Here at New Hope we do church as a team and life as a family. We value community and fellowship, which is the main mission of the Student Life department. This summer, the Student Life team is working hard to be creative in the activities that are done in order to build relationships that go beyond our day-to-day college life. These activities include road trips to various parts of Oregon and having our New Hope West community members host a dinner for the interns.
This past week, a group of interns went to Tillamook, OR to visit the Tillamook Creamery. There they experienced the process of creating one of the most popular dairy product brands in Oregon and in the Pacific Northwest. On this two-hour drive, interns experienced a road trip filled with talking about life, playing various games, and getting to know one another outside of the college campus. This trip was filled with laughter, pictures, and lots of dairy.
It is so important to be able to build relationships beyond work, ministry, and academics. As Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”