BCF hosts Army chaplains’ ‘Spiritual Resiliency Training’

Army chaplains and chaplain assistants attend “Spiritual Resiliency Training” on The Baptist College of Florida campus. (Courtesy/BCF) For many years, The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville has been identified as a “military friendly school” by G.I. Jobs. Recently, members of the BCF family were able to express their support and appreciation for the Armed Forces when chaplains and chaplain assistants serving in the United States Army held their annual training conference on the BCF campus.

The one-day Army Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants Conference focused on “Spiritual Resiliency Training: Care for the Caregiver” and included sessions on “Appreciating our Chaplaincy Professional,” “Analyzing Components of Moral Leadership” and “Moral Leadership in Practice.” Each session covered various topics, including decision-making, critical thinking, satisfaction in pursuing their call, advising the commander, use of inspirational literature and an informative panel discussion on “Religious Freedom and Expression.”

Among the chaplains leading and attending the training were two BCF alumni—Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Timothy Bedsole and Chaplain (Major) Collie Foster—and several others with family connections to the campus. After reminiscing over their time as students and sharing stories of late night study groups and completing major projects, BCF alumni expressed their gratitude for the education and investment in their lives by the BCF faculty and staff.

For more information about special conferences or training held at The Baptist College of Florida, call 800-328-2660 or visit www.baptistcollege.edu.

Sandra Richards is director of enrollment management and marketing at The Baptist College of Florida.

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