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GCD Student Spotlight – Christina Reed

Mom, Hair Designer, Student

 

What do you do all day? This is a question that makes many people cringe when they hear,  because we all feel busy in our everyday lives, but can’t always recall exactly what they did all day. I know that I felt absolutely overwhelmed with the things going on in my life and wondered how people could ever add the task of school to their lives when they already worked numerous hours a week and were raising two kids, like in my case. Yet the tug at my heart would not cease the gentle but constant tug to enroll at GCD. “Me, God? Are you sure you weren’t talking to the person next to me and I just overheard?” This was a question I kicked around for a while before enrolling here at GCD. I am a hair designer and have been for 19 years. This job suits my ADD quite well and my need for instant gratification from something that doesn’t lose my attention easily. I was sure I couldn’t focus long enough to make it through a class and actually pass it. I talked myself out of enrolling for some time. I had all kinds of excuses but the biggest one was that I did not have enough time. Time is something we all get the same amount of and choose to use in the way we decide is most important.

 

I finally quit ignoring the gentle, consistent tug at my heart to enroll at GCD and took the plunge. Thank God there was an amazing person that answered the other end of the phone and literally walked me through every aspect of the process; I’m sure she was tired of seeing my number pop up on the caller ID but she always answered the phone with grace and guidance. I was ready to quit the first week of school and another student there talked me out of it, how grateful I am now for these two people that helped usher me into a new era. I now have a much more positive outlook on my journey and have earned high marks so far in all my courses here at GCD. Every single day I am proving myself wrong; there is no place for the previous negativity that once controlled my thoughts.
I am still a hair designer and raising two beautiful kiddos and have somehow found time to add in school and still go the park with my sweet babies and not miss out on the life God had planned for me. God has a plan that involves me trusting Him and letting Him manage my time. So, what do I do all day? I am walking out God’s plan for me, one step at a time.

Student Spotlight: Rachel Shinnick

 

Student Spotlight: Rachel Shinnick

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INTRODUCTION:

Meet our student spotlight for this week. Her name is Rachel Shinnick, she is a freshman attending GCD to obtain her Certificate in Christian Leadership while being an intern at Manna Church. Here are photos that she posted when she did the Instagram takeover. Instagram: gcdivinity.

 

Student Ministries Intern

 

 

Bible College Professor

 

 

Internship Trip to Honduras

 

 

Student Ministries Gen Ignite

 

Modeling the new @genignite sweatshirts. And then because our photographer had to get in on it too. #weinternsarecrazy #andIloveusforit

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Mentoring

 

 

Student Life

 

 

Student Spotlight: Janeissa Ortiz

 

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Student Spotlight: Janeissa Ortiz

Janeissa Ortiz is in the first year of the Experience internship with GCD and Manna Church. She grew up in Puerto Rico and moved to North Carolina with her family about three years ago. Upon graduating from high school she received a nursing assistant certificate. Janeissa also enjoys to dance; she is in a hip hop dance crew and teaches hip hop at a local dance studio. She plans to continue in the Experience internship next year to receive her Associate’s of Christian Leadership with GCD. After the Christian Internship with GCD and Manna Church Janeissa hopes to pursue a career as a missionary nurse.

 

Photos from Janeissa’s Instagram Takeover

 

IGTakeover: @lingo__cvc #StudentTakeover #IGTakeover Take it away!

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Catalyst in Atlanta with the intern family #interns2015 #gcdstudents #mannachurchleaders #catalyst2015

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"Our mandate as leaders is to awaken the wonder in others" -Andy Stanley

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Intern girls at Catalyst having some fun learning more about our leadership…. #catalyst2015 #interns2015 #interngirls

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Interns 2015!!!!! #mannachurchleaders #interns2015 #gcdstudents

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Catalyst day #2 #catalyst2015 #interns2015 #mannachurch #gracecollegeofdivinity

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#quoteoftheday #mannachurch #gracecollegeofdivinity #interns2015

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Pastor Trip Lee at Catalyst #interns2015 #gracecollegeofdivinity #mannachurch #catalyst2015 #photooftheday

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Student Spotlight: Katherine Cline

 

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This week for our student spotlight we are featuring Katie Cline. She is a current Bachelor of Divinity student and a graduate of the Certificate of Worship Leadership Program with Grace College of Divinity. Her passion is leading worship and she currently serves on the worship team at Manna Church. Katie has been with GCD since Fall of 2012 and is newly married! Get to know her through Instagram, she’s taking over for the day! GCD IG: @gcdivinity Katie’s IG: @kjocline

 

Here are photos from Katie’s Instagram takeover

 

#igtakeover this go around: @kjocline It's all yours!

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Student Spotlight: Annie Fletcher

Student Spotlight: Annie Fletcher

INTRODUCTION:

This week we are featuring Annie Fletcher for our Student Spotlight and Instagram takeover.

Take a second to visit Annie on her Instagram:

IG: Annie Fletcher

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About Annie:

Annie is a Bachelors of Christian Leadership Student with Grace College of Divinity. She is also the Marketing Coordinator of theExperience Internship with Gen Ignite Student Ministries. Annie has a heart for ministry and is “passionate about seeing students come to realize their full potential in who God has called them to be.” Her hobbies include: photography, adventuring and making music.

