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Missions Discipleship

This Month’s Spotlight Update: David Roland

David Roland and the student leadership council at Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia, continue to look for ways to engage with students. The isolation and virtual world of the pandemic has caused an increasing hunger for connection and community. This brought many students to participate in the recent BCM talent show. This event is a fun way to interact with a wide variety of students, and it also serves as their summer missions fundraising event. This year, they raised more than $600 to help four of their BCM students who will be spending their summers in Europe, Central America, and the United States, serving alongside International Mission Board and North American Mission Board missionaries.

Despite the continued pandemic regulations, David has found ways to keep students involved in reaching internationals. The Shorter BCM is taking a group of students every month to serve with Clarkston International Baptist Church, which is centered in the most ethnically diverse square mile in the nation.

Pray for David and the Shorter BCM students as they develop plans for activities that will enable them to initiate Christ-centered conversations with the many lost students on their campus. Pray also that as they disciple believers on campus they would live in a way that makes Christ known.


Kim Cruse and her husband, Jeff, served with the IMB for 22 years in campus church planting in the Philippines and missions mobilization for Southeast Asia. While on a two-year leave of absence, she currently serves as the missions discipleship specialist for Tennessee WMU. She loves to spend time with family and friends enjoying nature on a bike, kayak, or on foot.