Francis Chan’s compelling speech captivates the GCU crowd

Grand Canyon University Degree ProgramsFormer pastor and author Francis Chan recently visited the Grand Canyon University campus to urge students to do God’s work in the trenches.

“We want something to happen [with God] in a safe little room…but He shows up when we’re in dangerous situations. Those in the most uncomfortable places experience the presence of God,” he told the intent audience at the Christian university.

The 44-year-old disciple made the switch from delivering sermons to his Southern California megachurch to speaking on tours of various Christian colleges and organizations after writing his book, “Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God.” Chan describes the ministry and leadership change as exhilarating.

“It’s been a crazy time, but I love the uncertainty. In the past, I’ve had the safety of preaching to people who like me. and now I don’t know what’s going to happen next,” he told the listeners.

Top Christian universities like Grand Canyon provide students with interactive discussions about God to keep them engaged and excited about advancing the message to others. Chan connected the world of religion with music by opening and closing the address with a musical performance by his 16-year-old daughter and the band Rend Collective Experiment.

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