Monday, June 29, 2009
CBC 10 year reunion
This past weekend Mark, Jack, and I got to attend my 10 year college reunion in Windsor, Co. We were the Covenant Bible College class of '99. It was held at our old campus. Unfortunately, the school shut down a few years ago but we were still able to rent out some of the rooms from the new owners.
Covenant Bible College was an eight month school of discipleship. There were 44 students - 22 boys and 22 girls. It was an incredible experience for me. I was really able to explore my faith while I was at CBC. For the first time I was challenged to think about what and why I believed. I knew what I believed but hadn't ever thought about why - or how to back up my thoughts. The curriculum was multi faceted with theology classes, old testament, new testament, christ in culture, puppet ministry, drama ministry, youth ministry, childrens ministry, etc. The classes were important and a big part of the school but the people and my relationships with them were just as important. With only 44 students I got to know every one. We all went to the same classes, lived in the same dorms, ate all our meals together - you get the point. I learned a lot from the people I went to school with during this year and it was very special this last weekend to get the chance to reconnect and visit with old friends. Also, good to be able to share this part of my life with Mark.
We arrived on Friday afternoon. Jack and I drove down a few hours ahead of Mark. It was Jack's first trip out of Summit County. Due to the weather and severe storm weather it took a little longer than expected - but Jack did great. We checked in, I got to see some old friends and when Mark arrived we took off to grab some dinner. I love Sonic and took the opportunity to eat at the local Windsor sonic--Jack enjoyed it too.
Friday night everyone hung out catching up and eating some tasty desserts that Suzanne made for us. Through out the weekend, I think there were 12 alumni. It was great to meet spouses, look at pictures and old yearbooks, and just get to be around old friends. Saturday, was more hanging out. Mark, Jack, and I walked into town and got a Brownie Batter Blizzard from Dairy Queen. We were able to enjoy some time outside out on the lawn, just like old times. And then Saturday night we enjoyed a dinner out at a restaurant called Austin's. All good times.
Hopefully we will be able to do another reunion in another 5 or 10 years because it was great to be around everyone and reminisce.