Pray for Forum
This week, over 1000 students will gather for Forum, our training conference for CU leaders.
For many students, it’s a transformative week, and they head back to a new academic year ready to make an impact for Christ on their campuses.
Join us in praying that students will be…
1. Shaped by God’s Word by His Spirit
Richard Cunningham, UCCF Director, says: 'We hope that students will be inspired, refreshed and motivated as we delve deeply into God’s word and, by God’s Spirit, allow it to shape us, change us and equip us for the year ahead. It is hugely exciting to think of the potential impact they will have upon university campuses, and much further afield, as a result of our time together.'
At Forum, we’ll be joined by Hugh Palmer, who will be taking us through Mark's Gospel, as well as Graham Daniels, Daniel Bourdanné, John Lennox and UCCF Directors Tim Rudge and Richard Cunningham who will be speaking at our main meetings. Please pray for wisdom, good health and energy for our speakers as they share God’s Word faithfully and engagingly and help to equip our students for mission. Pray that God will speak powerfully throughout the week, through different meetings, workshops and students' own time with Him, so that the students grow in their love for Him.
2. Inspired to share Jesus
As well as our main meetings together celebrating the good news of the gospel, students will be spending the week with hundreds of other CU leaders, not to mention speakers, student workers and our dedicated teams of Staff and Relay Workers. This gives them an unbeatable opportunity to share stories and ideas, and plan, discuss and envision for a year of mission ahead.
Richard says: 'Our prayer for this week is that students will be encouraged and built up in the truth and be persuaded that Jesus has the power to transform the lives of their unbelieving friends at university.'
3. Equipped to do it well
On Wednesday evening, we'll be launching Uncover Mark as our new Gospel Project. Students at Forum will be the first to open its pages and see how they could use its combination of Scripture, video and studies with their friends and fellow students. We are praying that as these Gospels go out across the country, greater numbers of students will have the opportunity to read Mark's account of Jesus' life than ever before, building up a picture of who Jesus is tthrough the things He says, does and the people He meets - and as they do so, they will be captivated by, and respond to, Jesus themselves.
We’ll also have specialist workshops each day so that students and staff can share best practice on topics like putting on evangelistic events, international mission, and living and speaking for Jesus in different areas of university life.
Richard says 'Forum is a prime opportunity to be equipped to do mission well on campus. Students are leaders and influencers and have huge potential to multiply your effectiveness by taking a lead back at university.' Please pray that CU committees, staff and Relay Workers will use this time well to grow closer as a team and plan for a year of mission ahead.