Collegiate Partnerships (BCM)
North Central Baptist Association provides monthly support for two of our local college campuses. Each year thousands of students attend the campuses of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. Many of these students are from our area.
Most students that attend college are at a critical time in their lives. Decisions are being made concerning the future. Many of these students arrive on campus seeking direction in life. What an opportunity we have to partner with parents and churches to encourage and give direction to these young men and women. BCM ministries provide great opportunities for students to come together in a Christian environment.
The "Baptist Collegiate Ministry" at Louisiana Tech touches thousands of students each year. Tech students come from around the world. Over 5,000 meals are served each year to students through the weekly Soul Food Outreach lunch. Over 100 students are involved in mission projects annually through the BCM. Each year over 200 students at Tech also raise over $15,000 annually for missions.
The Northwestern State "Baptist Collegiate Ministry" also touches the lives of young men and women each year. The BCM at NSU could not exist apart from the support of Southern Baptist across our state.
The BCM at NSU exists to:
-Help students know Christ and to make Him known.
-Help students grow in their knowledge of Christ and His teachings.
-Help students find their place of calling in Christ's Kingdom.