COLLEGE MINISTRY CORNER
BEACH REACH 2018
February 28 – March 6
Hey church family…..one of the cool “traditions” in college ministry is to take a “Spring Break” mission trip. Three years ago, our college ministry went to New Orleans to serve in the big city and find out what “Urban Missions” is all about. We helped with a church plant in Marrero, LA, named Westbank Baptist Church. You can find out more about that church at www.wearewestbank.com
Two years ago, we did MISSION RUSTON….partnering with local ministries (Rolling Hills, Life Choices, etc….) as well as serving in places such as elementary schools and the Detention Center. We prayer-walked in neighborhoods and shared the Gospel with those we came in contact with. We also visited nursing homes, the home-bound, and completed little clean-up projects around the church and some senior adult homes.
Last year, 2017, our “spring break” mission trip was focused on helping Aubrey & Mollie Hogan plant a church in Greenville, South Carolina! You can find out more at www.tablecommunitychurch.com. Our students got “hands-on” training in church planting, as well as discovered and served a city, which is known as one of the fastest growing cities in the US.
This year, for the first time ever we will be participating in LIFEWAY’s mission trip called BEACH REACH. Beach Reach is a mission trip experience where servant evangelism takes the form of free van rides and pancakes. Thousands visit Panama City during spring break and many are hurting and searching for meaning. College students provide simple acts of service that open the door to life-changing conversations about the hope and love of Jesus Christ.
Will you pray about partnering with us? We’d love to have you come along side our college students and participate in this mission trip. Please let us know….
As always, thanks to all the Connect Group classes who have prepared and hosted our “Big Free Lunches” throughout the year. These delicious meals are by far our most well-attended events. Our college students love getting to know you better and absolutely enjoy feasting on the food you so lovingly provide. Thanks for loving on them!
Here are a few upcoming events you could help with:
Feb. 4, Sunday – Big Free Lunch – Adult 3 hosting.
Feb. 6, Tuesday – We’re serving chicken spaghetti lunch at BCM for over 300 students.
Feb. 28 – March 6 - BEACH REACH in Panama City, FL
March 11 – Big Free Lunch – Adult 4 is hosting.
Love y’all…..and we’re so thankful to have a church family who loves college students! “May the Lord bless you and keep you….” -
Chris, Amanda, Makaylan, Hannah and Aaron Walker
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