By David Dawson
HENDERSONVILLE — More than 600 Baptist Collegiate Ministry leaders, representing 35 states, recently gathered for the College Summit at First Baptist Church, Hendersonville.
And boy, did they have a lot to talk about.
In additon to honoring and celebrating 100 years of Southern Baptist cooperative collegiate ministry, the attendees at the three-day event, held May 5-7, also reflected on the challenges of the past year.
Last spring, most college campuses across the nation were shut down, and classes shifted to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The unusual circumstances — which led to the cancelation or postponements of most events, including the best-laid plans of BCMs across the nation — spilled over well into the 2020-21 academic year.
So, when the BCM leaders gathered for the Summit conference, which is held every three years, they said the event afforded them a great chance to have therapeutic conversations about the hardships of the past year. The conference, which featured worship sessions and breakout sessions, was also a time of instruction, inspiration and the exchanging of ideas. [Read more…]