STORY: Joon Cho ('14) was among the 1% who have complications after a popular vision-correction surgery. His loss of vision led him to see the need for the gospel in a First Nations Community on Vancouver Island.
LOCAL CHURCH | "Being a part of a local church is an opportunity to get outside of the four walls of campus, serve in our city and build a foundation for our faith that will go beyond the four years you’re blessed with at TWU.”
-Jason Charles, Lead Pastor, City Collective Church https://t.co/xRsYws696N
We are very excited to host this year's InspirED Convention! This morning we welcomed approximately 1200 Christian school educators from BC and Washington representing a wide variety of school, denominational, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. #HeartsAndMinds @InspiredConv https://t.co/IlsngXzKXN
“Our vision was to create a community of abolitionists...We have to build a community who are opposed to slavery, who won’t participate in it, and who will be voices of freedom around the world.” -Jeremy Vallerand ('05) https://t.co/QgByFEBKmz
Our men's and women's basketball teams are making their much anticipated home-openers this weekend at the Langley Events Centre. Men's Rugby is hosting its first-ever Spartans 7s Tournament. https://t.co/3meI9Sp50j
“Try to look beneath the Christian subculture. Begin to take a global view of Jesus. Ask the question, ‘what does it look like to follow in a persecuted church in Iran, on the downtown eastside and in suburbia, like we’re in, here?’.” -Jason Ballard, @alphacanada & The Way Church https://t.co/3b7fTf1Ata
“Whatever your role is as a member of the Trinity Western University community, may we each be found to share the hope, truth and reconciliation of Jesus’ love throughout this year.” -Dr. Bob Wood, Provost
CONVOCATION CHAPEL: All are invited to join us this morning for our first chapel of the academic year! @twuchapel
Wednesday, September 4
David E. Enarson Gymnasium
(Live Stream on our Facebook Page)
#AGenerationReady #OWEEK2019 https://t.co/aGxsLpFCaY
The dorms are buzzing!
“I’m from Richmond, BC! I’ll be studying business. The community has been so awesome so far. It’s going to be great.
I have no idea what I’ll get involved in at TWU yet. There’s just so much!”
THEME: Presenting the theme for the 2019-2020 academic year: “A generation ready to share the hope, truth & reconciliation of Jesus’ love.”
The phrase “A generation ready to share the hope, truth, and reconciliation of Jesus’ love” emphasizes the opportunity we have at Trinity Western University to help a generation of students find meaning and hope by establishing their identity in Jesus Christ, embracing their calling as part of the Great Commission, and preparing to embody the message of Jesus’ love in a world seeking reconciliation.
ICYMI: Current art + design student Bethany Haynes has completed her mural and is being featured in the local newspaper! Be sure to check out her work at the corner of 204 Street & Fraser Highway in Langley City.
Our incoming students are ONE WEEK away from the start of something special. Here’s a Flashback Friday sneak peak of what to expect as you drive onto campus, get checked-in, and have your first taste of this amazing place! #OWEEK2019
ART FOR OUR CITY
Meet Bethany! She has been working on a mural in Langley City for the last three weeks.
She is a third-year Art and Design major from Victoria, British Columbia.
We asked Bethany a few questions:
→ When did you discover your passion for the fine arts?
HE’S BACK! Remember when our friend Phil Wickham led our community in worship last year? He will be BACK in Langley on Monday, September 2 for an afternoon and evening of worship at the Torchlight Festival at the Fort Langley National Historic Site!
The line-up also includes Mack Brock, Vertical Worship, Building 429, and more...
This is going to be such an incredible time of worship, right in our own backyard, in a stunning and historic venue.
Right on schedule.
Today we set the Larsen Atrium Clock at its new home. This clock was put in place in memory of TWU community member Stephen P. Larsen, who passed away in 1993 of cancer.
A plaque featuring a quote by him, soon to be re-installed at its new location, reads: “Right on schedule. ‘Faith is anchored in who God is, not in my circumstances...that is why there is always hope. I have had a constant sense throughout this storm that God arranged it. He’s been in control of every little step. I have deep conviction that, with God, we are right on schedule.’”
GIVING BACK IN ENGLAND: “I think one of the joys of being a Spartan is that not only do you get the privilege of wearing the jersey and playing at an elite level at a great university, but you also get with the mindset of ‘how do we serve, how do we give back?’
