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Edfeldt Named New SBOM Director Of Collegiate And Student Ministries

Georgia native Ben Edfeldt is the new director of collegiate and student ministries for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. He was elected by trustees of the State Board during a May 20 meeting in Prattville and will begin his new role, which includes serving as a state missionary, June 1. Current director Mike Nuss will …

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Steve Thompson To Retire After 36 Years In Baptist Campus Ministry

Steve Thompson said it wasn’t his plan to go into college ministry — it was a fluke. As a student at Mobile College (now the University of Mobile), he did summer missions one year and got connected with a campus minister at Oklahoma State University. That campus minister asked him to be his associate the following …

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Nuss To Retire After Leading Alabama Baptist Collegiate Ministries For Two Decades

Mike Nuss doesn’t remember the name of the school where he did his six weeks of student teaching. But he does remember this — the very real feeling that it wasn’t for him. And he remembers being surprised by that. “I really wanted to be a high school guidance counselor,” Nuss explained. “I wanted to …

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At Pursue conference, students urged to seek contentment in Christ

In a typical day, the average student contemplates a multitude of decisions, all while navigating classes, jobs and relationships. It’s no wonder young adults are “Chasing Contentment.” That was the theme of this year’s Pursue conference, hosted by the office of collegiate and student ministries of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and held Feb. 25–26 at First Baptist Church Opelika. …

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Auburn BCM back in building after 3.5 years, in ‘better’ position for outreach

After three and a half years without its own building, Baptist Campus Ministries at Auburn University is back in its own — and brand-new — site. “We had great transitional space and are very appreciative of that,” said Stephen Thompson, senior campus minister of Auburn BCM. For the past several years, the ministry has worked out of a …

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Jacksonville State University BCM celebrates 90th anniversary

Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) began serving Jacksonville State University students around 1930. This year, BCM will celebrate more than 90 years of ministry at the east Alabama campus, with an open house and dinner after the school’s Oct. 9 homecoming game against Stephen F. Austin State University. First Baptist Church in Jacksonville has ministered to JSU students …

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ASU students help campus minister start BCM at Tuskegee University

When Zach Beasley took on the task of starting a Baptist Campus Ministry at Alabama State University in 2019, he started with one student who showed up for the first Bible study. “For some reason, I wasn’t discouraged. I was like, ‘God, this means you’re about to do something amazing,” Beasley said. Two years later, ASU has a thriving …

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