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Churches increase involvement in foster care
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Churches increase involvement in foster care

Following the call of Scripture to care for orphans, the church is increasing its involvement in the foster care system. 25 percent of Protestant or nondenominational church attenders know “someone from their church [who] has been involved in foster care over the past year,” according to LifeWay Research, a research […]

Romero declared first Latin American saint
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Romero declared first Latin American saint

Oscar Romero, archbishop of El Salvador from 1977 to 1980, became the first Latin American saint to be canonized by the Catholic church. An outspoken opponent of the nation’s civil war, Romero was assassinated while giving mass in 1980. Pope Francis officiated his canonization ceremony on Oct. 13 at the […]

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Students join Growth Groups in dorm pilot program

Desiring that students strengthen fellowship with their neighbors, Walker Hall and the Student Ministries Leadership Team have forged a new partnership. While campus-wide Growth Groups have been a John Brown University tradition for instilling spiritual growth, a new pilot program focused on tying together social and spiritual aspects seeks to […]

ARTreach seeks volunteers for children’s ministry
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ARTreach seeks volunteers for children’s ministry

As brightly-colored crayons roll across the table into small energetic hands, children experience the love of Christ through the encouragement of student mentors smiling at their budding masterpieces. ARTreach, a John Brown University CAUSE ministry, invites students to build relationships with the children of Colcord, Oklahoma through art projects, games […]

‘Jesus High’ impacts college-age counselors and kids
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‘Jesus High’ impacts college-age counselors and kids

Amidst the smoke, lights and high energy games, campers and counselors alike experience the ever-looming “Jesus High”—a spiritual climax with little to no results. Campers and counselors often lose the sensation of a strengthened relationship with God and fellow Christians once they pack their bags and return to normal life. […]

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Students rest and recharge from routine at Breakaway

Leaving behind papers, projects, routines and stress, students experienced relaxation at New Life Ranch during the annual Breakaway fall retreat. This year’s retreat featured Jason Lanker, professor of Christian ministry and formation, as the key speaker, with an additional session featuring Murray Greenwood, the missionary-in-residence for the 2018-2019 school year. […]