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Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Colossians 3:23-24

Beka
Anderson

  • LeTourneau Student Ministries - Campus Vice President

  • Class of 2020

  • Interdisciplinary Studies B.S.



  • Describe your position as it relates/fits into the overall IMPACT structure

I serve into the overall structure of IMPACT under the umbrella of Letourneau Student Ministries. LSM is led by a president who is not only our leader but also our link to the executive cabinet. Underneath the president is the cabinet composed of Community VP, Spring Break Coordinators, Secretary, and my role, Campus VP. I oversee and help organize the LSM on-campus ministries including Morning prayer, Prayer & Praise, Stall Wall and Guardian Angels.

  • What made you want to be involved in IMPACT leadership on campus?

IMPACT leadership has been an interest of mine since my first semester here at LETU. I had a lot of friends who held impact positions, and I wanted to be a part of that leadership team. I originally wanted a different position in IMPACT but took the semester off that I would have started that position. When I came back and was praying over some options, this position presented itself. It ended up fitting me perfectly. I had been wanting to find a way to get more involved with campus beyond the community I already had - this gave me that opportunity! I have loved my experience with LSM and have learned so much through it.

  • Why is student leadership on a college campus important? 

Student leadership on a college campus is important first to the student life staff. They have made it clear that they would never be able to reach the student body as well as they can now, if they didn’t hire students to help facilitate that process. We become their hands and feet and learn how to work with people different than ourselves - sometimes for the first time. For those of us in student leadership it gives us the opportunity to learn and practice servant leadership.

  • What challenges face LETU student leaders?

One challenge I believe is unique to LETU in my job specifically is the abundance of opportunities that are found on a Christian campus to grow spiritually. This is so far from a bad thing, but it makes it hard to grow certain ministries because people easily overcommit and quit coming to many ministries. I have been working a lot on redefining certain ministries and learning how God works in both the few and the many. It has shown me how to keep ministries sustainable and recognize when something isn’t sustainable.

  • How do you feel that your leadership position may help prepare you for life/work in your future?

I think this position is a step in my journey to healthcare administration. I graduate with my undergrad this semester and plan to continue to the master program of healthcare administration. Not only will this position look good on a resume, but it has also taught me how to help people with a ministry that they lead. I like to think I’ve always been good with people, but I am not very good at addressing conflict. This job has taught me how to do that with authority and grace.

  • Do you have a favorite Bible verse? 

My favorite Bible verses are Colossians 3:23-24 which says, 'Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.'

I love these verses because it reminds me that God created us to ultimately serve him first and foremost. We work on this earth, and we should be working with everything we have in us for his glory, not our own. Our reward is beyond this life and that is how we should be living - giving all that we have here on earth so that others can see Him through us.