Devotion is a travel worship team that leads corporate worship through song, Scripture, prayer, testimony, and other creative elements.
At Bryan College, we approach short-term missions as a catalyst to, and extension of, lives on a mission with God.
Partners with Hope for Opelousas
In a community where 44% live under the poverty line, 56% of children attend academically unacceptable schools, and 43% over age 25 have not completed high school, Hope For Opelousas is fueling a movement of hope anchored in the belief that “love changes everything.” Our team experiences the impact education has on an entire community, spending time understanding the challenges of schools in impoverished communities, and being part of change through HFO’s vibrant after-school program–alongside meaningful neighborhood projects, where painting houses in bright colors symbolizes hope and HFO’s passion for their community.
Partners with YMCA International Services
The YMCA International Services is a “front lines” care provider and advocate for refugees, recent immigrants, and victims of human trafficking. Our team spends time with key leaders in this organization and joins them in serving the voiceless and vulnerable. Through in-depth conversations with people of various worldviews, the team learns to recognize the difference between preconceived ideas and the truth about these marginalized groups–and provides a living testimony of who Jesus really is.
Partners with Campamento Casa Vida
God is using Campamento Casa Vida to equip Costa Rican pastors and missionaries for sound biblical teaching and vibrant ministry to their communities. Our team works shoulder-to-shoulder with these passionate ministers, participating with them in evangelism, construction, children’s outreach, and prayer services. Our team experiences and joins the amazing movement of God in Latin America, building lasting relationships in the body of Christ, and providing encouragement and support to ongoing ministries that strengthen the Costa Rican church and transform the communities in Costa Rica.
Partners with Mission of Hope
Learn the principles of Business as Mission and how to empower others through job creation and infrastructure building. In the city of Santiago, teams will work with hope.market (MOH’s online retailer) to learn about marketing, product creation, and working with local artisans. Teams will also participate in professional development training with employees and learn about the hospitality ministries of MOH.
Partnering with Enactus, students will gain an in-depth look at how business practices can transform communities while also learning how the global church participates in business around the world.
Partners with The Bahamas Godparent Center
While the Pro-Life message and care services are well-established in the United States, in the Bahamas the Church is virtually silent on sexuality, and abortion is seemingly the only answer for couples facing crisis pregnancies. The Bahamas Godparent Center seeks to “help God’s people discover the life-saving, death-defying, soul-satisfying, and God-glorifying power of neighborly love” by providing counseling and support before, during, and after unexpected pregnancies. Our team will be joining in this groundbreaking story, helping the Godparent Center to grow and sharing biblical truth about sexuality in schools.
Partners with Source of Light International
As an extension of their discipleship mission, Source of Light, Follow the Source ministers to Jamaicans that have been separated from their families, welcoming them into the family of God full of unconditional love and acceptance. Our team visits a juvenile detention home, and an overwhelmed infirmary filled with senior citizens whose families cannot afford to support them. Our team’s focus is giving them hope, care, and love through the gospel.
Partners with Word for the World
Word for the World reaches out to the marginalized in Indian society–lepers, villagers, slum-dwellers, and children with disabilities. We work alongside Indian missionaries in Chennai, Mumbai, and Madurai to teach the Bible, pray for the sick, encourage believers, and learn how to live the gospel. Team members can work in a slum school doing morning devotions and experiencing classroom teaching; in youth and senior homes, sharing testimonies, leading songs, and teaching from Scripture; or with local churches in village ministry to outcasts and lepers.
Fall Break ENGAGE Trip: October 14-17, 2021
Fall Service Day: November 13, 2021
Local Leaders Panel: October 21, 2021
Spring Break ENGAGE Trip: March 14-18, 2022
Spring Service Day: April 8, 2022
Local Leaders Panel: March 24, 2022
Every year since January 2005, students and faculty set aside a normal class day to instead serve the individuals of Rhea County.
This initiative is meant to instill spiritual practices that remind us who we are as Christ followers, in order to foster continual growth and fulfillment in Christ.
Bryan College is a small, regionally accredited Christian liberal arts college located in Dayton, TN. With both on-campus and online programs, more than 50 areas of study are offered for Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees, as well as professional certificates.
Founded in 1930, Bryan College has a rich legacy of educating students to become servants of Christ and make a difference in today’s world.