8:00الفطور
8:00-8:30فترة صلاة في قاعة الاجتماع
8:30-8:40ترنيم
8:40-9:10ترنيم وتعليم ترانيم : ليديا شديد
9:10-9:20ترنيمة منفردة
9:20-10:00الخدمة الصباحية د. حليم حسب الله
10:00-10:30فترة حرة
10:30-10:40ترنيم
10:40-11:10ترنيم وتعليم ترانيم : نجيب لبيب
11:10-11:20لنقدم عطايانا للرب
11:20-12:00درس الكلمة : اسبر عجاج
12:00-2:00الغداء
2:30-3:30خدمة المعمودية
3:30-5:30فترة حرة
5:30-7:00العشاء
7:00-7:30فترة حرة
7:30-7:45ترنيم
7:45-8:20ترنيم: نجيب لبيب
8:20-8:30ترانيم منفردة
8:30-9:10الخدمة المسائية حليم حسب الله
9:10-9:30فترة حرة
9:30-11:00ترانيم وسمر ....... ليديا شديد

الاثنيــن

TimeActivity
6:30-7:00تأملات صباحية
7:00-8:00الفطور
8:00-8:30فترة صلاة في قاعة الاجتماع
8:30-8:40ترنيم
8:40-9:10ترنيم وتعليم ترانيم: نجيب لبيب
9:10-9:20ترانيم منفردة
9:20-10:00الخدمة : نبيل زيدان
10:00-10:30فترة حرة
10:30-10:40ترنيم
10:40-11:20ترنيم: ليديا شديد
11:20-12:00الكلمة الختامية: حليم حسب الله
12:00-2:00الغداء
2:00-3:00الرب معكـــــــم

English Ministry Schedule

Friday

TimeActivity
3pm-MidnightRegistration and Check-in
7:00 PMMeet, Greet, and Grub

Saturday

TimeActivity
7:00 – 8:30Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45Combined Worship
9:45 – 10:00Break - HS/MS Dismissed to Classes
10:00 – 11:50Session 1
12:00 – 2:00Lunch
2:00 – 5:30Free Time (Open Gym)
5:00 – 7:00Dinner
7:30 – 8:15Combined Worship
8:15 – 8:20Break - HS/MS Dismissed to Classes
8:20 – 9:05Session 2
9:05 – 9:15Break
9:30 – 10:30Bateekh & Jibneh Social
9:30 – 10:30HS/MS Sports Activity

Sunday

TimeActivity
7:00 – 8:30Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30Combined Worship
9:30 – 9:40Break - HS/MS Dismissed to Classes
9:40 – 11:50Session 3
12:00 – 2:00Lunch
2:00 – 5:30Free Time (Open Gym)
3:00 – 4:00Baptism
5:00 – 7:00Dinner
7:30 – 8:15Combined Worship
8:15 – 8:20Break - HS/MS Dismissed to Classes
8:20 – 9:20Session 4
9:20 – 9:30Break
9:30 – 10:00Simple Tenants
10:00 PMPizza

Monday

TimeActivity
7:00 – 8:30Breakfast
9:30 – 10:10Combined Worship
10:10 – 10:20Slide Show
10:20 – 10:30Break – HS/MS Dismissed to Classes
10:30 – 11:15Session 5
12:00 – 2:00Lunch
1:30 – 2:30Checkout

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Guest Speakers & Worship Leaders

Pastor Esper Ajaj

Pastor Esper Ajaj

ABCDC Senior Pastor

Esper Ajaj is the Senior Pastor of the Arabic Baptist Church of Washington, D.C. He founded ABC-DC in 1967 and has faithfully served its members now approaching 50 years. He started this conference in 1970 making it one of the first Christian conferences in the nation reaching out to the Arabic speaking community. Pastor Ajaj has established many outreach ministries targeting the Arabic speaking people including, the Arabic magazine Al-Mashal; Radio, TV & Satellite broadcast ministries; audio tape, CD & DVD distribution. He has authored many books and pamphlets to provide education and training for Arabic speaking people in their native language on key Biblical principles of salvation, baptism, evangelism and apologetics.

Dr. Halim Hasaballah

Dr. Halim Hasaballah

Guest Speaker

Dr Halim Hasaballah is an international evangelist from Egypt. Often seen on Arabic Christian TV and satellite broadcast teaching the word of God. An excellent teacher, Dr. Hasaballah is a great thinker, able to simplify a complex topic, making it relevant, thereby brining to life the Word of God.

Nabeel Zaydan

Pastor Nabeel Zaydan

Guest Speaker

Pastor Bill Nabeel Zaydan is the senior pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Sydney Australia. Pastor Zaydan graduated from Sydney Bible Baptist College in 1984, and in March 1992 He was ordained as a Pastor. In 1994 Pastor Zaydan became the Senior Pastor of Faith Baptist Church Sydney were he has served since. Pastor Zaydan is a frequent speaker at Bible conferences throughout Australia.

