Bible study part of mission at MVSU

3/15/2006

By Marjorie Walker*
Special to the Advocate         

Wesley Foundation at Mississippi Valley State University has made a commitment to support students by offering opportunities for spiritual growth, personal enlightenment and social responsibility.

The Wesley Foundation fulfills part of its mission by providing weekly Bible study for students, faculty and staff.  The Bible study is informal so students feel comfortable to ask questions and receive feedback in an open and non-threaten atmosphere. 

At the weekly Bible study, Wesley Foundation invites community leaders and pastors to share spiritual and physical nourishment for the students. They say they enjoy having meals provided for both body and soul.

The Wesley Foundation has established a presence in other areas on the MVSU campus:

  • Student Activities Department
  • Athletics Department
  • Wherever we are asked to serve. 

Wesley supports other denominations in their campus ministries such as the Baptist Student Union, Lighthouse, Alpha and Omega. Wesley Foundation also goes off campus by attending local church programs, revivals and working with youth and children’s ministries. 

The students, staff and faculty, along with the Wesley Foundation Board of Directors, support its mission with their presence, prayers, presentations, refreshments and financial gifts.

Wesley leaders say they are pleased to have the privilege to offer Christ to the family of MVSU. However, they do welcome others’ presence, prayers and financial support to continue to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Those interested may send their name, address and gift to: The Wesley Foundation, C/O Marjorie Walker, P.O. Box 612, Itta Bena, MS 38941; or call her at 662-254-7109. 

*Walker is director of Wesley Foundation at MVSU and also serves as pastor of Samuel Chapel UMC in Itta Bena.