There are so many things to do the summer before you begin college! Assuming you have already been accepted and know where you will attend, your attention may shift from submitting documents and meeting deadlines to accomplishing something on your bucket list or learning practical life skills. Continue reading →
Missionary families face unique challenges when it comes time to make college plans – whether it be for adults who are going back to finish a degree or earn a new one, or for a missionary kid (MK) who is venturing into the world of college for the first time. Here at TBC, we do what we can to make that transition less stressful. One way we are helping to improve that “re-entry” experience is by offering a scholarship match for missionary families. Continue reading →
For students enrolling in college, financial aid can come in three forms: Federal, Institutional, and Private (or third-party). For those seeking aid options in addition to federal and institutional awards, researching private scholarships may prove highly rewarding and beneficial.
Choosing a college is a big deal no matter what your background happens to be.
Certain aspects of missionary life in particular can make that process even more complicated and intimidating. Missionary kids (MK’s) and third-culture kids (TCK’s) face unique challenges when it comes time to make college decisions.
Moving far (1000’s of miles) from family and friends
Long-distance planning and wondering if you really, actually understand what is expected (“lost in translation” is a real hazard)
Trying to anticipate transportation needs (no car, no US license, and quite possibly no local connections)
Looking the part (looking like typical American kids) but being completely different
Stepping out by faith while still making wise financial decisions (typically, MK’s cannot legally hold a job in a foreign country and might not even have access to a US bank account)
Learning a new culture (culture shock) while attempting to handle all of the above
Safety is always important – no matter what you do or where you go.
Here at Trinity Baptist College we not only understand that, but we make it a priority to make our campus a safe, secure, and comfortable environment for students. We go the extra mile to make this campus a place where students can focus on their studies and their personal growth and not be hampered by safety concerns.
So what does that look like? What measures does TBC employ to keep the campus a comfortable, friendly environment that still keeps a watchful eye?
Are you still working on your reading list for this year?
Sometimes, trying to decide what to read is half the battle. If you are not much of a reader, you may be hesitant to pick up a title without a solid recommendation. On the other hand, if you are an avid reader, you may have such a long list of want-to-reads that you can’t make up your mind what to start next! So many books; so little time.
In an attempt to eliminate some of the guesswork for you, we assembled a short list of titles to share below. This list includes a variety of genres ranging from classic novels to Christian living, and most of them are fairly easy reads as well.
We asked around and got input from our English department, our Administration, and even the students! You may have already read many of these – or maybe not. Either way, we hope you find something that sparks your interest.
Most of these titles can be found in digital and audio formats as well. This makes it even more convenient for you! Especially the audio format – you can listen while you walk to class, work out, or clean your dorm room! (Yes, that was a hint in case you were wondering.)
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald
The Making of A Leader by Dr. J. Robert Clinton
Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders
The One Thing by Gary Keller
Grit by Angela Duckworth
You Version Bible App Devotional Plans
New Morning Mercies by Paul Tripp
My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers
The Insanity of God by Nik Ripkin;
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing) by Jen Wilkin
Jonathan Edwards by Lain Murray
Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Frederick Douglass
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Trevorode the Defender by Holly Bebernitz (former TBC professor)
Classics Everyone Should Read:
The Odyssey by Homer (translated by Emily Wilson)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
My Antonia by Willa Cather
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Do you have any more suggestions to add? What other titles are on your reading list?
*Note: TBC does not necessarily endorse the entire content of these books or other writings by these authors. This list is provided as a starting reference to assist you in finding material that is helpful and/or of interest to you.
Winter break is upon us! You are probably holding your breath for that glorious moment when you turn in our last exam! Finally, you can sleep in without missing your first class or paying for it in a low grade!
First up on your to-do list: catch up on sleep and binge-watch your favorite TV shows.
Congratulations to our women’s soccer coach, Asithorn “Noom” Romyanond, on his recent outstanding achievement of the U.S. Soccer Federation B License! This is no small accomplishment – for perspective, there is approximately one B-licensed coach for every 3000 US Soccer players. This significant milestone is a result of Coach Noom’s dedication and hard work, a trait he carries with him in his personal life as well as on the athletic field.
This success brings with it well-deserved recognition and it is an honor to have Coach Noom as the women’s soccer coach at Trinity Baptist College. His extensive training heightens his natural talent and love for the game and serves to further demonstrate his brilliant capability as a coach. The TBC women’s soccer team benefits directly from his expertise as they receive high-level training under his coaching.
Coach Noom graduated from Ohio University Master of Sciences in Recreation and Sport Sciences with a Concentration in Soccer Coaching. He now holds a United States Soccer Federation “B” license and NSCAA Goal Keeper Level 2 Diploma.
Noom grew up playing street soccer and for his school teams in Bangkok, Thailand. Those experiences continue to inspire him to love the beautiful game for life. In 2001, he came to the USA and settled in Jacksonville. He and his wife Lindsey have five children. For more about Coach Noom, visit http://www.tbc.edu/womenssoccer
About U.S. Soccer Federation: The United States Soccer Federation, commonly referred to as U.S. Soccer, is a 501 nonprofit organization and the official governing body of the sport of soccer in the United States. Learn more about soccer licenses here: http://cd03.ussoccer.com/
It seems inevitable. At some point in your college career you will find yourself taking a course that seems disconnected to your major. You may begin to question the decision-makers who determined that this should be a required course in your program of study. When mid-terms roll around, your patience can start to wear thin. Continue reading →