AS WE PRAY REQUESTS
Please pray for...
- Wisdom, strength and vision for Taylor’s University Cabinet and their families: Dr. Gene and Mrs. Marylou Habecker, Dr. Jeff and Mrs. Peggy Moshier, Mr. Steve and Mrs. Erika Mortland, Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Kari Olson, Dr. Ben and Mrs. Lisa Sells, Mr. Ron and Mrs. Judy Sutherland, and Dr. Skip and Mrs. Jennifer Trudeau.
- The staff, faculty and administrators as they seek to exemplify Christ in word and deed, especially before our students.
- Proper balance between academics, socialization, and time with God.
- The students’ relationships with God, that they will grow and that they will seek His will for their lives.
- The financial means needed for students to continue at Taylor.
- Relationships between roommates, wing mates, friends, and people of the opposite sex.
- Safety and provision for Spring Break Missions trips to Daytona Beach, FL; Marion, IN; Indianapolis, IN; the Dominican Republic; El Salvador; Honduras; Mexico; and, Spain.
- Internship opportunities for undergraduates and career opportunities for graduating seniors.
- A smooth transition to campus of new students both domestic and international, as well as students who studied away from campus in the fall.
- Parents and siblings who are struggling with having their child/sibling away from home.
- The financial means needed for their students to continue at Taylor.
- Families who are dealing with various difficulties.
- Families that are not able to join with other parents to pray, may they feel encouraged during their personal prayer time.
- Wisdom and guidance as the University begins strategic planning for 2016-2026.
- Ongoing and planned faculty and staff recruitment efforts – that His choice individuals would respond to God’s call to join the ministry at Taylor University.
- Courage, wisdom, and grace to make the difficult decisions that the administration faces on a daily basis.
- Insight to ascertain the student learning outcomes we need to build our programs around to develop effective servant leaders for their life time ministry in the world and in the Church.
- The health of the Christian community that is shared in the residence life program. That students and faculty alike would learn through rejoicing with those who rejoice, mourning with those who mourn, disagreeing with an irenic spirit, seeking peace and justice with humility and persevering in hardship and conflict with a godly steadfastness.
- Wisdom and discernment for the Hall Directors during the selection process for the Personnel Assistants (PAs) for the 2013-2014 school year. Specifically, we pray that this process, regardless of if they have been selected or not, will be a source of learning and growth for our campus community.
- God’s provision of the right Residence Life faculty and staff for the 2013-2014 school year; and, the transition of Residence Life staff to other positions or institutions (MAHE Graduate Assistants who graduate and full time faculty members).
- The spring Residence Life programming series on the topic of sexuality. This is a significant effort to help our community come to a greater understanding of the way we have been created and God’s desire for us in relationship to one another. Pray for these sessions to have significant meaning and for the follow up that will take place throughout the remainder of the semester. Jennell Williams Paris, Professor of Anthropology at Messiah College, will join us for the program this year.
- The New Residence Hall that is currently under construction and planned to open in August of 2013. Pray for safe construction, completion on time, populated with students with a willingness and desire to serve those around them. Pray over this new building that it would be a place where lives are changed for God’s glory and the building of His Kingdom.
- This semester’s chapel speakers, that their messages are true to God’s Word, blessed by His Spirit, and heeded by the students.
- This semester’s chapel series on sexual orientation featuring Dr. Mark Yarhouse (2/18); Prof. Christopher Yuan (3/4), and Dr. Wesley Hill (May 1).
- The personal holiness of our entire community, which begins in each heart, is informed by the Word, and fueled by the Holy Spirit.
- The Taylor community to continue living in the bond of unity and the spirit of peace.
School of Liberal Arts
- The faculty search in Media Communications (strong background in cinematography and vibrant evangelical Christian faith) and in Music (experience in both opera and musical theatre and the ability to prepare young musicians who successfully integrate their faith as performers and directors).
- Recruitment of an exceptional freshman class with a passion for the liberal arts and a deep desire to apply their education in a variety of vocations following graduation.
