Praise & Prayer Update October 20, 2017

praiseLast week I asked you to join with us in praying for Linda’s course (Women Who Impact the World) and the accreditation visit from the ATS team (Association of Theological Schools).  We are rejoicing in God’s goodness and answers to prayer.

Linda’s course had some amazing moments where students not only learned about reaching out with the gospel message, but had a chance to participate in it.

Also, the team from ATS spent Tuesday and Wednesday interviewing focus groups from the seminary (faculty, staff, students, alumni, board members).  Yesterday, they shared with us what they will be reporting to the Board of Commissioners.  Their report was incredibly positive about the school–a strong recommendation for full accreditation.   We are thanking the Lord for such good news.  Thank you for praying with us.

prayerHere are a few prayer requests that Linda and I would ask you to pray about this coming week.

1. I fly to Calgary this afternoon to speak at a Promise Keepers Conference.  Please pray my message would be used by God to strengthen the men who attend (I’m preaching from Romans 8 on how the Holy Spirit helps us live for Christ)

2.  Next Wednesday and Thursday, I (Rick) teach a modular class on biblical preaching at Heritage.  This course is designed for pastors who want to continue to grow in their ability to communicate God’s Word faithfully and fruitfully.  I’d welcome your prayers that the course would be helpful to each man who attends.

3.  Next Thursday, Linda flies to Dallas to present the results of her dissertation project at a conference of the Society of Professors in Christian Education.  (Her research was on education for women at Complementarian seminaries).  Pray for her as she presents and also that those who attend her seminar would be encouraged and inspired.

Thank you for praying!  We know we need God’s enablement to serve Him in the calling He’s given us.

1 comment

  1. Thanks, Rick; I always appreciate your updates, and am blessed to partner in prayer with you both.  Hope the PK event went well.

    I’m just wondering if Linda might at some point share a summary of her research findings.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s interested to see what she has learned!

    Peace in Christ, as always,


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