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Breakaway sees spring attendance drop

Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014 00:01

Breakaway

Jenna Rabel

The Jeff Johnson band worships before Breakaway on Tuesday in Reed Arena.

Breakaway Ministries annually claims a higher attendance rate throughout the fall semester than the spring, and Tuesday night’s 5,797 attendees represented the same decreased numbers when compared to those seen throughout
the fall.

Lydia Irion, office manager for Breakaway Ministries, said the momentum brought by the incoming freshmen slows once some freshmen find their own niche.

“In the fall, there is a lot of anticipation since for [the freshman] it’s something new, and then in the spring a lot of freshman get involved in other things and may not be consistent with coming,” Irion said.

One of Breakaway’s major goals, she said, is trying to help students get connected.

“Our goal is just to help students get connected to local churches so by the spring we hope they have found other ways to be involved in ministries,” Irion said. “Even if that may mean Breakaway might not be the place they are coming consistently.”

Breakaway is held most Tuesdays in the fall and spring semesters at 9 p.m.

 

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