Jesus taught his disciples to pray, “...thy will be done, on earth as in heaven...”
He also instructed them to be “salt, light, and leaven” in their public spheres of influence.
What does that mean for the engineering profession and its Christian members?
The Affiliation of Christian Engineers (ACE) is intended to serve as an organizational vehicle to facilitate Christian engineers and others in body of Christ intentionally and collectively seeking God’s will for the engineering profession and its Christian members, documenting the results, and then collectively and intentionally influencing the engineering profession accordingly.
Whether/to what degree Christian engineers should intentionally and collectively influence their profession are unexamined theological questions (see the associated Christian Engineer blog for more information about this).
Status quo is that Christian engineers do not collectively and intentionally influence their profession. So, by joining ACE, you are making a theological statement - that you are open to the possibility that Christian engineers should collectively and intentionally influence their profession as part of their Christian’s duty to ascertain and advance God’s will in their lives.
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ACE is intended to be a low-cost, high-value added, interdenominational, international, virtual, auxiliary engineering professional society for Christian engineers. It is an internet-based social/spiritual/professional network - a voluntary, self-selecting membership organization whose members seek to know and be known by the information they freely provide about themselves.
ACE hopes to establish a "virtuous circle" with numerous Christian denominations and their leaders by becoming a source of funding and volunteers for the engineering-related ministries, projects, scholarship, programs, etc.
Who should give ACE membership a free trial?
In keeping with our technical professional focus, ACE is committed to using the best of today's technology to bring value to its members. Stated simply, we believe that ACE should add value - to its members, to the engineering profession, to society at large, and to the Body of Christ - ultimately for the greater glory of God.
For the record, ACE is incorporated as a non-profit, membership, organization in the state of Tennessee.
There is no technical, political, or financial reason preventing ACE from having 500,000+ members, from around the world, by 2010. Together, we can uplift our profession, for the good of all, as a witness and in obedience to our call to be responsible stewards of God's creation and to love our neighbor as part of loving God.
We invite you to join us, for a free trial, and share your gifts and ideas with us.
If you are interested in any aspect of ACE, including wanting a free trial membership when the necessary software is obtained, contact ACE at firstname.lastname@example.org.