Special week prepares student leaders

Special week prepares student leaders

Leadership and team-building were the focus of a special week of training for campus leaders held ahead of the start of classes at BBC.

Leadership Week began Saturday, August 16. Resident Directors, Resident Assistants, and Student Leadership Council members participated in workshops and sessions ranging from a photo scavenger hunt and knotted rope challenge to planning meetings, swimming, and other off-campus activities. Also, a time of praise and worship was held in the Jackson Hall Rotunda.

"We have done a lot of team-building activities, and I have really had a blast doing them," said Tamra Lenfestey, a senior Elementary Education major and Resident Assistant from Addison, ME. "We had fun, but we also focused on leadership principles and getting to know each other."

The week brings student leaders and others together to focus on creating a superior and impactful student experience at BBC. Workshops on residence hall life were led by deans and faculty members. Topics included "Seeking After God," "Living the Character of Christ," "Living in Community," and "Practicing Discernment."

New students begin to arrive Friday, August 25, the start of "Welcome Weekend." RDs, RAs, campus leaders, BBC staff, and faculty members will help new students move into rooms, with an evening tailgate party on the Quad hosted by the Office for Student Development.

BBC&S"It has been really neat to find out what's been happening in each other's lives and learning to lead as a team," said Karen Butler, a junior Music Education major and Student Leadership Council member from Sloansville, NY. "We're working toward the same goal, and that unifies us. One thing that has been really helpful is being on a committee that is planning the Amazing Race activity for Welcome Weekend."

The weekend is a special time for new students and their families to meet BBC faculty and staff members. Orientation, meetings, and activities planned by student leaders take place throughout the weekend to help new students settle in before the start of classes on Monday.

Along with Leadership Week, faculty members took time to prepare for the start of on-campus classes. Read more here.

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers outstanding Christian higher education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to think biblically, grow spiritually, and serve faithfully as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

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Posted on: 8/21/2014 1:36:34 PM

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