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- Real World Experience in What It Means to Be a Church Member
Walla Walla University (WWU) and the University Church are partnering to equip, inspire, prepare and send out students who have not only studied and learned in classrooms, but who have practiced the skills they will use as they leave campus and join churches in the North Pacific Union Conference
Each week, more than 230 students spend a combined total of 672 hours practicing as part of the WWU Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Steel Band, University Singers and I Cantori. (And these hours don’t include individual practice time and lessons.)
“The University Church just begs to be sung in,” says Lindsay Armstrong, junior vocal performance major.
Casey Bartlett was a High Five staff member and then director during three years working with the program.
A typical day in children’s and young adult Sabbath Schools at the University Church looks something like this:
As a children’s Sabbath School assistant, Carol Zhu Min serves as a greeter and helps in the beginner classroom. “When I came to WWU in 2011, everything was new to me," she says.
Hundreds of WWU students have been involved in LeadOut Ministries since it was launched by Troy Fitzgerald to provide inspirational and educational resources for churches, schools and communities.