Tagged with Their Words

Their Words: the URT

Their Words: the URT

We just finished a full week of training for our 40 student leaders.  I am so glad to have them back around, and so annoyed to have simultaneously fought a head cold all week (gifted to me by on of those students). My favorite piece of our training is the Urban Reality Tour, an experiential learning … Continue reading

No Yoda Am I

No Yoda Am I

This past fall, I connected with a lovely young lady through our campus’ spiritual mentoring program.  The idea is simple.  Students say they’d like to be matched to a mentor, and faculty and staff offer to be that person.  The pair meets four times over the semester, and the student gets chapel credit for the … Continue reading

Working, Not Waiting

Two students coordinate all of our Spring Break Service Trips–18 teams at both domestic and international locations for a week.  A few days before the trips leave, we bring them together for a Send-Off event. Last year I had the pleasure of working with Michael Miguel, who was the coordinator for two years in a … Continue reading

Their Words: Just so blessed.

Our student staff trains for a week before classes begin. Here’s one of the great conversations from this week: Staff:  How do most people define blessings? Students:  Resources…money. Staff:  So by that framework, when we say, ‘I’ve just been so blessed,’ who is really blessed? Students:  Rich people. Staff:  And if you break that down … Continue reading