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.
- The Strategic Directions 2026 Steering Group who is in a deeply collaborative process, which involves the extended Taylor family in the planning of the University’s next 10 years.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 2014-2015 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.
- Wisdom and discernment for the Residence Life staff during the selection process for the Discipleship Coordinators (DCs) and Discipleship Assistants (DAs) for the 2014-2015 school year. Specifically, we pray each student leader’s personal relationship with the Lord will be strengthened and encouraged regardless of position.
- God’s provision for the right Residence Life faculty and staff for the 2014-2015 school year; and, the transition of Residence Life staff to other positions or institutions (this includes MA of Higher Education Graduate Assistants who graduate and full time faculty members).
- The continued formation of community in Breuninger Hall and the continued refinement of community in Bergwall, Campbell, English, Gerig, Haakonsen, Morris, Swallow Robin, Olson, Wengatz, and Wolgemuth halls.
- This semester’s chapel speakers, that their messages are true to God’s Word, blessed by His Spirit, and heeded by the students. Specifically, the following speakers:
- Relational Enrichment with Mr. Bob Lepine (March 10)
- Charles Simeon Sermons with Dr. Paul House (March 17-19)
- Youth Conference with Jeffrey Dean (April 11)
- Grandparents Day with Ramesh Richard (April 25)
- Faculty/staff who are struggling with personal or family health issues, the care of parents or grieving the loss of loved ones.
- Ongoing strategic planning initiatives looking forward to 2016-2026. Pray for wisdom and God’s leading as we try to discern His plans for Taylor’s future.
- The Comprehensive Internationalization Leadership Taskforce as it reviews all current initiatives involving global engagement and make recommendations for improvement.
- Wisdom as we receive and process program evaluations by external reviewers for The Writing Center, Christian Education Ministries, and Earth and Environmental Science.
School of Humanities, Arts & Biblical Studies
- Faculty and students who are part of re-envisioning the Foundational Core Curriculum (i.e. General Education), engaging students and faculty in the pursuit of the “Big Ideas” that have meaning for a lifetime and for eternity.
- Hiring new faculty who bring a love for their discipline and a passion for teaching in a Christian liberal arts university to Taylor.
- Matriculation of a freshman class committed to the learning and growing as disciples of Jesus in mind, body, and soul.
School of Social Sciences, Education and Business
- The Education Department’s NCATE reaccreditation study. This important, two year process, is continuing with our materials being submitted this semester. Taylor’s visit from the NCATE personnel will occur October 2014.
- Faculty searches in accounting and marketing. We are pleased with the quality of the applicant pool; and, we pray for discernment in selecting the right people to be faculty at Taylor University.
- The MBA program is launching several new initiatives during the spring. One is offering Taylor’s MBA through LCC University – a Christian school is Lithuania. In addition, the partnership with corporations to grow leaders equipped to lead with spiritual insight.
School of Natural and Applied Sciences
- Faculty searches in the Environmental Science and Computer Science departments.
- Wisdom as the department interacts with ABET, the worldwide leader in assuring quality education in applied science, computing, and engineering, during the engineering reaccreditation process.
- Insight as the department seeks to find innovative ways for department programs to interact with each other to deliver exciting and valuable science course to students not majoring in the sciences.
- Student-athletes to continue to learn life lessons through their pursuit of athletic excellence and to seek growth in their spiritual lives though their athletic participation.
- Coaches and student-athletes to continue to build strong relationships, and new coaches would be confident in their roles as leaders on campus and their teams would respond well to new leadership.
- The Athletic Department would be faithful in their work to developing a culture that is both competitive and comprehensive for the development of all coaches and student-athletes.
- Wisdom for coaches as they work with their student-athletes and pour into their lives as Godly examples.
- The effort to raise funds for a new $20-22 million Campus Center (Student Union), and to identify more than 2,500 families and individuals who wish to join us in making the center a reality.
- Wisdom as we implement approaches to strategically steward the time, talent and treasure of alumni, parents and friends that significantly advance Taylor University.
- Grandparents Day (April 25). 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.
- Faculty that they might continue to walk closely with the Lord and minister in his power.
- God’s will in providing just the right faculty and staff to meet our needs in filling open positions.
- Wisdom as Taylor looks at the continued requirements for the new health law.
- Wisdom for determining renovation projects for the summer of 2014.
Enrollment Management and Marketing
- 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 Admissions staff as they continue to work with students and parents through the long college selection process. Pray that they will listen well and be an encouragement to the families.
- The 24@Taylor visit days: February 16-17, March 13-14, and April 3-4. Please pray 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.
- Financial blessings for those families with unpaid accounts.
- Better health for the Business Office employees - illness just keeps spreading.
- Wisdom for University leadership as we consider multiple budget decisions.
The Collegiate Day of Prayer – February 27, 2014. Individuals, churches, and communities from all over the United States will be praying for those on college and university campuses. Taylor’s Parent Programs has committed to pray for Taylor on the 27th. Let us lift up this national collegiate day of prayer. To learn more visit: www.collegiatedayof prayer.org