Revival at Bethel

In case you haven’t heard, we’ve experienced a move of God on our campus in the last week! It started with a marathon chapel service on Wednesday, February 16, and the effect is still being seen as students, faculty and staff respond to the Holy Spirit.

We’ve shared a lot about this on Facebook and Twitter, but yesterday (February 21) I sat down with Dennis Engbrecht, Ph.D., senior vice president, and asked him to share his thoughts on video. For those of you who have heard bits and pieces of information but still aren’t sure what has happened, this will give you a summary of events that will provide some context to the other stories you are hearing online and in person.

At the end of this post are several links that will give you more information about these events. We will continue to update this post with new links as we see more testimonials and reactions being published online, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back for more information.

Here is Dr. Engbrecht’s video message:

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Bethel College Links:

Jeff Kling’s chapel message from February 16

Direct link to the video above with Dr. Engbrecht’s summary

Letter from Dr. Engbrecht, sent on February 16 directly after the marathon chapel service ended

Update from Dr. Engbrecht sent on February 17

Bethel College Facebook Page

Bethel College Twitter feed

Interview from The Harvest Show with Dr. Engbrecht and two students, broadcast on February 24

Update posted on our blog on February 25

Video testimony from Rebecca Brandt (’13), recorded on February 22

Video update from Dr. Engbrecht, recorded on April 1

Reflections and Blog Posts by Others:

A reflection on the 1991 Bethel revival, by Gary Wright, posted on February 8

Report from Bill and Debbie Jones, Missionaries in Residence at Bethel

Posts by Geoff Hensley, a full-time communication arts intern at Granger Community Church

February 16 – Bethel College Revival Breaks Out

February 22 – Bethel Revival Update

Posts by Sarah Koutz (’06), who works at Impact Campus Ministries

February 21 – God’s Moving at Bethel!

February 22 – God’s Moving at Bethel – Update

February 22 – Experiencing God – Becki’s Story

February 23 – Responding to God – Rachel’s Story

February 24 – Hearing from God – Lindsay’s Story

Posts by Benson Hines on the Exploring College Ministry blog:

February 19 – Revival Reports at Bethel College in Indiana!

February 21 – Updates on the Bethel College (Indiana) Revival

A prayer journal entry that Lindsey Weber (’02), a resident director at Bethel, wrote on February 15



3 Responses to Revival at Bethel

  1. Pat says:

    My daughter is a Sophomore at Bethel College. I was on Facebook the day this took place and had clicked on the live feed and was trying to listen to it. I was at work and couldn’t continue and thought I would listen the next day. But, then I wasn’t able to access it. My daughter called me that afternoon and told me what had taken place. She said she and her roommate went to the alter that day and stood for 2 1/2 hrs. and cried. Her dad left us when she was 8 years old. He hasn’t been apart of her life since she was 9 y/o and hasn’t even seen him, but one time since she was about 16 y/o which was his choice. I have always asked her if she wanted to call him, but she doesn’t know what to say to him. He lives out of state and we don’t even know where he lives. After this revival she decided to call her dad. She spoke to his wife or whoever she is and left a message for her to have her dad please call her. He hasn’t called her back and I don’t see him doing that, but for her to even reach out and have the strength to call him was sparked from this revival. Please pray that God will touch his heart and have him reach out to his daughter.
    Sunday at our church she was home and also went to the altar after our Pastor had preached and asked if the message was for you and you wanted to change anything about your attitude. She came forward and people prayed for her. This has affected my daughter and myself and I have pasted this onto to many others. I listened to Jeff Klings’ message and was very touched by it also. It would be awesome to have God speak to me like he did Jeff.
    I just Praise God for reaching out to our children and touching them so strongly that day. I will continue to pray and pass this onto to as many will listen to me.

    • Erin Kinzel says:

      Thanks so much for commenting and sharing the story of your daughter. I pray that God will bring healing in this situation! Thanks also for spreading the word about what God is doing – we hope it will spread to other campuses and communities!

      Have a blessed day,
      Erin Kinzel
      Assistant Director of Marketing
      Bethel College

      • Pat says:

        I work at a major campus and I post these on my Facebook status and hope that it will spread. Almost everyone from my church is also on facebook too.

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