Whether it’s here in Liverpool where we are in pre-season where we can go and encourage a bunch of girls to love the game and give them a camp experience, help them maybe aspire to be something greater than they are right now...
Led by our faith, Nursing, for us, is more. It’s more than a classroom of compassionate and eager students; more than a faculty of respected, engaged and caring faculty; and more than a school recognized internationally for our research and thought leadership.
Nursing is a vocation, a call to care for society's most vulnerable and to serve others.
BA IN GAME DEVELOPMENT: Video games can be creative, informing, and moving. By creating a program to train students from a faith-based perspective, we are preparing them to do excellent work in the games industry, to be life-long learners and team players and, above all, to inspire change.
CONFERENCE: The 12th Verge Conference of the School of the Arts, Media + Culture (September 26-27, 2019) at Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada.
Discussions around wellness and wellbeing seem pervasive, touching ever-increasing aspects of life. This academic conference seeks to explore a variety of relationships concerning wellness/health and the arts.
Former TWU student-athlete Cal Westbrook ('11) has found himself at the north end of Haida Gwaii in the past five years, passing on his basketball knowledge to the young men of Gudangaay Tlaatis'gaa Nay.
“Gaming is a big part of the cultural landscape – but Christians don’t make up a big part of the industry,” Schut said. “I love gaming but there is a lot of dark and negative stuff in both video games and the games industry. We want to prepare students to take their faith into the workplace so they can change culture for the better.”
TEAM GREAT BRITAIN | Spartans track and field star Praise Olatoke has continued to climb the sprinting ranks this summer and will now get the chance to represent Great Britain on the international stage.
"Acknowledging that the future of higher education will be in the integration of technology and provision of facilitation support and coaching for students, TWU has expanded their academic outreach even further." https://t.co/x7tRGNT2yj
INDIA & UGANDA: Through the collaboration, TWU will design, develop and deliver online education, and will send qualified facilitators to support international learners on site as they progress through the set online course material.
VIDEO: In one week, Dr. Mark Husbands will be beginning his tenure as the fifth president of Trinity Western University.
“I've learned so much about the kind of impact that Trinity Western has on students...Helping students to know and to love God with all of their hearts, minds, body, and soul. There is no greater vision. It’s the vision of serving Christ.” -Dr. Husbands
“To go from city and city to worship our God who is alive and moving in and through the people, is something I will never forget. God is here and transforming lives. That’s really all that matters.”
#TWUonTour @hillsongunited https://t.co/L3Cq4fVDVs
"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."
MBA: Manageable class size is an important factor in creating a personalized and relevant MBA experience, Lee says.
“Given the relatively small class sizes—we try and keep it to under 30 students—what you find is more interaction among the students and the professor,” he says. “So, there [are] a lot of relationships that develop, which is unique to our program.” -Mark Lee, MBA program director
PREVIEW: Introducing Trinity Western University’s 5th President, Dr. Mark Husbands.
Trinity Western University couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to our incoming president, Dr. Mark Husbands.
We are confident that God has faithfully led us in this journey, and we’re eagerly anticipating his arrival on July 2.
Thank you for your continued prayer and support during this exciting season.
See the full video in the link in our bio. @trinitywestern
VIDEO: TWU couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to our incoming president, Dr. Mark Husbands. We are confident that God has faithfully led us in this journey, and we’re eagerly anticipating his arrival on July 2. https://t.co/nyOUChmwDShttps://t.co/cUwgteUawV
Trinity Western University is excited to introduce you to our incoming president, Dr. Mark Husbands. We are confident that God has faithfully led us in this journey and thank you for your continued prayer and support during this exciting season.
TOUR THOUGHTS: “It’s been fun meeting not only concert attendees, but the people that work in the facilities. We’ve been praying that nights like these are a change of pace for them and allow for a different experience. God is working in ways we couldn’t even imagine.”
TOUR THOUGHTS: “It’s been fun meeting not only concert attendees, but the people that work in the facilities. We’ve been praying that nights like these are a change of pace for them and allow for a different experience. God is working in ways we couldn’t even imagine.” #TWUonTour #ThePeopleTour
↑ Just your friendly, neighbourhood David!
He’s a 4th-year Nursing student by day and a Street Team member by night.⚕️Tonight, David is meeting Portlanders and telling them all about why he loves TWU.