Traveling worship team wraps up summer tour, eyes fall events

Traveling worship team wraps up summer tour, eyes fall events

After a full summer serving and ministering at churches, schools, camps and other venues in the Northeast and Midwest, RiSE - BBC's traveling worship team - is preparing for its upcoming fall tour.

The ten-member group of student musicians and singers and is led by BBC Admissions Counselor Geoff Ellsworth.

"The life-changing power for RiSE members is the greatest impact by far; powerfully preparing them for future ministry," Ellsworth said.

"More than that, they gain a stronger walk with God, a broader view of God, and a deeper love for God and His Church. For prospective students, it helps them see there are many ways to minister, RiSE being just one of many."

Learn more about RiSE here.

Baptist Bible College & SeminaryA full summer
The four-month summer tour took the team to nine states - Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. RiSE made 45 tour stops.

"I can't imagine a summer better than spending all my time at camps and churches impacting teens and adults alike for Christ showing them love and serving in any way we can," said Matt Szabo, a senior Sports Management major. "It has been an excellent training experience as well, preparing me for ministry after BBC."

Follow RiSE on Facebook here.

Hands-on experience
Throughout the tour, RiSE members work as a team, each with his or her responsibilities. In addition to performing and ministering, jobs include unloading the equipment trailer, setting up audio equipment and instruments, and checking sound.

Gaining hands-on experience is an important aspect of student life at BBC&S. Opportunities like RiSE allow students to lead, serve, and minister on a variety of levels and helps them grow as global Christian leaders.

Work in camps, churches, schools and other venues ranged from counseling and leading Sunday schools and church services to one-on-one ministry with those in need of encouragement in their faith.

Into the fall
The team has several concerts planned for the fall. Locations include
- BBC Back To School Concert - August 31
- New Life Baptist Church in Scranton, PA - September 9
- "Battle of the Bands", at Scranton's Courthouse Square - September 15
- Camp Patmos in Kelly's Island, OH - September 21-23
- BBC's Growing Leaders Conference on campus - Novemeber 8-10

Complete tour dates will be posted online at

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.

To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 8/7/2012 4:30:53 PM

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