All-Seminary Council initiates "Call to Prayer"
student government, the All-Seminary Council, has launched a new campus-wide
prayer campaign titled “Call to Prayer.”
which launched on January 14, asks students and the Fuller community to join in
prayer for the remainder of the year. All-Seminary Council President Bobby Chow
said student government will provide prayer themes each week during the winter
and spring quarters. The first prayer topic of the campaign is for Fuller’s
“As we approach
a new chapter in the life of Fuller Seminary, the All-Seminary Council (ASC)
encourages you to join us in prayer,” Chow wrote in the most recent issue of
student publication The SEMI. “Specifically, we are calling the family that we
know as the Fuller community to pray alongside the Presidential Search Committee
as they lead in this important time of transition at Fuller Seminary.”
ASC came up with
the idea for “Call to Prayer” after identifying spiritual formation as a top
priority for the year, Chow said. After brainstorming ways in which ASC can
help with spiritual formation on Fuller campus, the group decided no program or
initiative would be sufficient.
“We can’t change
how things are done or the culture overnight,” Chow said. “What we did realize
is that we as students and as the ASC can rally the Fuller community, in
particular calling the community into prayer.”
Other student groups have also joined in the campaign and
will be setting up prayer events. The School of Theology Graduate Union will provide supplies for the community to make prayer flags that have scriptures, prayers or encouragements written on them. The prayer flags will then be placed around the Pasadena campus as a reminder to pray.
ASC has set up a campaign
website where they will be posting prayers, reflections, and future prayer
themes and topics.
Chow said he hopes this campaign will be an ongoing effort
rather than a one-time event.
“We know that the presidential search process and spiritual
formation is larger than what we are doing,” Chow said. “But we hope we can
help bring the community together, call us to prayer, and maybe help to develop
a new kind of culture on campus.”