This session, we’ve had especially encouraging feedback from our Student Development staff, who work closely with our high school and college students. Allow us to share some highlights:
Students are reporting that they feel at “home” and that Briercrest is a “safe space” to recover and regain focus after a challenging summer.
Despite restrictions that keep students from visiting other dorms, we’ve seen strong community forged within each dorm hall. Mel Hill, Residence Director of Bergren and Sundbo dorms, commented:
“The forced hall cohorts have created a unique opportunity for deep, rich community. We’re seeing students openly confess their struggles and build supports. Where once sin and addictions, and the ensuing shame, were kept in darkness and created barriers in relationships, God has brought them into the light and into compassionate, loving small hall communities. We’re seeing God work through all our students to build up the body of Christ in a way we haven’t experienced in my time on staff.”
God has been prompting many students to respond to Him in new ways this year. Some highlights include a number of students getting baptized, as well as four students giving their lives to Jesus! Praise God!
While in the College we have been able to have our usual daily in-person chapels all year, Briercrest Christian Academy has only recently been cleared to meet for chapel in the Hildebrand. We’re excited for the unity that this is sure to foster in our student body. Read that update below!