By Jacob Barber
Freshman Frenzy is a seven-week Bible study hosted by the Baptist Campus Ministries.
Participants meet each Monday from Aug. 26 to Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) Building by the Newman Center. This is the second year of the study.
Anna Kathryn Carter, a sophomore elementary education major from Decatur, developed the curriculum for this year’s study. “The purpose behind Freshman Frenzy is to serve and equip freshman as they come in because I know for me, when I came I didn’t really know how to do ministry on a college campus and it was a help for me to get plugged-in with an older college student that could teach me,” Carter said.
“It gives you an opportunity to get plugged-in with an upperclassmen or just a sophomore—whatever you want to call us—that can come and help do ministry. Like some of my girls, we meet for lunch; we talk. We try to have it small group-based so they can talk about what they’re going through and how to adjust to college in a biblically-minded way.”
Carter is also a small group leader.
“I think it’s gone very, very well from all the girls and a couple of the guys I’ve talked to that were in it. They all really enjoyed it. They said they learned a lot. So I’m hoping that through this, this is going to help those of us who let it keep pouring into the people that are in our small group and help them to continue to grow while at college, while doing ministry.”
“This is the first time I’ve actually written something for continuing weeks. I led my first Bible study where I taught each lesson this summer but I planned it each week and decided what to teach and there wasn’t really a set thing. So this is really my first chance to try to plan something out and go through teaching it all, which was a huge growing experience for me and a chance for me to go on the other side from last year being in the Bible study to this year being the one that was leading it. I think it was a huge growth spiritually for me.”
In addition to Freshman Frenzy, the BCM hosts a worship service called 90 Degrees each Tuesday at 8 p.m. and is open to all students.