College Station Church Hosts Area Revival
Lord, send a revival, and let it begin with me! Are you tired of the mean spirited nature of our world today? Would you like an infusion of love and hope in your community? Christ UMC in College Station will host REVIVEBCS, March 6-8, 2011, in what is hoped to be a mere spark that will re-ignite the fires of Bryan and College Station’s heart and vibrant spirit. By reaching out to others across the community and across boundaries that often see things differently, the church hopes to impact the entire Bryan-College Station area.
Years ago, a former U.S. President talked about his personal vision of 1,000 points of light, whereby individuals and organizations would strive to make a difference in their sphere of influence. We are striving, through this revival, to be a point of light for Jesus Christ in the Bryan-College Station area. The guest speaker for this revival will be Bishop Robert Hayes, Jr., leader of the Oklahoma Area of The United Methodist Church. As bishop, he presides over 530 churches in the Oklahoma Conference and almost 90 churches of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference. Hayes said he felt called to the ministry at the early age of four as he banged his small hands on his father’s pulpit after church on Sundays and conducted elaborate funerals for deceased cats, birds and other pets for his friends.
Bishop Hayes has previously served in
Medema earned a master’s degree in music therapy from
Sunday evening, there will be an emphasis on the youth of the community. A youth choir composed of youth from the Bryan-College Station area will provide special music along with Ken Medema. Monday evening is planned to be a night especially for pastors of all denominations. Area clergy will be invited to the revival that evening for a time of worship designed to uplift, encourage, and enrich those men and women God calls to serve as pastors.
Rev. Chris Osborne, senior pastor of
All evening services will begin at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Christ UMC in
To reiterate the goal, this revival is about being a spark for those who have lost their way, those who do not know God, those who are suffering in numerous ways, and those believers who are ready for a renewal of their spirit. The community is invited to join during any or all of the revival. For more information, visit www.REVIVEBCS.com or call the church office at 979-690-4673.