As students lead musical worship for weekly Cru meetings on their campus, they too can lead others to the throne of God. Every semester we conduct a Worship Arts Weekend training conference to help these students grow as both worshipers and worship leaders. Our next Worship Arts Weekend will be held February 17-19 in eastern Pennsylvania. This will be the first time we’ve taken this event “on the road” to another location outside of our Indiana facility.
Pray for our staff team to depend on God as we plan and execute the details needed to take this event off-site.
Pray for safe travel for the students and staff members heading to the conference.
Pray that God will work in the hearts of the students and help them grow as worshipers and worship leaders.
One of my teammates recently led worship at the Cru Winter Conference in Minneapolis. He later received this story from the conference director.
“There is a student named Brad [not his real name] from South Dakota State University. Brad is not a believer, but hangs around Cru all the time. Funny I know….he knows he’s not a believer, everyone else knows he’s not a believer, but Cru is his community. He actually grew up in a Christian home, but could never bring himself to place his own faith in Christ.
“At Winter Conference, you guys were leading us in the song ‘No Other Name.’ God started to do something in Brad’s heart. As the lyrics, ‘Chains will break as heaven and earth sing,’ were sung – Brad said he couldn’t help it…all of the things he heard about God growing up all clicked and he just had to make them his own. In the ballroom, as you guys were leading us to the throne of Christ through worship, Brad placed his faith in Christ for the first time.
“Brad shared this story at Campus Time. Then yesterday as the staff team gathered together, one of our staff girls shared that on that very day, as that song begin to play, the Lord placed a huge burden on her heart for Brad. In that moment all she could do was pray. She prayed that God would make himself real to Brad and that he would truly understand God’s love for him. She didn’t know what happened with those prayers, until Campus Time on the last night.
“The power of prayer, the power of worship, the power and pursuit of an Almighty God that never quits chasing us….
“Thanks for all you do…”
What a tremendous privilege to lead people to the throne of grace!