Student Spotlight: Janie Bush
Janie Bush is part of the Master of Transformative Ministry Program at Point.
What is your degree program and what do you plan to study?
I am very excited to be a part of the very first Master of Transformative Ministry (MTM) program. I had earnestly searched out programs that would equip me to transform my passion and vision for The Undergrace Railroad, a network of professionals designed to aid those who are experiencing domestic abuse while serving in the ministry, into a reality. Building off of my degree in Christian Education, the MTM combines the study of non-profit management with proven methods of ministry with classes such as BUS 522 Organizational Innovation and Creativity and MINI 510 Contemporary Models for Holistic Ministry. Perfect!
What advice would you give other students interested in your program?
You want to be a part of this program! When I first saw the description of the MTM, I knew, without hesitation, that it was the next right thing for me to do! Point University has designed a program that blends the mechanics of non-profit management, relevant theology that examines today’s emerging church, practical strategies that transform the communities in which we live, and a safe place to lean into your personal transformation as you become the best that God desires you to be. The professors are some of the top in their fields and desire the best outcome for your personal and professional growth.
What are your passions or hobbies?
My passion is developing artistic productions, programming and therapies that aid in the awareness, education, and healing of those who have been marginalized by abuse.
My hobbies are reading, quilting, crocheting, and costume design. I have actually graduated from an international tutu school in Las Vegas, so in the remote chance that you ever need a professional tutu for a ballet dancer, you know where to call!
Who are your favorite authors in speakers in your chosen field and why?
One of my favorite authors is Hannah Whitall Smith, a Quaker woman from the mid-nineteenth century, because she chose to overcome adversity with a spirit of joy, a heart full of love, and a desire to host the Holy Spirit, who empowered her life. My other two favorite authors are Sue Monk Kidd because she understands the strength of being female and Robert Murray M’Cheyne because he wrote beautiful, poetic words such as, “Oh, how sweet to work for God all day, and then lie down at night beneath His smile.”