- The Foundational Core committee that they will provide the necessary leadership to prepare and implement an engaging core curriculum that prepares and inspires both students and faculty to carry God’s love and truth into the world.
- Wisdom for faculty and the School of Liberal Arts leaders as they mentor students and encourage one another.
Biblical Studies, Christian Education, and Philosophy
- Departmental reviews and any potential changes that could come from these reviews - that in it all, God would provide wisdom and unity.
- Safety and effective ministry for all traveling groups – the Chorale spring break ministry tour to the southeast, the Jazz Ensemble to Ecuador, the Taylor Ringer’s mid-west tours, and the Adoration chorus’ local ministry in churches and nursing homes.
- Faculty transitions and wisdom in selecting the right person for a department opening.
- The musical collaboration with the theatre department on Godspell, that it will be successful and inspirational.
- Recruitment of new students to meet the specific needs of the music department and university.
- Faculty wisdom as they guide students in their musical and spiritual goals.
School of Professional and Graduate Studies
- The faculty search for a professor in the Social Work Department. We long to find the exact person God has already identified for this position.
- The jobs for our seniors and our graduate students. That they would not be anxious but have confidence in their skills, abilities, experience, and education; and, that they listen to God’s direction and calling for their lives and where He is leading them next year.
- Each department – graduate and undergraduate – as they recruit students for fall 2013.
- Graduate students in all four graduate programs. Their grueling work load coupled with professional and family responsibilities makes it a challenge. Please pray that their faith would be strengthened, their families protected while they are engaged in graduate study, and that they would learn quickly and well from their graduate work.
- Travel safety for the 15 spring student teachers.
- The 44 junior practicum elementary education majors as they travel two days per week to local schools.
- Professor Tim McAboy and Dr. Jeremy Mills as they continue to adjust to their new positions in the Education Department.
- Dr. Solomon Abebe who is on sabbatical in Ethiopia with Project Mercy.
School of Business
- Wisdom and insight into the shaping of the School of Business by Dr. Larry Belcher.
- Balance and wisdom as Masters of Business students juggle family obligations, work, and school.
School of Natural and Applied Sciences
- Strength for faculty and students to perform well during the Spring Semester, with many other responsibilities besides just classes.
- Insight to put the Lord’s will first in all decisions.
- Wisdom as we implement approaches to strategically steward the time, talent and treasure of alumni, parents and friends that significantly advance Taylor University.
- Fulfillment of the promise that Taylor makes to students through their financial aid packages, which Taylor spends the rest of the year working to meet. This year about 700 students received Taylor Fund Grants. Between now and May 31, please pray for the thousands of people who will consider giving to the Taylor Fund.
- Grandparents Day (April 26). Pray for the safety of grandparents as they travel and as they are on campus, as well as for a meaningful time with their grandchild.
- Heritage Weekend (April 27). Hundreds of donors, scholarship contacts, alumni and friends will be on campus as we “Celebrate Taylor’s Heritage of Servant leadership.” Pray as many staff and faculty members are involved in the planning for this great experience.
- Faculty and staff of the university to do their work under God’s power, not their own power.
- The new residence hall building project – that it would be completed on time and that all of the workers will be kept safe during their work.
- New staff in the Facilities Services area to adapt well to their roles.
- Decisions that have to be made as a result of the new health care rules.
Enrollment Management and Marketing
- The admissions staff and their safety and encouragement as they log many miles visiting schools, students, and college fairs.
- God to lead the right students to Taylor. Student who are prepared and equipped to take advantage and to contribute to Taylor’s discipleship community.
- The 24@Taylor visit days on March 14-15 and April 4-5; that the admissions team and student body will clearly demonstrate Taylor to the families that visit campus.
- The students and families that are enrolling in Taylor this coming fall – God’s direction for the students, families and Taylor staff.
- God to open doors for those students with financial difficulties that God wants to be at Taylor.
- The leadership to have wisdom as they make decisions regarding allocation of resources.
- The new Finance employees, that they would learn roles quickly and well.
- Wisdom and clarity for the Board of Directors as they think through the many cultural issues facing Taylor: human sexuality, healthcare reform law, etc.