Tuesday, March 28

Spiritual Life

Campus News, Events, Spiritual Life

Women’s Bible study becomes place of rest and community

By Sydney Wisman A new women’s accountability group on campus is attempting to offer a safe place for women on campus to talk honestly about their lives. Kehilah, which in Hebrew means community, is growing each week and now has about 40 attendees. “We found it was easy to get disconnected with other people,” said Katie Rose Weissend, founder of Kehilah. “I wanted it [Kehilah] to be a space that was free to relax and to be honest, and to talk about deep struggles.” Kehilah starts off with fellowship, an activity, and then a small devotion. Recently the discussion was about resting in God’s presence. The attendees talked about when and how to rest and the difference between true rest in God’s presence or numbing out with screens and social media. Then after discussion and prayer with a...
Campus News, Spiritual Life

Administrators crackdown on disruptive chapel behavior

By Amy Taylor Mandy Goon is used to students being disruptive while she’s leading worship in chapel; but, when they’re loud during communion, it really irritates her. “It’s not respectful. We’re supposed to be adults. People want to be treated as adults, and they don’t act like it,” Goon said. Trevecca administrators are cracking down on disruptive behavior in chapel after hearing from several students that some students are making worship difficult by talking and laughing during the service. (more…)
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Chapel speaker causes controversy

By Amy Taylor A small group of students walked out of a February chapel service at Trevecca because they felt they were being falsely accused of racism and terrorism. More than 70 students have since become fans of a Facebook group advocating that the speaker not be invited back to campus. Reverend Gwendolyn Felder-Brown, the pastor of Ernest Newman United Methodist Church in Nashville and the united campus minister of the Wesley Foundation at Fisk University, was asked by the Office of the Chaplain at Trevecca to speak during chapel on February 25, 2010. (more…)
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TCC powers up new program, needs volunteers

By Shadaye Hunnicutt A lack of volunteers for the long-running Kings Kids ministry has prompted TCC staff to reevaluate and change its after school programming for local elementary students. “Years ago, God woke me up in the middle of the night and gave me this vision…dream. I have waited for his time, and I believe this is it,” said Tina Mitchell, pastor of compassionate, and evangelical ministries at TCC. “We still have a lot of money to raise and I‘m trusting what someone told me a long time ago ‘When God gives the vision, he will give the provision.’” Kings Kids, an after school VBS-type program for local elementary school kids, was started by Trevecca Community Church (TCC) in the 1980s and over the years came to rely heavily on college students as volunteers. (more…)...