On Campus Ministry Opportunities

B.E.A.T. (BIOLA ETHNIC ADVANCEMENT TEAM)

The B.E.A.T. is composed of students from ethnically diverse backgrounds who participate in either the worship, testimony or dance team ministries. B.E.A.T. is a volunteer program established to provide Biola students an opportunity to remain connected and serve in the community.  The mission of B.E.A.T. is to encourage youth to continue on to higher education, consider Christian higher education and encourage them in diverse communities through their faith. They minister in countless local church services and community activities. The B.E.A.T. team usually goes to churches that range from 100 to hundreds of people, depending on the church size. In addition, the B.E.A.T.’s presentation tends to be during the main worship services on Sundays or during youth services on Fridays or Sundays.

Contact:
The Office Of Undergraduate Admissions,
Department of Multiethnic Outreach
multiethnic.outreach@biola.edu
(562) 903-4752

BIOLA YOUTH MINISTRY OUTREACH         

Biola Youth Ministry Outreach exists to sharpen, deepen and broaden the reach of local church youth ministries by providing support and resources through worship bands, conferences, networking, and ministry outreach. Biola Youth partners with churches to maximize the effectiveness and reach of local youth ministries, helping teens find and grow in authentic Christian faith. The ministry offers the experience, support and resources of Biola University to the local church, community, teens and families.

Contact:
Biola Youth Theatre
(562) 906-4574 (phone)
(562) 906-4586 (fax)

EVANGELICAL AND MORMON INTERACTIONS (EMI)

EMI empowers Biola students to share the truth and love of Jesus Christ to the Mormons. Students go to Utah during interterm and Easter break to work with Christian churches and different organizations and to dialogue with Mormons. EMI also includes a local ministry to Mormons in the surrounding LA area.

Contact:
Department of Spiritual Life
(562) 903-4754

HONDURAS WATER PROJECT

The water project extends Christ’s love through service to the people of Honduras. The team brings awareness and raises support to help provide materials to bring water to a rural village in Honduras.  Students dig trenches for the pipes, lead various men and women ministries and hold evangelistic services at night.

Contact:
Department of Spiritual Life
(562) 903-4754

MANNA MINISTRY

Biola’s Manna Ministry seeks to love the homeless and low-income members of the local LA community by restoring dignity, building relationships, and sharing the hope truth and love of Jesus Christ. this is accomplished as this ministry team secures meal donations, packs brown bags at the cafe, and goes on outreach trips every other Saturday.

Contact:
Department of Spiritual Life
(562) 903-4754

NATIONAL SCHOOL PROJECT (NSP)

The National School Project impacts high school campuses for Christ.  The ministry is designed to help put God, the Bible and prayer back into the public school system. Each Biola student acts as both a mentor to Christians interested in impacting their local high schools as well as a coach helping to mobilize Christian clubs on campus.  Biola students also lead evangelistic focused missions trips to impact high schools in their hometowns across the U.S.

Contact:
shannon.s@<wbr/>nationalschoolproject.com

RECONCILIATION CHAPELS

Reconciliation chapels provide the Biola community with a diverse worship experience in the midst of a diverse group of believers. Chapels seek to enhance the process of Christian racial reconciliation through celebration of different styles of music in worship and through education about diversity in the body of Christ.

Contact:
Multi-Ethnic Programs Department
Glen Kinoshita, Director, x5832
multiethnicprograms@biola.edu
(562) 906-4567 (fax)
Website

REVIVE MINISTRIES

Revive ministry equips the Biola community to provide spiritual care through prayer to those who are in need. Based on prayer, fasting and discipleship, a covenant community continues to develop, centered on a corporate burden to pray for a culture of prayer and revival at Biola.  Students gather twice a week to call upon the Lord and pray in a spirit of repentance for revival. 

Contact:
Department of Spiritual Life
(562) 903-4754

RWANDA

Once in the fall semester, a group of nursing students travel to Rwanda to work in the local community and in the hospital, providing basic health care and education. 
 
Contact: 
Glenn Styffe, Associate Professor of Nursing
glenn.styffe@biola.edu

SALAM

The Salam ministry educates students to effectively share Christ with Muslims. Students have opportunities to learn more about Muslims and interact with the Muslim community through visiting local Muslim restaurants, the Islamic Institute of Orange County and local Mosques.

Contact:
Madison Duanetz
madison.v.duanetz@biola.edu

SOLA SOUL

At this energetic event during the fall semester, Sola Soul seeks to celebrate unity and diversity through artistic medium and various elements of Hip-Hop such as B-Boys, Graffiti, Spoken Word and D.J.’s. Guest artists from the community, share their creative art forms through which they seek to glorify God and evangelize.

Contact:
Multi-Ethnic Programs Department
Glen Kinoshita, Director, x5832
multiethnicprograms@biola.edu
(562) 906-4567 (fax)
Website

STUDENT CONGRESS ON RACIAL RECONCILIATION [SCORR]

SCORR is an annual two-day conference held in February that gathers attendees from across the west to discuss the needs of students and professionals from culturally diverse backgrounds on the Christian college campus. The 2011 SCORR Conference marked its 15th year in existence. Christian colleges and universities from all over the nation have attended the conference, including Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Seattle Pacific University, and George Fox University in Oregon.

Contact:
Multi-Ethnic Programs Department
Glen Kinoshita, Director, x5832
multiethnicprograms@biola.edu
(562) 906-4567 (fax)
Website

TIJUANA MINISTRY

Tijuana ministry regularly works with Children of Promise International, an orphanage in Mexico. Students travel on various Saturdays to Tijuana and minister to children who are rescued from their living environments of prostitution and drug activity. The students share Bible stories and lead activities for the youth as well as service projects such as fixing bikes or painting rooms.

Contact:
Department of Spiritual Life
(562) 903-4754

TORREY MUSIC CLUB

The Torrey music club is a student-run program that allows students in Torrey to practice and hone their musical talents. At the end of the year, the club puts on a musical performance open to Biola and the surrounding community.

Contact:
Torrey Honors 
(562) 906-4555

UBUNTU

Ubuntu is two day diversity workshop for students, staff, faculty, administration and alumni that consists of using interactive media and discussion to build community, facilitate individual and communal ethnic identity development and promote racial reconciliation within the body at Biola.

Contact:
Multi-Ethnic Programs Department
Glen Kinoshita, Director, x5832
multiethnicprograms@biola.edu
(562) 906-4567 (fax)
Website

URBAN PLUNGE

Urban Plunge is an entirely student-run program in Torrey. It introduces Torrey students to inner city L.A. and Biola’s history in L.A. Urban Plunge partners with the Union Rescue Mission in Downtown L.A. and students are able to hear testimonies from people who have experienced homelessness. Students often serve breakfast at the Union Rescue Mission on the trip.

Contact:
Torrey Honors 
(562) 906-4555

YOUNGLIFE

Young Life is a Christian outreach organization for adolescents. There are many different branches: high school, middle school, special needs, and teen moms. Young Life reaches kids through relationships, stepping into the lives of students, and loving them right where they are at.

Contact:
abyounglife@gmail.com.
Alyssa Burgess

 

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