Ice Cream Social, Karaoke, Worship and more with the Baptist Student Ministry

By Alex Ortiz

“Get to know you” activities and games were the theme as the Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) kicked off the new school year with an ice cream social. About 60 students attended the social that was held in front of Hughes, out on the Quad, on Tuesday, Aug.10.   When the games concluded, Daniel McAfee, director of the BSM, took a moment to answer questions about the BSM and tell students more about the organization.

A week later, on Tuesday, Aug 17, the BSM hosted a Karaoke Night in Hughes, and the following week a Worship Night, on Tuesday, Aug. 24.  McAfee said that the goal was to be there to support students’ faith.

“We want to see what students are doing in their life and faith, but also want to help them practice it,” McAfee said. “We live in a culture that relies on knowledge and learning. We’re looking to integrate life, learning and faith all in one place.”

McAfee also talked about “D/groups,” or small groups of  two to four students with the aim of providing a space for students to challenge and help each other with life issues. Another goal of his was to help connect students with local churches and service opportunities.  

Starting Sept, 7 in Lord Conference Hall, the BSM will be hosting a monthly lunch for churches to come to UMHB and connect with students. They will also help find opportunities on campus and in the community for students to serve. For those interested, the BSM hosts “theGathering,” every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Hughes Hall.

Author: The Bells Staff

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