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the Covenant Ascent narrative

The Blue Tribune is your place to learn about all things Covenant and keep up with stories from campus and beyond. By guiding you through elements of The Covenant Ascent, we'll help you picture yourself making your Ascent.

Prayer and Praise: A Regular Rhythm for Covenant Students

One unique aspect of Covenant’s residence life is prayer and praise (P&P). Every hall on campus hosts weekly opportunities for students to reflect on their lives and how God is moving and shaping them. P&P, which is planned by the resident assistants, provides brothers and sisters in Christ the chance to engage in rich conversation and dive into God’s word together.

 

"P&P has taught me so many lessons in my three years on the hall. The most valuable lesson I’ve learned is the crucial importance of being vulnerable with those around you; a group of men willing to be vulnerable is something that is so unique and a piece of Covenant that is near and dear to my heart!"
- Logan Pearlman ’23

 

Experiencing Jesus Together

At P&P, it is common for hallmates to share testimonies, pray over one another, and discuss current events from a biblical perspective. RAs use this time to bring the hall together in worship, but the RA is not the sole leader. Everyone on the hall is encouraged to share and, if they want, to lead P&P. Hall leadership teams are regularly called upon to plan and coordinate P&P for their hall. By giving each person on the hall a voice, P&P is an example of what a supportive biblical community looks like.

 

"My favorite P&P tradition is eating dinner together in the commons. My hall comes together each Sunday to make pancakes together and enjoy a meal before P&P. I appreciate the way P&P lifts me out of my (frequently) individualistic spiritual life and turns my gaze toward the needs and joys of others."
- Mariel Moore ’22

 

Building Biblical Community

P&P can take many forms, and it is not always exclusive to individual halls. Building-wide P&P and brother-sister hall P&P are just two examples of ways that halls fellowship together. Covenant students delight in getting to know one another deeper through their learning of Scripture. Students have also been known to host worship nights where hallmates are invited to sing and play instruments.

 

"P&P is a place where you can put anything going on in your life aside and listen while one of your brothers pours out his heart to you."
- Jay Patterson ’23

 

We want students to leave Covenant with a strong relationship with the Lord, and one way this relationship grows is through our involvement in biblical community. P&P is a way for students to not only see and feel the love of Christ through others, but it’s also a way that they can serve their hallmates.