We strive to keep worship and prayer at the core of your training. You are challenged to pursue depth in your walk with the Lord and cultivate a life of whole-hearted communion with Him. Our desire is to see missionaries raised up who not only have the practical skills necessary for effective service, but minister from the overflow of their love for the Lord.
Prayer and Worship
Joining a Worship Team
The Holy Spirit has entrusted Bethany students and Lead Venture participants with incredible gifts. We know that God desires for those gifts to be used for His glory. We want to encourage and develop those gifts during your time here in Minnesota. There are three weekly chapel times in which students participate.
Any Lead Venture participants in the Prayer & Worship track are a part of the worship teams and prayer ministries here on campus.
However, any participant (regardless of track) who is gifted musically is encouraged to join a worship team and grow as a musician and worship leader.
Prayer On Campus
We also come together several times each year for a day set apart for prayer and fasting. These days are expressions of our absolute need for the grace, power, and leading of God in our community as we continue to reach the nations with the gospel.
An environment of prayer is continually fostered on campus. Prayer for, and with, one another is an integral part of life group times, one-on-one meetings with Student Life Advisors, and team meetings on Global Internship. Throughout the week, the Bethany Prayer Room is open and available for you to spend time with the Lord, pray with other students, or lead worship sets.
The Prayer Room
Connecting with the Lord through prayer is what brings meaning and life to every part of the program, whether academics, practical training, outreach, or community life. Forming a history and habit of prayer will serve you immensely as you enter into ministry, and developing intimacy with the Lord now will serve as the foundation of your ministry as you head oversees in the future. Bethany is blessed to have a prayer room that is set aside for worship and prayer.
Some of the primary motivations of the prayer room are:
- Loving and worshipping God.
- Positioning ourselves to hear from the Lord and learn from His Word.
- Interceding for God’s purposes and work at Bethany and around the globe to be accomplished.
Prayer Ministry Appointments
BGU students and Lead Venture participants are encouraged to creatively encounter God through various on campus resources. The prayer office is a place where students are able to receive prayer, draw and paint, borrow teaching resources, and connect with staff about everyday life.
In addition to the resources available in the prayer office, students can schedule a Prayer Ministry Appointment. These appointments allow students to meet with trained prayer ministers who can help them walk through emotional and spiritual healing. Our heart is that every student would live in freedom and wholeness in Jesus Christ. Prayer Ministry Appointments are optional and free of charge.