Mission & Service Day
Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Greeting Hall is reserved Thursday from 8am-4pm. You will receive a parking pass after you register. We will have tables set up for your displays and you can set up and take down as it suits your schedule. Classes start at 8 am and we will provide a light snack & drink mid-morning (breakfast/coffee is available in the , , or coffeehouse). Because there is no chapel on Thursdays, we won’t have a chance for an announcement and after-chapel gathering, but we’re hoping to catch students between classes (primarily 8:50-11:40 am).
Please note this is not a large scale fair – it’s a relaxed atmosphere where students who are serious about exploring and/or pursuing mission & service can have thorough conversations with you.
You will find directions, options for lodging, a campus map, etc. Please feel free to contact with additional questions (540-432-4317).
This year’s Spiritual Life Week Theme is Love One Another as I Have Loved You (John 15:1-17) and we’re also exploring the theme: “Hearing From God…Really?…How?” hearing God’s call and discerning what’s next for the Mission & Service Day Coffeehouse. Consider sharing ways you have incorporated these themes into your mission & service opportunities.
1. Conversations with Students (8am-4pm, Campus Center)
Enjoy informal visiting with students, faculty and staff throughout the day. Missiology class students will be joining us at some point during their class period between 10:50-11:30.
2. Lunch Roundtable Conversations (11:30am-1pm, Dining Hall)
Choose a marked round table and join students, faculty, staff, and fellow service organization representatives for informal conversations about mission and service. Missiology class students will prepare questions for conversation.
(Afternoon is your choice – we’d love for you to go back to your table to be available for students who weren’t available to come in the morning)
3. Mission & Service Day Coffeehouse (9-10pm, Common Grounds)
You’re invited to join our campus community for the evening coffeehouse: “Hearing From God…Really?…How?” hearing God’s call and discerning what’s next. We’ll hear from a panel of guests including Ken Medema (Spiritual Life Week Speaker), Jason Wagner (Our Community Farm), and more facilitated by Janet Stutzman from Virginia Mennonite Missions.