Surprise Guest

Surprise Guest

Guest Speaker

John Wilkinson - English Adult

Pastor John Wilkinson

English Adult

John Wilkinson completed his undergraduate studies at Penn State University, then went on to earn a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and completed a doctorate in youth and family ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Wilkinson currently serves as high-school pastor at Lives Changed by Christ Church (LCBC) in Manheim, Pennsylvania. He came to LCBC after serving as the senior high pastor at High Point Church in Madison, Wisconsin. In that role he led a large youth group and a strong team of volunteers. At LCBC he is developing a culture of ministry that fosters meaningful connections between teens and adults and engages senior high students in the adult church community.

On his time off he enjoys puttering around in his garage workshop, taking bike rides with his family and learning the newest technological gadget on the market.

Pastor Jeremy Sowers - Junior High School

Pastor Jeremy Sowers

High School

Jeremy Sowers was born and raised in York Pennsylvania until moving to Philadelphia to pursue a career as a musician. He received his bachelor’s degree in jazz performance from Temple University, while serving and attending LCBC Church. Jeremy became passionate about the mission of the local church and seeing more lives changed by Christ, and left his career as a musician to work in full time ministry. Jeremy has been on staff at LCBC Church for three years now and currently works in Student Ministry and Next Steps at the LCBC BranchCreek location.

Jeremy and his wife Brenna currently live in Lansdale, PA where they enjoy taking walks, listening to music, and eating great food together. You’ll find Jeremy reading through piles of books with a cup of coffee in hand, or sitting behind the drum set making music.

Chris Stephenson - Middle School

Pastor Chris Stephenson

Middle School

Hey there. My name is Chris. I am super excited to be joining the Arabic May Conference this year!

I have been married to my wife Leanne for 12 years. We have two daughters named Haylee and Audrey. We are also in the process of two international adoptions. We are originally from Buffalo, NY, but, we moved to Southern Pennsylvania last January. I am a Student Ministry Director at the Waynesboro Campus of LCBC Church. I really enjoy having coffee with friends, meeting new people, listening to music, and traveling. I am looking forward to a great weekend!

Grace Baptist Church, Brockport NY

Grace Baptist Church

Grades 1 to 5

Grace Baptist Church from Brockport, NY will be ministering to our elementary aged kids. For over 25 years the dedicated team of volunteers have shared the love of Jesus with the children at the conference. They engage the kids with fun activities, sports events, arts and crafts, worship music and teaching. We are so thankful for the impact they have had on our children.

Faith Baptist Tabernacle, NY

Faith Baptist Tabernacle

Nursery, Toddlers and Kindergarten

Faith Baptist Tabernacle of Sherburne, NY will be ministering to our babies, toddlers, and kindergarten children. Their volunteers have done an incredible job of creating a loving, fun, safe environment where parents feel comfortable leaving their children, and kids love learning about Jesus. We are so thankful for their hard work and genuine love for our children.

Lydia Shadeed

Lydia Shadeed

Worship Leader

Lydia Shadeed was born in Lebanon and from a young age started singing in Sunday school. She grew up loving music and singing to the Lord. At the age of 8, Lydia received her calling that God wants her for full time ministry, but did not know how. Lydia with her sister and brother started singing at church and soon other churches started inviting them to perform concerts. The Lord started opening more doors to the extent that she had no time to work and found herself in full time ministry. Since, Lydia has performed all around the world and has recorded several albums.

Najib Labib

Najib Labib

Worship Leader

Najib Labib was born to a Christian family in the Upper Egyptian (South) province of Minya, the youngest of 6 children. The family was greatly impacted by the strong faith of their mother, and Najib committed his life to Christ at an early age. While in college he started in music ministry, usually teaming up with an evangelist for weeks of revival meetings both in Egypt and in many other countries, and in recordings for radio broadcasts. Finally in July 1985, Najib dedicated his life to serving the Lord faithfully in full time ministry.

Najib Labib has recorded 38 Arabic albums, 2 Sudanese Arabic albums and 1 Children’s album. He is currently involved in recording several ongoing series of Bible Teaching programs for satellite channels, namely “Nidaa’ el-Akhier” now running for 4 years.

Simple Tenants Enlish Group Worship Team

Simple Tenants

English Group Worship Team

Simple Tenants is an Indie-Christian rock band hailing from York, PA. They started playing together as a worship team and soon felt led to reach outside the walls of their church, offering original music and engaging worship. Rooted in their various musical backgrounds, their tones and lyrics encourage believers to celebrate, explore and own their faith. Simple Tenants aim to deliver relevant music that shines a gentle light through the darkness and inspires the worshipper to raise their voice.

Baptism Service

The Baptism service will be held on Sunday May 28 at 3:00 PM.

Grace Baptist Church
1899 Marietta Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603

If you desire baptism or if you simply have questions about it, please find one of the leaders and let them know. They can help you with the next steps and connect you with the pastor.

Directions to the Church

  1. Head north on S George St toward Anne St (0.8 mi)
  2. Turn right onto Manor (Ave 0.7 mi)
  3. Turn left onto PA-741 W/Millersville Rd Continue to follow PA-741 W (3.1 mi)
  4. Turn right onto PA-23 E Destination will be on the left Grace Baptist Church of Lancaster (0.6 mi)