What Is EGG

Exploring Gifts and Graces (EGG) is an intense nine day residential experience for rising juniors and seniors in high school to be held on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University July 15-23, 2017. The program’s goals are to encourage faith, theological inquiry, and reflection on God’s gifts and calling. In addition, the program seeks to encourage artistic expressions of faith, to develop awareness of diversity within the Christian community, and to connect faith and Scripture with real life issues. EGG seeks to assist young people as they begin to live out their calling to serve God and the world and to prepare theologically minded and socially engaged youth as future leaders for the Church. 

We are looking for rising juniors and seniors in high school who would like to explore their Christian calling and spend time with others who share their faith and sense of mission in the world. We are looking for responsible, creative, and adventurous young people who will become leaders in their churches and the world as they grow and mature. We are looking for people like YOU! 

It’s all about... 

Theology: You will have four Theology classes to practice thinking theologically about the world and your place in it. 

Bible Study: Four classes in Bible will help you connect your ideas and experiences to Scripture in an academic setting. 

Vocation: You will have classroom opportunities as well as reflection time to explore your own God-given gifts and graces and to imagine ways to use these in different types of Christian ministry. 

Leadership: You will work in small groups and learn leadership and communication skills as well as practice teambuilding exercises on an Adventure ropes and obstacles course. 

Community Service: Christian faith calls us to make a difference in our world and you will have several opportunities to put your faith into action. 

The Arts: You are creative! Use your talents in music, art, speech, drama or dance to help create a worship service designed and executed by EGG participants. 

Worshipping Together: The EGG program begins and ends with a worship celebration but every day you will have time for prayer and praise. 

Having Fun: You will have plenty of free time for a trip to the beach, an evening of Karaoke, music concerts, and hanging out with new friends who share your interests and Christian faith.