‘God can communicate in showers or waves,’ say middle school kids in Tennessee as they lead in prayer, song, and repentance.

While spiritual awakening spreads among college students across the country, one Tennessee K-12 school says it is also experiencing revival environment on its campus.
On Friday, numerous middle school students at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville held prayer, exchanged confessions, and even made vows of faith during an unscheduled worship service.
In an emailed statement to The Christian Post on Tuesday, GCA representative said the gathering began with the school’s yearly tradition of Discipleship Days.
The Discipleship Days aim to “enrich GCA students with God’s Word, grow in love for Jesus, and put their faith into action” through classroom discussions and activities centered on the theme “Know Him, Love Him, Love Them.”
As GCA’s middle school students’ worship service ended last Friday, many “felt moved to extend their time of worship,” according to the spokeswoman.
“Leadership shifted any planned afternoon activities and allowed students to lead one another in song and prayer. 
As result, students repented, confessed, and sought Christ.”

“God can speak in showers or waves, and at last week’s Discipleship Days, He decided to flood our campus with His presence,” GCA Upper School Principal Angie Nordhorn was quoted as saying in the statement shared with CP.

“As a tenured member of the GCA community, I only remember one other time, in 2010, when we experienced a profound demonstration of the Holy Spirit,” Nordhorn added. “I pray that the Lord will continue to flood our halls with His presence. Discipleship Days is only a ripple in the ocean of what can happen at GCA.”

GCA also stated that the academy plans to continue discipling students who made professions of faith and hold small group talks in response to last Friday’s worship event.


“We celebrate God that kids’ lives have been eternally altered, and we have witnessed eternity-changing decisions as result of this schoolwide programme,” the statement said.
Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, became the site of continuous spontaneous worship service earlier this month, with many hailing the gathering as new revival.

In the Christian tradition, revivals are often gatherings in which large numbers of individuals come together for prayer and worship, with many seeking forgiveness, confession and sometimes conversion to Christianity.

The revival at Asbury has continued for more than two weeks and has attracted thousands of individuals from outside the state and other countries, and has spread to several other campuses and churches nationwide.

Among the Christian campuses where students are experiencing an outpouring of the Holy Spirit is Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, which is also holding continual worship gatherings.

Rob Fultz, a campus pastor at Lee, told CP in an earlier interview that their gathering began when a group of students who had watched the events of Asbury and “asked their professor if they could go to the chapel and pray that God would move on our campus as well.”

“The professor said, ‘yes.’ The class of eight to nine students went to the chapel and began to pray. Within a couple of hours, the room started to fill with students, faculty and staff,” Fultz said.

Fultz described the continuous prayer and worship at Lee as “a predominately spontaneous movement of prayer” and “a beautifully sacred movement” that is ongoing.

“We currently are not incorporating worship teams, speakers — other than some students, faculty or staff — or scripted worship service,” Fultz told CP.

“It is still going on. However, as the week progresses, I do anticipate the administration updating the schedule and availability to the public.”



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