Life at Nyack

Why My Job in Ministry is Worth It… Even though I’m Exhausted

There’s stress and debate and fun!

One of my favorite de-stressing activities

One of my favorite de-stressing activities.. fishing!

I don’t know about you, but if I had to describe my summer in one word, it would be “busy”. Having a job in ministry, even part time ministry, leaves little free time to relax. Though my job is insanely fun, (I mean, come on, I get to hangout with teenagers all day, everyday) it is incredibly exhausting. Something my job has that a desk job…

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A New Look Into Evangelism

"Our responsibility as followers of Christ is to emulate what Jesus did while he walked this earth."

A personal essay by Daniel Ortiz, Admissions Counselor

When I was told that part of the International Leadership Summit would be street evangelism and outreach, I immediately felt a knot in the pit of my stomach. It was the first week of a terribly harsh Winter season. I was ecstatic to see an email from the Christian organization, Envision, who was hosting the International Leadership Summit in…

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Get Over Your “self”

"God commands us to love Him above all else. "

Update during banquet

Nic & Rachael Billman. Two people who have truly learned how to love and put others above themselves. I love all of the amazing people, I have met and have the pleasure to do life with here at Shores of Grace.

” You need to get over yourself.” Were the tough yet loving words I needed to hear.

We think about ourselves like A LOT. Like all of the time, a lot. Like more than we think about anything…

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Globally engaged. Our students travel to Thailand, helping the fight against child sex slavery. Here the group lights paper lanterns to symbolize good wishes and new beginnings! #mytopcollege #nyackstrong

Globally engaged. Our students travel to Thailand, helping the fight against child sex slavery. Here the group lights paper lanterns to symbolize good wishes and new beginnings! #mytopcollege #nyackstrong

Our Bloggers Write and Make a Difference in the World

These young women have gone out into the world beyond the college classroom. They are changing lives everyday.

A Letter from the Editor~ Melissa Ruttanai

I’ve worked with many writers and bloggers in the past in a variety of fields and industries.  But this summer at Nyack College, I have been impressed.  I’ve been moved and inspired by the genuine passion of three of our veteran bloggers at Life at Nyack.  Almost two years ago, we sat together as a staff and talked about the ins and outs of blogging. …

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PICTURES: Harvey Cedars Bible Conference Teen Week

PICTURES: A week of fellowship with other Christians, worship, learning, and fun!

This past week, the youth group I work with took our high schoolers to Harvey Cedars Bible Conferencein New Jersey for their Senior High week. Harvey Cedars Bible Conference is a Christian organization which hosts Bible camps for people of all ages. My church took our senior high students there for a week of fellowship with other Christians, worship, learning, and fun! This was my second year at…

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5 Things to Remember When Registering for Classes

From evening out your course work to keeping the mix interest!

With summer here, it’s time to start thinking about the classes you’ll be taking next semesterScreenshot (2) (actually, it’s a little past that time, but that’s irrelevant). By now returning students and new freshmen have probably realized that choosing classes in college is a bit different from high school: you can create your own schedule, fine-tune it to your preferences and convenience. While this is…

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A little bit of break dancing, a little bit of graffiti. Only at our #NYC Campus! #MyTopCollege

A little bit of break dancing, a little bit of graffiti. Only at our #NYC Campus! #MyTopCollege

The Importance of Building Relationships with Your Professors

This relationship can affect the rest of your life!

One of the unique benefits of a small liberal arts college like Nyack is the opportunity to get to know your professor outside of the classroom. You’re probably asking yourself why it’s important, and how do I go about getting to know my professor.

NYC Professor article picProfessors are more than researchers and lecturers; they each have real life experiences to share. Your college professors can be one of your biggest…

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Students from Hungary visiting #nyackcollege. International non-profit org called Atlantic Bridge helped make the trip possible. Atlantic Bridge was co-founded by Nyack alumnus John Oostdyk

Students from Hungary visiting #nyackcollege. International non-profit org called Atlantic Bridge helped make the trip possible. Atlantic Bridge was co-founded by Nyack alumnus John Oostdyk