Grand Rapids, MI: Grace Bible College is sending ministry teams to two separate continents. Brent Befus, Student intern with community life is leading a group of 6 students to Uruguay, South America in conjunction with Ricki Anne Zanella and Grace Ministries International. They will be leading church worship, sport clinics, church building projects, Vacation Bible School and other opportunities serving local churches and their youth groups. The other group members are Courtney Glinka, Calvin Nettleton, Mike Terpstra, Denise VanBeek, April Lorenz, and Lisse Schuerman. Please be in prayer for them over the next two weeks.
Prof. Gary Spykerman, chairman of the pastoral ministries division is taking a unique group of men, along with his wife Susan, to the Southwest USA. These are pastoral interns seeking to progress in their call to ministry by working and visiting with Pastors, church boards, leading worship and interviewing a number of different organizations, including Rick Warren’s church- Saddleback. The other members are Adam Renberg, Joe Johnson, Chris Anderson, Josh Befus, Jared Kusz and Jon Caprari.
“This is a special aspect of the Grace Bible College educational objective in combining practical, field experience with classroom instruction. All these students are gaining valuable insights and challenging their commitment in striving to serve Christ in Church and Society. There is nothing else that compares to actually being in the true classroom of life experiences. It’s even more exciting to realize how God can use this to challenge them to a full time commitment to ministry.” John Spooner, Director of Campus Minsitries said.
Check out this site for periodical updates for both teams. Thank you to the many supporters who have made these trips possible. Any donations can be made directly to Grace Bible College in the name of Ministry Teams.