Interchapter: The TRECC across the U.S.

Wednesday, Tuesday, April 8, through Tuesday, April 16, 2008

This Terribly Random Excursion Cross-Country took me from Portland, Oregon, to Wake Forest, North Carolina, in about 8 days. After a fantastic month in the Northwest, I had a conference of college ministers to attend. It just happened to be on the opposite side of our big nation.

So I figured I’d let everybody join along on the TRECC, with daily updates and such! Enjoy.

States Included: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana (#33 for the Road Trip), North Dakota (#34), Minnesota (#35), Wisconsin (#36), Illinois, Indiana, Ohio (#37), Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina


  • Collegiate Ministry visits: 7
  • Church weekend services: 5
  • Interviews: 2
  • Total explorations: 14
  • Total campuses: 12

The daily blogs: a special TRECC Blog Event

Campuses Visited

  • #94: University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • #95: Montana Tech, Butte, MT
  • #96: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • #97: North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • #98: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN
  • #99: Bethel University, Minneapolis, MN
  • #100: Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN
  • #101: Grove City College, Grove City, PA
  • #102: Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
  • #103: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD (I was here earlier in the trip)
  • #104: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC


  • Interview with Blake Shaw, Associate Pastor, Grace Bible Church, Bozeman, MT
  • Combined High School & College Bible study, Grace Bible Church, Wed. 4-9, Senior Pastor Bryan Hughes speaking
  • “Cru” large group of Campus Crusade, Montana State University, Wed. 4-9, Brian Hopkins, Lead Pastor of Journey Church, Bozeman, speaking
  • Chi Alpha weekly gathering, North Dakota State University, Thurs. 4-10, Assoc. Pastor Tony Meyer speaking
  • Church service, The Rock, Minneapolis, MN, Fri. 4-11, Pastor Mark Darling preaching
  • Church service, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN, 4-12, Pastor for Vision & Preaching John Piper preaching
  • College Bible study, Bethlehem Baptist Church Downtown Campus, Sun. 4-13, University of Minnesota staff (Campus Outreach) Eric Lonergan speaking
  • Church service, Sanctuary Covenant Church, Minneapolis, MN, Sun. 4-13 11am, Senior Pastor Efrem Smith preaching
  • Discussion of college ministry development plans with college ministry leaders, Sanctuary Covenant Church
  • Church service, Solomon’s Porch, Minneapolis, MN, Sun. 4-13 5pm, Pastor Doug Pagitt leading
  • Church service, “The Gathering” service, Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN, Sun. 4-13, Senior Pastor Leith Anderson preaching
  • “Vespers” worship service, Bethel University, Sun. 4-13 10pm
  • Chapel, Grove City College, 4-15, Susan D. Hill, author, Closer than Your Skin, speaking
  • Large Group, InterVarsity at University of Maryland, 4-15


The College Metro conference from April 14-16 in NC, then…?