Power of One 2011: A Huge Success!!
The doors open and a sea of people flock to the front of the gym, all scoping out their ideal spot for the concert. Anticipation builds as the activity on the stage increases. Slowly, the overhead lights dim causing a new wave of excitement to ripple through the crowd. As lights illuminate the stage, four dark silhouettes are barely visible through the fog and haze. With the first strum of a guitar, the sell out crowd erupts into screams and applause. Let the concert begin!!
The 21st annual Power of One, held at Kimberly High School on November 5th, was a huge success thanks to the sell out crowd and numerous volunteers who made the event possible!
A new program structure was put into place this year and was well received as almost 850 students and youth leaders attended seminars given by Bob Lenz, Dani Tietjen, Bill Allison, Jason Kaat and Len Evans. Along with speakers, worship was provided throughout the day lead by American Fiction and Everfound, as well as a bonus acoustic set by Disciple!
The evening concert was amazing, and was kicked off by We As Humans, followed by Manafest and Disciple. Bob Lenz, founder and president of Life Promotions, gave the keynote address for the night. After three rock bands, you would think it would be difficult to grab the attention of a gym packed full of pumped up concert attendees, but if anyone can do it, it’s Bob. Many of the Life Promotions staff members, who have listened to Lenz speak numerous times, stated that Bob’s talk that night was his best talk to date. It was clear that he was filled with the Holy Spirit. he was so inspiring that almost 150 people, both students and adults a like, raised their hands to receive Christ! Also, over 50 Compassion kids were sponsored, another great celebration!
And then Skillet took the stage. Ah, what to say about Skillet… People were jumping, hearts were pumping and voices were being lost, as the crowd rocked out to the ever energetic Skillet. The show was fantastic, as usual, giving the audience a great experience, complete with fog and a light show. Some of the neighboring houses, however, were not quite as thrilled with the performance…something about a loudness factor? Oops… : )
Click here to view pictures of Power of One 2011! Thanks again to all who attended Power of One 2011, and to all the volunteers who made this event a huge success. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Hope to see you next year!
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