By Dr. Robert Booker, Vice President of NBBI
It has been my privilege this year to head up the Practical Christian Service involving our students. PCS is the responsibility of every student, that is, to do some kind of ministry every week during the school year.
Twelve of our students travel regularly on weekends with singing groups, five others are in the Special Events Ministry concentrating on youth and youth rallies. All of the rest of our students are active in local churches and their youth groups, Awana and Sunday Schools. Some of our men lead services, do visitation and preach on a regular basis. Four students hold Good News Clubs in the public schools and another four visit two Senior Citizens’ homes regularly. Still another four hold jail services for both men and women. The distance we travel ranges from Grand Falls to beyond Fredericton, New Brunswick and across the border into Houlton, Presque Isle and Perham, Maine.
At the beginning of the year I challenged our students to seek to have a stretching ministry experience with PCS. I challenged them to be active, work hard, pray for souls and serve the local church in any way possible. We thank the Lord that, as of December 6th, two people have received Christ as Saviour through this outreach.
I trust our students are learning, in a very practical way, how to put their Bible knowledge to use and how rewarding it is to serve our Lord and to serve others.
Please pray for the many people that are reached by PCS and for the students who faithfully reach out to them.
This article appears in the February 2010 Open Bible Bulletin.