Why do ministry to the campus?
-The university campus is one of the most strategic
mission fields on the earth.
-Universities are the ideological training centers of our
If we impact them, we impact the world.
-Students come from all over the globe to attend
American universities, some from countries where the Truth
of Jesus is suppressed. We have an opportunity to reach them
-The students who currently attend the university are the
next generation of global development: doctors, lawyers,
teachers, business leaders, government officials, engineers,
etc. Their lives, leadership and worldview will (re)shape our
future. It is imperative to influence them now.
Why a prayer-focused ministry?
What is the purpose of The Furnace?
The Furnace seeks to fuel spiritual
awakening on campus through prayer.
There are several campus ministries at MSU.
A culture of concerted prayer will:
• Strengthen every campus ministry in its efforts
to impact the university.
• Change the spiritual atmosphere of the campus, affecting
every person with the reality of God.
• Foster a basis for unity and cooperation among all
Christians, who all share a common mission.
When Jesus saw multitudes of people in need of God (much like
the 45,000 students at MSU), He felt great love for them and
urged His friends to “PRAY that workers would be SENT. . “ to
help them (Matthew 9:35-38; Luke 10:1-2).
When you think of so many precious souls, it’s overwhelming to
think of how anyone could reach them all! Jesus’ assertion is
that prayer is the way to exercise His authority and power to
reach the campus with His love.
Many Christians seek to work for God, but they are most
effective when they work with Him and when He sends them with
His supernatural ability – which is the result of continual,
concerted prayer. It is the way Jesus says ministry is to be
done. So, while there are many laborers already at work at MSU
(and there could always be more), they will be more effective
with a “furnace” of prayer there changing the “temperature” of
the campus with the Presence and power of God.
This is why the Furnace exists— so that the 45,000 souls at
Michigan State University would be affected, and, even the
nations impacted. The glory of prayer is that there are no
limits to whom and where you can reach.
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