Troy Baptist Campus Ministry celebrates 50 years

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Bensinger said a female student, who had been attacked, was taken to the BCM building to be comforted in a friendly, safe environment. Another student was hurt in a fall and was taken to the facility where her injury was treated.“It’s important to have a place where students can go during times like that,” Bensinger said. “It’s always good to have a place of safe harbor.”When Crapps was director of the Baptist Campus Ministry, a religious council was an important part of the program.“ All denominations came together at one of the dorms and we also had weekly prayer meetings,” he said. “But I think it’s important to have a place where students can come together in faith.”Bensinger said the students who are active in the Baptist Campus Ministry don’t hide inside the Baptist Campus Ministry facility.“We are strengthened here and from here we go out and minister,” he said.“That’s why the Baptist Campus Ministry is so important to all of us and has been for 50 years.” Skip Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author The Troy University Baptist Campus Ministry building on Collegedale Street was dedicated on Nov. 2, 1958. On Homecoming Day 2008, Nov. 8, the BCM will celebrate 50 years of ministering to the needs of the university students from that location.The Alabama Baptist State Convention paid the initial $56,000 cost of the building, which would be a home away from home for many Troy University students.Don Crapps was the (Baptist Student Union) director at the time and welcomed the new facility. By Jaine Treadwell “Until that time, we had been meeting at the Normal Avenue Apartments,” Crapps said. “They were located on what is now University Avenue. The apartment where we met doubled as the Baptist center and my home. When Lyra and I married, we had absolutely no privacy because students were in and out of the apartment all day and night. So, I was proud to be involved in the planning of the new facility.”Crapps will be one of the featured speakers at the 50th year celebration on Saturday. He will talk about the history of the Baptist Campus Ministry and the impact that it has had on the university campus.The 50th anniversary celebration will begin at 11 a.m. with a fellowship meal and the celebration program will follow at noon. All alumni and students who are currently active in the Baptist Campus Ministry are invited to attend. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Brad Bensinger, BCM director, said the mission of the campus ministry is to disciple students in their faith in Christ and share His message on campus.“The BCM exists to reach the unreached and the discipled, all to the glory of God,” and to remind and encourage ourselves,” he said.The Baptist Campus Ministry building has been a refuge and a home away from home for university students for 10 decades. The importance of having a place of refuge drove the students “back home” recently when the BCM building was locked down for a week.“For one week, we closed the BCM building and held all of our meetings and activities at other locations on campus,” Bensinger said. “The events were well attended but a couple of incidents made us aware of just how important it is for us to have a place of our own.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like A testament to Democracy’s power A day before America elected the first black president, I sat down to talk with one of Pike County’s many… read more Sponsored Content Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, November 5, 2008 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy Baptist Campus Ministry celebrates 50 years Latest Stories Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img