 

Photos from Annie’s Instagram Takeover

 

 

Hey, party people! My name is Annie, and I am a senior here at GCD. I will graduate in the spring with my bachelor's in Christian Leadership. This being my first post, I just wanted to share a bit about me. I love taking pictures and doing what I can to try to capture what I perceive to be beautiful. Photography, to me, isn't entirely about capturing the memories, but it's about capturing, just a bit, of the beauty God created. I'm one of those kinds of people who feel the most connected with God when I'm in nature. It's when I get to experience some of the Majesty of God. So to me, pictures are about saving snapshots of the incredible Being that is Christ. #IGTakeOver #StudentLife #GCD #WhatElseDoIHashtag? #OhWell

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Well, people of Instagram, it's the last post of my #InstaTakeOver. Much to my mother's chagrin, I am not afraid heights. Hanging off of cliffs(and sitting at the edge of parking garages) are things that I greatly enjoy. But for all you moms out there, I am very careful. Also, one last thing you might not know about me, I have lived in Fayetteville, NC all of my life. I absolutely adore traveling, but I always love coming home. Fayetteville may not seem like much to most people who have lived other places, but it's home. No matter where I end up in the future, I will always love coming back home. Well, that's all from me. Thank you for putting up with me! It's been my pleasure to take over GCD's Instagram for a day.

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Student Spotlight: Rebecca Allup

 

Bible College Student: Rebecca Allup

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About Rebecca:

Rebecca graduated from Grace College of Divinity with an Associates of Divinity and is currently in the process of acquiring her Bachelor of Divinity. Rebecca is an international student who began attending GCD in 2013. She has served on our student government and in several other capacities while being enrolled in full time classes. She also began working with a missionary organization in Georgia known as “Frontline Missions.” Rebecca has a heart to serve on the mission field and in the local church context.

 

Here are Photos from Rebecca’s Instagram Takeover

 

GCD alumni: Hey everyone! My name is Rebecca Allup (I’m the third one left to right, first row) and I graduated GCD with my associates in divinity with a certificate in missions. GCD has definitely been one of the best experiences of my life and I can truly say that it was totally worth it! I was part of the SGA ’13 – ’14 school year. Now, I’m an intern with Frontline Missions and have already traveled 4 times this year! And TOMORROW I get to go to Colombia and be part of a Bible Storying training ✌🏼️ what an honor to be part of what God is doing through out the world! So I get to post about my life today, I hope you enjoy it!!! Come follow GCD! @rebeccaallup #college #collegelife #student #love #instagood #photooftheday #smile #friends #fun #summer #instadaily #truth

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Hey hey hey! So! This was in HONDURAS this past June. We spend a whole month in Flower Mountain with the Tolupan Indians. It was my 5th time in Honduras and I LOVED it. God moved in an amazing way. This older lady right here is “abuela” (grandma), we were on our way to her village when we saw her in the trail. She is the sweetest lady ever. When I stay in her village, she lets me sleep in her OWN bedroom and tells stories as I fall asleep in my Hammock and she falls asleep in her bed with her grandson. She has grown to know Christ even more and more. And her coffee is DA BEST!!! #bestoftheday #love #instagood #instadaily #truth #fun #missions #photooftheday #summer #instadaily #instalike #sweet #amazing #life #pictures #regram #trip #instagramers #memories #god #blessed

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Hey everyone! Almost my last post to take advantage of my IG alumni takeover!! I have valuable friends whom I met at GCD and through GCD!!! And the one on the very left is @meghanashleigh who just got married this past Saturday! And the one in the middle is Cassi Sherley who also graduated GCD and works with me Frontline missions. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. #jesus #college #biblecollege #bibleschool #alumni #student #friend #missions

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Student Spotlight: Peter Ray

 

Student Spotlight: Peter Ray

 

Business Manager. Artist. Intern.

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About Peter:

Peter Ray has recently started GCD’s college internship: theExperience, at the Fayetteville campus. He has been a general manager at Sammios Italian Restaurant for the past 4-5 years. Peter enjoys music, playing football and rooting for his team, the Panthers. He has seven siblings and several of his siblings are either students or alumni at GCD.

Here are Photo’s from Peter’s Instagram Takeover

 

Next up: @peterraym Student #igtakeover Business Man. Artist. Intern.

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The Experience Interns. Normal Day Normal Dudes Photoshoot #biblecollege #GCD #Interns #Freshman #students #life #ExperienceInterns

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Bible College Student: Rachel Rutherford

Bible College Student: Rachel Rutherford

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BIBLE COLLEGE STUDENT

Rachel Rutherford has recently completed her Bachelor of Christian Leadership at GCD. She completed her degree online and on-site at the Fayetteville campus. She began attending GCD as a student in a Christian internship program called “theExperience.” She was actively involved with student ministry during her senior year as the Vice President of the Student Government Association. Rachel’s hobbies include hiking and photography and she has a heart for global missions. Currently, she works in a leadership position with GenIgnite Student Ministries at Manna Church.

BIBLE COLLEGE

Grace College of Divinity is a bible college dedicated to Preparing Emerging Leaders to Change the World by advancing the Kingdom of God through sound biblical training, practical ministry and personal development. GCD offers variouos certificate and degree programs to include on-campus and online classes.

 

 

Here are Photos from Rachel’s Instagram Takeover