Rachel Gibson essentially runs our Wednesday evening fellowship. She facilitates most of our events and communication as a ministry. She leads our core group discussions for college girls. She is also discipling three different girls from our college group. She headed our Jubilee team this year and worked out all the details for getting 27 students to Jubilee.
I first met Rachel through Lincroft Bible Church, where I worship and partners to reach out to Brookdale students. When I first got to know her, Rachel was not very mature and not very social. She had a narrow perspective of Christianity and of life in general.
Rachel wasn’t taking any classes at that time, but after many conversations and encouragement from me, she decided to enroll so that she could meet other students and have a place of witness. We have had some great conversations, and she has made great strides in her understanding of biblical worldview and calling.
Rachel began taking classes as part of this changing perspective. In order to grow, she decided to spend a semester in a discipleship experience/Bible school called “Patmos.” She now has a great biblical perspective on life and calling.
Rachel takes the initiative to meet up with other girls from her classes to build relationships with them and seek to develop an effective witness to them. She is concerned for witness and understanding the gospel more deeply. She has a deep, meaningful relationship with the Lord and has a good grasp on biblical worldview.
Rachel is doing a mission internship with Lincroft Bible Church this summer and is planning a local mission trip for our college ministry.
—Dan Terracciano, CCO staff at Brookdale Community College