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Cumberlands’ Appalachian Ministries prepares for the summer


The Appalachian Ministries team practices puppet ministry

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky.-The Appalachian Ministries summer team is back on campus at the University of the Cumberlands preparing for a summer full of children’s ministry. Students arrived June 1 for a week of training, and began ministering June 7.

“This is our training week,” said Magan Atwood, campus minister and director of Appalachian Ministries. “We’re learning Vacation Bible School things this week, learning to share our testimony and also learning how to lead a child to Christ.”

The theme for the summer is Love in Action, which was the name of Appalachian Ministries when it originated in the 1970s. “I’m really excited about getting to work with kids all summer and show them the love of Jesus,” said summer team member Sarah Kamalian.

The students are also busy preparing their own hearts through spiritual gift inventories and completing a study on Crazy Love, a book by Francis Chan. When asked about some of their main goals, the students all agreed that it was to grow in Christ.