At Friday’s convocation, Elmer Towns, co-founder of Liberty University and dean of the School of Religion, welcomed 1,954 guests from around the nation to College For a Weekend (CFAW). He told them that students who have attended Liberty have made it the best university in the world.
He encouraged them to go out, make a difference and be a world changer for Christ.
“All of us can become a mighty army to make a difference in the world,” he said. “Plan to come to Liberty. It will change your life.”
The Ontario, Canada-based band Article One performed the song “In No Time at All” at Friday’s convocation.
They recently released their sophomore album “Colors and Sounds” and will be performing at the CFAW concert Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Vines Center.
Band members are: Nathan Piche on vocals, guitar and keys; Dave De Smit on drums and vocals; Matt Piche on violin and vocals; and Mark Laidman on bass.
Jonathan Falwell, senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and vice chancellor of Spiritual Affairs at Liberty, delivered a message of motivation to go out in the world and do something for Christ.
He said Christ called us all to go to the uttermost regions of the Earth, citing Acts 1:8 where Jesus says, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Falwell said a “USA Today” article reported 15 percent of the American population today does not necessarily believe that religion is important and have walked away from the faith.
“People are walking away from Christ in record numbers,” he said. “We’ve got to get passionate about changing the tide.”
He encouraged Christians to get serious about the Great Commission by watching what is happening around the world, praying, listening to what God wants for their lives and living a life for Christ. He said problems come every day, but when we live a life for Christ, He will be there to give us supernatural help.
“What an amazing God we serve when we just simply live for God,” he said.