NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Student leaders look ahead to fall semester
Gaining valuable skills, forming new relationships, and preparing for the upcoming semester are among the benefits of Leadership Week at BBC.
Leadership Week brings Resident Assistants, Resident Directors, members of Student Leadership Council, and others together the week before on-campus classes begin on August 27.
Throughout the week, Resident Directors and students in various roles attend workshops and special events designed to better equip them for their responsibilities through the school year.
Preparing to serve
The meetings, group sessions, prayer time, and activities focus on the needs of the student body, as well as the unique needs of individual students.
"There is a lot of good training that prepares us for situations that come up," said Dan Bigley, a junior Secondary Education major and Resident Assistant in Loescher Hall. "We grow and learn how to help others grow as they are coming to college."
Those involved also learn about counseling peers, campus security, connecting with students, dealing with adversity, and more.
"The different sessions are geared toward what we will encounter during the school year," said Becky Staley, a senior Counseling major and Resident Assistant in Barndollar Hall.
"It also helps us be refreshed on the guidelines BBC has for students and how we can approach issues with students in a friendly, grace-filled way."
The week ends Friday, August 24, with new students arriving for Welcome Weekend events. Student leaders also help serve at a special Welcome Dinner.
Leadership opportunities on campus expose students to experiences they will use outside of BBC in service and leadership positions after graduation.
Students encounter many opportunities to become leaders at BBC. Roles include Resident Assistants, dorm officers, class officers, student organizations, and the SLC Executive team.
Read more about Student Leadership Council here
Additionally, students are encouraged to become involved in off-campus ministry and community service through churches and other organizations.
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 www.bbc.edu or call 570.586.2400.
Posted on: 8/24/2012 2:44:14 PM