A thought about college students for my friends
who serve as ministers to congregations:

 

As your college students come home for the holidays, please take some time to speak to them personally about their lives. They are not the same young person you celebrated at their graduation and sent off to college. 

  • They have had life experiences they have probably not processed with anyone, and particularly not with a person that would listen and offer grace.
     
  • They are at the crossroads of choices that everyone wants to weigh in on. Sometimes they just need a sounding board and a listening ear.
     
  • If they show up at church at all, they usually don’t know where they fit in and experience awkwardness and a sense of displacement.
     
  • Many of our students went away thinking they knew exactly who they were and what they wanted, and were disappointed to find they were one of many bright and talented young adults and it has shaken their self-esteem.
     
  • And heaven knows they need someone to help them process the global events of the past few months

So Please:

Take the time to seek them out.

Include them in your welcome

Have an informal ”get together”

Ask them to participate in worship

Tell them that they were missed and that they have a place in Christ’s family and in their church specifically.

 

And FinallyBe looking for that student who might make a good intern for your church this summer.  Now is the time for both of you to be thinking about that possibility.

 

Investment and engagement in the life of a young adult is never a waste of your time and energy.

 

- from Wanda Kidd, CBFNC Collegiate Engagement Coordinator

Every church is a college church - whether you have students who have gone to college or if you have students within driving range of your church. CBFNC wants to provide events you can invite your college students to.

 

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Selah Vie
August 2-5, 2017
Nashville, TN
 
 

 

 

CBFNC Collegiate Ministry profiles

 

NCSU and Raleigh-Area Campuses
Lawrence Powers: CBFNC Campus Minister
Liz Britt: intern
lpowers@cbfnc.org
Meet Lawrence

partnering churches:
Forest Hills Baptist Church
Trinity Baptist Church

First Baptist Church, Raleigh
St. John's Baptist
New Hope Baptist Church
Hayes Barton Baptist Church

UNC-Chapel Hill
Lawrence Powers: CBFNC Campus Minister
Michael Sizemore: intern
lpowers@cbfnc.org
Meet Lawrence
Read more about us! Support us!

partnering churches:
University Baptist Church
Hillsong Church
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Binkley Memorial Baptist Church

Duke University 
Lawrence Powers: CBFNC Collegiate Minister
Danny Sties: Assistant
Emma Tilley: intern
lpowers@cbfnc.org
Meet Danny
Lawrence Powers: CBFNC Campus Minister
lpowers@cbfnc.org
Meet Lawrence

partnering churches:
Yates Baptist Church
Watts Street Baptist Church

UNC-Asheville
David Stone: CBFNC Collegiate Minister
Will Rabon: intern
dstone@unca.edu 
Meet David

partnering churches:
Cullowhee Baptist Church
First Baptist Church, Sylva
Tuckaseegee Baptist Church
Summit Church

Appalachian State University
Curtis Privette: CBFNC Collegiate Minister
curtisdprivette@gmail.com  
Meet Curtis

partnering church:
Boone First Baptist

UNC-Greensboro
Adam Horton: CBFNC Collegiate Minister
adam.horton@cbfnc.org
Meet Adam

partnering church:
First Baptist Church, Greensboro


East Carolina University 
: CBFNC Collegiate Minister

partnering churches:
Oakmont Baptist Church
The Memorial Baptist Church
Immanuel Baptist Church

 

Western Carolina University
David Stone: CBFNC Collegiate Minister
Jaime Fitzgerald: intern
dstone@unca.edu 
Meet David

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Partnering with Chaplains at Baptist Colleges

 

Campbell University  
Faithe Beam: Chaplain to Campbell University 
beam@campbell.edu

Chowan University 
Rev. Mari Elena Wiles:
Minister to Chaplain to the University
and Associate Dean of Students
wilesm@chowan.edu

Rev. Drew Phillips: 
Associate Minister to the University
philld1@chowan.edu 

Meredith College 
Donna Battle: Chaplain to Meredith College
dcbattle@meredith.edu
Daniel Ray: Assistant Chaplain
dmray@meredith.edu 
Meghan Engstran, AmeriCorps VISTA
meengstran@meredith.edu
 
Wingate University  
Dane Jordan: Chaplain
djordan@wingate.edu
 
Mars Hill University  
Stephany McLeskey: Chaplain
smcleskey@mhu.edu
 
Wake Forest University  
Chris Towles: Campus Minister
towlescj@wfu.edu 
 


Gardner-Webb University  

Tracy Jessup: VP for Christian Life & Service and Sr. Minister to the University
tjessup@gardner-webb.edu

Forest Hills Baptist Church's Ministry
to NCSU/Meredith College

Tyler Ward: Minister for Sharing Christ
tyler@foresthills.org

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A “Partnering Church” with CBFNC Collegiate Ministry

A Partnering Church is a congregation that has expressed a desire to partner and invest in CBFNC collegiate ministry.  A church may offer support in a variety of ways. They may provide meals, care packages, prayer or monetary support to a specific school or to CBFNC collegiate ministry in general.

If your church would like to be a Partnering Church with CBFNC collegiate ministry, please contact Wanda Kidd at wkidd@cbfnc.org and she will gladly list your church on the CBFNC Collegiate Ministry Web page. Together we can grow the CBFNC Collegiate Ministry network.

Resources

Online information form for CBF Collegiate Ministry 
How to connect a student to CBF ministry

Can't find what you're looking for? 
Contact Wanda Kidd

 

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