On Monday, November 5, at 7 p.m., CST, representatives from Central Bible College, Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, along with guests from area churches and the AG national offices, will gather at AGTS in Springfield, Missouri, to pray for God's blessing and guidance upon the consolidation of the three academic institutions.
The prayer service at AGTS is unique in that it will be live streamed on the Web so that many others across the nation may participate in this important time of prayer. Access information to view the service will be posted at www.agts.edu.
Following greetings and opening prayer by AGTS president, Dr. Byron Klaus, a Scripture reading and devotional will be presented by Dr. Robert H. Spence, president of EU. Dr. Randy Walls (AGTS) will lead a time of worship followed by prayers offered by members of the Consolidation Prayer Task Force: Mrs. Joanne Strom, consolidation coordinator; Rev. Sandra Drake, founding director of the AG National Prayer Center and former director of AG Women's Ministries; Dr. Jay Taylor, director of Spiritual Formation, AGTS; Rev. John Maempa, director of the AG Office of Prayer & Spiritual Care; Rev. John Plake, EU campus pastor; and Rev. Alan Baker, CBC campus pastor.
Prayers during the event will focus upon unity and community, commitment to legacy, academic excellence, spiritual vitality, the administration and staff and for assurance amidst change.
Closing remarks and prayer will be offered by Dr. Gary A. Denbow, president of CBC and coordinator of the Consolidation Prayer Task Force.
"Please plan to join us in person or via the Web for this special time of prayer," Denbow urges. "Our desire is to see God's hand move in powerful ways, bringing clarity and direction to the process underway and to imprint His purposes on our hearts and minds as we move forward. Much has been done, yet there still are myriad details to be worked out. Prayer is needed for God's strength, wisdom and assurance as we proceed to fulfill this important initiative."