The Fall Intramural football season is well under way, and the men of GBC are working hard to battle to victory! This year is not dissapointing, as the teams seem to be even and competetive. As you can see, Dustin “Bubba” Paulsen takes his football pretty serious! While we have great Intercollegaite Sport opportunities, we also have a vibrant intramural program where anyone can sign up and enjoy some sports with friends!
WOW, or week of welcome was a smashing success this year as we started off the school term with some great student events! The reasons for WOW was to have fun, help students to mix and get to know one another, and also to help students to get comfortable with GBC. On Tuesday, September 3, 2013 the week started off with River City Improv. On Wednesday, the students participated in the annual Pull-Apart event. Pull-Apart is where male students link together in the volleyball pit, and the female students have 20 minutes to break up all of the men so that they are not holding on to one another. After 20 minutes, there were three men left linked together, which defeated the women! It was a great event. On Thursday we invited the Tommee Profit Band to play, and on Friday we had Tom Coverly, a Christian Illusionist/Comedian come and do his thing. Lastly, on Saturday, we had a concert off campus and then finished up with a movie in the ravine, which was a great night!
After the Gray Havens concert, we enjoyed an awesome movie in the Ravine
Today, students and staff members met together before classes began in order to pray for our school, community, state, country, and world. Giving praise to god first thing in the morning and bringing our general needs to Him is such a blessing. Thanks to all who came out to support one another.
We appreciate your prayers as we travel to Puerto Rico to serve at Campamento del Caribe. Our team is Sami Argutto, Olivia Rigg, Jessica Pegg, Holly Haney, Ben Dunlap, Kyle Zobel, and Ben Dolinger. Brian Sherstad and John Sprague are also tagging along. So far, safely at O’Hare.
There is no better way to wash away the stress of mid-terms than to go to the mall! On 2/27/13 the Community Life team put together the annual “Mall Hunt.” The premise of the evening is that student teams of 4 are given a list of who to find (RA’s). Along with the RA’s there are also mystery guests that the teams must find. The teams are given one hour to find as many participants throughout the mall as possible. The team that found the most Community Life members (who were dressed up) received gift certificates to the movies! Last night, the champions found 7 people hiding throughout the mall. This team included Naomi Kemper, John Caprari, and Josh Befus. I have a feeling a double date is on the horizon…Anyhow, we had great student participation which is what made it an awesome experience! Many thanks to the hard working Community Life Team, who work tirelessly to encourage fun, growth, and accountability of our students both on and off campus!
Kaitlin Hitchings, Nick Ewald, Zac Thompson, Morgan Galbiszek, Chris Thompson and Trent Cerra are shown enjoying their evening.
Trent Cerra, Rachel Matychuk and Zac Thompson having too much fun.
Josh Matthews and Jeremiah Miller anjoying the game
Pictured here: Morgan Galbiscek trying to get Chris Thompson to smile
On Sunday, February 3, 2013 the Community Life Staff and Kitchen Crew put on a SuperBowl party for staff and students. While the game, commercials, and halftime were showing on a projection screen as well as 7 other flatscreen televisions in and around the Student Commons area, the main draw was the fellowship that attendees were able to enjoy. The students and staff were treated to a massive amount of food which included wings, sliders, chili, hot pretzels, foot long hot dogs, brats, tons of candy and ice cream to wash it all down. Throughout the game prizes were given away but in the end, students wanted to see their football teams win! While many of our students did not care one way or the other who won, there were also some die hard San Francisco 49′er fans who were sprinkled amongst us. Because of this, others chose to root for the Baltimore Ravens for the fun of it, which made a spirited and entertaining time had by all.
Thanks so much to all of those that helped put the night on and a HUGE thank you for all who attended and were able to experience some of what the Grace Bible community has to offer!
On Friday, January 25, 2013 our students took advantage of a great sledding hill just down the street from our campus. This sledding hill is located at Pinery Park, and has been a destination for students for anything from training for sports, to sledding, walking and exercising, or just getting away from campus with a friend. This park is just one of the many amenities located within a short walk or drive away from our campus that our students enjoy! This event was planned by Nathan Porter, one of our great Resident Assistants who lives on campus. Make sure to get involved as there are plenty of activities and opportunities to have fun and get to know your peers!
While the parking lots of Grace Bible College are peppered with faculty and staff vehicles at the time, they will soon be filled again with student automobiles and the campus buzzing again! We are excited to have all of our GBC Tigers back as they travel later this week. We pray that you are all safe during your journey and that you arrive safely!
Gloria is an event full of wonderful pieces of music performed by our very own Worship Arts Majors/Minors here at GBC! Come out and support this wonderful event!
The Worship Arts Division would like to invite you to attend our Gloria 2012 Christmas Concert in Baker Chapel at 7:30pm on Friday, November 30th. There is NO cost to attend the concert, but there will be a free will offering collected with all proceeds going toward resources for students.
On behalf of the Worship Arts students and faculty I want to thank you for considering this event!
Come worship with us as we give glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Any student enrolled in classes this fall is welcome to enjoy felloweship with classmates on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 9:30PM-11:00PM in the GBC cafeteria! This is a Community Life sponsored event and any on or off campus students are welcome to enjoy the evening and all of the events taking place! While we would love all small group members to come, we want to make a special invitation to those who might not be in a small group as well. Come and get connected at the Harvest Party!! Smiles and laughing will be free of charge at this event!