The Freedom in Forgetting

“Don’t forget your lunch,” says mom as you run out the door. “Remember your homework tomorrow!” exclaims your teacher as the bell rings. “Did you remember to floss?” asks the dentist.         Memory can either save us from embarrassment or evade us at the worst possible time. Oftentimes we hope for the former while, yet again, experiencing the latter. We …

Youth Ministry: Do I Have What It Takes? Part 2

  Many students who are considering Youth Ministry as a course of study come to the idea because of preconceived notions about what the position is like, or what it should be like. In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the first four of our “Spiritual Qualifications for youth leadership” Remember, we are looking outside of the qualifications …

Youth Ministry: Do I Have What It Takes?

Article by Dr. Shean Phillips One of the hardest hurdles to clear when many people are thinking about making ministry a career is to determine if you have what it takes. Often, we have either had a great example, and we think “Oh, man I could never be as good as…” or maybe we have had a terrible leader and …

From Peru to New York: Gina Mayta's Story

  While most Bible Institute students dread the harsh winter of Upstate New York, Gina Mayta could not contain her excitement at the dropping temperatures and changing leaves. Born and raised in Peru, she had never seen anything like the late October snowfall. The everyday challenges of being an international student have not brought her discouragement, but motivation. “Different doesn’t …