Headland, AL (WTVY) - You may have heard the biblical saying, "the harvest is plentiful. But the workers are few".
Now one local college is creating a program to change that.
Kelly Trawick, Director of Human Resources with Kingdom College says:
"We quickly realized that there was a need for more laborers in the field."
That's why Living Waters Counseling Center in Headland had a vision.
Virginia Mayer, President of Kingdom College says:
"It's time for Christians to stand up and take their place in the work force."
To raise a generation to help the broken-hearted…
"There's a lot of hurting in this area and that's one of the things that we want to achieve with kingdom college…is to make sure there are people out there to help those individuals."
And the college will do just that.
"We'll be offering associates, bachelors, master's degrees, and eventually doctoral programs."
To achieve this, they need help.
So far, funding has come strictly from private donors and they need more money. They also need more staff.
"We will be giving classes here at Living Waters. We will also be utilizing a couple of churches in headland we have agreements with and then also Providence School in Dothan."
Just like any 4 year institution, students can enroll after they graduate high school. They are hoping for at least ten students per class. And when they are done …
"They can be educators, they can be ministers, they can be teachers…they will be able to be fully certified and licensed as counselors."
People who can make an impact here and around the world.
"We feel that this is god leading us. Our main goal at Living Waters and Kingdom College is to be obedient to wherever god leads us."
The program starts next fall.
If you are interested in donating to Kingdom College or want to sign up for the class, you can find more information at http://www.lwcounseling.net/content/content.cfm?coid=106814