Life at Bryan
ENGAGE exists to develop a lifestyle of Christ-like service in all Bryan students by partnering with our community to make the hope of Christ known to those in need. We believe in advocating for the vulnerable members of our community, investing in the next generation, and seeking to bring restoration to those who feel outcast and forgotten. With Jesus as our example, we engage our world through service by joining with local church and nonprofit leaders to build lasting relationships and meet real community needs.
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 Organizing historical documents for the museum, clearing brush for a family farm, painting offices for the Women’s Care Center, kicking soccer balls with children at the YMCA, or playing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.
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.