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Spiritual Emphasis Week concludes

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Clint Ussher speaks to students during Spiritual Emphasis Week. (Photo by Lydia Beers)
Spiritual Emphasis Week (SEW) began Monday, Sept. 13, with keynote speaker Clint Ussher calling for Christians to wake up and start living out their faith in a more radical way. Ussher spoke at both morning and evening chapels throughout the week, wrapping up his challenge on Wednesday evening chapel. Junior Paige Davis experienced SEW for the first time after transferring to Bethel in the fall. She was excited about this special opportunity on the Bethel Campus after coming from a non-Christian school. Davis enjoyed taking the time to focus on what really matters to God instead of simply focusing on grades and attendance. When asked how the week affected her, Davis stated that the chapels have been very “encouraging.” “Clint has really been challenging us to realize that faith is all about action,” said Davis. “These past few days have been a complete affirmation of how God has been working in my life,” she continued. The schedule for the week varied from previous SEW events. Instead of hosting one speaker the entire week, the keynote speaker ended on Wednesday. Thursday morning featured a special testimonial chapel and Friday morning focused on how to apply the lessons presented through the chapel message. The new schedule made it easier for the speakers and their families by reducing the time commitment involved as well as provided a bit more variation between the different chapel services. Many students, however, enjoyed having one main speaker for the week, giving more time to connect with the person who is sharing with them. However, the altered schedule seemed to provide opportunity for those who desire more diversity in the chapel messages.
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