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Soccer Players Serve as the Hands and FEET of Christ

MBU sports team are often involved with various opportunities to give back to the St. Louis communities. One way the MBU men’s soccer team recognizes the value of serving as the hands and feet of Christ is through playing soccer each spring with special needs children as part of the SPENSA program.

Photo by Ben Randolph

Missouri Baptist University soccer players have helped with SPENSA-sponsored camps in St. Louis each spring for several years, and team members agree it is one of the most important outreaches they do as a team.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes at MBU

On-campus, Christ-centered organizations allow students the opportunity to connect and grow in their faith alongside their peers. MBU’s FCA huddle meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the North Hall lobby.

 Photo from MBU Flickr

Junior Meredith Linn, history major, and senior Ethan Metzler, physical education major, encourage students to attend FCA for food, fun and fellowship. Linn is a member of the women’s lacrosse team, and Metzler is a kicker for the football game. 

Just Do It? The Spartans Have Done It

With Nike’s slogan being “Just Do It,” the Missouri Baptist University athletic department has just done something big, moving to an all-Nike gear contract.


Photo by Jordan Hall

Pictured is an example of the gear Missouri Baptist University athletic teams are wearing after the university struck a deal this fall with the company and a Texas-based factory-direct sports equipment company called BSN.

A Season of Firsts

The Missouri Baptist University men’s soccer closed out a record-breaking season by claiming the AMC conference title, winning 2-1 in overtime, for the first time in MBU history.


Photo by John Wood

After scoring the game-winning goal in overtime and ultimately leading the MBU men’s soccer team to the NAIA National Tournament, freshman Jona Oesterling joins his team in celebration. The Spartans, ranked No. 26, travel to Marshall, Missouri, to play the Missouri Valley Vikings, No. 5 seed, on Saturday, Nov. 17.

MBU Envisions Home Field Advantage

With three different sports requiring a turf field, Missouri Baptist University’s athletic department is looking to deliver with the second-phase construction of Spartan Field.

Photo by Stacy Rohan

Construction for Spartan Field started in 2013 and already hosts sporting events such as soccer and lacrosse games, and it plays host to the MBU football team’s practices. The next step is looking toward hosting MBU football games.

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Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
   
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
   
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
   
*The WordPress website has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
   
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
   
*We have readers in every state and more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
   
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