I hope everyone had a great Fall Break!
In Chapel this week, we had the honor of hosting our first Distinguished Speaker of the year, Pastor Sky Pratt from Prince Avenue Baptist Church. From time to time, two primary questions are asked in regards to our Distinguished Speaker Program: “What is the Distinguished Speaker Program?” and “What value does the Distinguished Speaker Program have to the spiritual culture of Prince?” Not only are both of these questions valid questions, but I believe that these questions should be asked!
To the first question, “What is it?”, the answer is simple: The Distinguished Speaker Program is an opportunity for the leadership of PACS to bring in committed followers of Jesus Christ to speak to our students about how their faith makes an impact in their vocation. There will be a few times (like this past Wednesday) that the selected speaker works in a church environment. The majority of our selected speakers, however, have careers outside of a church environment. This selection process is important because it answers the second question, “Why do we have it?” Out of the 730 students who are currently enrolled at Prince, we are confident that God will use some of them as pastors, church-planters, vocational ministers, and missionaries. We pray for this to happen...this is a very good thing! We also acknowledge that out of the vast majority of the 730 students who are currently enrolled at Prince, God will call them to fields and careers outside of vocational ministry…this, too, is a very good thing! The value of our Distinguished Speaker Program is that through our selected speakers we are able to clearly communicate to all of our students the fact that the transformational power of the Gospel is transformational in all areas of life…as a pastor, as a lawyer, as a construction worker, as a homemaker, as a filmmaker, as a nurse, as an entrepreneur!
As you and your family go about life this week, consider the following questions for conversation:
“What type of career are you thinking about pursuing?”
“What are some ways that you can bring glory to God in that career?”
It’s such a privilege to be a part of what God is doing in the life of your students and your family. Thank you for the honor!
Director of Spiritual Life
NOVEMBER 2nd CHAPEL
Class Discussion Groups from our Distinguished Speaker