Meet Campolo Scholar Emily Beck.
Emily is a student-athlete and junior at Eastern, from Westminster, Maryland. She is a Resident Assistant and a member of the women’s basketball team. Emly is double majoring in Marketing and Youth Ministry with a calling to create and lead camp ministries.
Emily spent the afternoon with Tony to prepare for her part in the special chapel at 10 am EDT on April 20th, reflecting on Tony Campolo’s life and legacy.
I’d like to invite you to join us via Zoom for this special service. You can click here to attend.
In the meantime, I invite you to read Emily’s reflection on her time with Tony:
“Meeting Tony for the first time was intimidating until his wife Peggy greeted me, asking who I picked to win the NCAA women’s tournament. That was the first of many great questions I heard. Tony soon asked me: “Why did Jesus come?” Maybe it was my nerves or brain struggling to pick one thought, but I took a while to answer. I said that Jesus came to redeem the creation. Looking back, while this is very true, I wish I said what always comes to mind: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).
I want to be able to recall scripture like Tony; his memory is incredibly impressive. He shared that it was prayer and scripture that have helped him get through hard times in life and ministry. The abundance of life could have been the theme of our meeting. Tony also shared wisdom with me through personal stories, advice on preparing to deliver a message, thoughts on camp ministry and critical race theory, and how he is doing personally. I’m so thankful for the fellowship and abundance of life that God has gifted us – and that, through my conversation with Tony, I can hear Him speak.”
Each year, the Campolo Center provides Scholars with tuition, mentorship, and vocation-specific training to prepare them for a variety of roles in Church and para-church ministries. You can support Tony’s vision to raise up a new generation of church leaders by clicking here.
What a joy it is to see the continued impact Tony and the Campolo Center for Ministry are having on the future of the Church. Thank you for your important role in making this ministry possible!