KNOXVILLE— During the weekend of April 12-14, churches from all over the country came together for another yearly weekend of Spring Retreat at Johnson University.
This is a time when churches bring both middle and high school students. Johnson students host them in their very own rooms for a couple of nights, while some groups stayed in additional dorm housing.
This event began Thursday night and ran all the way through Saturday evening when the final worship event took place.
Terrence Talley spoke Saturday. He left listeners with the theme of forgiveness and not living with the labels that others may place on them.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the different organizations as well as the students to get involved with the community outside of the Johnson bubble. Many get involved to help volunteer and lead students including Resident Assistants and members of Student Government Association. They encouraged students to better help understand that they are not alone in this life when they live a life committed to Christ.
The weekend finished out with a worship night that also served as a chapel makeup for JUTN students.
A senior in high school, who was a part of the spring retreat, won a preaching contest and had the opportunity to speak in front of all of the churches and college students who attended the worship night. This was a great way for the students as well as the parents and faculty to spend time in the presence of God before returning to the regular routine of school and work during the spring time.