Life at Bryan
Students and faculty set aside a normal class day to instead serve the individuals of Rhea County, ranging from yard work for locals, to painting for churches, to visiting nursing homes.
Break For Change challenges Bryan College students to give up one of their school breaks to be a part of change. Our team partners with the Hands and Feet Project to prepare children for being economically secure adults in the poorest nation in the world.
Practical Christian Involvement (PCI) invites our fellow Bryan College students to be people who love and serve their local community. We believe that real change starts with knowing our neighbors, so we learn from the best by working with local church and non-profit leaders, volunteer in ways that fit our gifts, build mutually beneficial relationships that meet real community needs, and grow in Christ-like servant leadership along the way.
Most people want to change the world, but have little idea how to do it. Break For Change challenges Bryan College students to give up one of their school breaks to be a part of change. Each trip has a specific focus that reveals how change actually happens as students serve with long-term missionaries who are doing amazing work.
Students and faculty set aside a normal class day to instead serve the individuals of Rhea County. Organizing historical documents for the museum, clearing brush for a family farm, painting offices for the Women’s Care Center, kicking soccer balls with children at the YMCA, or playing cards with the elderly—these services are all accomplished in an effort to show Christ’s love to the local world around Bryan College.
In response to Joni Eareckson Tada’s Luke 14 Mandate challenge to our campus community, this event provides a fun getaway for local students with disabilities. While the children participate in the carnival and outdoor games, their parents enjoy their own program, Restoration, Relaxation, and Renewal.
The Bryan College Leadership Institute is a 4-year, co-curricular leadership development institute for incoming freshman. By integrating faith, education, and leadership, we build a foundation of wisdom for the future. Included with acceptance to the institute is a $2000 annual scholarship, 1-on-1 mentoring, exclusive leadership classes, free leadership conferences, campus leadership opportunities, and additional scholarships made available after the first year.
Devotion serves the body of Christ by providing rich worship experience for churches and other ministries. Students comprise this traveling worship team, who lead corporate worship through song, Scripture, prayer, testimony, and other creative elements.