Special chapel highlights summer impact

Special chapel highlights summer impact

Students and others at BBC&S who were involved in missions and ministry work over the summer recently shared their experiences during a special college chapel.

Many students served overseas in different cultures over the summer. Others remained stateside, working in camps, churches, internships, and other ministries.

Songs by RiSE, a BBC travelling worship team, and testimonies by several groups and individual students who seized opportunities to serve were featured at the Friday, August 31 program.

See photos from the special chapel here.

BBC&SSharing experiences
Ryan Duffy, a student in the Master of Divinity program at BBS spoke for a group that traveled to South Africa to work in local churches, children's ministries, and an orphanage.

With members from both BBC&S and Faith Baptist Bible College in Iowa, the group was led by BBC Associate Professor John Jackson, who also serves as Director of Short-Term Ministries.

"It was an amazing trip, the Lord was so great and so faithful in many ways," said Duffy, "I went there with plans to do all these things for God, and bring the whole country to Christ, and discovered that God is already working there."

Other work by individuals internationally included teaching English in China, church planting in Peru, and working with churches in the Dominican Republic and South Africa.

Hannah Strayer, a senior Missions major, spent six weeks in Durban, South Africa as part of her involvement in the Missionary Apprenticeship Program.

"I went because I love missions, I love going to other cultures and other countries to share my God," said Strayer. "God provided the opportunity for me to go, and He provided the means."

Work in the states
Ken Davis, Director of Church Planting at BBS, gave an update on work being done in churches planted by Project Jerusalem.

Singing and serving in nine states, the RiSE group kept a busy schedule from May through August. Offering 45 performances in churches, camps, schools, and other venues, the members served in many ways - from singing to leading Sunday school classes.

"It was a neat experience, to grow in our ability to not just follow but to lead," said Asa Bartos, a junior pre-seminary major and RiSE member.

Learn more about RiSE here.

Learn more about Missions at BBC here.

Learn more about the Master of Divinity with paid internship program at BBS 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: 9/6/2012 1:49:03 PM

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