Thank you for your faithfulness and continued support. We are grateful for you all and want to give you a June update to inform your prayers.
First, several of our students graduated in May and are entering the labors the Lord has prepared for them. With graduation barely finished, they will spend their summer studying for the bar exam at the end of July. Once completed, some will go into practice at powerful law firms; others will go into public positions of policy-making; still others will invest in the efforts of influential non-profit organizations. But all of them will be serving the Lord by loving others and extending the common grace of God.
Second, our 1L and 2L students left town as soon as finals were completed to begin their summer legal jobs. These students are scattered across the country for the next few months, taking every opportunity to learn important aspects of the actual practice of law. Moreover, the summer months provide opportunities for our men and women to experience and learn from the challenge of representing Christ within their vocational calling.
Third, with all of our students off campus for the summer, the nature and rhythm of ministry changes. Rather than daily discipleship, weekly Bible Courses, and monthly events, we turn to the important work of reflection, evaluation, and planning. Our goal is to learn from the past academic year so that, in Spirit-wrought humility, wisdom and encouragement, we will prepare and plan well for this next year to be even more fruitful.
Please join us in thanking our great God for his work among our students. Here are a few more specific ways you can support us in prayer:
Pray that our graduates will stay close to Christ. It is good to have a Christ-centered view of life and labors; but without a Christ-centered heart and mind, that view will not bear much fruit. So please pray that these dear brothers and sisters will take advantage of the ordinary means of God’s grace (reading Scripture, prayer, local church life) to stay close to Christ and in step with his Spirit each day as they begin this next chapter in God’s providence for them.
Instruction and Refreshment
Pray that the Lord will protect our students during their summer labors. These opportunities bring both excitement and trepidation. Christ alone brings true and lasting instruction and refreshment to his people, so please pray that our students will abide daily in Christ through Scripture, prayer, and Christian community.
Faith and Wisdom
Pray that the Lord will grant us much wisdom as we begin the process of preparing and planning for next year. Pray too, that he will enlarge our faith to honor him by asking great things from him for our students.
Your partner in the gospel at HLS,
Christian Union Ministry Director
Coram Deo Law