We gather again to lift up the name of Jesus in worship, to pray as one, and to hear the Word. We seek to see the Christian body at Virginia Tech unite in worship and prayer, to repent before the Lord, and to beg God to change our hearts and the hearts of students on our campus for the advancement of the kingdom of God.
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 7:00pm
Squires Student Center
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Can’t join us on campus? Head over to the live stream page to watch and interact online during the event!
Our speaker for the evening is Jeff Highfield. From his bio at vtcru.org: Jeff Highfield leads Cru at Virginia Tech. He has worked with Cru for 16 years and has been at VT for 7 years. With his wife they have 5 wonderful children. His favorite thing to do is to go on dates with his wife and have family nights.
Leading worship at the event will be the band from Northstar Church in Blacksburg, VA. Northstar started 10 years ago and is a church that families, internationals, post grads, singles and students call home. Leading the band is Cody Davenport, Worship & Creative Arts Pastor. Cody came to Northstar that in the fall of 2007. Cody released his first solo worship album in the fall of 2011, available on iTunes. Learn more about Cody and Northstar Church at Northstar’s website.
vtONE Worship Team
Also leading worship for the evening will be the vtONE worship team. Led by Isaac Barber, the Spring 2014 edition features musicians and worship leaders from student ministries and churches across the area.
The most important thing you can do is talk to your friends and invite them to the event. Once you do that, here are some other exciting things you can do:
Watch the [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”D5KhwvVAMpQ&rel=false” width=”640″ height=”480″ anchor=”promo video”], link to it on YouTube, or download it to show in your small group or campus ministry.
Join the event on Facebook and invite your friends to do the same!
Follow us on Twitter for updates about the event!
While we appreciate your enthusiasm, please don’t post promotional materials for vtONE anywhere on campus other than your residence hall room. vtONE works with campus offices for permission to post promotional material in locations around campus.
As followers of Jesus, we recognize that prayer is an important and powerful way to connect with God, whether it be through making our requests known to him, listening for his guidance, or interceding for others. We also recognize that events like vtONE wouldn’t be possible without the prayers of believers around the campus and around the world. We are blessed to have a venue where we can meet as a campus united under one God with one hope. We humbly ask that as you pray for our campus and the upcoming event that you consider lifting up the following in prayer:
The event itself
People come from all walks of life, from the campus, from the town, and from other cities to vtONE and God wants to do something in each and every person there. Pray that their hearts would be open for what he wants to do or say.
Pray that believers would continue to come together across ministry boundaries to further the causes that bring joy to God’s heart. Pray that God would protect us from the enemy and from the forces that cause disunity within his body here.
We are blessed to be able to meet on campus in a publicly-owned venue to lift up our voices to God. Thank him for that privilege. Pray that he would be meet us there and that he would make that space holy and that we would invite him in.
People on campus
Our campus is a diverse one. While there are many ways to break people into various groups, at the end of the day what matters is that we all need Jesus. Pray that people on our campus would be open to hearing his truth.
People at the event who have a relationship with Jesus
Pray that they would leave the event encouraged to continue to pursue him and that they would do so in a spirit of unity. Pray that their hearts would be open for repentance. Pray that they would worship openly, honestly, and without shame. Pray that God would speak powerfully to them.
People at the event who do not
It may seem odd that people without a relationship with Jesus would wander into a vtONE event, but they do and it can be absolutely amazing. Pray that they would be open to hearing God’s message of hope and redemption for their lives. Pray that God would move powerfully in their lives. Pray that he would put people in their lives to encourage them, pray for them, and to speak truthfully, powerfully, and compassionately.
vtONE would not be possible without the help of the volunteers who joyfully give their time and energy the day of the event and sometimes starting months ahead of the event. Pray that they would find joy in what they’re doing, that they would be well-rested and ready to serve during the event. Pray that they, too, would be open to hearing what God has to say during the event.
Event planning and operations staff
There is another small army of people at the event employed by the university or by production contractors. Pray for them; that whether or not they have a relationship with Jesus that they would leave the event encouraged. Pray that God would put people in their lives to answer questions or simply to live honestly and be an example, always pointing back to Jesus.
Event worship leaders and bands
Pray for rest and against anxiety. Leading worship at these events can very quickly become an overwhelming experience. We have been blessed to have people from the community and the campus who are able to lead us to worship God. Pray that they would be able to worship as well as leading us at the event.
Jeff Highfield, the event speaker
Pray that Jeff would be able to come to the event relaxed and fully prepared to speak the words that God wants us to hear. Pray that God would speak through him and lead him as he leads us.
The prayer leaders
Not only do the prayer leaders guide us in corporate prayer, but they lead us by sharing their stories. Pray that they would be able to share openly and honestly and that their stories would connect with the people at the event. Pray that they would be able to connect with God as they lead us to connect with him as well.
vtONE leadership and advisory board members
We are a very small team and we are humbled to be a part of this movement on this campus. Pray that we would be able to manage the logistics, taking care of things and delegating others where needed. Pray for rest and encouragement. Pray for protection from the enemy. Pray that God would raise up new vtONE leaders so that the movement can continue.
If you’d like to intercede on behalf of people at the event or if you’d just like a quiet place to pray during the day of the event, the Jamestown room will be open on Saturday, March 1 from 10:00AM until the end of the event. Prayer stations will be available to guide you if you’d like to use them.
Thanks for your interest in volunteering to help make the Spring 2014 vtONE event a successful and impactful event for our campus and the community. Please read through the team descriptions below and let us know which ones you’re interested in serving on. All positions require that you be at least 18 years of age. Except where noted, no experience is required.
All teams are Saturday only. Some of the times are flexible so if there’s a team you’d like to be on but you can’t be there the entire time, please let us know in the notes and we’ll try to work with you.
Once we receive your information, we will get back to you regarding your position and schedule as soon as possible.
Times Needed: 9:00AM – 12:00PM (noon)
Description: Load in and set up audio and lighting equipment and assist with running cable. This team requires that you be able to lift heavy cases and that you wear closed-toe shoes. Previous production experience is encouraged but not required.
Times Needed: Throughout the Day
Description: Be available to retrieve items we forgot as needed. At least one team member must have access to a car.
Times Needed: 5:00PM – 7:15PM, 9:45PM – 10:30PM
Description: Set up and tear down merchandise and ticketing tables and sell items before and after the event. Sales start at 6:30PM, and end shortly after 7:00PM. Sales start again just before the end of the event and run until the venue is clear.
Times Needed: 6:00PM – 10:30PM
Description: Take pictures during the event. Previous photography experience is required and you must have access to your own gear (camera, lenses, tripods, memory cards, etc).
Times Needed: 9:30PM – 10:30PM
Description: Hold bowls at the exits after the event to help collect offering for future vtONE events.
Times Needed: 10:00PM – Midnight
Description: Assist Midway in getting equipment off stage and onto trucks. Assist NLCF in moving gear to Colonial Hall. It is very important that you stay until you have been released since there is a hard deadline for the vtONE and Midway crews to be out of the venue. This team requires that you be able to lift heavy cases and that you wear closed-toe shoes.
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