This week is our annual Ignite Series, a Spiritual Emphasis Week when we’re asking God to light a spiritual flame in each of us. One that will move us to know Him more fully, follow Him more deeply and reflect Him more brightly. Our guest speaker is Reverend Courtney Richards, a global missionary who has spent his life and ministry focus on mentoring young leaders in the church and training others to make disciples. Courtney graduated from Bethel University with a degree in psychology. He also studied Theology at Jamaica Theological Seminary. He received his master’s in psychology from Wheaton College. During the 90s, Courtney served at Bethel University as Director of Student Life, Associate Dean of Students, Assistant Professor of Psychology and a counselor. He went on to serve at Jamaica Theological Seminary as head of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department and Senior Lecturer in psychology, counseling and spiritual formation. Courtney now serves as the Founder and International Director for Renewed Ministries and organizations celebrating 25 years of global impact. Renewed’s mission continues to focus on evangelism, mentoring and leadership training in the Caribbean and around the world, helping Christ’s followers to realize their full potential for the glory of God. Would you please welcome back to Bethel University, Reverend Courtney Richards.

We’re continuing with our Ignite Series, asking God to light a spiritual flame in each of us. For those who may not have been with us earlier in the week, our guest speaker is Reverend Courtney Richards, Founder and International Director for Renewed Ministries, an organization celebrating 25 years of global impact. Courtney graduated from Bethel University with a degree in psychology and Wheaton College with his master’s in psychology. He served at Bethel University during the 90s as Director of Student Life, Associate Dean of Students, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and a counselor. His mission takes him all over the world teaching on evangelism, mentoring and leadership training, and helping Christ’s followers to realize their full potential for the glory of God. Would you please welcome Reverend Courtney Richards.

We’re continuing with our Ignite Series, asking God to light a spiritual flame in each of us. For those who may not have been with us earlier in the week, our guest speaker is Reverend Courtney Richards, Founder and International Director for Renewed Ministries, an organization celebrating 25 years of global impact. Courtney graduated from Bethel University with a degree in psychology and Wheaton College with his master’s in psychology. He served at Bethel University during the 90s as Director of Student Life, Associate Dean of Students, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and a counselor. His mission takes him all over the world teaching on evangelism, mentoring and leadership training, and helping Christ’s followers to realize their full potential for the glory of God. Would you please welcome Reverend Courtney Richards.

We’re continuing with our Ignite Series, asking God to light a spiritual flame in each of us. For those who may not have been with us earlier in the week, our guest speaker is Reverend Courtney Richards, Founder and International Director for Renewed Ministries, an organization celebrating 25 years of global impact. Courtney graduated from Bethel University with a degree in psychology and Wheaton College with his master’s in psychology. He served at Bethel University during the 90s as Director of Student Life, Associate Dean of Students, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and a counselor. His mission takes him all over the world teaching on evangelism, mentoring and leadership training, and helping Christ’s followers to realize their full potential for the glory of God. Would you please welcome Reverend Courtney Richards.

We’re continuing with our Ignite Series, asking God to light a spiritual flame in each of us. For those who may not have been with us earlier in the week, our guest speaker is Reverend Courtney Richards, Founder and International Director for Renewed Ministries, an organization celebrating 25 years of global impact. Courtney graduated from Bethel University with a degree in psychology and Wheaton College with his master’s in psychology. He served at Bethel University during the 90s as Director of Student Life, Associate Dean of Students, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and a counselor. His mission takes him all over the world teaching on evangelism, mentoring and leadership training, and helping Christ’s followers to realize their full potential for the glory of God. Would you please welcome Reverend Courtney Richards.

We’re continuing with our Ignite Series, asking God to light a spiritual flame in each of us. For those who may not have been with us earlier in the week, our guest speaker is Reverend Courtney Richards, Founder and International Director for Renewed Ministries, an organization celebrating 25 years of global impact. Courtney graduated from Bethel University with a degree in psychology and Wheaton College with his master’s in psychology. He served at Bethel University during the 90s as Director of Student Life, Associate Dean of Students, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and a counselor. His mission takes him all over the world teaching on evangelism, mentoring and leadership training, and helping Christ’s followers to realize their full potential for the glory of God. Would you please welcome Reverend Courtney Richards.

This week is our annual Ignite Series, a Spiritual Emphasis Week when we’re asking God to light a spiritual flame in each of us. One that will move us to know Him more fully, follow Him more deeply and reflect Him more brightly. Our guest speaker is Reverend Courtney Richards, a global missionary who has spent his life and ministry focus on mentoring young leaders in the church and training others to make disciples. Courtney graduated from Bethel University with a degree in psychology. He also studied Theology at Jamaica Theological Seminary. He received his master’s in psychology from Wheaton College. During the 90s, Courtney served at Bethel University as Director of Student Life, Associate Dean of Students, Assistant Professor of Psychology and a counselor. He went on to serve at Jamaica Theological Seminary as head of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department and Senior Lecturer in psychology, counseling and spiritual formation. Courtney now serves as the Founder and International Director for Renewed Ministries and organizations celebrating 25 years of global impact. Renewed’s mission continues to focus on evangelism, mentoring and leadership training in the Caribbean and around the world, helping Christ’s followers to realize their full potential for the glory of God. Would you please welcome back to Bethel University, Reverend Courtney Richards.

This morning we are blessed to hear from our president, Dr. Barb Bellefeuille. Prior to assuming her role as President, Barb served the university for nine years as Vice President for Academic Services. Barb grew up in Michigan, where she went to school and played several sports. During her college years, she drove an earth mover during the summers to pay for school. She holds degrees in education from Columbia International University, reformed Theological Seminary, and Virginia Tech. She’s been a middle school and high school teacher, college professor, departmental chair, and university administrator. Basically, she’s been around the educational block. Dr. Bellefeuille has a deep love for and commitment to Christian higher education. She views herself as a shepherd to our learning community and wants to see every student flourish in their God given talents and abilities. Barb loves chocolate, Michigan cherries and the Packers. She owns miniature donkeys, and as part of a bucket list wants to jump out of a plane, preferably with a parachute. Would you please give a warm welcome to our president, Dr. Barb Bellefeuille.