NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Students plan missions trips
Students have several opportunities to minister overseas during the spring semester and this summer. The Baptist Bible College Missions Department is organizing short term missions trips to more than a half-dozen countries this year.
“We are sending about 30 students on short term ministries this year,” said Associate Professor John Jackson. “Two will be going as part of a six-week ministry apprenticeship program. The rest will go on one of seven missions trips throughout the spring and summer.”
Countries to be visited this summer include Mongolia, Romania, Japan, South Africa and Portugal. Ecuador and Papua/New Guinea will be visited this spring.
Students will have the opportunity to exercise and practice the ministry skills they learned in the classroom. They will be involved in running sports camps, participating in outreach activities, serving in local churches and working on other ministry-related projects.
• The trip to Japan is a partnership with the Nippon Initiative, a Japan-focused ministry run by Pastor Randy Gilmore from Hamilton, Indiana. The Nippon Initiative is a missions-based ministry that desires to serve the Japanese people.
• Six BBC students and Mr. Jackson will be joining forces with 15 students from Faith Baptist Bible College in Iowa for their trip to South Africa. The trip is part of Operation: South Africa, a ministry started by Mr. Jackson.
• Four student athletes will travel to Portugal as part of Athletes in Ministry. The program is designed to give athletes an opportunity to reach children all over the world through the medium of athletics.
• Miss Beth McGrew will be leading the group heading to Mongolia. This trip is focused on teaching English as a second language. It is organized through the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism. Openings are still available on the trip to Mongolia.
The Missions Department is growing quickly at BBC,” said Mr. Jackson. “Our goal is to get to a point where every four-year student will be involved in some sort of cross-cultural ministry during their time here.”
Further chances for involvement include annual trips to Mongolia and future opportunities in New York City. For more information on the trips to Mongolia, contact Beth McGrew at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the others or on the missions program at BBC, contact John Jackson at email@example.com.
Posted on: 1/10/2008 2:25:33 PM
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