Corban joins Mid-Valley "See you at the Pole" efforts
September 24, 2008
More members of the Corban community than in years past gathered at the flag pole for prayer at 7 a.m. on September 24, the nationally recognized SYATP student-organized and student-led prayer movement. Many prayers were offered during this year’s nationally recognized SYATP event: prayers of worship, seeking guidance, blessing leaders, protection for those who are persecuted in the Church, and more. Student Ministries hosted Corban’s SYATP on this crisp fall morning, providing coffee and doughnuts for pray-ers.
For the first half of the seven o’clock hour, Corban Christians prayed in small groups. The event concluded with young men and women, faculty, and staff members holding hands and encircling the American flag as a large group while dozens of individuals voiced corporate prayers.
Corban’s involvement in SYATP is one representation of the hundreds of schools prayed for in the Mid-Valley. Wednesday night, Mid-Valley Network of Youth Ministries and Dynamic Life Inc. sponsored Salem’s annual “See You At The Pole Rally” at 7:00 p.m. at Riverfront Park. Together Christian leaders and youth kicked off an ongoing effort to encourage Salem’s young people to live out the "God colors" every day of the week on their campus: Monday is PRAY; Tuesday is LIVE; Wednesday is TELL; Thursday is SERVE; and Friday is GIVE. Team Leader Nathan Webber says, “Together we are encouraging our youth to reflect God well every day!”
Salem’s “See You At The Pole Rally” featured a live worship band made up of musicians from many churches in the Mid-Valley and five key speakers for each of the above daily themes. The rally brought together Salem’s Christian young people to connect with God and with their world. Dynamic Life Inc. and local youth ministries are encouraging this year’s students see themselves as missionaries on their own campus. Leaders handed out praying prompts as a resource after the rally. This year over 1200 people attended the SYATP Rally despite inclement weather, and as many as 3000 have attended past rallies.