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Baptist Bible College students are gaining hands-on experience this summer, with roughly one-quarter of the student body participating in several missions trips and projects in the United States and around the world.
Summer is a perfect time for students to gain such experience, using the education they have acquired to serve and lead as they take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all corners of the earth. Baptist Bible Graduate School and Seminary students will also be participating in missions over the summer.
Serving in South Africa
Two groups of students will be traveling to South Africa this year from May 10 through May 29. The groups will be going to different areas, working with missionaries from Evangelical Baptist Missions and the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism.
One group will be going to Kokstad, Ballito, and Richard's Bay. Another group will be traveling to the Bethesda Orphanage, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Kokstad and Durban.
During their time in South Africa the groups will be serving in a number of different areas, including:
-Participating in street evangelism, outreach, and youth rallies.
-Leading Bible studies and teaching.
-Ministering to orphans and their adopted families.
-Comforting AIDS victims in hospitals and African villages.
-Assisting in church-planting efforts.
-Working at the Bethesda Children's Village in Pretoria.
In addition to the South Africa effort, students are serving in several foreign mission fields, at camps, and with other organizations across the United States, and even on the BBC&S campus this summer.
Including the members of the South Africa groups, nearly 30 students and staff members will be traveling to approximately 16 different countries, including Australia, Japan, Uganda, Israel, Ukraine, and Brazil.
Approximately 70 students will be serving in the United States at camps and organizations around the country, including Skyview Ranch in Millersburg, OH; Camp Patmos in Kelly's Island, OH; Lake Ann Camp in Lake Ann, MI; and Twin Lakes Camp in Hillsboro, IN.
Members of BBC Summer Crew will be taking advantage of a special opportunity for service and ministry by staying and working on campus. They will work from 45 to 70 hours per week cleaning and maintaining residence halls and the campus for camps and conferences throughout the summer.
Read more about the crew here.
Baptist Bible College & Seminary prepares many students whose goal is to reach the lost through missions. In addition to being ready to apply for candidacy at a mission agency, students are prepared to pursue specific ministries, such as working on a pastoral staff, youth and women's ministries, or church-planting.
Learn more about the Missions program at BBC here.
Learn more about the Global Missions Concentration at Baptist Bible Seminary here.
Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers 38 academic programs, from a one-year Bible Certificate to PhDs. Programs are available on the Clarks Summit campus, online, and through several distance-learning options. To learn more, go to www.bbc.edu or call 570.586.2400.
Posted on: 5/6/2009 2:11:48 PM
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