THE GAC COLLEGE MINISTRY

Minister Stephanie Grigg, Ministry Leader & Minister Donald Garner, Asst. Ministry Leader

MISSION

Support the multifaceted growth, especially from a spiritual lens of college students in the borough of Queens and beyond.

 

TARGET POPULATION

Local community college and colleges/universities in the borough of Queens and Long Island (e.g. Queens College, St. John’s University, York College, Adelphi University, Hofstra University, Queensborough Community College); GAC members who attend colleges/universities across the country.

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Please call the College Ministry at (718) 206-4600 or you may filll out the form below and someone will respond.

 

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COLLEGE MINISTRY

MINISTRY LEADERS

Minister Stephanie J. Grigg

Minister Stephanie Joy Camille Grigg, a native of Queens, NY, is passionate about encouraging and cultivating the character of the next generation of young ladies. In 2009, after completing high school in only three years, Minister Stephanie graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. She then continued her studies abroad at the Royal Holloway, University of London in England.  Minister Stephanie returned to the states close to a year later and in the spring of 2013 earned a Master’s Degree in Science Education (MSEd.) in Counseling from St. Johns University, New York.  In addition to her scholastic endeavors, Minister Stephanie founded The True Beauty In You, Incorporated in March 2015. The True Beauty In You was designed to empower young ladies to live to their fullest potential.

 

Under the leadership of the Reverend Doctors Floyd and Elaine Flake, Minister Stephanie serves as a Youth Minister at the Shekinah Youth Chapel of the Greater Allen Cathedral of New York. While serving at Shekinah, she is pursuing her second Master’s Degree in Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary. Minister Stephanie is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

COLLEGE MINISTRY

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • TBA

KEY PROGRAMS

SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

Providing comprehensive approaches that offer unique spiritual support and discipline for students, with emphasis on collegiate environment and atmosphere and for the ultimate goal of strengthening personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

 

  1. GAC “Hot Topics” Bible Study & Podcasts: Students will participate in special bible studies centered on a myriad of issues relating to popular culture and contemporary society.  Interactive Q&As and follow-up platforms are offered for students to learn more information about various issues.
  2. GAC Judah Young Adult Choir:  Students will have the opportunity to directly immerse themselves in GAC’s church culture by participating in its young adult choir under the leadership of Grammy-nominated singers, directors and songwriters.  College credit is available for students if needed. 
  3. GAC College Worship Night & Networking:  Students will have the opportunity to experience a night of worship with the GAC praise and worship team and other special guests as well as network with other Christian college students throughout the borough of Queens and New York City as a whole. 
  4. GAC “Away From Home” Initiative:  GAC Collegiate Ministry team will provide ongoing spiritual, social and emotional support to current GAC members who are currently enrolled in a college/university across the country. Examples of support include conducting prayer calls, sending care packages and creating critical pipelines and directories for employment opportunities during and after college graduation.
PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Creating opportunities for today’s college student to integrate their talents, skills, and abilities and relationship with Christ in secular society. 

 

  1. GAC Mini-Fellowships, Internships & Design Challenges: GAC Collegiate Ministry will offer competitive project-based learning opportunities for collegiate students to learn how to utilize their professional skills in church-based settings from highly sought after pastors, Drs. Floyd & Elaine Flake. Students will receive letters of recommendations and be featured for ongoing consultation, as necessary upon successful completion of their internship and/or fellowship.
  2. GAC College Mentoring Initiative:  On a volunteer basis, participating college students will be able to participate in face-to-face and virtual mentorship opportunities with members of Allen’s diverse community.  Students will be able to receive direct support on enhancing their spiritual discipline, career advisement, and strengthening personal accountability, just to name a few.  Additionally, college students will be able to participate in ongoing theme-based lecture series with career professionals on their experiences of integrating their Christian faith with their professional lifestyles. 
PARTNERSHIPS & COALITIONS

Fostering relevant relationships with key stakeholders in efforts to highlight the importance and significance of strengthening the value of offering spiritual support in college/university-based settings. 

 

  1. GAC Collegiate Campus Ministry Convening:  GAC Collegiate Ministry will host ongoing symposiums with other campus leaders to share best practices and create a general prayer agenda for campus ministry related activities. 
  2. GAC College Ministry Research Initiative:  GAC Collegiate Ministry will launch ongoing research studies relating to the lives of college students and their faith and spirituality. Data will be used to develop various white papers and other level of scholarship to inform ministry-based programs and deeper research with relevant think tank institutions and universities.