Partners, October 2012
CAROLINA BIBLE CAMP
MOCKSVILLE, N.C. — The inaugural Carolina Bible Camp Bluegrass Festival raised nearly $10,000 for the camp’s scholarship and capital improvement programs.
The recent festival included a disc golf tournament on the camp course designed and donated by international champion Debbie Scott, a member of the Mountain Island Church of Christ in Charlotte.
About 300 guests enjoyed their choice of pulled pork barbecue, baby back ribs or hot dogs, said Lisa Brewer, a member of the Wilkesboro Church of Christ. Performers included the Snyder Family Band. Organizers plan a second annual bluegrass festival in 2013.
JESUS FOR LIFE
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A new group called “J4L” — or “Jesus For Life” — is being launched on the Colorado Mesa University campus.
The campus ministry is sponsored by the Church of Christ of Grand Junction.
“Plans are for frequent spiritually oriented social and fellowship activities and an ‘adopt a student’ program with members of the congregation,” outreach minister John Cooper said. “We hope and pray that this will help church members attending the university grow in their faith as well as be a way to reach out to students with the good news of Jesus.”
POTTER CHILDREN’S HOME
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — As Potter Children’s Home prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2014, leaders are collecting historical data and artifacts related to the home.
Many historical items burned in a fire that destroyed the main building in the 1940s, director Ralph Brewer said.
“We’re looking for anything related to Potter Bible College or Potter Orphan Home,” Brewer said.
Items will be returned if requested. The mailing address is 2350 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101. E-mail Brewer at [email protected].
CROWLEY’S RIDGE COLLEGE
PARAGOULD, Ark. — Crowley’s Ridge has completed construction of a new student housing complex.
The Johnson Honor Housing Complex, which allows apartment-style living on the campus, was named in honor of Joe A. and Wanda Hall Johnson. The Johnsons are longtime supporters of Christian higher education and Crowley’s Ridge.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — More than 900 Faulkner students received Apple iPads when they enrolled for fall classes.
For the first time, all traditional students on Faulkner’s main campus in Montgomery received the tablet computers during the registration process. The mobile device is part of the university’s commitment to innovative educational technology, said Marci Johns, associate vice president of academics.
“The iPad, based on the research we have done, is going to be one of the tools that is most likely to be used in Fortune 500 companies and by some of the top universities and hospitals,” Johns said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For a dozen years, Lipscomb has included a citywide service day during its first-week orientation for new students.
More than 400 freshmen and transfer students recently spread out across the city to volunteer with organizations such as the Nashville Rescue Mission, Healing Hands International, the Ronald McDonald House and Habitat for Humanity.
QuestWeek Service Day allows students to earn SALT credit, service-learning hours required to graduate.