CAMPUS PRAISE: The Campus Ministry Department of Korea’s Sahmyook University mobilizes professors, students, pastors, and others to reach out to the school’s high ratio of non-Adventist students. Students here are praising and worshipping God. Deluged With Students
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING:Sahmyook University’s Centennial Hall.The strength of this system is in its human resources. Many pastors are part of the faculty at Sahmyook University—theology professors, full-time Bible teachers, and pastor-professors who are teaching in the departments of their areas of specialization. Also, the local conference assigns young and capable pastors to serve in campus ministry for a term of two to four years. All the pastors assist students by guiding and giving them direction.
STUDYING TOGETHER: Small-group Bible studies are one of the multidirectional outreach programs.When Sabbath school is over, the students gather in the main auditorium and participate in an evangelistic-oriented worship service. A fellowship lunch is then provided, with every department taking turns each week to prepare and serve the meal.
STUDENT LEADERS: University students lead out in a chapel service.4. Mission Trips Abroad—Another important faith program that unfolds during school breaks is mission trips to other countries, during which many students discover authentic faith. Even nonbelievers who simply want to serve others join these mission adventures, and as a result often accept Christ as their Savior. Nothing is better for developing faith than practical service in connection with mission programs. Eleven teams in 2007 and 12 in 2008 from Sahmyook went on mission trips to Russia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Taiwan, China, and other world regions.
FRUITS OF THEIR LABOR: Hundreds of students are baptized as a result of the university’s Campus Ministry program.This report is too brief to tell the stories of all the lives changed at Sahmyook University, but hundreds of students accept Christ each year and are baptized. In 2008 more than 460 students were baptized by the beginning of December. Helping these new believers to both grow in their faith and learn how to share their faith are key goals of the overall spiritual program of the university.