In This Together

We understand that sending your child off to a school like the University of Texas, in a city like Austin, can be difficult and stressful. We want the parents of BSM students to know that we are in this together. We are here to be a spiritual refuge for your student, and to provide a community of believers for them to feel comfortable and surrounded by people of similar beliefs and ideas. The Longhorn BSM will equip and encourage your student to deepen their understanding and relationship with Christ and to have a bold and active faith. The BSM places an importance on discipleship and mentoring for students, and will encourage your child to live a gospel-centered life. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.

1) Newsletter

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2) Resources

Twitter Resources for Parents:

@UTAustin – emergency texts

3) BSM Terms

FLOW – Free Lunch on Wednesday – free, home-cooked meal donated by churches around the area every Wednesday at the BSM at noon

Portico – weekly Thursday night small group sessions where we worship and dig into the word in our different small groups

GoNow Missions – a missions organization in Texas that sends students from colleges all over Texas to all parts of the world

Discovery Weekend – one weekend in February where students gather to explore and pray over the GoNow trip options, and decide which trip they want to be a part of

Bigs and Littles – upperclassmen (bigs) will be partnered with one or two underclassmen (littles) where they will meet weekly with their littles discipling them and encouraging them in their faith

Beach Reach – trip to South Padre during Spring Break where students from BSMs all over Texas will provide safe and free rides to the party-goers on the island, while engaging them in spiritual conversation and praying for those that do not yet know Jesus

ATX Rides – monthly service where BSM students provide safe and free rides from campus to downtown Austin, and back, for students going down to the bars. Students engage in spiritual conversations and pray for the other students, while serving them and showing them Jesus’ love

C3 – Cross Cultural Connections – this is our team that is passionate about helping International students adjust to their new surroundings and share the name of Jesus with them by hosting several events and small groups for UT’s international student population

Missional community (MC) – a small group of students with a specific commonality among them (major, residence, work, etc) that focus on studying the word and doing life together within that commonality, while sharing the gospel with and inviting in non-believers to be a part

Floor Pong – common BSM game, basically ping-pong on steroids