BCM leaders cautiously optimistic about ‘returning to normal’ for 2021-22 year
By David Dawson
FRANKLIN — Given all that they’ve been through over the past 18 months, Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) leaders are beginning to think that strange is the new normal.
Last fall, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, BCM leaders were sent scrambling when most college campuses became almost desolate. Classes were mostly held in online platforms, and virtually all activities were canceled — or, at the least, altered — in keeping with COVID protocols and procedures.
Now, one year later, the landscape is still muddled for BCM leaders and students. With the effects of the pandemic very much still part of everyday life, there remains a thick air of uncertainty regarding the coming months. Even as college students begin moving into their dorms, they are well aware that major changes could be right around the corner.
So, where has this left BCM directors and leaders? Exhausted, for one thing. But also, believe it or not, encouraged. Many of the BCM leaders say they have seen God work in amazing ways during these challenging days — and they have been awed by the way that students have grown stronger in their walks with the Lord in this time. [Read more…]