Lee University will once again offer an eclectic mix of U-church
services this fall, providing students the opportunity to worship
together in an atypical chapel format. The line-up includes Leeland
on Sept. 16, John Mark McMillan on Oct. 28, and Planetshakers on
The three-time GRAMMY Award nominated worship band, Leeland,
will open up the season on Sunday, Sept. 16.
This band is composed of brothers Leeland and Jack Mooring,
their sister, Shelly, and drummer Mike Smith. Leeland's new album
found inception in the ministries of theologian John Edwards and
Salvation Army founder William Booth.
"A lot of those guys our parents talked about-Edwards, Booth,
and later the British evangelist Smith Wigglesworth-reached out to
God in ways we're not seeing now in America. And that's part of
what spurred many of these songs," explains Jack Mooring. "It's the
idea of asking God to wake us up; wake up our nation; wake up the
church to receive the empowerment of the Holy Spirit."
The group continues its spirit of revival through touring. Jack
explains, "A big part of our heart is to invest in people in each
For more information on Leeland visit: http://leelandonline.com.
On Sunday, Oct. 28, Lee will host singer, song-writer John Mark
McMillan is a three-time GMA Dove Award nominee for "New Artist
of the Year," "Worship Song of the Year," and "Rock/Contemporary
Album of the Year." He is best known for his song, "How He Loves,"
which has spent the last 14 months on CCLI's Top 25 chart and was
marked by Integrity Music as one of the 25 most influential worship
songs in the past 25 years.
For more information on McMillan visit http://thejohnmark.com.
Rarely seen in the U.S., the Australian Christian worship band,
Planetshakers, will be at Lee on Nov. 18.
Planetshakers formed in 1997 at Planetshakers City Church in
Melbourne, Australia, under the leadership of senior pastors
Russell and Sam Evans. Since 1997, Planetshakers has toured
extensively across the globe, in support of twenty albums.
"We believe God's given us a mandate to bring breakthrough, to
bring a greater level of understanding about what the power and
presence of God can do in your life," said band member Mike
For more information on Planetshakers visit http://www.planetshakers.com/music.
U-Church is designed as a non-traditional worship service for
students, but alumni and friends from the community are welcome and
encouraged to participate. All U-Church services are free of charge
and will be held in the Conn Center at 150
11th Street at 7:30 p.m.
For information regarding these non-ticketed events, please
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