Baptist ministry at DSCC, Gibson County Campus, draws about 60 students biweekly
By Connie Davis Bushey
News Editor, Baptist and Reflector
TRENTON — About 200 students attend Dyersburg State Community College, Gibson County Campus, here. Of those, about 60-70 gather during a Tuesday lunch break for Baptist Collegiate Ministries every other week.
The students eat lunch together in the commons area of the college’s building and then hear Joey Hufstedler, BCM director, teach a Bible lesson.
Hufstedler often explains before he begins teaching that he will try to keep the study to about 20-30 minutes but he’s used to preaching longer at his church.
He has been surprised that quite a few students have asked him to teach longer.
“This age group, they’re sick and tired of being told what to believe. They want someone to show them what the Word says,” said Hufstedler, who has led the ministry for about a year. He also is pastor, Poplar Grove Baptist Church, Trenton.
Though he is a member of the previous generation (he is 40 years old), and was willing to accept direction from older people, that has changed, Hufstedler explained.
“They’re tired of people not being genuine.” [Read more…]