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Milligan presents Missions Emphasis Week

Jesse Eubanks, founder and executive director of Love Thy Neighborhood

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2015) — This week, Milligan College is putting a special emphasis on mission work, in the community and around the world. Students will have opportunities to hear guest speakers actively involved in the mission field, meet mission groups and volunteer their time in the community.

Erin Githiru, mobilization director for Christian Missionary Fellowship (CMF)—a global missions team that serves in 24 countries around the world—will speak at Convocation on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium located in Milligan’s Seeger Chapel.

Jesse Eubanks, founder and executive director of Love Thy Neighborhood—a nonprofit that moves young adults into at-risk neighborhoods to do social justice internships and experience Christian community—will speak at Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. in Seeger. Both events are free and open to the public.

Apostolos, Milligan’s student missions club, has planned several events during the week for students including a prayer walk; a showing of the documentary “Love Costs Everything,” about Christian prosecution around the world; a missions fair; and a mission opportunity to feed the homeless with International Justice Missions.

“The theme for this year’s Missions Emphasis Week is “Follow,” which comes from Christ’s repeated call in the Gospel to all types of people to follow Him,” said Brad Wallace, campus minister. “Our goal with this program is to help students understand that our call is to join God where He is working, in our community and around the world; to do that, we must follow hard on the heels of our King in obedience.”

Githiru oversees the ministry of mobilization for CMF and helps individuals find long-term service options that fit them.

Eubank’s storytelling and teaching brings audiences into direct contact with his friends from the streets—homeless, prostitutes and convicts—whose lives have been transformed by the love of Jesus.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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