There’s a joyful, expectant feeling on the Heritage campus as we head into Graduation Weekend. Friday evening is our grad banquet where we commission this year’s graduates. Saturday morning is the Graduation Ceremony where we confer certificates and degrees on the graduates.
I just finished reading through the names of the 2018 graduating class—69 men and women. I’ve come to know many of these students during their time at Heritage. I am excited to see what God will do through their lives as they take what they’ve learned at Heritage and use it to serve others.
Our commencement speaker this year is Dr. Stan Fowler. Dr. Fowler has been a mainstay on the seminary faculty for decades. Those who’ve had Stan as a professor speak of his great knowledge of God’s Word and his gracious attitude towards God’s people. Stan coined the phrase “scholars in service of the church” to describe the faculty at Heritage. He exemplifies that description. While Stan is officially retiring from full-time service at the school, I’m grateful he will be teaching several courses next year at Heritage.
Would you join me in praying that God’s good favour would be upon the events of our Graduation weekend?
Pray that students will be challenged at our grad banquet as we commission them to be “living letters” from Christ to the world (more about this in next week’s post).
Pray that the Graduation Ceremony would honour the Lord Jesus and celebrate the achievements of our 2018 graduates.
Pray for Dr. Fowler as he gives the commencement address. Stan had emergency gall bladder surgery last Sunday but is still planning to speak at commencement. Ask God to give him strength and health to be able to address the 2018 graduates.
Pray that each graduate would serve Christ and His Church wherever He sends them.