jingst stacy 1Stacy Jingst

Sebring, Florida

 

 

1. What was your major at Faith?

Administrative Assistant/Women’s Ministry

 

2. Where did you do your internship?

In the Admissions Department at Faith

 

3. So what’s after graduation?

I'm headed to Peru for the summer to work with the Rojas. Mrs. Rojas is in charge of the women's ministries in their church plant. I'm excited to see what women's ministries looks like in a local church on the foreign field. In the fall I will be back at my college home church, Maranatha Baptist Church in Grimes, serving in the women's ministries program there.

 

4. How are you going to use your education at Faith now that you have finished?

This year (and I will continue in the fall when I return) I have been able to disciple a girl in my church, directly using what I learned from the class Mentoring Women. I didn't realize how quickly I'd put into practice what God was teaching me in the classroom—I was using it before I was even done with the class! That's just one example. I could go on with many examples from that class and other classes. 

 

5. What was one of your highlights studying at Faith?

Mrs. Hartog’s class, Devotional Preparation for Women, made a big impact on my life. She taught us how to study God's Word in a deeper way and then how to prepare devotionals for women. That class was a turning point for me. I haven't had the same perspective on God's Word since taking that class. Systematic Theology was probably my favorite class at Faith. This class took all of the doctrines that I had learned over my college years and put them together to where it finally made sense in a practical way. I learned so much about God's Word in this class! 

 

6. How were you plugged in to extracurricular activities at Faith?

I was involved in Faith Chorale all four years, and I served as the Chorale secretary for the last two years. God also gave me the opportunity to travel with the New Life music team for three summers. These music ministries are priceless and hold a very special place in my heart! I'm so thankful for these opportunities! I was a class secretary for my first two years at Faith, a room leader for my sophomore year, and I was a resident advisor for my Junior and Senior years. 

 

7. Why did you choose to study at Faith?

I feel God wants me in full-time ministry someday, and Faith is super solid on doctrine. I knew I didn't have to worry about slipping one way or another but that I would be taught truth from God's Word.

 

8. What are you most looking forward to in your next step . . . whatever that may be?

I'm most looking forward to simply using the knowledge that God has allowed me to learn by helping others grow spiritually and discipling others to become more like Christ. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing God's Word change people’s lives!


terlouw tyler 1Tyler Terlouw

Pella, Iowa

 

1. What was your major at Faith?

Pastoral Training/Greek

 

2. Where will you do your internship?

Following graduation, I will be doing a 12-week internship in Kokstad, South Africa, leading youth and adult Bible studies, ministering in the school church's school, and preaching in churches. 

 

3. So what’s after graduation?

When I return from the internship I will be working full time, helping in my church and taking seminary modules to further my education.

 

4. How are you going to use your education at Faith now that you have finished?

The education that I received at Faith is so valuable in many areas of my life. Faith has equipped me with a fuller understanding of God's Word as well as shown me the importance of loving people. I can apply what I have learned at Faith in my daily life. I will have a secular job as I go through seminary. What I have learned at Faith will help me tremendously as I seek to spread God's love to unsaved people. It will also help me to stay strong in my faith and to keep pursuing a life that is pleasing to the Lord. 

 

The major way in which I will use my education at Faith is in ministry. I desire to be in full-time ministry, and the things that I learned at faith will help me as I begin serving in different capacities. My long term goal is to be a missionary/pastor in South Africa, but I don’t know how God is going to work through me until I am able to do that. I am excited to see what ministries He will have for me, and I know that my time at Faith has prepared me to do those ministries. 

 

 5. What was one of your highlights studying at Faith?

I think one of the best things about studying at Faith is a faculty and staff that have a genuine care for the students. The professors always make sure you know they are available to meet outside of class. They care about more than just grades; they care about your spiritual walk and growth. Also, being plugged into a local church was a huge benefit of studying at Faith because not only do I learn about ministry in the classroom but I was also able to put it into practice every week in my local church.  

 

6. How were you plugged in to extracurricular activities at Faith?

Basketball, South Africa missions trips, Student Association officer, class officers, room leader. There are plenty of ways to get involved at Faith.

 

7. Why did you choose to study at Faith?

I chose to study at Faith because I want to be in full-time ministry. The school has outstanding professors, staff, and faculty. I truly think that as far as ministry majors are concerned, it is one of the elite schools in the nation. 

 

8. What are you most looking forward to in your next step . . . whatever that may be?

I am most looking forward to my internship this summer in South Africa. It will be a time when I can apply all that I have learned at Faith as well as be stretched by God so I can grow closer to Him. 


johnson ryan 1

Ryan Johnson 

Owatonna, Minnesota

 

1. What was your major at Faith?

Assistant Pastor with a Youth and Music minor 

 

2. Where did you do your internship?

I am currently finishing my internship at Grace Baptist Church in Mankato, Minnesota. I am learning a lot about what pastors have to do behind the scenes that many people never see.

 

3. So what’s after graduation?

This summer I will be working at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp as part of Faith’s camp team, the Contenders. This fall I plan to start seminary in the fall at Faith Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

4. How are you going to use your education at Faith now that you have finished?

I plan to use my education in my ministry at church for now. I work with the junior boys at my church during Sunday School, and I go calling on Wednesday nights. My long-term goal is to become an assistant pastor and help teens grow in Christ.

 

5. What was one of your highlights studying at Faith?

One of my highlights studying at faith would have to be Systematic Theology class. It put all of the doctrine classes together so I know what I believe and why.

 

6. How were you plugged in to extracurricular activities at Faith?

During my years at Faith I was involved in summer ministry teams, soccer, basketball, Chorale, the Student Association, and class leadership.

 

7. Why did you choose to study at Faith?

I started my college education at Pillsbury Baptist Bible College. When Pillsbury closed, I chose Faith because it was a great place to study for the ministry and because I already knew a few students attending Faith.

 

8. What are you most looking forward to in your next step . . . whatever that may be?

I am looking forward to starting in a youth ministry and applying all the things that I have learned in my classes. I want to use my Faith education to build into the lives of teens wherever God leads me.


Events

Faith Pulpit Day

March 30

This year's Faith Pulpit Day will focus on exposition in theology, preaching, and counseling.

Faith Missions Conference

March 30-April 3

Finish My Work is the theme of this year's Missions Conference.

Spring Instrumental Concert

April 10

Join us for a concert of sacred and classical music presented by the Faith Community Orchestra and Handbells.

Student Leadership Summit

April 16-18

Evangelist Will Galkin and Dr. Paul Hartog will help teens confront their culture rather than conform to it.

Chorale Concert at IRBC

April 18

The Chorale will present a special concert at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp for people in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.

Commencement Weekend

May 7, 8

Find a full schedule of the 2015 commencement weekend events.

News

Presidential Search Update

The goal of the Search Committee has been to find a highly qualified and dedicated man of vision who can lead Faith onward and forward. We are convinced we have found that man in Rev. James R. Tillotson who has accepted our unanimous invitation to be the next president of FBBC&TS. Read More

Basketball Teams Excel

The Faith men’s basketball team won the conference championship and tournament. Both the men’s and women’s team were the recipients of the sportsmanship awards. Read More

Coach Lanny Nihart Completes 30 Years

Faith’s volleyball coach, Lanny Nihart, was recently honored for completing 30 years as our volleyball coach. Read More