March 22, 2017
Throughout the semester, students at Liberty have the opportunity to hear from world-renowned speakers, authors, and worship artists. At this past Convocation, Christy Nockels, Rebecca Lyons and Ann Voskamp, the women part of the Broken & Free tour, shared their stories and led students together in prayer and worship.
Later on that evening, the Broken and Free Tour continued as an event for the ladies of Liberty. While it was Christy Nockels first time at Liberty, her music is not foreign to students because the Worship Collective has sung many of her songs in Convocation. The Liberty University Concert Hall was the perfect setting for Christy Nockels to sing worship songs from her newest album Let it be Jesus. Christy Nockels is passionate about music; she started her career with her husband Nathanial and also served at Passion City Church with Chris Tomlin and Christian Stanfill. Her experience in the music industry has given her a platform to share her talent and reach many people. After Christy opened the night, Rebekah Lyons and Ann Voskamp joined her on stage to introduce themselves.
Rebekah shared scriptural truth with the women and read excerpts from her newly released book “You Are Free.” She currently serves as the cofounder of Q Ideas, a non-profit that teaches Christians how to influence culture. Rebekah serves alongside her husband Gabe Lyons, who also spoke at Liberty University Convocation last semester! Students enjoyed listening to Liberty alumni Rebekah passionately shared what God taught her in the past few years of life.
Following Rebekah, Ann Voskamp spoke a powerful message to women about living a broken beautiful life by finding strength in God while navigating through the trials that will be faced in this world. She encouraged women to love one another as she led them in speaking truth over each other. Ann is the best-selling author of the novels: The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts. She was not a stranger to the students at Liberty; many remembered the powerful words she shared in convocation last year and were excited to welcome her back.
All three women are passionate about equipping women to live freely through Christ, by relying on Him in the trials that leave us feeling broken. They all shared the love that they have for their families and the passion they have to live life fully through God’s grace. It was a privilege that Liberty University had the opportunity to be a part of the Broken & Free Tour and welcome three inspiring women to boldly speak truth to the Liberty University student body.
Interdisciplinary Studies: Studio Art and Psychology