We are so excited to connect with you! College can be a time for you to grow closer to Christ in community and learn to live a life for Him. We want to help you be connected to Christian community and friends, growing in your faith, and serving!
WHAT DOES TEXAS STATE BSM DO?
Everything we do allows us to connect, grow, and serve with students. We do socials and game nights, outreach, small group bible studies, worship, discipleship, retreats, mission trips, tailgates, prayer meetings, international student nights, evangelism training, leadership development and more! Our FAQ page may answer other questions you have about BSM!
As of right now we are gathering online due to COVID-19, which provides an opportunity for you to start growing with us before you even step foot on campus! Click here to see what you can be a part of this summer!
We plan welcome week events to meet & connect with you during your first week on campus! Enter your email below if you would like us to keep you in the loop of what we are up to at the beginning of the 2020 fall semester.
GETTING INVOLVED IN A LOCAL CHURCH
The BSM is not a church. The BSM has partnership with local churches to reach and disciple college students together! We purposefully avoid scheduling Wednesday night and Sunday events to allow space for students to be a part of their church gatherings. We encourage our students to be involved members of local churches in San Marcos! As you get connected to us feel free to ask people you meet what church they are a part of and how they are involved.
We know it might be your first time finding a church to be a part of on your own, but it is worth the effort! A few helpful tips we have to offer include finding a church that is committed to Christ and the Word, a church where you know people and people know you (especially people in other life stages!), and a church that you can truly be a part of, serving and doing life together!
Although our BSM is student led and run, you might meet some of our staff members who are serving at Texas State to equip you and others to know Christ! Our CMI's (Campus Missionary Interns) are college graduates of Texas State who want to serve because of the way God used BSM in their lives to grow them throughout college!
Hello there! I'm David Johnson. I'm 22 years old, I graduated last year in Electrical Engineering. I grew up all over the place, but my family lives in Seguin now. I enjoy reading, drinking coffee, and spending time with my friends, doing whatever. I grew up as a pastor's kid and missionary so I've been part of the church all my life; it wasn't till I got to college and joined the BSM that I realized I needed to take my faith seriously and model Christ in all parts of my life. Welcome to Texas State, I'm looking forward to meeting you! P. S. Get ready for the hills.
Hey! I’m Haley Rains, 22, with a degree in Communication Studies, and I am from Wylie, TX! In my free time I love to play sports, to be outside, and to read. I came to know Jesus as my savior at a young age, but I learned how to follow him when I was in college. I am praying for the incoming freshmen to find meaningful community where they will be shown the love of Christ.
Hi! I'm Mark and I am 27. I'm from Pfulgerville, Texas and I graduated from Texas State with a degree in electrical engineering. I enjoy videogames (specifically Smash Bros), basketball, and I've recently been learning guitar! God's grace saved me during my second year of college. My hope and prayer for you this semester is to be a part of community where people genuinely love you and you can grow closer to God together.
Hi, I’m Kiley! I’m 25 years old and I am from Coral Springs, Florida. I graduated from Texas State with an Agricultural Business degree. I enjoy being outside and hanging out with my friends. I can’t wait to teach you how to play Spikeball! Growing up I believed in God, but it wasn’t until college when I heard what Jesus had personally done for me. I was discipled and encouraged through the BSM community to follow Christ and serve Him for the the rest of my life. I’m looking forward to growing and serving with you this year!
Wayne has been a BSM director in Texas since 1994 and director at Texas State since 2011. He is the father of two amazing daughters and the husband of one incredible wife. His passion is to see the change that God brings in the lives of college students who go “all in” to follow Christ and to see how God influences the world through them. Wayne enjoys reading, playing disc golf, and generally enjoys throwing and catching things. He received his doctorate in 2015 from Hardin-Simmons University, his Masters degree in 1994 from Southwestern Seminary, and his BA in 1989 from Stephen F. Austin. God used the BSM at SFA to alter the course of his life.