Impact Your World Week
Each year, there are two special weeks at Anderson University when guest speakers are invited to spend the week on campus, "encouraging us toward both the inward and outward movements of our life with Christ." These speakers present at both Tuesday and Thursday chapels in addition to two extra evening chapels. Many students say these are their favorite chapels. Spiritual Emphasis Week happens during first semester and this special week during second semester is calledImpact Your World Week.
This year Impact Your World Week is February 7-9. During this time students have the chance to learn from an off-campus speaker who focuses on Christ's call to serve the world, while using one's faith to "impact your world." The Campus Ministries office sponsors the week, which gives students a time to reflect on their own circumstances and lives, while trying to see the bigger global picture.
Impact Your World Week speakers in the past have included Dan Kimball, Reggie Dabbs, Dr. Lori Salierno, Dr. Andy Odle, and many others. Our special speaker this year is bestselling author, prominent Christian activist, and sought-after speaker, Shane Claiborne. Shane has written a number of books and articles, and travels around the globe speaking about peacemaking, social justice, and Christ. He is the author of a number of books including The Irresistible Revolution, Jesus for President, and Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers. Shane graduated from Eastern University, worked with Mother Teresa for ten weeks in Calcutta, and spent three weeks in Baghdad with the Iraq Peace Team.
Shane is a founding partner of The Simple Way in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which is "a web of subversive friends conspiring to spread the vision of 'Loving God, Loving People, and Following Jesus' in our neighborhoods and in our world." Shane brings a unique set of experiences to the table to challenge AU students to make an impact in their world.
I encourage you to be praying for your child and the AU community as we encounter Impact Your World Week. Please keep in your prayers our speaker, Shane, and the impact this week will have on our students, our community, and our world.