Night to Shine, Asbury Revival Still Going & Signs a Leader Has Become a King
More than 600 hundred churches from 46 different countries participated in this year’s Night to Shine this past Friday night. Started by Tim Tebow’s charity foundation, the dances are designed to celebrate those with special needs around the world. They came from far and near, from mothers carrying their infant children to senior citizens — all flooding into chapel at Asbury University this as a revival hit its sixth consecutive day with no hint of slowing down. And, in a piece from Chuck Lawless on Baptist Press, he discuss leadership that’s gone wrong. In the article he sights 15 ways people can recognize a Christian leader has become a king instead of a servant.
More than 600 hundred churches from 46 different countries participated in this year’s Night to Shine this past Friday night. Started by Tim Tebow’s charity foundation, the dances are designed to celebrate those with special needs around the world.
Margot Painter help spearhead the event at Cresthill Church in Bowie, Md.
She said upon arriving to the event, guests will be given a “buddy” who accompanies them throughout the night to serve and care for them.
During the first portion of the night, guests visit different rooms set up throughout Cresthill for fun activities. The different rooms include hair and makeup, a photo booth and karaoke.
After a break for dinner, the second half of the night features a crowning ceremony where each guest is named Prom King or Queen.
Then, Painter said, the special guests dance and dance “until we make them go home.”
Tebow, a former University of Florida football star and Heisman Trophy winner, had a vision for serving those with special needs through his self-titled foundation. The first event was held in 2015, and they’re now held each year on the Friday before Valentine’s Day.
They came from far and near, from mothers carrying their infant children to senior citizens — all flooding into chapel at Asbury University this as a revival hit its seventh consecutive day with no hint of slowing down.
A whiteboard just inside the front doors of the chapel speaks to the impact of more than 140 hours of preaching, singing, testimonies and confession of sin.
Classes at Asbury have been canceled for the rest of the week because of the large crowds attending the revival services.
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In a piece from Chuck Lawless on Baptist Press, he discuss leadership that’s gone wrong. In the article he sights 15 ways people can recognize a Christian leader has become a king instead of a servant. Here”s a few…
1. Even if he invites discussion from church leaders, he does not change his mind. The “discussion” is in name only, as his decisions are already made.
2. He sees everyone else as expendable.
3. He is seldom, if ever, wrong. Kings somehow convince themselves that nobody can do things as well as they can.
4. He demands unquestioned loyalty. Even the slightest sign of disagreement is considered rebellion.
5. He expands his kingdom broadly, but not deeply.
6. He does less and less “get your hands dirty” ministry.
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