Published in the March 29, 2017 issue of The Bells
Spring is here, everything is new and full of life. And this year’s Revival commitee is ready to boost students’ faith with this annual event April 3- 5 at 7 p.m. in the Quad.
This three day event focuses on worship and helping people strengthen their spiritual lives. Revival also brings together an assortment of people from different social and religious backgrounds and gives them the opportunity to worship together.
This year’s theme for Revival is “New Beginnings.”
“We pray that no matter where you are in your walk of faith, even if you don’t have one, that you can have a new beginning with the Lord,” said sophomore education interdisciplinary studies major Sara Lindsey.
Lindsey said the whole purpose of Revival is for people to feel welcomed and come closer to their Savior.
“We really want everyone to feel accepted. Revival is for all people. We encourage students, staff, faculty, and people within the Belton community to come,” said sophomore Christian studies major Samuel Kinnin.
This year the guest speaker will be Clint Paschell, and the band is the Robbie Seay Band.
“We will enter a time of worship with the band followed by the speaker’s message pertaining to the topic of New Beginnings,” Kinnin said. “Following the message, we will split up and spread out into small groups and talk with one another about the things we heard and answer discussion questions.”
Kinnin said small groups are a time to be open. Every single leader is here to encourage and uplift those who participate.
“People can also feel free to pray with one of the steering committee members,” he said. “Revival will end with a closing prayer and a song”
Revival Co-directors, Abigail Smith and Ashley Hastings, have spent many hours prepping for this event. They started the planning process last April. The rest of the steering committee began planning in November. This group of students has worked hard to make sure Revival is a success and many people feel refreshed in their faith.
“The effects of Revival are amazing,” Lindsey said. “We start worshiping and you look around the tent and you see that God is so strong at Revival and that he is working through us. It is such an amazing feeling.”
So, if you are looking for a renewed faith, for a chance to worship with a large group of people, or if you are looking for encouragement in a new faith, then Lindsey recommends checking out this event. Just remember to look for the big white tent in the quad.