Monday will be the “final public worship service on Asbury University’s campus,” the administration announced Sunday.
After tens of thousands of people flooded the small town of Wilmore, Kentucky, “the university in consultation with local law enforcement and city administration notified incoming visitors that parking and seating had exceeded capacity” Sunday afternoon.
The last service open to the public is scheduled for Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. EST, according to the school’s website.
The Christian university held its final public evening service Sunday night which ended at 10 p.m. (You can rewatch the service here.)
Asbury University’s president, Dr. Kevin J. Brown, said they reversed their decision to livestream the services due to the high demand.
“We look to other schools, other churches, or ministry communities as co-commissioners in this movement that’s taking shape before us,” Brown said in a video announcement.
“My heart is for this young generation, and whatever happens from here, our deep desire is to see a life-transforming renewal of our younger generations to faithfully serve their communities, their schools, their churches, and their professions — to see them go into the difficult and dark places in the world and to be light.”
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Brown also posted the following statement on Facebook:
We are experiencing an historic moment at Asbury University. Since our regularly scheduled chapel service on February 8, there have been countless expressions and demonstrations of radical humility, compassion, confession, consecration, and surrender unto God.
We are witnessing what Scripture describes as the Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
As we enter the third week of this renewal movement, our desire is to be faithful to our mission as a student-centric Christian University. Further, we believe that the continued flourishing of such a movement invites us to commission our Asbury community, visiting students, and other campus guests from across the world to neighbor-serving, God-honoring work.
After much prayer and discussion with campus leadership, we have established a schedule for the upcoming week that is available on the university website.
Be sure to follow my Facebook page for updates on the Asbury Revival.