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Logsdon Alumna Shares Christ in Unique Ways

  

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Langford with UMHB students in Lithuania
Langford with UMHB students in Lithuania

Bridgette Onion Langford ’16 was the first student to graduate from the Logsdon San Antonio campus. Today she ministers in her church praise team and college ministry and shares the hope of Christ in unique ways at her job.

While Langford is not currently in vocational ministry, she gets to share her faith regularly as a Disney and Universal Studios travel agent. “The Lord worked it out,” she said. “I have some clients who are believers and some who are not. It’s been cool to be a light in a place of so much joy.” Langford is even working on a Disney devotional for her clients to take to the theme park.

“Logsdon is teaching servant leadership and discipleship,” she said. “Logsdon equipped me for not just pastoral roles, but other roles in the church. Logsdon taught me how to be a servant, to take initiative, and step out of my comfort zone. My education was not just theological but practical. Logsdon prepared me for the world that we live in, where it’s all about being relational and trying to build relationships cross-culturally.”

Langford has had a heart for the people of Romania for many years. She had the opportunity to return with her husband during an eastern European study abroad trip. “In that, I was ministering,” she said. “That’s the difference between Logsdon and other places—there isn’t one set expectation with what you should do after graduation. They prepare you for lots of different kinds of ministry.”

Langford’s husband is a professor at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, so she also ministers at the school’s Baptist Student Ministries, mentoring college students and helping them find a church community.

Langford graduated with her B.A. in Biblical/Theological Studies from Baptist University of the Américas in 2011. She then enrolled in Logsdon’s MDiv program in the Missions and Cross-Cultural Ministry track. At the time, Logsdon San Antonio did not offer the complete degree, so Langford commuted to both the Abilene and Corpus Christi campuses to take the classes she needed. The hassle did not bother Langford.

“I feel honored to have the opportunity to travel to three campuses,” she said. “It opened my eyes to this idea that it’s okay for people to believe differently than you, and it’s okay for you to have your own opinions. There will always be people who you will disagree with, but you have to have respect for each other. Having gone to three different campuses, I have lifelong friendships from each.”

Langford still keeps up with her friends from Logsdon. “Building friendships and relationships is so important in addition to religious education,” she said. “They become your core people to talk with about ministry and life, much like a covenant group.”

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