University Relations // 08.26.2016
Campus Minister Jon Davis said The Movement 2016 was more than the student services team ever imagined.
Davis, said, “Amazing! Powerful! Humbling! Overwhelming! It was our best one yet.”
CSU believes JESUS calls us to move with Him and “walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 means the Christian life is a movement.
“The Movement helps to set the spiritual thermostat for our campus,” added Clark Carter, Dean of Students. “We want people to realize that Jesus is not value added to the CSU experience; He IS the value.”
Students were invited to join JESUS in HIS movement of redeeming people to GOD on Friday night, Aug. 19. Seventy students surrendered the call to die and live in Christ. “That number is amazing! But what makes it more special is out of the 648 in attendance, over 10 percent responded to the Gospel for salvation,” said Davis.
The Movement theme continued Saturday night. Students had answered the call to live for Jesus, so what would the next step be? The Movement theme does not stop at salvation. The call shifted to who will commit to being a disciple, or follower of Jesus, and who will disciple others? Over 80 students answered. “The front was flooded with students willing to step out and make a difference for JESUS,” said Davis.
On Sunday, students attended CSU Night at the Riverdogs baseball game. After the game, students and alumni created the letters CSU for a drone picture, and then headed to centerfield for the final night of The Movement.
Katrina Houston, assistant campus minister, and other CSU alumni led in worship while sophomore Seth Friend shared the gospel. Davis said, “That night five students were saved into the kingdom of God. The last night culminated with what happed the first night—salvations! In total, 75 students were saved at The Movement. Furthermore, over 80 students committed to discipleship and making disciples.”
The campus ministries team is praising the Lord for what happened during The Movement and eagerly looking forward to where the Holy Spirit will move next.
Campus ministries sponsors Elevate each Thursday night at 8 in Lightsey Chapel. Elevate is a student-led worship service designed to worship and elevate Jesus Christ.
Charleston Southern is a liberal arts university and is one of South Carolinas largest accredited, independent universities, enrolling 3,600 students. Recognized as one of Americas Best Christian Colleges, the Universitys vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.