Category: Engage

  • Building Community

    Saturday, September 21 was a special day as Randall University students volunteered in two events serving the broader community. Building on Faith – Buddy Benches In the morning, Randall hosted the “Building on Faith” event in which 100+ volunteers from several different churches in the Moore/Norman communities came together to build “Buddy Benches” for several […]

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  • Children at a Crossroad

    One Student’s Reflection on a Service-Learning Experience Crossroads Emergency Youth Shelter, in Norman, OK, provides short-term emergency homeless shelter care for up to 12 children from birth to 17 years of age in Cleveland and other Central Oklahoma Counties. The Emergency Youth Shelter is a safe, nurturing environment for children experiencing any kind of crisis […]

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  • Why Randall? Engage!

    The mission of Randall University is to “make a difference for Christ, His church, and our community.” As an institution committed to a distinctively Christian education, we desire to not only train and prepare students academically, but also to empower them to use their gifts, talents, and education to serve a broken world that needs […]

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  • Lessons Learned through Service

    This article was written by Dr. Brent Sykes, Academic Dean at Randall University. As part of the new Community Engagement Initiative at Randall University, a small group of three Randall students and I recently volunteered at a “Guys Only” (middle school-aged boys) event with our community partner Loveworks Leadership. Loveworks recruited several community organizations to […]

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  • How Love Works

    On March 28, 2019, a group of ten Randall students had the opportunity to serve at Loveworks Leadership, a non-profit organization in Norman, OK, committed to helping middle school students discover their potential and live into their dreams. LoveWorks sponsored a big “Guys Event” for young men, including speakers, games, and more. It was an […]

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  • Cultivating Compassion

    Compassion: A sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. For those of us who bear the name of Christ, the meaning behind this definition of compassion is even deeper. The “desire to alleviate” distress comes from the fact that as Christ-followers, we have a heart to show Christ’s love to […]

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