Posts Tagged ‘community’
Missouri Baptist University junior Alise Grogg faces multiple challenges in her life while balancing school, relationships and her passion for ice skating. Although times can be overwhelming, in this video story she reflects on what is most important to her and the positive impact it has made.
Alise Grogg performs the ending pose of the short program with her Synergy Junior team at the 2020 USFS Synchronized Championship in Providence, Rhode Island. She and her team finished their short program with a score of 53.33, then performed the long program and received a 91.25, making the combined total 144.58. Photo by Taylor Hopkins
A new student-led ministry called Grounded formed this semester, which focuses on how MBU students can root themselves in the love of Christ and share the Gospel with the MBU community. Meeting each Friday night, the ministry challenges students to represent Christ regardless of their situations in life.
When Ethan Metzler graduated in spring 2019, he believed his time at MBU was over. However, when the position of resident director at Pillsbury-Huff Residence Hall became available, he felt the Lord call him to lead the building of young men he was a peer with just one semester before. Regardless of the position change, Metzler continues to deeply and meaningfully connect with everyone he is around at MBU, pointing to Christ through his actions.
Ethan Metzler works at his desk in his office at Pillsbury-Huff men’s dormitory, with his Colorado license plate in the background. Metzler, a Colorado native, has been in the MBU family as a student-athlete, and now as a valued staff member. Photos by Hannah Chaney
Specific aspects of college life like enrollment and group relationships are uncertain in this time of social distancing brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and though it seems dark, there is light ahead. Despite what may be to come, a large group of friends at MBU is making the best of a bad situation and growing closer while remaining apart.
This story is part of an ongoing series of stories and analyses produced by MBU Timeline staff members, focusing on several aspects of what the COVID-19 pandemic will have changed long after it has passed. Our writers try to answer a question you may have asked yourself: what happens next? Photo courtesy of MBU University Communications — Graphic by Dylan White