Anderson University welcomes Mark Scandrette to campus for Spiritual Emphasis Week, September 24-26.
"With our emphasis weeks (both Spiritual Emphasis Week and Impact Your World Week) it is our hope that students, staff, and faculty get to know a speaker and her or his story well," said the Rev. Dr. Todd Faulkner, AU campus pastor. "We create four different chapel experiences — as well as classroom and conversational opportunities — for a speaker to spend some time getting to know us while speaking meaningfully into the life of our community."
Scandrette is passionate about taking risks to follow the revolutionary teachings of Jesus and shares stories from his personal experiences. In 1998 he and his family moved to inner city San Francisco to pioneer a neighborhood Christian community. He is the founding director of ReIMAGINE, a center for integral Christian practice based in San Francisco, where he leads an annual series of retreats, learning labs, conversations, and projects designed to help participants integrate the teachings of Jesus into every aspect of life.
He is the author of FREE: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most (IVP 2013), Practicing the Way of Jesus (IVP 2011), and Soul Graffiti (Jossey-Bass 2007).
"Mark lives what he speaks and writes," said Faulkner. "The authenticity and transparency of his work is evident in how and what he shares. I pray we'll all be able to see God at work in Mark's life and allow God to use Spiritual Emphasis Week to continue to make our own lives a lens through which others encounter God's grace at work."
All services will be held in Reardon Auditorium on the Anderson University campus in Anderson, Indiana. Dates and times for services are:
- Tuesday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.
Anderson University offers Spiritual Emphasis Week once a year, in the fall semester, as an opportunity for students and the community to worship and study together with an off-campus speaker.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.