The best way to see all that Crandall University has to offer is to come for a campus tour. We can also customize a campus tour to your specific interests.
“We’re from Crandall University and our name is Luminos. Luminos is Latin for light and that’s how we want to be in our worship – full of light and energy.” Layton MacCabe, a member of the tour team, would come to say this many times when introducing the band over the course of the two-and-a-half weeks spent on the road.
This band was made up of a few of Crandall’s very talented Worship Arts Minor students – Samantha Anderson, Benjamin Dunnett, Braxton Dearman, Layton MacCabe, and Cassidy Steeves – as well as the Dean of the Chapel, Tim Milner and Admissions Counsellor, Angela MacKinnon. The Luminos tour, while being a great opportunity to develop talents as well as promote Crandall University, has been bringing light to students, staff, and other worshippers since 2016.
Having been on all three Luminos tours since April of 2016, Angela MacKinnon can personally attest to what an amazing bonding experience, growth experience, and privilege it is to be a part of the tour. By following those on the road on Facebook or Instagram, it may seem that the tour is simply a fun trip for students, travelling to new places, having fun adventures, and experiencing mishaps along the way. However, the time spent traveling is one of much musical and spiritual growth. These things are accomplished through the scripture shared, testimonies given, and music played in the varying settings the Luminos team is able to lead worship in.
On this particular tour, the team visited Christian schools in Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. As with previous tours, this was a great opportunity for Worship Arts Minor students to be able to put the tools they have been given into practice in various worship settings. The team was also able to take the opportunity to share a little bit about Crandall and its programs at each stop along the tour.
“It was a blessing to be able to see these students develop more and more confidence in their voices, instruments, and words of testimony as the tour went on,” says Angela MacKinnon, who was also one of the first graduates of the Worship Arts Minor program. “I am so excited to see them take their giftings to their local churches and become the next generation of leaders in worship.”
Matthew 5:14-16 says, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
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My Luminos tour band 2019 edition. What a fantastic group of young people to be trapped in a van with for two and a half weeks! I so appreciate their hearts for ministry, their servanthood, their thoughtfulness in living in close quarters with one anther. All evidences of the Holy Spirit living in and through them. I love that this is part of my job.
Angela Pattison is a member of the Crandall University Admissions Team, a Crandall grad, and a gifted musician.
Crandall University is Atlantic Canada’s leading Liberal Arts University rooted in the Christian Faith, serving domestic and international students with undergraduate programs in Arts, Business Administration, Science, and Education, and graduate programs in Education and Organizational Management. To learn more, visit crandallu.ca or call 1‑888-968-6228.