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Student Groups 2014-2015

African American Student Group

MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the African American Student Group (AASG) is to provide support for and to address concerns particular to African-American students. Our goal is to learn, serve, and support each other in the APTS community and the larger Austin area.


Sponsor: Asante Todd

APTS Community Gardens

MISSION STATEMENT: To practically live out the biblical mandate of “creation-care” through sustainable food practices.

Sponsor: Dave Jensen

APTS Holy Spirit Squad

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide an enthusiastic/athletic/creative outlet to promote school spirit.

Sponsor: Whit Bodman

Asah

MISSION STATEMENT: 1) To praise God through the creative arts. 2) To grow closer to fellow participants through shared creative activity. 3) To act as a resource for other campus groups.

Sponsor: Suzie Park

Centering Prayer

MISSION STATEMENT: To encourage and support the spiritual practice of centering prayer.


Sponsor: David Johnson

Choir

MISSION STATEMENT: Enhance worship services while praising God and providing a creative/artistic outlet for worship leadership.


Sponsor: Cynthia Rigby

Corpus Christi

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide a platform and opportunity for members of the APTS community to be engaged in and challenged by issues of social and ecological justice. To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.

Sponsor: Whit Bodman

Hispanic Student Association

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide a forum for students of Hispanic descent to support each other and build community/network through the sharing of ethnic and religious experiences. As a student-centered organization, the group will provide opportunities to address specific concerns, issues, and challenges relating to Hispanic Americans within the APTS community. In addition, students will have opportunities to serve the APTS community and also the greater Austin community.


Sponsor: Gregory Cuéllar

Kickin' It Old School

MISSON STATEMENT: Fun and fellowship in a relaxed environment.


Sponsor: TBD

Kindred Spirits

MISSON STATEMENT: The idea of kindred spirits permeates the writing of L.M. Montgomery, an author from whom we have derived our group name. The kindred spirits in her stories were people who were flawed and proud, yet trusted their problems into the hands of divine providence. The mission and purpose of this group is to be an open minded group willing to explore the depths of diverse opinion, in a comfortable coffee-house type atmosphere.

 

Sponsor: Lewis Donelson

Lutheran Student Group

MISSON STATEMENT: To provide assistance and support for Lutheran students at Austin Seminary.

Sponsor: Timothy Lincoln

Methodist Student Group

MISSION STATEMENT: To establish a connection among Methodist Students for fellowship and discussion of relevant issues.


Sponsor: David White

MSSW/MDIV Support Group

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide support for MSSW/MDIV dual degree students.


Sponsor: David Jensen

Philosophy Club

MISSION STATEMENT: To encourage philosophical discussion outside the classroom.


Sponsor: Asante Todd

Queer Alliance

MISSION STATEMENT: As Christians, we celebrate each of God’s children, fully inclusive of their sexual and gender identities. By creating a welcoming, supportive, and safe space within the APTS community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and queer persons and allies, we hope to light the path for change both in and beyond the walls of APTS.


Sponsor: Bill Greenway

The Sharing Economy

MISSION STATEMENT:

The mission of the Sharing Economy student group is to promote the idea presented in Acts 4:32: "All those who believed were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had." By establishing a culture of sharing among the seminary community, we hope to encourage monetarily smarter living that will boost the sense of community among students, faculty, and staff.

Sponsor: Melissa Wiginton

S.o.S. (Supporters of Seminarians)

MISSION STATEMENT: To offer support for and create a community among spouses, partners, couples, families, and students, while enhancing the experience of and the atmosphere at APTS.

Sponsor: Jackie Saxon


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