Princeville, Illinois

Princeville, Illinois

The Apostolic Christian Men’s Sing all began back on Labor Day Weekend, 1980 in the small town of Princeville, Illinois, just a little north of Peoria. Brothers from the Princeville Apostolic Christian Church planned the first Men’s Sing by inviting 45 brothers from other Apostolic Christian churches, to record “O For A Thousand Tongues”. Then, in 1983, the Princeville church invited again and 70 Brothers recorded “Rise Up, O Men Of God”. Both recordings were made under the direction of Brother Al Hartzler of the Princeville congregation.

Peoria, Illinois

Peoria, Illinois

The Peoria congregation hosted the A.C. Men’s Sing in 1989, and over 170 Brothers participated from across the country. “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship”, directed by Brother Bob Hoerr of Peoria, was recorded and produced on cassette. Then, for a second time in 2013, “Jesus Is Worthy” was recorded under the direction of Brother Ben Luginbuhl of Bloomington, Illinois.

Bluffton, Indiana (Country)

Bluffton, Indiana (Country)

The Bluffton, IN Congregation hosted the Men’s Sing in 1985 with Brother Al Hartzler of Princeville, Illinois directing, yielded “Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide”. Over 100 men were there for the weekend and were blessed by singing and fellowshipping.

Roanoke, Illinois

Roanoke, Illinois

In 1987, the Roanoke congregation invited the Brothers, and this time the number exceeded 150. “Holy, Holy, Holy” was recorded under the direction of Brother Al Hartzler of Princeville, Illinois. Then 2007, The A.C. Men’s Sing returned a second time, and “Be Still, My Soul”, directed by Brother Ben Luginbuhl of Bloomington, Illnois, was recorded and produced on CD.

Goodfield, Illinois

Goodfield, Illinois

The Goodfield congregation were the hosts for the singing and recording of “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” under the direction of Brother Bob Hoerr in 1991.

Wolcott, Indiana

Wolcott, Indiana

Wolcott, Indiana hosted the singing and recording of “Abide With Me” in 1993 with Brother Al Hartzler directing in the local High School Auditorium.

Morton, Illinois

Morton, Illinois

In 1995, the Morton Brethren hosted the A.C. Men’s Sing and, being directed by Brother Phil Witzig, the group recorded “Faith of Our Fathers.” This was the first recording to be produced on both Cassette and CD.

Forrest, Illinois

Forrest, Illinois

“Come Unto Me” was recorded under the direction of Brother Phil Witzig of our Morton congregation in Forrest in 1997.

Elgin, Illinois

Elgin, Illinois

Elgin, Illinois graciously hosted the singing in 1999 and the result was the recording of “Strive Aright” under the direction of Brother Larry Moore of Elgin.

Latty, Ohio

Latty, Ohio

The year 2001 saw the group come to Latty, Ohio for the first time to record “Rejoice, The Lord is King”, also under direction of Brother Larry Moore of Elgin, Illinios. In 2019, the group returned to record “Bless The Lord”, co-hosted by the Junction congregation, under the direction of Brother Jon Stoller of Latty.

Francesville, Indiana

Francesville, Indiana

Francesville, Indiana hosted the Men’s Singing in 2003 and the group added “From Here to Eternity”, with Brother Phil Witzig of Morton, Illinois directing, to the growing list of recordings.

Bluffton, Indiana (North)

Bluffton, Indiana (North)

In 2005, the A.C. Men’s Sing returned to the Bluffton, IN area, hosted this time by the brethren at Bluffton North. This recording, “We Will Glorify” was the first Men’s Group recording produced only on CD and marked the 25th anniversary of the first A.C. Men’s Sing. Brother Al Hartzler of Princeville, Illinois, graciously served again as the director for the event.

Remington, Indiana

Remington, Indiana

In 2009, “Christmas Joy” was recorded in Remington, Indiana. The 2009 Men’s sing was the first to use the acmensing.com website for communication and registration. Brother Wayne Klopfenstein of the Peoria, Illinois congregation directed this recording.

Tremont, Illinois

Tremont, Illinois

The brethren of the Tremont congregation hosted the 2011 Men’s Sing. With Brother Andy Sauder of Morton directing, “Singing with Christ” was recorded. The CD featured current scenes of the Mount of Olives, and Gethsemane provided by Bro. Kevin Koch.

Washington, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

The Washington Congregation hosted the Men’s Sing for the first time on August 29, 2015. A group of 105 brothers sang and recorded “God Leads Us Along” under the direction of Bro. Phil Witzig.

Fairbury, Illinois

Fairbury, Illinois

Then, in 2017, the brothers gathered together again under the gracious hosting of the Fairbury, Illinois congregation to sing and subsequently record “Shine For Jesus” under our Morton, Illinois Brother, Phil Witzig’s, direction.

Leo, Indiana

Leo, Indiana

Singers from Apostolic Christian Churches assembled at Leo on August 21-22, 2021. Under the direction of Ben Luginbuhl from Bloomington, Illinois, the men sang and recorded 14 songs of prayer and proclamation for the 21st biennial event.

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We encourage you to create an account on this website so that you can then subscribe to updates.  Please note that creating a user account is prerequisite to registering to attend the men’s sing, which is done on the Registration page.

Saturday Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 19:

9:30 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. – Registration at the Bluffton North church. Please enter through the center front doors.

10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Welcome, announcements and warm-ups

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Practice and record

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Resume practice and recording

3:30 p.m. – Break (time could vary slightly based on recording progress)

5:30 p.m.  – Supper

6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Resume practice and recording

9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Estimated finish time

Sunday, Aug. 20:

All are invited to sing Sunday during a special song service at the Bluffton North church. More details will be announced soon.

2023 Music Now Available

Greetings in the name of our Lord ~ 

As we continue preparing for the 2023 men’s sing, we hope you’ll help us through prayer and practice. In particular, we’ve published a PDF of each song in the “Quick Links” sidebar to the right to help you learn the songs ahead of time. We encourage you to schedule a time with other brothers in your church—or in nearby churches—to assemble and sing through the songs. We pray these songs will bless and inspire you like they’ve blessed and inspired the men’s sing organizers. 

Once you’ve finished any practices, please delete or destroy any copies you’ve downloaded or printed. On the day of the recording, we will provide each singer with a choir book containing a copy of each song. Furthermore, these copies will include a few more final details not noted in these preliminary PDFs, such as dynamics, solos or duets, measures to repeat, and similar flourishes that emphasize the message. 

For any questions, contact Chet Baumgartner at info@acmensing.org

2023 Men Sing Welcome

Greetings ~

The Bluffton and Bluffton North churches are excited to host the 2023 men’s sing Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, in the Bluffton North sanctuary. Registration is now open. If you already have an account on the site, you should sign in and update your registration whether you plan to attend or not. For questions, contact Bro. Chet Baumgartner at info@acmensing.org. Further details will also be published on this web site. To God be the glory.

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