Partners, August 2015
GANDER BROOK CHRISTIAN CAMP
RAYMOND, Maine — Before the summer camping season swings into full groove, Gander Brook counselors undergo a week of intense training.
Work and Worship Week allows counselors to bond with each other and learn to trust themselves, camp president Charlie Harrison said.
“While much work is done prior to Work and Worship Week, the week is critical in ensuring that all systems are ready for full service for the next six weeks,” said Harrison, minister for the Brunswick Church of Christ in Maine.
Gander Brook serves young people from Churches of Christ throughout New England.
HENDERSON, Tenn. — The Freed-Hardeman community mourned the July 4 death of alumnus Mykal Moss Daniels, who was killed in a car wreck on her way to help with the university’s Horizons summer camp.
The 40-year-old wife and mother was a faithful member of the Spring Meadows Church of Christ, south of Nashville.
“She was a great lady and a hard worker who had such a zeal about life,” youth minister Jerry Elder told SpringHillHomePage.com. “She was very active in our church with Club 45, our program for the fourth-and fifth-graders.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The university recently launched its latest community service venture with the grand opening of the Lipscomb Family Therapy Center, which offers mental health and relational care services.
Much like a teaching hospital, the center is able to offer services at discounted rates on a sliding scale, because it utilizes a team approach to care. Interns from Lipscomb’s master of marriage and family therapy program offer services under the supervision of licensed therapists.
OHIO VALLEY UNIVERSITY
VIENNA, W.Va. — Michael Moss and his wife, Virginia, led a team of four Ohio Valley students — Michael Rowand, Walker Wright, Michael Mitchell and Kaleigh Robbins — on a three week mission trip to Bucharest, Romania.
The summer effort marked Michael Moss’ 23rd trip to Romania.
The students and Virginia Moss taught English using the Bible as text for over 200 hours of individual instruction. The students also conducted a Vacation Bible School.
Michael Moss, dean of OVU’s College of Bible and Behavioral Sciences, taught a college-level class each evening and preached for the local church on Sundays.
YORK, Neb. — Samuel Garner will join York College this fall, serving in the newly created position of director of spiritual development.
Garner has served as the preaching minister at Lee Acres Church of Christ in Tupelo, Miss., since 2012. Prior to that, he spent six years in Windsor, Conn., as the preaching minister at the Connecticut Valley Church of Christ.
Garner also helped to found the New England Church Growth Conference.
“I believe York College is uniquely situated to make a difference in the Kingdom,” he said. “Because of its size and focus on leadership, it has built-in transformation possibilities.”