SCU to host Spiritual Emphasis Week

Southwestern Christian University will kick off its annual Spiritual Emphasis Week Monday, March 30 as students, staff, faculty and administration will be asked to renew their heart and mind to God’s will during the week.

Brad Davis, Vice President of Student Life, said the week’s emphasis will be “Under Pressure.”

“Students face scenarios all throughout their life where pressure is present,” Davis said. “Pressure can be in in the classroom, at home, on the athletic field, or amongst their friends. God is testing of our faith to see how we stand up under pressure. He uses these trials to see our spiritual strength and to see our growth and trust in him.”

Jon Chasteen, an SCU alum and former administrator who is now Campus Pastor at Victory Church in Edmond, will be the special guest speaker at SCU’s Chapel services on Tuesday, April 1 and April 3.

“SCU is in my blood. It is where I sweat on the basketball court for four years and had some of the greatest times of my life and met some of the greatest people in the world.  It is where I was challenged by professors in the classroom who had a sincere love and passion to see me succeed.  It is where I truly discovered God and dedicated my life to His working in and through me.  It is where I met my amazing wife Michele.  And later, it was where I returned to serve as VP for University Advancement,” Chasteen said. “Southwestern will always be a vital part of my life.  It is such an incredible honor to come and give back to this great university, its students, faculty and staff.  To say I’m excited would be an understatement.”

Other events that will highlight Spiritual Emphasis Week on campus will be all faculty will be encouraged to use a number of Biblical scenarios in which people had to trust God yet were amidst great pressure in their lives.

The Warr Acres Victory Church Worship team will lead the music service on April 1 while the SCU Worship team will lead the music on April 3.

SCU Chapel begins at 10:15 a.m. and is held at Minchew Auditorium on campus. The event is free and open to the public.