Braving Discipleship 2019 Partners
In an effort to deepen and broaden the experience of Braving Discipleship for all participants (sr. high youth, youth workers, OU students), partnerships have been fostered with the following organizations.
Theology Action and Understanding (TAU)
A Non-Profit operating in Ottawa, Kansas, we are dedicated to improve our community. As a subsidiary of Ottawa University we offer a Youth theology institute offering rigorous, surprising & creative engagement with theologies; re-casting youth as active participants in theological debate. High school students are our focus, but our mission is to better the community around us with engagement, volunteering, and service to God and humanity!
TAU Passport Application
Fredrikson Center for Faith and Church Vitality
In response to Ottawa University’s mission to operate as a Christ-centered community of grace; its vision of preparing students for lives of enlightened faith, inspired leadership, exemplary service, and personal significance; the commitment to its faith heritage; its pledge to serve the underserved; and its responsibility to enhance the communities in which it operates, Chancellor Kevin C. Eichner instituted the Fredrikson Center for Faith and Church Vitality in 2009.
Chancellor Eichner then engaged students, his cabinet, faculty, staff, coaches, and alumni, to develop and initiate programming that would strengthen and enrich the faith experiences of students and the Ottawa University community, as well as nurture the hearts and minds of American Baptist Church (ABC) church families well beyond our community borders. In addition to a significant expansion in on-campus faith-based programming, Dr. Eichner implemented a series of programs to support and enrich servant leadership in local communities and to assist American Baptist pastors throughout the Midwest. It is this tangible support, hands-on leadership and personal facilitation that make this program one-of-a-kind.
About the Fredrikson Center
National Network of Youth Ministries (NNYM)
The National Network of Youth Ministries (NNYM) desires to step out and work alongside youth leaders and other caring adults locally and nationally to reach and equip young people for Jesus Christ.
American Baptist Churches Central Region (ABCCR)
Centered on Christ, scripture and feedback from youth workers and youth themselves, Central Region is offering new and exciting youth opportunities as well as Resourcing and training in the area of youth ministry.
Rev. Julie Robinson,
Region Staff Minister for the American Baptist Church Central Region (ABCCR)