Waynesburg University’s Biblical & Ministry Studies Program took 10 students to the Sight & Sound Theatres in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to see “Moses” Saturday, April 1. The trip was led by Joshua Sumpter, assistant professor of Biblical and Ministry Studies and University Chaplain, and Elizabeth Garren, graduate assistant for Campus Ministry.
It is a joy to see students learning beyond the classroom as they grow in their understanding of the Bible, as they grow in Christ and as they grow in community.”
Sight & Sound Theatres’ production of "Moses" shared the biblical story of faith, hope and redemption presented in a way that led to fruitful dialogue for students on the drive home.
"It is a joy to see students learning beyond the classroom as they grow in their understanding of the Bible, as they grow in Christ and as they grow in community,” said Sumpter. “These trips have become a regular part of the student experience and are made possible by generous donors to the Biblical & Ministry Studies Program at Waynesburg University."
During the trip, students were able to spend extended time together at dinner and during travel. Opportunities like this impact the communal learning that takes place in the classroom as students return to educational experiences on campus.
And sometimes what seems like a small part of a student’s college experience, such as a trip to the theater, transforms into a pivotal moment in their growth.
“Getting to see ‘Moses’ at the Sight & Sound Theatre was a surreal experience,” said Rachel Duncan, a junior biblical ministry studies (children and youth ministry) major from Uledi, Pennsylvania. “They sing this one song during the show called ‘The God Who Is,’ which was absolutely beautiful. You could feel the presence of the Lord in the whole theater."