Baylor’s Mission Week Provides Students with Opportunities for Service and Spiritual Growth
by Kate Nelson, student news writer, Baylor University Media and Public Relations
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2021) – More than 35 non-profit organizations will be visiting Baylor’s campus for Missions Week from Monday, Sept. 27 to Friday, Oct. 1.
During Missions Week, Baylor students will have the opportunity to learn about short-term and long-term missions opportunities located both in Waco and globally. Missions Week also educates students on opportunities for personal growth, which in turn will give them the ability to love and serve others.
“Missions Week supports Baylor's mission of preparing men and women for worldwide leadership and service by connecting students with opportunities to actively serve, nurture their faith and love their neighbor as our Christian faith calls us to do,” said Dominique C. McShan, assistant director for marketing, communications and events with Baylor Missions.
Supported by the Lynn A. and Jacqueline S. Harmon Endowment, students can attend a variety of events throughout the week, including a Go Global Missions Fair, a Love Local Fest and Brunch & Learn at the Bobo Spiritual Life Center on campus.
“Over the years Missions Week has prompted many students to think deeply about their vocation, calling, and activate or strengthen their commitment to serve and love their neighbor. Through Missions Week, Baylor students are better equipped to serve missionally and prompted to serve in Waco and the world,” McShan said.
Students will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from Greater Europe Mission, Avant Ministries, Friends for Life, Talitha Koum Institute and more. Whether looking for opportunities in the Waco community or globally, Baylor students will have a variety of organizations to choose from.
For additional information on Missions Week, the schedule of events and represented organizations, resources are provided on Baylor’s Missions and Public Life website.
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Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.