Please pray for the Tennessee BCM students who are serving Christ during their Spring Break! Many are on mission this week while others are preparing to go!
Austin Peay State University BCM
Stacy Murphree, Baptist Collegiate Specialist
Alli McCarty, Student Campus Missionary
Number of students on our campus 10,300
Number of International Students 49
Representing how many nations 15
Our campus is unique because: APSU is primarily a liberal arts university that attracts many students studying languages, art, music, and social scientist. APSU also produces many education majors and has a very competitive nursing program. One awesome quality about APSU is the low student faculty ratio of 19-1. Students really feel like they can know their professors and are not just one of many students in large lecture classroom settings.
One of the best ways we have found to connect with new students is: We love to be out on campus just handing out free things like hot chocolate, poptarts, or water. It gives us great opportunities to meet students in just non-intimidating ways. Having big activities at the beginning of the semester during Welcome Week such as freshmen survival, church fairs, and other activities has been very beneficial in connecting with new students as well.
God is at work on our campus: The number of students involved in our ministry continues to grow, and these students are daily sharing their faith on campus with others. We are seeing students coming to Christ and quickly connecting to local churches. God continues to open up doors on campus for us to not only minister to students, but staff and faculty as well. We are also thankful for the way God has allowed us to invest in international students this year through a weekly Bible Study as well as special cultural activities for them.
Campus Mascot: APSU Governors
Ways to Pray…
For the Staff: Pray for campus minister, Stacy, as she continues to lead the ministry and invest in student leaders. Pray for campus missionary, Alli McCarty, as she will be graduating in May with a Master’s degree and pursuing God’s plan for what’s next in her life.
For BCM Leadership: Pray for lots of strength and energy to finish out this semester. Also, pray as we will begin to transition to a new leadership team in April.
For our campus: Pray for continued opportunities to share the gospel and build relationships with students, faculty, and staff on campus.