NYC focus of students targeting missions

NYC focus of students targeting missions

Students led a new initiative in urban ministry during the spring semester at BBC. In two trips to New York City, 75 students participated in evangelism efforts in a range of venues.

Preaching teams, music worship teams, and witnessing groups spent time in Times Square, riding subway cars, and on sidewalks.

Led by freshman Ryan Hurd, a Missions major from Fort Plain, NY, the students worked with Dr. Bob Jones, a New York City-based church planter and missionary. Together, they arranged the trips and evangelism efforts in the city.

"I organized the trips to evangelize New York City and inspire students to go out and do the same," said Ryan, whose career goal is to work in missions in Africa after graduation in 2013.

BBC&SRyan and his team of student leaders are already planning trips for the fall. Their goal is to have two trips each semester, reaching into other parts of New York City.

"The trip was a lot of fun," said Julie Mecler, a freshman Elementary Education major from Baltimore, MD. "It was great being able to talk one-on-one with people and see their reactions to the gospel."

Learn more about BBC's undergraduate Missions major here.

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 learn and serve with excellence as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

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Posted on: 5/4/2011 9:51:26 AM

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