Campus Preview 2022
On April 7th and 8th, Campus Preview was held on campus, bringing together prospective students, families, and youth pastors from around the U.S. to experience life on campus. Campus Preview is a long-held tradition at TFC, and campus greatly welcomed these visitors after a modified version was held during Covid. Starting at the Falls, these guests took a campus tour highlighting important spots on campus. From the tour, everyone stopped in the dining hall for dinner, then went on to an opening session in Grace Chapel Performing Arts Center. After a short time of worship and introduction, departments from across campus welcomed prospective and current students to their own “living rooms” right on the Intramural Field. These living rooms, all held under one tent, were small representations of the features of these departments. At this Living Room on the Lawn, the Lawson Center brought up sheep and goats from the farm. SGA served ice cream floats, and Teacher Education showed off creative seating from classrooms in their booth. Each department was able to interact with students interested in joining their majors, and students had a chance to get to know professors and leaders on campus in a relaxed environment. After Living Room on the Lawn, Student Government held a trivia and open mic night in front of LeTourneau, including giving away a pair of Apple Airpods.
On Friday, students attended a current class as well as a session taught by Brook Beasley and Dr. Phil Howard. This session, centered around the idea of God’s will, was designed to help students seek God’s wisdom and plan as they face big decisions regarding the future. During their free hour, students could meet with their admissions counselor, go rock climbing in the rock climbing room, or take a detailed tour of the Lawson Center and Valley Farm. While students got to know campus in their own way, parents were able to meet with admissions counselors, attend a financial aid seminar, and ask questions of leaders on campus. The day was closed with a time of worship in Grace Performing Arts Center. Dr. Randy Hollingsworth gave a message on God’s story in our life and encouraged students to look at moments of God’s work, large or small, in their life as orienting movements. Overall, Campus Preview was a time for students and parents to experience the TFC community for themselves. In interacting with students, professors, and staff, the welcoming spirit of TFC was put on display, inviting these students to become part of the TFC family!