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Saved By The Bell pt.2 Recap

Saved By The Bell pt.2 Recap

In case you missed it, Saved By The Bell is an event that was established last semester (Fall 2023) at SWOSU. It is put on by the New Life Church, located in Hydro. The event includes worship, a message, and fellowship among fellow believers, or people coming to know the Lord


Saved By The Bell pt.2 (SBTB2) took place on Tuesday, February 6th 2024 at 6pm in the Timothy T. Day Business Enterprise Center (BEC) on campus. 


I had the chance to hear from Matthew Springer who helped plan the event.


Matthew stated “Yea you know we really just had a heart for God to be on SWOSU’s campus in a big way. And no matter what we did, it’s all God. SBTB has taken on a life of its own at this point. It’s so much more than a worship night or a message, but it’s a movement. A movement that we are willing to run with wherever God takes it. Hopefully to other campuses and other places as well continue to grow and build this amazing team! On the planning aspect, I believe we started back in November. Songs, what our vision was and all. Our team takes the few weeks leading up to it just praying for the lives of everyone who comes in and not leaving the same way they came out!


SBTB2 began with the worship portion of the event. The worship team had a set list that included “I Thank God” (Maverick City Music); “Champion” (Bethel Music); “Gratitude” (Brandon Lake); and “Firm Foundation” (Cody Carnes).  

Matthew also brought the message to the event. “The message I had was focused on the point of it doesn’t just stop in this room. But that we need to take what we experienced there and share it with everyone!” 


“Our pastor made a post saying:

When some of our college students had the idea to gather their generation together to win the lost we had no idea it would lead to this! What started as a moment has turned into a move of God. Watching them lead, preach, minister and baptize THIER generation fills me with so much hope for the future. Getting to disciple them is one of my greatest joys period. Every week at 11:30 our church is FILLED with young people who are chasing after God, and finding Him, then taking Him wherever they go! God is raising up a generation of some incredibly anointed leaders RIGHT NOW. If this is any indication of what the church will look like in the future I’M in! Hats off to everyone of you that are leading the way! The best is yet to come!”

– Matthew Springer


Since “Saved By The Bell” was established, the team has seen 42 students give their life to Christ and 30+ be baptized. 


To keep up with future “Saved By The Bell” events happening at SWOSU, check out @savedbythebell_ok on instagram!


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Amanda Taylor is a sophomore from Hinton, OK majoring in Health Science/Radiology. Amanda is serving as a 1st year Orientaion Leader for SWOSU, as well as working for The Southwestern. She joined the team in November of 2023. Amanda is a photographer and co host of Southwestern on The Street.
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