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Pray for Ambrose
We in the Ambrose community believe in prayer and value your prayers. Please join us in praying for our campus:
From Richard Deschenes, Vice President
As our Ambrose students finish off their final papers and prepare for the pre-Christmas crush of final exams, we’re mindful of crucibles in life that both test us and prepare us for what God has ahead for us in life. Whether those tests are anticipated and unanticipated, it’s our faith in God during times of uncertainty that shapes and defines us.
As a Christian university during these uncertain times, we’re not recoiling. In fact, we’re excited about what God is doing, and will do, through our community as we boldly and prayerfully move forward in action and faith, “having confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1). Please pray that students, faculty and staff would individually and collectively grow in Christ-centered faith, and unapologetically encourage others to do the same.
Pray that our alumni, donors, churches and families of our students will be moved to give generously toward the financial needs of our largely privately-funded University. May their generous giving be an expression of the presence of God’s grace, and provide a deep satisfaction in knowing they are investing in God’s work through developing students focused on Kingdom work to transform our world.
We also ask for prayer for our Advancement staff’s safety on the roads, and for them to compellingly communicate and invite others to partner with Ambrose through ongoing prayers and financial support. Pray they effectively communicate the powerful stories of God’s redemptive spirit at work in lives of our students.
May God continue to bring His blessings and favour on the University and Seminary as we prepare men and women for impactful engagement in our workplaces, churches and communities. And wherever travels take them this Christmas season, may our students also be safe as they look to “be the light” to those around them.
Faculty of Theology
From Jo-Ann Badley, Dean
We give thanks for an increased number of new students in the School of Ministry. Pray for students for next year as recruitment work for Fall 2019 begins.
Please also pray:
- for health and strength for faculty and students as we approach end of term, and go into flu season. Especially pray that everyone will keep the vision of why they are engaged in this work and that our ultimate commitment to the glory of God will be sustained through our day-to-day activities.
- that we would have a clear vision for what churches need in future pastors—especially as we do curriculum revision.
- for the new professional development workshops that the Seminary is sponsoring. May they be an encouragement to pastors who take them and a good introduction to the value of seminary education.
From Sherry Martens Associate Dean of Education Assistant Professor of Education
Thank you for praying for our Faculty as they continue to support learning in our program.
Please also pray for:
- our students as they are either in practicum (2nd years) or preparing for practicum (1st years). Thank you for praying for lessened anxiety, clear minds and a heart that sees children as God sees them. We are thanking God that our Ambrose students are in the right schools for the right students.
- our search committee as we seek out two new Assistant Professors for the program. We are thanking God that He will bring the right people, at the right time.
- those thinking of applying for our program that, again, we will be the right people, at the right time and the right place.
Legacy Youth Conference
From Samantha Hancock, member of LYC Central Planning Team
Legacy Youth Conference encourages high school students to meet with God and learn to go deeper in their faith. It’s also a training ground for our Ambrose students, who are responsible for the conference from start to finish—praying, planning, hosting, and leading.
LYC will be held here on our Ambrose campus, March 15-17, 2019 and registration is now open. The theme for LYC 2019 focuses on identity: “I am …” How do I know who I am in this world with all of its contrasting values, ideas, and beliefs?
We appreciate and depend on your prayer support. Please pray that:
- our Central Planning Team would continue to listen to God and obey His leading.
- students, leaders and pastors will begin to prepare for LYC and that God would speak to their hearts.
- the logistics of the conference weekend would come together smoothly and efficiently.
- volunteers would thrive in their areas and serve diligently.
- our speaker will share the message that God has prepared for us.