EDMOND—Much of the Herbert W. Armstrong College experience revolves around what students spend their energies on outside of class: their responsibilities in the college’s work-study program. At headquarters, students prepare meals, clean buildings, landscape gardens, look after animals, repair appliances, write or fact-check articles, build websites, translate books, assist teachers, edit videos, design publications, snap photos, paint illustrations and assist with social media and online advertising.
The 2015 Philadelphia Church of God Ministerial Conference presented a unique work-study opportunity for 60 students at the headquarters campus. Between December 30, 2015 and January 5, 2016, students broke from their classes and their usual work duties to provide three meals a day for more than 100 visiting ministers and wives as well as the student body. Two shifts of student waitstaff served the ministers and cleaned and set up the hall for each meal, while and expanded custodial crew cleaned and polished Armstrong Auditorium and the John Amos Field House. Take an inside glimpse into this unique aspect of the Armstrong work-study program with this behind-the-scenes video.