A group of students have started a local chapter of a national women’s ministry.
McKenzie Bonam, sophomore kinesiology- pre occupational therapy major from Kerrville, is a part of the ACU Delight chapter’s leadership team. Bonam feels that Delight ministries is creating a new space for women at ACU.
“I think it’s essential be welcomed into a place without expectation of you being a certain person,” Bonam said. “With that, Delight to me was the perfect outlet ACU needed to invite girls of all varieties together.”
Delight is a women’s ministry that is run primarily on college campuses and focuses on creating authentic christ-centered community among women. Starting at Belmont University in 2011, Delight ministries has grown to have nationwide outreach most recently arriving here in Abilene.
The women’s ministry aspect of Delight is the main focus and the leadership has hope that many of the women on campus with benefit from the arrival of this new ministry.
Elisabeth Ice, junior psychology major from Abilene, is the worship director for the Delight chapter. She is excited for the potential benefits of this group for the women of ACU.
“In my view it has some of the same benefits of the social clubs, it’s a place where you’re accepted as you are,” Ice said.
Through this ministry, Bonam and many other girls across the nation hope to enable women in their passions and love for Christ.
“Community is only good if it puts Christ on the pedestal , not ourselves or even the name of Delight itself,” Bonam said. “With that, I hope the women of ACU are better enabled to live out their passions in such a way that is infectious and overflows to the rest of our campus, town, and throughout our lives as a whole.”
Delight held a kick off last Wednesday evening and will meet Thursdays from 8:30-10 a.m. in the McGlothlin Campus Center basement.
“We would love for people to commit to coming every time if they can just so we can build a really tight community.” Ice said.
For further information, students are encouraged to contact chapter leader Gracie Showers at firstname.lastname@example.org or for further information on Delight ministries to visit their website at delightministries.com.