This year’s school retreat was a little different than retreats in the past. Instead of the usual off campus experience, it was held on campus this year. The Student body Council worked hard to put together this event. The retreat started on a Friday night with the no talent show. The show was a great success. From singing, to preaching and silly skits, everything came together to make it a great night for college students and off campus visitors as well.

The Saturday beach theme kicked off with an afternoon at the Greensburg pool. A night carnival gave students an opportunity to meet new friends and get reacquainted with old ones. It was a very happy time.

All of this play was good, but a vital part of this retreat was what happened at chapel. Our chapel speaker this year was Jim Le Shana, V.P. for Academics. The message spoken and the time the students spent in worship were not in vain. The chapels challenged and encouraged the students. “We believe this was a great start to the school year,” said STUCO president Titus Mease. The Student Council wants to thank everybody who made this retreat happen the way it did. They are excited to see God’s leading.

The Run for Missions 2012 will be held Saturday, October 27th 2012 in Haviland, KS.* The Half-Marathon will begin at 8am and the 5K & 10K events will begin at 9am. Participants should arrive 30 to 45 minutes before the start of their race. An awards ceremony will begin at approximately 10:45am.


For online registration, click here. Race-day registration will be available. **T-shirts are only guaranteed with registrations processed before October 16, 2012.


  • Fun Course!

  • Inflatable for kids!

  • Finish line celebration!

  • Abby Hutson Performing live!

  • T-shirt included with registration fee!**
*Directions to Start/Finish Line: Go north six blocks on Main Street in Haviland off of US-54, turn right on Elm Street; the race will begin and end in front of the gymnasium.

For more information, visit the official Run For Missions website

http://www.runformissions.org/

Our mission is to train leaders. In keeping with that goal Barclay College is stepping forward to provide estate planning seminars across the country. Leadership in stewardship is a high calling and we want to help our alumni and friends lead in this area. The seminar is not a sales pitch and there is no requirement to give anything to Barclay College. We want to raise good stewards who give wisely from their resources. Maybe it’s your church, a camp, a yearly meeting, a mission organization or the special people in your life.

If you would like us to bring an estate planning seminar to your area please let us know and we would be glad to serve you. You can contact Herb Frazier (620-862-5252) at the college to set up a seminar near you.


Stay up to date with our latest prayer requests on the Alumni Prayer Page

Barclay College values a long tradition of faithful graduates and friends who continually keep us in their prayers. We recognize that prayer is essential to functioning as a community. Your faithfulness is a blessing throughout the body.

    “…The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16).

                

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  • Barclay College hosted an ice cream social following the Friday evening service at the MAYM Ministry Conference in Wichita.  We had so much fun eating banana splits and visiting with those attending.
                             
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  • Coppock Hall is in the process of renovation which includes new bathrooms, and exterior landscaping.
                             
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  • Night games are coming to Barclay College.  The soccer field will soon have lighting installed so night games have been scheduled.  The Barclay College Soccer Alumni Game will be held on October 5 at 7:00 PM.  
                             
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  • The Hockett Auditorium gym floor has been refinished and new carpeting will be installed in the dining hall.
                             
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  • Pray for Dr. Royce Frazier and Dr. Adrian Halverstadt as they represent Barclay College at Iowa Yearly Meeting August 1-4.
                             
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  • Senior Nick Sterner is working with a men’s ministry in Pratt, ministering to troubled youth at the Blythe Family Fitness Center, playing basketball and working out.  Through this he is hoping to build relationships and trust that would tear down the walls that prevent the gospel from being heard and reallized in the lives of these young people.
                             
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  • Pray for the Ross Fine Arts Center project.
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Mrs. Cheryl Couch has been named as the Associate Vice President of Distance Learning at Barclay College.  She spent her earlier years in Mustang, OK, but later moved to Attica, KS, where she met her husband, Mike, of 28 years.  She has taught Elementary Education at a variety of schools, including the Derby Public schools and Roundtree Christian Academy, on the campus of Maude Carpenter Children’s Home.

For the past three years, Cheryl has been the Early Childhood Coordinator and Instructor at Barton Community College.  She earned a master degree at Wichita State University in Early Childhood Special Education.  Cheryl said, “Early Childhood Special Education is my passion and has meant the world to help families.”  Through answered prayers and Cheryl’s knowledge of education, her youngest daughter, Amanda, had special needs, but is now in several honor programs at Pitt State University.

Cheryl’s Husband, Mike, is the Superintendent of schools for the Haviland school district.  Cheryl’s middle daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Dan Bloom, have recently relocated here from Minnesota.  He is the construction manager of the Shooting Star Wind Farm south of Mullinville.  They have a three month old daughter, Evey, whom Mike & Cheryl are delighted is now in Kansas with them, and Melanie stays home with her. Her oldest daughter and son-in-law, Chanda & Jared Bollman, reside in Wakita, OK where she is the Farmer’s Grain elevator manager and he is a farmer and rancher. 

