Inside Week of Prayer: Pastor Rebecca Davis
This week, Jan. 25 to Jan. 29, Andrews University students have the privilege of listening to Pastor Rebecca Davis speak under the theme of “Crossing Over.” According to information provided by Campus Ministries, Davis attended Oakwood University where she completed her B.A. in Ministerial Theology in 2004. Upon graduation, she matriculated to Andrews University where she went on to complete her Master’s of Divinity in August 2007.
As an individual, Davis is a woman who is passionate about prayer and whose ministry are reflections of this same passion. Not only is Davis passionate about prayer, she has also acquired a skill for preaching and dissecting the word of God.
“We are blessed to have Pastor Davis with us to really call us to go to the place that God has for us, to resist the enemy's complacency, his distractions, to really separate ourselves from anything that would keep us from being on God's agenda,” University Chaplain June Price said.
Driven by her love for ministry and guiding people towards healthy relationships, in September of 2012 Pastor Davis was able to start a young adult ministry called “Connect.” The “Connect” Ministry has reached as many as 250 to 300 young adults biweekly and has developed into a movement in which young adults make plans to influence the world around them in a positive way for Jesus while reflecting His love. Connect Orlando, Connect Baltimore, Connect Phoenix, Connect Charlotte and Connect Gwinnett are all a part of the overarching Connect Ministry.
Pastor Davis plans to speak to Andrews students about the topic of Crossing Over, to be understood differently than in supernatural terms. In her first sermon, Davis defined “crossing over” as the journey of going from one level in your life to the next, or more specifically, “God taking us from where we are to where He wants us to be.”
“We're excited to be on this journey of crossing over and transitioning from where we are now to the place God wants us to be for His kingdom and His glory,” Price said.
In this weeklong series, Davis intends to help guide listeners in answering the following questions: What is the purpose of my life? Why do You (God) have me here? According to Davis, young people often ponder questions such as these and are unsure as to what direction the Holy Spirit is leading them. The hope is that this series will help individuals gain a better understanding of what God’s plan is for their lives and in what capacity He will use them. Davis expressed her belief in the fact that God wants to see to it that all His young people become leaders for Him.
To express the enthusiasm that exists for the way God will move through Pastor Davis this week, Price offered the following comment: “We have been praying that in this Week of Prayer the Spirit of God will move upon our campus, that He will make all of us useful and pleasing to Him.”
Andrews University is excited to see in what ways God will use Pastor Davis to change lives and guide students to seeing God’s plan for their lives more clearly.