Involvement in our city…
Greenville is a wonderful place to live. We enjoy eating in many unique cafes and restaurants, relaxing in beautiful Falls Park, biking or running on the Swamp Rabbit Trail and much more. We also believe in giving back.
One way we give back is through our student-run Community Service Council. Through the CSC you can volunteer for a variety of Greenville-area events such as Enchanted Tracks, which is a fairytale village for children, the Reedy River Run, the Generous Garden Project, which provides food for needy families and food banks, and the Special Olympics.
Students in the CSC also organize events such as the annual on-campus blood drive for The Blood Connection and local park clean-ups. These community service projects and events are wonderful opportunities to reflect the love of Christ—both through what we do and how we do it, and through what we say as we serve.
Another important way we give back is through the Center for Global Opportunities. Through the CGO you can team up with other students each week to minister to people—whether it’s in nursing homes or prisons, through children’s clubs, sports or door-to-door evangelism—who give of their time to build relationships and share the gospel in the Greenville area. Which avenue will you choose to spread God’s glory?
…And around the world
You can also share the gospel globally by connecting with mission teams through the CGO. During spring break and summer, you’ll have the opportunity to travel on teams—made up of students and faculty/staff members from all programs and skill sets—to places like Australia, Africa, Mexico and the Western USA. These teams help missionaries and churches with building projects, vacation Bible schools, tract distribution, musical programs and more.
Often individual students go on missions trips or complete internships overseas as well. From the apparel, textiles & design student interning in Bangladesh to the cross-cultural service student serving in Scotland, every BJU student can play a vital part in spreading the life-changing work of Christ across the world!