Stephanie Pace, a community volunteer here at LBCC, loves nothing more than to enjoy a chai tea latte while teaching and enriching the lives of others through scripture in the Hot Shot Cafe.
Luckily for Pace and the adviser of Campus Ambassadors, David Becker, they are able to share their passion for scripture and Christianity with other community members at Linn-Benton Community College through a program named Campus Ambassadors. There are multiple different aspects of this program that you can join: the philosophy group “Circle of Reason,” the prayer group, the Truth Project, or the Abide group.
The philosophy group meets at the Diversity Achievement Center on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m., which has the role of going over all aspects of Christianity, studying scripture and addressing the different views of religion. The philosophy group, Circle of Reason, is a christian non-denominational group, and is full of members who want to grow closer to God.
“This group is very welcoming to all and any who want to learn more about Christianity and grow a better understanding of God,” said Pace.
Also on Thursdays, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Pace said, “You can come to Truth project in Industrial A building 233, where we watch a video series exploring what truth is.”
LBCC student Ashanti Joseph added, “Truth project is a personal favorite for me.”
“Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. in Forum 115 is where you can come to join in on our larger group discussion, where we cover all aspects of the bible and Christianity,” said Pace.
“You can also join us on Mondays noon-1 p.m. on the first floor of the Calapooia building to join in on our prayer group. You can come to join our prayer or share something you’d like us to pray for, as always all are welcome!”
“Campus Ambassadors is a program to join if you are looking for a place that is both welcoming and warm, especially if you are searching for a place to allow your soul to grow,” said LBCC student Emily Ludington, one of the group’s members.
More than once Pace, Ludington and Joseph described the Campus Ambassadors at LBCC as “a very welcoming group.”
“Campus Ambassadors is a steady growing group, and has been around for, oh goodness…. well before 2008!” said Pace.
Pace went on to describe how fascinating it is to see that she had gathered members a year ago who still remain, including Joseph. When asked how many members were a part of Campus Ambassadors, Pace said, “roughly 20-30 members, but we would love to see more.”
Ludington said, “I have been in this group for about two years now, and love it.”
Joseph added, “I just joined this club last week, and I love it!”
“If anytime is the right time to grow in spirituality then that time is right now, right here with your very own community,” Pace said.