Belhaven Hosts Out of Darkness Ministry

Belhaven University regularly invites outside ministries to speak during its weekly Chapel service. This past spring, Jeff Shaw, director of Out of Darkness, an organization that fights human trafficking, shared the mission of reaching, rescuing and restoring those affected by human trafficking so that the glory of God may be known.

Human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world (second only to the drug trade), but it is the fastest growing. Out of Darkness hosts events targeted at those affected by human trafficking, such as Princess Night, Adopt-a-Block and Be the Light. The ministry also supports medical training, and outreach programs at prisons.

Solomon House is the residential component of Out of Darkness. The ministry provides a safe refuge where victims can receive new clothes, medical treatment, representation for any immediate legal needs and most importantly, the love and support of a new family.

Out of Darkness is the anti-trafficking ministry of Atlanta Dream Center, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. For more information, visit their website at outofdarkness,org

Spring Chapel Schedule Set

As the spring semester is getting started, its time to take a look at the upcoming Chapel schedule, which begins Tuesday, January 20. Chapel takes place from 9:35-10:25 am and from 11:00 -11:50 am on Tuesdays, and is required of traditional undergraduate students.

Throughout the semester, Dr. Roger Parrott will teach a series entitled Unexpected Encounters with Jesus, which takes a look at the Gospel of Luke. The series begins with the semester’s first scheduled chapel this Tuesday.

On February 10, Ms. Tiffany Dawn, a songwriter, speak and author from New York will speak regarding her book, “The Insatiable Quest for Beauty” and its ministry. Dawn’s book is a series of twelve “coffee dates” in which she shares her journey into confidence.

Two prominent pastors will also join us for chapel this spring. On February 17, Dr. Lon Allison, Pastor of Teaching and Outreach at Wheaton Bible Church in Chicago will speak, and on March 17, Rev. David Strain, Senior Minister at First Presbyterian Church of Jackson will lead chapel.

On March 24, we will celebrate Missions Emphasis Week and hear from Mr. Jeff Shaw. Shaw is affiliated with the Out of Darkness Anti-trafficking Ministry in Atlanta. The mission of the ministry is to reach, rescue and restore all victims of commercial sex exploitation, so that the glory of God may be known.

On April 7, Mr. Sunny Park, CEO of Atlanta-based General Building Maintenance, Inc., will speak to students at chapel, and we will close the semester on April 14 with the Arts Festival of Worship, led by our talented student artists.

For a full schedule, visit the Belhaven University Chapel page. For parents, alumni and friends interested in Chapel, audio and video recordings of most chapel services  are available on the Chapel Blog. Follow Belhaven University on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates when each chapel service is posted.