Prayer Update (September 7)

fiveIt’s been an exciting week at Heritage as classes began on Thursday.  I had the privilege of addressing the incoming college students on Thursday morning.  I spoke to them about the 5 Big Themes that we emphasize at Heritage College:

1. Learn to Know God
2. Lead Yourself First
3. Love Others Well
4. Lift Up the Church
5. Live on Mission

On Thursday afternoon I taught the first homiletics course for the new term.  Training young preachers is one of the deep passions of my life.  Later this month, Linda and I will team up to lead the “Women Teaching God’s Word” course (part of Heritage’s Graduate Certificate for Women in Ministry).

As we launch into this new semester, here are some praise and petitions to rejoice in and remember in prayer:

Praise:  Enrollment has been very strong at both the seminary and the college.  At this point, it looks to be our highest enrollment in years.  Praise the Lord for entrusting us with many men and women to equip for life and ministry.

retreatPrayer:  Today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday) we have our all-school retreat. This is an important time for students to develop new friendships and to feel more at home at Heritage.  Please pray the retreat will be a great launch to life at Heritage.

Prayer:  Next Tuesday (September 11), we have our Convocation Chapel.  This is a Convocation 3special service of consecration for the coming year.  Ask the Lord to give students a deep desire to make the most of their training at Heritage.

Thank you for being part of our prayer team!


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