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Summer Celebration 2019 examines the theme 'Poured Out'

Each year thousands of visitors from across the country gather on the Lipscomb campus for Summer Celebration.

Cavin Jacobson  | 

Summer Celebration 2019 logo artwork.

Summer Celebration 2019 is coming to Lipscomb University June 26-28. The theme of this year's event is "Poured Out."

"This fresh filling of the Holy Spirit poured out is our chosen theme and comes from the new book of Lipscomb University College of Bible & Ministry Dean Leonard Allen called  Poured Out," said Scott Sager, vice president of church services.

Allen's new book is about the gifts and workings of the Holy Spirit and Summer Celebration sessions will be centered on the pouring out of the Holy Spirit.

The event features a variety of speakers from across the country, sessions for children and teens and times of worship as well as movies played in the evenings, special meals and concerts. Multiple speakers and events will coincide throughout the three-day festival, allowing for opportunities of spiritual growth, learning and entertainment.

Keynote speakers include Mark Lanier, Rick Atchley, Orpheus Heyward, Anthony Walker, Bret Walters, Randy Harris, Brad Rhoades, Bobby Harrington, Mark Lanier, David Young, Ervin D. Seamster, Earl Lavender, Ginger Rivella and Tony Holt. Other speakers include Patrick Mead, Jerry Rushford, Lipscomb president L. Randolph Lowry, Uduak Afangideh, Rhonda Lowry, Linda Zelnick, Josh Graves, Chris Altrock, Robin Brannon, Holly Allen, Robert Gardenhire, Rubel Shelly, Joseph Shulam, Lisa Steele, Mallory Wycoff, Buddy Bell, Don McLaughlin and Anthony Booker among numerous others.   

The festival kicks off at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, and runs every night until 9:30 p.m. Activities begin on Thursday and Friday mornings at 7 a.m. Find a complete schedule here. 
Alongside the lineup of events and speakers will be a prayer station that lasts from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday night. Any attendee can join in on the open prayers at any time. The area is also designated for meditation and reflection.

"Summer Celebration is a great adventure for the whole family with classes and programs for all ages, amazing keynote speakers, seasons of worship, great food, fellowship and whole lot of fun," said Sager.

Friday night, June 28, will cap off the event with the annual Bison Block Party, featuring food trucks and outdoor games. Musical guests include Daves Highway, Arcadian Wild, Blake Parker and The Brass Quintet. The family-friendly party will conclude with a fireworks show. The event takes place outside of Allen Arena.

Summer Celebration is free to attend, and limited on-campus housing is available for a fee to those who are coming from out-of-state. There are also hotels in the Green Hills area near Lipscomb University that visitors can stay at. The full schedule of events is available online.

For those wanting to get a head start on Summer Celebration, a special early bird seminar —  Envision 2019: “Poured Out” with Leonard Allen and John Mark Hicks— runs Wednesday from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This special pre-program is hosted by the College of Bible & Ministry and will take place in Ezell 301. A separate registration is required. Envision 2019 registration: Early Bird: $59 (through May only!) Regular Price: $69 Day of Event: $79 

Find more information and complete schedule for Summer Celebration 2019.