Students focus on serving, learning over spring break

Students focus on serving, learning over spring break

After traveling to locations far from campus in the U.S. and around the world during spring break, BBC students returned to campus having gained from valuable hands-on experiences.

Student groups served and learned in a variety of ways over the break. Destinations included Germany, Ecuador, and Belize, as well as South Carolina and Maryland.

BBC&SWhether on campus or across the globe, learning hands on is a valuable aspect of the many majors offered at BBC.

Serving Others
Trips to Germany and Ecuador allowed groups of students and staff to serve alongside missionaries and ministry professionals.

Michelle Hammaker, Coordinator of Alumni & Church Relations and Resident Director in Carter Hall, led a group of six students to Berlin, Germany. Students participated in outreach at train stations, prayer walks, random acts of kindness, street evangelism, and teen discipleship.

While in Berlin, the group worked with Kristi Walker, missionary with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism and BBC alumnus (2000).

"The BBC teams that come are a blessing in every way," Walker said. "They provide energy, enthusiasm, and manpower. The students are well-prepared for ministry, evangelism, and discipleship and have always proved to be assets here in Berlin."

Learning Hands On
Dr. and Mrs. Chris and Karen Davis led a group of five students to Ecuador. The students participated in evangelism, teen discipleship, teaching, and preaching in various churches, visiting orphanages, and leading camp ministries.

Students in the undergraduate course "Field Marine Biology and Ecology" traveled to Central America for a one-week field course at Wee Wee Caye, an island off the southern coast of Belize.

The trip fulfilled course requirements while adding some fun, sand, and snorkeling to the syllabus. Students explored marine ecosystems, kept a journal of their findings, and engaged in class discussions against an exotic island backdrop.

Working as a team
Led by Assistant Professor Dwight Peterson, a student group backpacked on the Appalachian Trial from Southern Pennsylvania through Maryland, covering 37 miles.

The trip fulfilled course requirements for students in undergraduate through doctoral programs.

The five-day trip also allowed hikers to gain from working as a team, personal evaluation, Bible study, relationship building, and sightseeing.

The Lady Defender softball teamed played in the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC. Led by Coach Bill Higley, the team played six games during the four-day tournament, winning three of the contests.

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Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

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Posted on: 3/28/2013 3:52:59 PM

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