When I started college at the University of Southern Mississippi, I was extremely nervous that I would not be able to find a good community, and I was afraid that I would drift away from my faith.
Then I walked into the Baptist Student Union where I was blessed to find the community that I longed for and even more.
Not only did BSU give me some of the best friends and mentors, it also helped deepen my relationship with Christ and challenged me to share my faith in ways I never thought I could.
Deeper level of faith
“To know Christ and to make Him known” is the mission of Baptist Student Union, a ministry for students on college campuses in Mississippi. The staff and student leaders work to help believers come to know Jesus at a deeper level and then challenge them to share the gospel with people on campus.
BSU fosters a culture of discipleship and evangelism through things like small groups, worship and prayer nights, weekly lunches, prayer walking and various outreach events. We strive to be a campus ministry where nonbelievers feel welcomed, rather than scared, to walk through the door.
Our hope is that students of all backgrounds will choose to come inside and experience the love of Jesus.
‘Best part of my college experience’
BSU has undoubtedly been the best part of my college experience and it will be the hardest place to say goodbye when I graduate. I am thankful to be a part of such a wonderful organization where I have seen many lives impacted for the glory of God, including my own.
If you are interested in getting involved with BSU on your campus, please click here.
EDITOR’S NOTE — This story was written by Mallory Johnson and originally published by the Baptist Record.