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Church Service Covenant Grant Essay

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The Church Service Covenant is awarded to students preparing for a vocation that will serve the church. This can be done by entering any of these roles:

• congregational pastor (either full time or bi-vocational)

• administrator in a church agency including a seminary, denominational or judicatory office

• teacher of theology and religion in an institution of higher learning

• formalized missionary or evangelistic work internationally or in marginalized domestic communities

• specialized ministry, including chaplaincy, campus ministry, pastoral counseling, spiritual direction or camp administrator

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Brian Mackie
Master of Divinity '07

BrianSometimes it takes looking back to see God's leading in life. I graduated from Bethany in May 2007 and realized that God led my entire theological training. In the summer of 2002, however, it was a little tougher to see where it was going.

I realized my call to full-time ministry and knew it was to journey into the educational training part of my call. My campus pastor and I had several conversations about this next step. I fasted and prayed and sought the Lord but had no clear answer by the end of the fast. As I was preparing to break my fast, the Lord asked me, "What is the desire of your heart?" I replied, "Oral Roberts University."