Ambrose University

Pray for Ambrose

We in the Ambrose community believe in prayer and value your prayers. Please join us in praying for our campus:

Enrolment Department

From Helen Thiessen, Director of Enrolment Management

Open House

Please pray forour winter Open House, which will be held on Thursday, February 16. Pray for great weather, energy for our enrolment team, a true welcoming spirit on campus, and receptivity in the minds of the future students who will visit the campus on that day.

Presidential Scholarship

Please pray for the Presidential Scholarship event taking place at Ambrose on February 27-28, when eight shortlisted participants will compete to receive free tuition for their full undergraduate degree!

  • Pray for discernment as faculty seek to identify an exceptional student with strong Christian character, as well as academic and servant leadership potential
  • Pray also that this will be a transformational experience for those competing

Enrolment Team Transitions

  • We are experiencing a season of change in our department, as various staff move on or return. Pray for smooth transitions, and for the right people to see the job posting and apply.


Human Resources

From Albert Elliott, HR Director

We often hear the cliché that “people are our most important resource.” We certainly highly value our faculty and staff at Ambrose University, where we integrate faith and learning. During each semester everyone is stretched as we seek to serve our students and impart knowledge.

  • My prayer for the faculty and staff would be for wisdom and physical stamina to give our best to our students.
  • I would also ask that unity of purpose would be evident in all our deliberations as we model servant leadership.
  • Specifically, we should pray for the various search committees who are currently recruiting professors for the next academic year … this process requires much discernment.


Music Department

From Barbara de Bruyn, Music Coordinator

Choir Collaboration, February 24

This is a major outreach to our high schools: five high schools and about 150 students are participating. Pray that the practice times and concert will go well and that participants will see that Ambrose is a good place for post-secondary education.

Chamber Singers to Medicine Hat and Brooks, March 3 – 5

Please pray for safety while travelling, that connections will be made with alumni and the Medicine Hat/Brooks communities, as well as glorifying God during the three performances.

Community and University Singers to Red Deer First Church of the Nazarene, March 25

Please pray for safety as they travel, to build community amongst the choirs, build connections with the Red Deer community and that God would be glorified during the concert.

Additional concerts

  • Sunday, February 26 10:45am - Community Singers at Highland Mennonite Brethren Church  
  • Friday, March 17 7:30pm - Concerto Concert
  • Sunday, April 2 3:00pm - Guitar Studio and Chamber Singers in Concert
  • Tuesday, April 4 7:30pm - Jazz Concert
  • Friday, April 7 7:30pm - Gala Concert

Please pray that:

  • we will have wisdom in planning all of these events, that no details will be missed
  • the performers, especially the concerto soloists, will be calm and play well
  • we will reach an ever-widening audience and that Ambrose University will be seen favourably
  • each performance will glorify God


Legacy Youth Conference

From Matt Wilks, Spencer Young, Trent McDowell and Dori Taniescuk, Director of the Central Planning Team

Preparations are well underway for Legacy Youth Conference, to be held on our campus from March 17 to 19, 2017. This is the conference’s 71st year! Carefully planned and enthusiastically run by Ambrose students, LYC is directed toward high school students.  Youth groups travel from across the country to join with the Ambrose student body for a weekend full of worship, prayer, Bible teaching and much more! This year's theme is Created.

We’re thankful for our strong planning team of 10 students. Please pray that the students will have continued creativity in their planning and that they would be able to maintain a good balance between focusing on their academic assignments and on their LYC responsibilities. Please also pray that the myriads of details will come together in a timely manner.

We’re thankful that Brooklyn Lindsey is coming as one of our speakers. Brooklyn is a writer and speaker whose expertise in youth ministry comes from 16 years working in the trenches of youth ministry. Known for her down-to-earth style and transparency, her heartbeat is justice advocacy–her hope is to mobilize the church through the passion and influence of teenagers in order to interrupt the cycle of poverty and injustice in the world. Please pray for Brooklyn as she prepares to speak God’s Word to us at LYC.

Please pray that more Ambrose students will be eager to come alongside the planning team, realizing what a great impact this time can have in the lives of our high school delegates.

Please pray for the youth pastors from all across the country who are preparing to bring their students and that the delegates who attend will come with open hearts and minds, ready to engage in whatever God has for them while they’re here.