We are thrilled to announce that Derek Brown will be joining the faculty of Barclay College. Derek will be the Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Chaplain, as well as holding the department chair. In these roles, Derek will be teaching classes and ministering to the student body through both corporate worship in Chapel and pastoral care through counseling and mentoring students.
An alumnus of Barclay College, Derek graduated with a BA in Theology. He then went on to pastor at Macksville Christian Church, where he as been for the last three years. During this time, he earned his Masters in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. The college also had the pleasure of having Derek serve as both an adjunct instructor and the part-time Director of Chapel Ministries last year. This year Derek has also applied to enter into the Ph.D. program at Johnson University, and if accepted, will be able to complete his doctoral work without interrupting his tenure at Barclay.
Derek is married to Jessica (Huffman) Brown, also an alumnus of Barclay College. They have been married for three years, and are currently expecting twins in November! In addition, they are the proud parents of a Chihuahua (Princess) and a Boston Terrier (Charlie). They have recently purchased a house in Haviland and
are excited to move into the community. Said Derek, “Barclay was such a influential part, not only of my pastoral education, but also my spiritual formation. It is my hope that my humble efforts can help impact students in the same way.” Welcome back Derek! We are excited for you to join the Barclay team!
From May 7-13, the Barclay choir is touring the great plains. We hope you have an opportunity to join them in worship and receive a blessing from God.
The Choir began touring this year at Haviland Friends Church on Monday and now they are touring throughout Kansas and Oklahoma. We ask that you would keep them in your prayers throughout the week.
Rose Hill Friends – 7:00 p.m.
Ramona Friends – 7:00 p.m.
Chandler Friends – 7:00 p.m.
Miami Friends – 5:30 p.m.
Riverton Friends – 10:30 a.m.
One hundred five guests attended the Barclay College Association Dinner on March 24. The college Association was started 1917 by the Friends Haviland Academy Board of Trustees to establish a Friends college. Since that time the Association has been the top legal entity of the college. The board established that anyone who donates $100 to the college during the fiscal year automatically
becomes a member of the Association. In recent years the college has provided a dinner to invite the member of the Association to campus for a special time of appreciation. During the dinner graduating seniors tell their stories of how they happened to attend the college, what the college has meant to them, and to thank the Association for its help in providing for their education.
Graduating seniors who spoke at the dinner were Jacob Newton, Friendswood, Texas; Eliot Hinshaw, Haviland, Kansas; and Caleb Heath, Fairland, Indiana. The Barclay Singers, a ladies quintet, and a guitar ensemble from the college provided dinner music.
Thanks to all who are members of the association and make it possible for people to attend Barclay and get a Bible centered education to live a Christian life of service and leadership.
Barclay College is life changing. As a young man, a student, a teacher, and now as president, I have watched and experienced this transformation on more than one occasion. Everything we do at this college is driven by our mission as well as our identity as an Evangelical Friends Christian institution. We believe our ideas must be put into action, and this is why Barclay College makes a
difference in the world. It is intellect inspired by faith to produce service.
This is nothing new for Barclay College. For years we have developed students through our mission to inspire life, service, and leadership in an environment of rigorous academics and a spirit lead faith community. Professors, students, and staff are partners in a personalized community bonded by the call of Christ to compassion, redemption, and service.
As we move into 2012 I am committed to pursue four pillars of vision. These pillars – academic excellence, faculty growth, expanding graduate education, and a vital faith community – interface with our mission and will lay the foundation for living our witness in this world.
I am looking forward to this coming year and new opportunities to stir hearts and shape minds. Our Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership program will be offered in the fall in a fully online, asynchronous delivery model. Students will be able to access this program from anywhere around the globe with no residency requirements. Barclay College is truly going into the entire world.
Pray for Barclay College. We are servants of the King and your prayers and support are necessary for us to fulfill our calling. Thank you for being in the Barclay College family and for believing in what God is doing here. Let us commit ourselves to carry forward the faith that has been entrusted to us.
The Barclay College School of Graduate Studies presents a Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership with a concentration in Professional Studies (MATL-PS). The MATL-PS degree is a 36 credit hour online graduate degree academically designed to develop effective twenty-first century professional leaders for the glory of God. Classes will begin the fall of 2012.
The MATL-PS equips Christian professionals to become transforming leaders in their organizations, companies and churches. Whether you work in ministry, education, health care, business, finance, government, military, church or the non-profit sector, the MATL-PS can equip you to grow in leadership, management and interpersonal skills to lead more effectively.
There is an increased demand for leaders today with exceptional leadership, vision casting, cultural awareness, spiritual and emotional intelligence, and effective communication and listening skills. The MATL-PS will focus on the human component of leadership by integrating solid leadership credentials and character development with a firm biblical foundation.
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