This issue of the Beacon celebrates the successful conclusion of the “Growing the Vision” campaign at Mississippi College and the leadership that made that success possible. While any great endeavor re- quires the hard work of many people, it takes strong leadership to articulate the vision, communicate it with others, and inspire participants at every level to push toward the common goal.
More importantly, great leadership requires sac- rifice, humility, and the ability to put the needs of others above one’s own. In the following pages, you’ll meet MC alumni and faculty members who serve as leaders. Some have led prominent efforts like “Growing the Vision,” a campaign that will en- hance facilities and programs at Mississippi College for many years to come, while others act as advo- cates for those who have no power of their own. Some are instructing the leaders of the future, while others still are leading quiet lives of service that shape the world around them for the better.
What all have in common is their desire to use their gifts of leadership to serve others and ulti- mately, to further the cause of Christ. Their stories are a reminder of the words of Jesus, who said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”