I CAN'T DO IT, HE CAN
John 15:5//Philippians 4:13
Please join us each day to hear special speakers who will encourage all of us to surrender everything we are and have to Jesus. All assemblies will be held in the upper school gym at 9:15 AM, except for on Monday. On January 30, Spiritual Life Director Rian Berger previewed the week's theme for students in chapel. Hear audio here.
Monday, February 4 (8:00 AM)
HUMILITY Charlie Ward, Heisman Trophy winner and NBA superstar, has excelled in football, basketball and baseball, yet shares an inspirational testimony of humility and service. He is actively involved with FCA and his foundation, which supports sports-based mentoring and educational programs. He is head football coach at Westbury Christian High School in Houston.
Tuesday, February 5 (9:15 AM)
FEAR Nik Wallenda, known as "the king of the high wire," often says that he does what he does to inspire people around to the world to never give up and follow their dreams. Hear his story of courage and determination. Nik was recently featured in the news for completing a high-wire walk over Highway 41 in Sarasota, Florida. He was 200 feet in the air at the time and wasn’t wearing a safety harness. See the video here.
Wednesday, February 6 (9:15 AM)
FORGIVENESS Don Van Ryn and his family suffered the unimagineable: hearing that their daughter had barely survived a tragic auto accident involving several Taylor University students. The story does not end there as an incorrect identification gave false hope to the Van Ryn family. Hear how two families came together in this story of forgiveness.
Thursday, February 7 (9:15 AM)
FREEDOM Jon Acuff is the author of the popular book and blog, Stuff Christians Like. Hear how Jon found the freedom to pursue his passion to write after working eight jobs in eight years. Jon is also a speaker for the Dave Ramsey organization.
Friday, February 8 (9:15 AM)
REDEMPTION Ashley Smith subdued the Atlanta courtroom killer, Brian Nichols, with her testimony of faith. Ironically, it was Ashley's less-than-angelic past that convinced Nichols to face justice. In the end, he referred to her as "an angel sent from God." Hear her powerful story of redemption.
Spiritual Emphasis Week 2012 "WAR"
Our Struggle Is Not Against Flesh and Blood (Ephesians 6:10-17)
This year's theme and speakers focused on God's provision in equipping us for spiritual battle. You can share in the week by seeing video and listening to audio recordings from our daily sessions.
Click on the day to see video and hear audio from our sessions:
(Download a pdf of the week's schedule here)
Spiritual Emphasis Week 2011 "Fear Not"
Hear audio and see photos from SEW 2011 here
Amiya Alexander (founder of mobile dance studio)
Rudy Ruettiger ("Rudy" from Notre Dame)
A.C. Green (former LA Laker)
Stephen Bredfeldt (former professional poker player)
Phil Vischer (founder of Veggie Tales)
Spiritual Emphasis Week 2010 "God Is Great"
Candice Ashburn (widow)
Sean Tuohy (subject of The Blind Side)
Zac Sunderland (teen explorer)
Dan Breeding (animal trainer)
Harris III (illusionist)
Spiritual Emphasis Week 2009 "Why You Can't Be Anything You Want To Be"
Seth Franco (former Harlem Globetrotter)
Ginny Owens (Dove Award winning artist)
Joe Castillo (sand artist)
Michael Franzese (author of Quitting the Mob)
Spiritual Emphasis Week 2008- "Got Joy?"
Cece Winans (Dove Award winning artist)
Alan Williams (author of Walk-On)
Ray Mullican (BA business manager)
Gracia Burnham (author of In the Presence of My Enemies)
Spiritual Emphasis Week 2007- "Fools for Christ"
Karl Nielsen (missionary)
Kevin Mawae (Tennessee Titan)
Tina Marie (public speaker)
Ali Tanner (alumni)
Spiritual Emphasis Week 2006- "Whatever"
Stu Grimson (former NHL player)
Karen Berger (babysitter)
Brad Stine (stand-up comedian)
Dave Ramsey (radio/TV personality)