March 27, 2008 : Ana Brooks
One thing that sets Liberty apart from other outstanding colleges and universities around the country is the required chapel services know as, convocation, held three times a week. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday over 6,000 students, faculty, and staff gather in the Vines Center on main campus from 10am to 11am to hear speakers from around the country and the world. Classes are not held during convocation and the majority of the campus is shut down so that everyone can attend convocation.
Students are assigned to sit with their dorms and commuter students have areas designated for them as well. The service begins with praise and worship followed by announcements and special music. Then the main speaker addresses the crowd for the remaining amount of time.
A wide variety of people address the student body during this hour including politicians, evangelists, pastors, missionaries, and authors. Mike Huckabee, Steve Saint, Larry Graves, and David Platt are just a few of the speakers that have addressed the audience in the last year. Special music is performed by outside artists as well as individual students and the various ministry teams on campus. Convocation is a great place to hear world-renown speakers and ministers and gain wisdom and insight from people who have greatly influenced the lives of others. For the list of this semester’s convocation speakers, visit our Convoctaion Page.