Geneva College to host National Day of Prayer breakfast

Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to campus for prayer and breakfast on Thu., May 1 at 7:30 a.m.

BEAVER FALLS, PA (04/15/2014)(readMedia)-- Geneva College's National Day of Prayer breakfast will take place at Alexander Hall, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 1. This year's theme is "One Voice, United in Prayer" which is based on Romans 15:6: "So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."

The speaker will be Pastor Steven D. Brotzman of First Baptist Church of Beaver Falls. A graduate of Wesleyan College, he holds master's degrees in American history, social work and divinity. His commitment to Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior has led him to biblical preaching, and a passion for pastoral care and social justice.

Rev. Brotzman presently serves both as contact person for the Beaver Falls Ministerium and as Dean of Outreach for the Academy of Christian Training and Service, a ministry team of the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware (ABCOPAD) that trains Baptist church leaders. He also serves as a Search Committee consultant with ABCOPAD.

The National Day of Prayer, held on the first Thursday of every May, has been acknowledged by Congress as an annual event since it was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman in 1952. It strives to emphasize the nation's love and dependence on God.

"Through prayer we receive the comfort, the strength and all the other resources that we need in life-both naturally and spiritually," the official website states. "Prayer-relationship to God-is as necessary to the spiritual life as air to the natural life."

Geneva's prayer breakfast is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Geneva College invites students to accept the challenge of an academically excellent, Christ-centered education. Offering nearly 40 undergraduate majors, Adult Degree Programs with fully online and campus-based options, and seven graduate degrees, Geneva has programs that place students at the forefront of higher learning. Adhering to the inerrancy of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God's word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today's world.