March 23, 2020
If you read our announcement last week, you know we had to make the decision to postpone our events for the remainder of the semester in order to take measures of keeping our community safe and healthy. We’re in the midst of a difficult season as a nation, so how can we still engage with those around us, while creating safe environments for our communities? That’s what we hope to help you figure out (and figure out ourselves) along the way!
One of our biggest passions at Student Activities is creating environments for students to engage in culture. We were made to consume, cultivate, and create – so together let’s find ways to use this pause as a time of opportunity. Each year, as a team, we read an article by Trevin Wax that helps align our priorities as a staff to what God has called us to do as a department, engage the Liberty students, faculty, and staff (our culture). Trevin states, “You face a choice every day, week, month, and year. To create, to cultivate, or to consume. If Christians will regularly choose the former over the latter, we’ll stand out in a world that knows only the immediate gratification of consumption. And we’ll display for the world the joy of fulfilling humanity’s purpose of cultivation, as we reflect the image of the One who made us.” This is what we want to ignite in each of you as we embark on this journey together.
Over the course of the next ten weeks, we want to provide you opportunities to do just that from where you are – consume, create, and cultivate! Beginning today, each week day you can expect some sort of interaction from us on our blog or social media accounts (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook). Just because we cannot host events right now, does not mean we will be absent; we’re going to be engaged more than ever. Our team will be pushing out content daily that follows a broad range of themes within the entertainment industry. You can expect posts that include tutorials for learning a new skill, suggestions of books to read or TV shows to watch, how to be active outdoors, delicious homemade recipes, dissecting new albums, and more. We have so many resources right in front of us, so we want to create a place for you to come and take part in something new or to further your passions in the things you love.
Let’s use this time to awaken our creativity for the sake of creating and find purpose within the spaces God has provided us. We’re in this together, friends, and I’m excited for what the future holds! Will you join us?
Written by: Steph Ward
Steph is the Director of Student Activities. She has a B.S. in Visual Communication Arts: Graphic Design and a M.S. in Management. Steph oversees the overall calendar and vision of the Student Activities Department from promotion to execution and analysis. She also leads the Student Activities staff, comprised of 20+ full time and student worker employees.