By Kimberly Wolford, Student Reporter
More than 100 people from every social club mingled and worshiped together Tuesday to end the spring semester with an All-club Devotional in the Amphitheatre.
The devotional was the first of what club chaplains hope to be many club devotionals in the future.
“We called this our test run,” said Bryan Elrod, sophomore marketing major from Sugarland and Gamma Sigma Phi chaplain. “We invited all of the clubs out for a time of fellowship and worship. [We wanted to] see how much interest there was and if this was something that people want to see continue.”
Elrod said the devotional had a pretty decent crowd.
Elrod led the club members in 10 worship songs and delivered a message about fellowship and support for clubs to continue meeting for monthly devotionals next year. Candice Watson, sophomore youth and family ministries major from Houston and Sigma Theta Chi chaplain, led a prayer, after which people stayed to meet and talk to one another while enjoying refreshments. The devotional lasted 45 minutes.
Rachel Smith, junior elementary education major from Richardson and Kai-O Queen for Alpha Kai Omega, said the devotional accomplished its purpose of building fellowship among club members.
“The point was to just come together and to forget what club we’re in and simply worship God,” Smith said.
The event resulted from meetings Elrod and other club chaplains had, where they discussed beginning an event where all clubs could congenially meet. Gamma Sigma Phi sponsored Tuesday’s devotional, but Elrod said he hopes other clubs will lead future devotionals.
“The idea was to hand off what different clubs take this on because the idea is not for this to be something that certain clubs get credit for, but rather for something that all the clubs get to lead. It makes it a new event every time instead of having the same thing,” Elrod said. “This is something that we really want to see grow and to have something that people really enjoy coming out to.”
Chandler Harris and Michael Freeman contributed to this story