Gospelfest ’06

SAU's Gospelfest 2006Gospelfest was Saturday night on the campus of Spring Arbor University. I didn’t really know what to expect… and I kinda like those situations–especially when I’m as pleasantly suprised as I was Saturday. I guess suprised isn’t really the right word. I suspected it would be pretty good. But I wasn’t anticipating all the Lord had in store for the evening.

Aside from the great music put on by all the performers (Shekina’s worship team, Detroit Mercy’s gospel choir, Eastern Michigan’s gospel choir, our own gospel choir and a couple other acts), God moved in un-musical ways as well. Toward the end of a gospel-ized rendition of Matt Redman’s Nothing But the Blood, cricifixion clips from The Passion of the Christ were played, which transitioned into a mini-message from our choir leader Andra Morrell (he’s such an anointed worship leader) and exiting religion professor Vince Beresford.

Then came a 30+ ministry time. It was awesome.

I don’t know how much of that time was planned, but to have a public concert basically halt for over a half hour of prayer and deliverance ministry was exciting. It’s a picture of things to come for our campus as we’ve been praying for revival and interceeding on behalf of our students, faculty, staff and aministration. God wants to do something at SAU and it seems things are starting to fall into place for breakthrough.

Keep the University in your prayers, if you would. The academic year is about wrapped up; we’re praying for the final praise and worship chapel to simply blow up and send the students out with torches of revival fire and create some momentum to build upon this fall.

By Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a marketer, blogger and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

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