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Prayers That Reach Across Campus—and Across the Country

The Board of Trustees has one member who serves as its prayer leader. This person provides other members with email updates on prayer needs. At Bethel Seminary San Diego, former Dean Clifford Anderson leads a prayer.

Dean Douglas Fombelle reports that Wednesday is prayer day for faculty and staff at Bethel Seminary of the East.

“We have designated the Wednesday lunch hour as the time when we pray across the East Coast for the seminary,” says Fombelle. “Since we work in four sites in four states, it seemed like a good idea to designate a time when we could pray even if we were not together.” Fombelle says that those who work in the Dresher administrative offices meet for a midweek meal, pray together, and then enjoy “lunch fellowship.” He also sends occasional emails to encourage staff and faculty to pray for specific matters. “So, on Wednesdays, I see in my mind’s eye Bethel Seminary of the East folks pausing at lunchtime in four states to pray.”