The Wesley Foundation, a Methodist student foundation at Sam Houston State University, hosted a concert event Wednesday night. The event was hosted in the Wesley Foundation parking lot, located at 1632 University.
This particular Christian music concert is one of many methods the Methodist church uses to try to reach out to students.
“It’s a way of bringing people over and offering the opportunity to worship and get to know Christ,” Reverend Max Adams, Campus Minister, said.
In addition to the band, there was free pizza and a play for participants to enjoy. The play was a piece aimed at college students to provide guidance through the “tougher decisions” in life.
“We all have choices in life we make. Some of them impact your life more than others, and other choices are not quite as severe. All impact in one way or another,” Adams said. “It’s about basic college students and what they face.”
Other Wesley Foundation events include “College Soup Kitchen.” Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. , they set up a booth in the mall and hand out snacks such as granola bars and cookies.
In addition to the treats, the baggies include motivational messages, aimed to brighten students’ days.
The Wesley Foundation is always searching for new ways to reach out to students spiritually. The concert was a new and different way to attract interest in their message.
“The concert was something I feel like God spoke to me about while I was asleep. This is something we’re going to try,” Adams said.
For more information about the Wesley Foundation and its weekly events, check out http://www.shsu.edu/~org_wf/.