Spiritual Deepening Week helps students focus on faith, relationship with God

David Busic, general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene, was the guest speaker for Trevecca’s Spiritual Deepening Week, held Sept. 24-27.

Spiritual Deepening Week is a time for students, faculty and staff to focus on growing in their relationship with God and one another. Two Spiritual Deepening Weeks are scheduled during each academic year, one in the fall semester and another in the spring.

Starting off with Monday chapel, Busic offered students messages about liberation in their personal lives, going along with this fall semester’s chapel theme, “Free at Last.”

Busic, who was elected general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene in 2013, previously served as the president of Nazarene Theological Seminary. Prior to that, he served churches in Oklahoma, Kansas and California.

“He was really in-tune with young people and new interpretations of Scripture,” said Hannah Lain, a senior math education major. “I thought his messages were right on track with what God is starting at Trevecca this year.”

Students connected with Busic’s messages, according to student Angelica Sepulveda.

“This week’s messages spoke to everybody,” she said. “They were about what you had to lay down in front of God in order to be truly free. They were about everything, about learning how to let God carry the load.”

Details regarding the Spring 2018 Spiritual Deepening Week will be released at a later date.

By Hilda Elvir
Media contact: Mandy Crow, mmcrow@trevecca.edu, 615-248-1695