Serving Missionary Kids and Their Families at Black Forest Academy Since 2005!
HOW and WHY they serve:
Over the years, the Bryans have been involved in many areas at Black Forest Academy (BFA) and in the local community, but their favorite part is using their gifts of hospitality and community building by hosting students, having personal interactions, and teaching students’ skills that they can use to impact the world for Christ, mentoring, and continued alumni relationships after graduation.
Chris teaches graphic arts, yearbook, German, and art appreciation classes. Chrissy teaches secondary math and volunteers in extra-curricular activities. Together they have served in the student dorms, as class sponsors, small group leaders, mentors, and connected with the local German community.
“We serve because God has given us a heart for third culture kids, and he has uniquely gifted and prepared us for this work because of our own backgrounds. We found that BFA is the perfect fit for our youth ministry, teaching, German speaking, and TCK backgrounds to serve God in this area. We strongly believe that we are working with people who have the potential to serve God and the ability to face the multi-cultural challenges and opportunities that many others aren’t ready to face.”
Not only do they get to work with MK’s and see the fruit of their labor on this side of heaven but are blessed to support missionary parents as they share Christ in over 60 countries around the world.
Will you join us in preparing students to impact this modern world for Christ with biblical thought, character and action?
About the Bryans
We are Third Culture Kids (TCK) from reversed backgrounds.
The eldest of four boys, Chris grew up in Austria with (American) missionary parents active in church planting and youth ministry. He came to the U.S. to study graphic design and Bible, hoping to use his skills in ministry.
Raised by Austrian parents in the U.S. Chrissy studied secondary mathematics education and taught in Colorado public schools. Chrissy’s faith grew in her teen years through her involvement in youth ministry and Christian camps. She feels led to encourage teens and young adults in a ministry setting.
Chris and Chrissy met at an early age and married June 2003 in Colorado (You’ll have to ask them about those details in person). Their three children were born in Germany and also attend Black Forest Academy.
Pray that the students at BFA will grow in their understanding of God and their place in this world. Pray for wisdom, health and stamina as Chris and Chrissy work with TCK’s. Pray for God-honoring relationships with their students, German neighbors and community.
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