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BSU Fall Conference
Brewton-Parker students attend BSU Fall Conference
By LeAnn Scott
About 60 Brewton-Parker College students
attended the 2005 Baptist Student Union Collegiate Fall Conference on Sept.
23-25 at Jekyll Island. Discipleship
Quest, or DQuest, was this year’s theme.
During the weekend, the focus was on what being a disciple is and is not,
and the importance of being a disciple. During the weekend, there were both
large-group worship times and small-group times.
Worship was led by Greg Pinkner, who lives
in Knoxville, Tenn, with his wife, Jennifer, and is the college and teaching
pastor for Fellowship Church. Pinkner
describes his speaking style as “truth and humor.”
The music leader for the weekend was Dave Hunt, who is the worship leader
at a college gathering, Refuge, in Nashville, Tenn., as well as the worship
leader at Rolling Hills Community Church.
When it was time to break up into small groups, students were divided into
four large groups of at least 200 other college students. Once in these groups,
the students were broken down into smaller groups of about six to seven people
In these small groups, they openly discussed questions about discipleship
and what was covered in the large group worship time.
On Saturday after dinner, a special guest from Moldova spoke to the students.
Oleg Reutki challenged them to consider Moldova for summer missions.
Also that night, at worship, special recognition was given for the summer
missionaries that served this past summer and a special offering was taken
up for summer missions for next summer.
While the students learned a lot about what
being a disciple truly means, they had fun as well. On Saturday, during their “free time,” everyone
went to have a little fun, whether it meant going to St. Simons shopping or
hanging out at the beach making sand castles.
The weekend opened a lot of college students’ eyes to new ideas, including
that “Discipleship is a journey…Let’s keep on.”