Barclay College is proud to introduce you to its newest faculty member and looks forward to strengthening the teacher education degree program with state accreditation in the near future.

Barclay College is now offering a Graduate Scholar Award to any student who meets entrance requirements to the MATL-Professional Studies program. The award will reduce the cost from $3,375 per semester to $2,300 per semester.  Total tuition cost for the program is now $9,200.

To receive the award, you must complete an application form and be accepted into the program. So long as you are enrolled for a minimum of 9 hours, you will receive an award letter. We look forward to helping each of our students individually achieve their Master Degree. Apply now to see if you qualify to receive the Graduate Award Scholarship!

Jim Le Shana, PhD, is the new Vice President of Academics and Director of the MA in Transformational Leadership – Professional Studies at Barclay College.  Jim brings a rich background of work in academia to Barclay College.  He earned his undergraduate degree from George Fox University and four graduate degrees: MA in Theology and Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary; MDiv from Azusa Pacific University; and MA and PhD in History from the University of California, Riverside.

He is one of the founders and the current chairman of the Friends Center, the seminary experience for Friends leaders at the Graduate School of Theology of Azusa Pacific University.  He also serves on the Council of Church Leaders for APU, the Board of Trustees of George Fox University, and is an adjunct professor at APU and at A.W. Tozer Seminary in Redding, California.

Jim served as a pastor for 30 years at Rose Drive Friends Church in Yorba Linda, California.  By God’s grace, he has helped to launch a variety of new churches; developed, led and multiplied many effective outreach ministries and groups; successfully raised money for major building campaigns, missions, and new initiatives; trained hundreds of pastors and church leaders in California and various mission fields; and helped churches move from positions of stagnation or decline to growth and vitality.

Jim has been married to Jeanine for almost 30 years. They have 4 children and a dog named Peanut.  He is a Lakers fan.

On behalf of the Barclay College community, we want to welcome all of our newly accepted students to Barclay College, and to the returning students, we welcome you back! We will be sending out new student information but for now, here are some important dates to consider:

Student Leaders
Tuesday, August 14
Wednesday, August 15

New Students
Thursday, August 16
Thursday, August 16
Friday, August 17
Friday, August 17

Returning Students
Saturday, August 18
Saturday, August 18
Monday, August 20

(Stu-co/RA’s/Small Group Coordinators)
Move-In Day & Welcome Back Dinner (6:00 PM)
Student Leaders Training (All Day)
 

New Students Move-In Day (8:00 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 4:00 PM)
President’s Dinner for all new students and families (6:00 PM)
Registration (9:00 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 4:30 PM)
New Student Orientation (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)
 

Move-In Day & Registration (9:00 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 4:30 PM)
New Student Orientation Continues (10:30 AM – Noon, 1:00 – 4:00 PM)
First Full Day of Classes

*Soccer players move in on Friday, August 10 (arrive between 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

*Fall athletes move in on Sunday, August 12 (from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM see coaches for more details)

We are thrilled to announce that Derek Brown will be joining the faculty of Barclay College. Derek will be the Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Chaplain, as well as holding the department chair. In these roles, Derek will be teaching classes and ministering to the student body through both corporate worship in Chapel and pastoral care through counseling and mentoring students.

An alumnus of Barclay College, Derek graduated with a BA in Theology. He then went on to pastor at Macksville Christian Church, where he as been for the last three years. During this time, he earned his Masters in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. The college also had the pleasure of having Derek serve as both an adjunct instructor and the part-time Director of Chapel Ministries last year. This year Derek has also applied to enter into the Ph.D. program at Johnson University, and if accepted, will be able to complete his doctoral work without interrupting his tenure at Barclay.

Derek is married to Jessica (Huffman) Brown, also an alumnus of Barclay College. They have been married for three years, and are currently expecting twins in November! In addition, they are the proud parents of a Chihuahua (Princess) and a Boston Terrier (Charlie). They have recently purchased a house in Haviland and
are excited to move into the community. Said Derek, “Barclay was such a influential part, not only of my pastoral education, but also my spiritual formation. It is my hope that my humble efforts can help impact students in the same way.” Welcome back Derek! We are excited for you to join the Barclay team!

From May 7-13, the Barclay choir is touring the great plains. We hope you have an opportunity to join them in worship and receive a blessing from God.

The Choir began touring this year at Haviland Friends Church on Monday and now they are touring throughout Kansas and Oklahoma. We ask that you would keep them in your prayers throughout the week.

Schedule

 Tuesday  Rose Hill Friends – 7:00 p.m.
 Wednesday  Ramona Friends – 7:00 p.m.
 Thursday  Chandler Friends – 7:00 p.m.
 Friday  Miami Friends – 5:30 p.m.
 Sunday  Riverton Friends – 10:30 a.m.