“Who Are We Going To Launch Next?”September 17, 2013
All of my classes this semester are challenging me and giving me incredible insights; and I could easily write a blog about the impact each one has had on me so far. However, there is one class in particular that I decided to write about today. BWVW (Biblical Worldview) is a required class for all students at Liberty University. There are well over 200 students in my BWVW class on Mondays and Wednesdays, although on Thursdays I have an alternate BWVW breakout class. There are around 20 students in this class and it’s a new strategy that went into effect this semester.
The idea is that students in a very large class will still have the opportunity to get hands-on training in a smaller environment.
This is yet another example of how Liberty goes above and beyond as it strives for excellence, specifically within the academic structure.
It was in my last BWVW breakout class that I had a very impactful experience and I’d like to share it with you.
It isn’t a long class, running right around 50 minutes once a week. But Mr. Bielicki, my breakout professor, uses every one of those minutes. I always leave his class feeling so driven and inspired to chase after what I feel called to do.
Back to this particular class. Mr. Bielicki simply walked through a PowerPoint presentation titled “Personhood & Value”. One of the many points in that presentation was:” Whatever place you’re in has something for you to do. Don’t be eager to leave.” The presentation was filled with practical life application and was truly enlightening. The last 15 minutes, however, of class really drove home the impact.
Mr. Bielicki finished the power point and asked who the next great entrepreneur, doctor, teacher,etc… would come out of our class of 20 students. One by one, students began to stand up and proclaim what their dreams and aspirations were. Mr. Bielicki told us to keep going and asked, “Who are we going to launch next”?
Finally, it was my turn. I stood up and confidently said, “I want to work for IJM and travel internationally to help free people from slavery”. It was amazing how I truly believed I could do it. After I spoke the words, I felt so equipped and capable. Mr. Bielicki backed every student and he believes 100% that we can turn our dreams into reality. That makes all the difference to me. Having the influence of professors and teachers here, like Mr. Bielicki, is more of a blessing than I can put into words.