Mars Hill event mixes new event, old message
From contributed reports
January 30, 2009

Mars Hill event mixes new event, old message

Mars Hill event mixes new event, old message
From contributed reports
January 30, 2009

Mars Hill College is hosting an event in February that organizers are calling a new way to reach a new generation with an old and unchanging story.

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Carl Cartee performs at Ignite 08 at Mars Hill College.

The school will be hosting Ignite ’09 at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 27 and 28 at Moore Auditorium on Mars Hill’s campus. It’s the school’s second year hosting the Christian revival service designed specifically for young people.

“It’s a Jesus thing, it’s not a denomination thing,” said Gordon Benton, director of church and community relations at Mars Hill and one of the primary coordinators for Ignite.

Benton said churches cooperating to plan and coordinate the event cover four counties in western North Carolina, and include Baptist, Pentecostal, Methodist, Presbyterian and nondenominational churches.

Christian musical artists Carl Cartee and Leap of Faith will perform again this year.

Also part of the musical portion of the service will be performances by “3-D,” a quartet of dancers specializing in worship through creative movement. The evangelist will be Clayton King.

“People from a more traditional background may be uncomfortable at first with the Ignite approach,” Benton said. “But when you hear the lyrics of the music, when you feel the spirit of the worship and when you hear Clayton King preach, you know that this event is definitely about raising up the Christ of the Bible. And He said if He were raised up, he would draw all men to Himself.”

Planners of Ignite 09 at Mars Hill College plan to have a series of prayer services leading up to the event. Christian counselors are needed for both services. For more information contact Benton at (828) 689-1276.

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