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29 years in campus ministry 'kept an old man young'ATHENS, Ga. (BP) -- As a young man, Franklin Scott sensed a strong call to ministry but clearly knew it wouldn't be in the pastorate.
"But back in those days being a pastor was about the only way to respond," he says on the eve of his Dec. 31 retirement after 29 years in campus ministry at the University of Georgia.
He chuckles as he remembers his frustration at the apparently limited vocational options.
Pastor? No clear presence of oratory skills and definitely not a public speaker; a self-described "extreme introvert."
Minister of music? Couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. Read More
Collegiate ministers get 'fresh take' at LifeWay summitHENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- A triennial gathering involving hundreds of collegiate ministry workers "inspires us to go back to our campus with new ideas and a fresh take on things," said Arkansas campus minister Dawn Reed.
That's why she returned to LifeWay Christian Resources' Collegiate Summit, hosted this year May 2-4 by First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn.
Collegiate Summit featured plenary addresses, networking opportunities and breakout sessions on issues facing college ministers. Among the conference's sponsors were the International Mission Board, the North American Mission Board's Send Relief, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Samaritan's Purse. Read More
'Under attack': Campus ministries see changes aheadDETROIT (BP) -- With Wayne State, Harvard and the University of Iowa among the latest universities to take action against Christian ministries on campus, some Baptist state convention leaders say Baptist campus ministry may be forced to shift its methods as religious liberty is constricted.
"Our religious liberty and our opportunity to share as openly as we have in the past" at colleges and universities "is under attack," said Tim Patterson, executive director of the Baptist State Convention of Michigan, where Wayne State is located. Baptists "have to rethink how we do ministry on campus because the campus has changed." Read More
Deaf-friendly musical rallies collegiate ministryATHENS, Ga. (BP) -- The intended audience for "No Place Like Home" came to see the performers speak with their hands in a summer musical production by the Baptist Collegiate Ministries at the University of Georgia.
Everything performed on stage was in American Sign Language, noted Haley Beach, student leader of the BCM's deaf ministry and one of the directors of the show along with Amara Ede and Jami Dillard.
The BCM's newly-formed ministry already had formed some bonds with the deaf community at the university and in Athens, with this summer's play only increasing the reach. Read More
Small college buoyed by husband-wife's witnessMUSKOGEE, Okla. (BP) -- Bacone College is a small college with a strong Native American heritage. The BC football team competes at the NAIA level yet doesn't get much recognition beyond Muskogee, Okla., where the campus was founded in 1880.
But Steve and Sharon Dixon and other members of First Baptist Church in nearby Fort Gibson have invested themselves in the lives of BC players as well as other students for the last six years. Read More
Michigan campus team grateful for core group of 11EAST LANSING, Mich. (BP) -- When Brett Luker joined Christian Challenge's three-person pastoral team at Michigan State University, its outreach among dorm residents was at a crossroads.
Although 30 international students were connecting to the Baptist student ministry, all of the American students had graduated.
So, Luker was tasked with restarting the component of Christian Challenge's dorm-based Read More
'I remember' Baptist ministry at SyracuseSyracuse University graduate Rebecca Wolford remembers key times of spiritual growth through Baptist outreach at the New York campus. "I really don't know where I'd be -- or who I'd be -- if God hadn't brought me to the Baptist Campus Ministry at Syracuse," Wolford writes.
I remember knowing at that time that my faith was in crisis. Though I grew up going to church, I realized that I didn't have a true relationship with God, and I wasn't really sure what to do about it. I had enough trouble with human relationships; how was I supposed to have one with someone I couldn't even see? Read More
Campus ministry: Changing lives for a lifetimeNEWARK, Del. (BP) -- Ask Blake Hardcastle, director of the University of Delaware Baptist Student Ministry, for the best way to engage 22,000 college students with the Gospel, and his answer is clear -- reach them where they are, on campus.
This large, highly-concentrated pocket of lostness is nestled in the heart of Newark, Del., at the state's largest university. Read More