Regional Spiritual Care 2019

The Office of Spiritual Formation & Diversity desires to provide soul care for all university, faculty, students and staff.

The primary goals of the OSFD are to:

  • Deepen spiritual and moral authenticity with God, self and others
  • Enhance competencies for wise servant leadership
  • Equip students for sustainable, healthy ministry in life

Regional campus spirit care prayer meeting

Through a new programmatic ministry called “University Prayers”, “the university pastor will be available to meet with students online. This contact time is intended to allow sufficient space for spiritually formative experiences. Participants will experience a rich personal time of interaction with the pastor. OSFD staff will then lead participants in connecting online from their regional campus.

Manna Moments Program Development

Weekly virtual chapels will be produced for degree completion students at each center.

Once a week students gather in class for a brief time of exploration, prayer and worship. Guest artist, pastors, speakers and teachers share in a virtual devotional chapel, where thoughts from God’s word is shared by our pastor, faculty, staff and community guest that participate in these formational times of the journey.

 

#Manna moments Live – Online Bible Studies

This year we want to offer a virtual weekly experience on face book for those interested in the work and the witness of the gospel on line. The spirit care team will produce, edit and publish this social media ministry for the world. Through testimonials and mini-sermons students will catch a glimmer of what’s new in the kingdom and how God is working all around us.

 

Spirit Care Fall and Spring Break Retreat

The weekend retreat provides an opportunity for personal and group reflection on the foundations of vocation and spiritual disciplines for the child of God. The primary goal is to:

  • Deepen spiritual and moral authenticity with God, self and others

Students will read short stories of spiritual formation and practice the discipline of reflection, and recollection. They will travel to a remote country and meet with other Christian students in discussion groups and share insights at discovery times. This contact time is intended to allow sufficient space for spiritually formative experiences. Participants will experience a rich time of interaction with peers from across geographical boundaries. Service projects, evangelism and discipleship opportunities will be provided. The university pastor will lead participants in a number of cohort prayers, conferences, workshops, and worship and connection experiences.

Spirit Care for Staff and Faculty

The following items are ways in which the OSFD intends to minister to staff and faculty through the academic year. These formational contacts and events will provide opportunities for fellowship and ministry. The university care plan will encompass small group formation, all school participation, one to one meetings and travel to remote centers to stimulate university brotherhood in the bond of peace. Ideas for this project are as follows:

  1. Regional campus convocation with staff and faculty prayers
  2. Regional campus prayer campaign {for departments, offices and schools}
  3. Regional campus University Pastor visitation
  4. Pastoral counseling
  5. Regional campus thanksgiving celebrations
  6. Regional campus spiritual emphasis week
  7. Regional campus advent celebrations