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Asbury relocates revival off campus, following overcrowding

by Heather Preston

Asbury University has announced its revival service will be moved, to accommodate the large crowds still flocking to the site in its third week of meetings.

Over 15,000 people a day are reported to be visiting the Kentucky college campus to attend the ongoing "outpouring" of the Holy Spirit.

Since it began on 8th February, the meeting has steadily grown - seeing tens of thousands of Christians attend the campus - overwhelming local roads and infrastructure in the town of Wilmore.

Visitors to the school - which has fewer than 1,700 students - have been informed that parking and seating have reached maximum capacity.

Asbury's last public service at the Hughes Auditorium was on Monday. Visitors attending were encouraged to visit "one of the simulcasted gatherings across the street in Estes Chapel, McKenna Chapel, or the Asbury Seminary Sherman Thomas Student Centre gym," as lines were long.

As of Tuesday, the services have been held at a central location in Kentucky, available to members of the public. 

Evening services for 16-25's will continue on campus until Thursday, with a live-stream available for limited parts.

Speaking of next steps following the end of services on Thursday, the college stated: "As part of Asbury’s intention of encouraging and commissioning others to “go out” and share what they have experienced, all services will be hosted at other locations and no longer held at Asbury University. We encourage guests to utilize these other designated facilities for worship and gathering. More information will be shared."

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