“Bob Ham lived and loved well. And perhaps that is why his loss touches so many in such a profound way.” Visit the Bethel blog to read a reflection by one of Bob’s former students, and share your memories in the comments section or below.
On a December evening, in the heart of Nashville, Tenn., a group of Bethel College students gathered in a recording studio and sang Chris Tomlin’s song, “Good, Good Father” into a microphone. The unified, choral ending wrapped the week of recording students’ original songs. What began as a simple conversation between a five-time Grammy-nominated Bethel alumnus and the college, led to this opportunity for worship arts majors to spend a week in the music capital of the world.
On Jan. 16, more than 800 people packed the Everest-Rohrer Auditorium for the third annual ReFuel Conference. It’s a day for worship teams and their leaders to be together, be refreshed and be equipped to continue their effective leadership in the church and the world (refuelconference.com).
The Crossings, the student-led literary journal of Bethel College, recently launched online. Its purpose? To cultivate “a community at Bethel College which takes seriously the call to worship God and express ourselves through the creation of a wide variety of beautiful art.”
Alumnus Zachary Gibson ’09 followed his passion for graphic design to Los Angeles, where he now manages the Snapchat team at BuzzFeed, known as “the media company for the social age.” Learn how he got discovered, and find out about the children’s book he’s been working on, with proceeds going toward Midnight Mission (a charity that fights to relieve the massive homeless population that exists in the City of Angels). “Bethel emphasizes being about other people. It’s a huge asset to remember that it’s not all about me,” he says.