Wasn’t the weekend fantastic! I’ve never seen a bluer sky than the one over the Hill yesterday. I trust that you were blessed by the opportunity to worship with your church family and to enjoy the hint of fall that graced the weekend air.
Many thanks go out to Dr. David Hamilton for his encouraging words during last Friday’s chapel. It was a pleasure to have you on campus, Dr. Hamilton.
We had a great day Saturday with lots of folks here to participate in Meet the Toppers day. A big thank you goes to Coach Driskell and to all who helped make this event a fine success.
Please note that we are hosting today the Northeast Mississippi Pastor’s Conference. Sessions begin at 9:00 at Lowrey Memorial and conclude at 2:45. Dr. Jake Roudkovski, Professor of Evangelism at NOBTS, will be our speaker today at 10:00 in Berry Auditorium. Please offer a word of welcome to all of our guests.
Please pray for me this week as I will be speaking at the Alcorn Baptist Ministry Training Banquet on Tuesday evening and then travelling to Millsaps on Wednesday for a meeting of the Mississippi Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
May the favor of the Lord rest on us this week and establish the work of our hands.
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin President
Posted by Monday Messages on September 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM
It has been a busy Monday for me, which means my Monday message is coming rather late in the day. I hope that the day has been a good one for you. I looked out my office window just a little while ago to watch soap-covered students preparing to plunge down a slip and slide on the green. Oh, to be 18 again! It was a happy sight.
As of this afternoon, we had officially registered 511 students. A few more may be added through the last day to enroll on Wednesday.
I ask for your prayers as I will be finishing up my series on “Topper Tenacity” in chapel on Friday.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish for us the work of our hands—establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin President
Posted by Monday Messages on August 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM
I hope that everyone enjoyed the weekend. Saturday was a busy day on campus with members of the BMC Alumni Association Board on campus and with over 40 worship leaders here for a workshop. Kudos to Lea Bennett and to Dr. Greg Long for their leadership of these events.
It feels good to settle in this week to our regular routine after a hectic week of getting everything off to a great start. Many thanks to everyone but particularly those in enrollment services, admissions, financial aid, the business office, and the registrar’s office. We are blessed to have 265 residential students, including 165 returning students and 100 new students. This number includes 143 women and 122 men. (We have two empty beds in men’s housing and three in women’s.) At this point it appears that we are down in total enrollment from last fall; however, we are still in the process of registering a considerable number of students. Faculty, thank you for encouraging students to follow through on the registration process. I will update you as we draw closer to the end of the enrollment period. We are thankful for every student God has sent our way!
Today in chapel Dr. Meeks introduced this year’s chapel theme: “Get Engaged: Getting to the Heart of the Matter.” On Friday and then again next Monday I will have the opportunity to speak on how this theme relates to our mission and to our expectations for our students. I covet your prayers.
May God’s blessings be yours today.
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
Posted by Monday Messages on August 20, 2012 at 10:14 AM