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Advocate. Invest. Restore.

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.

We function out of three Focus Teams: Advocates, NextGen, and Restore. Within those three Focus Teams, you can find an initiative that you desire to serve with!


Students who serve on this Focus Team are passionate about advocating for the more vulnerable members of our community.


  • Refuge — partnering with Brainerd Baptist Church and their International Community Connection/ESL program to serve refugees
  • SSTOP — partnering with Blazing Hope Ranch a ranch that exists to restore wholeness to female survivors of human trafficking and weaken the sex trade through the power of Christ
  • Student’s for Life — partnering with The Care Center, a nonprofit pregnancy help and medical clinic

Next Gen.

Students who serve on this Focus Team are passionate about investing in the next generation through means of education, healthy relationships and the gospel. Initiatives:
  • PALS — A program designed to invest in the lives of struggling kids and teens
  • Tutoring — A program designed to help children with their schoolwork
  • Bryan at Birchwood — partnering with Birchwood Baptist Church and their children’s program Kingdom Seekers


Students who serve on this Focus Team seek to bring restoration to those who may feel overlooked in our community by building consistent relationships with them.

Initiatives :

  • Neighbor to Neighbor — partnering with places like Bridging The Gap food bank to serve our community
  • Rhea of Sunshine — partnering with Rhea of Sunshine, a non-profit agency providing comprehensive services to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
  • Stride — partnering with Mending Arrow Ranch, whose primary focus is to serve special needs, disadvantaged, and adolescent girls.e Ranch, a ministry that helps trafficking survivors heal and recover.

We invite you to contact the ENGAGE coordinator at ENGAGE@bryan.edu for further information about our initiatives and volunteer opportunities.