Students use their Spring break for outreach and service
February 20, 2009
One hundred students, staff, and faculty will give of their time and talents to serve others during spring break that begins March 6. Five international and national Break for Change teams will be ministering in Haiti, Nicaragua, and Latvia, as well as in two U.S. cities. In addition, two Worldview Teams and the Bryan College Chorale will be on the road visiting churches and schools and ministering to youth and adults in the Southeastern U.S. Please pray for safe travel, good health, and meaningful ministry opportunities for those who will be involved in these outreaches.
Worldview Teams Travel in the Southeast
The Worldview Team will send out two separate groups to conduct multimedia programs in three Christian schools, four home school groups, and two churches in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Alabama. According to Ben Williams, Worldview Director, these annual spring break tours are "always such an encouragement as we see students we minister to begin to understand the significance of a worldview that is centered around, grounded in, and expressed out of a love for Jesus Christ." Ben added, "The team members endeavor to reveal Christianity's authentic depth and power through engaging the ideas and trends that shape culture. We desire nothing less than to cultivate a generation of students who love God, live the gospel and shape their communities." Worldview Schedule
Spring Chorale Tour - Performing in Georgia and the CarolinasBryan College Chorale director Dr. David Luther described this spring tour as being enthusiastically anticipated. "The students look forward to the ministry both in the concerts and in the host homes. With the exception of the Charlotte and Charleston concerts, all the venues are new contacts. The music is exciting and will have a great impact on the audiences. Several Bryan alums are planning to be in attendance, and we always enjoy renewed friendships with them. The tour verse, taken from the first piece in the program involving two antiphonal choirs is from Psalm 150, 'Let all that hath life and breath, praise the Lord.'”
Break for Change Teams Minister at Home and AbroadFive Break for Change ministry teams will join partners in Haiti; Nicaragua; Latvia; Opelousas, La.; and San Diego, Calif. Ben Norquist, Asst. Director of Spiritual Formation, described what has gone into planning for these outreaches: "Students have spent the past five months preparing themselves, gathering equipment, learning about their national and field partners, and readying themselves as a team. They’ll enter into hard, sometimes eye-opening realities around the world where they’ll pursue the example set by Jesus who came to serve and not be served."
As these teams head out, Ben asked for prayer that "our students will learn in their core what is important in life, and that the ongoing ministries of our national and field partners around the world would be furthered." More details