Augusta, GA – Augusta University students gathered at the Jaguar Student Activity Center (JSAC) Tuesday night for a weekly Behind the Scenes event put on by Campus Outreach, an inter-denominational college ministry. During the event students watched a scene from the movie “John Q” and heard a talk on religious topics that relate to the clip. The Speaker this week was John Farmer, a pastoral-intern at First Presbyterian Church of Augusta. Other speakers for the weekly event include members on staff with Campus Outreach, as well as pastors from around the area.
The event offers students a unique way to come into an informal religious environment. “I love Behind the Scenes events because it is really cool to see how almost every movie makes some sort of connection to my Christian life” (said) Augusta University junior Chandler Pate.
In a semester of constant schoolwork and stress, the meet up gives students a unique way to get engaged at a spiritual level. Freshman student Hayden Flowers says, “I love it because it is time out of my day to be serious and to talk about God.”
Freshman Hayden Flowers reflects on his night at Behind the Scenes
These meetings are impactful at a spiritual level, as well as impactful on campus at a social level. “It’s great because it allows time for me to meet new people and other Christians on campus,” says senior Marissa McKnight. “I would definitely tell people to attend, because it’s a lot of fun, and a great opportunity to get more involved.”
Senior Marissa McKnight discusses the positive impact Behind the Scenes is making on students at Augusta University
Behind the Scenes is held weekly on Tuesday nights and has garnered a lot of attention, drawing in students with a mix of social engagement and serious religious conversation.