With the appointment of Transitional President Rodney Harrison, the Hannibal-LaGrange University trustees and administration recently met with faculty, staff and students to share updates regarding current financial and institutional challenges and to provide a clear plan for strength for the future, The Pathway reported.
Following the meetings, which were held on March 10, Harrison and school leadership convened what was called “a solemn assembly” in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center. Claude King, co-author of “Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God,” a study that has helped millions of Christians align their lives with God’s plan and purpose, facilitated a time of prayer, fasting, petition and repentance.
According to Robert Matz, HLGU vice president for academic administration, dean of faculty and professor of theology and preaching, a solemn assembly is “a special set-aside time for prayer and fasting to ask the Lord to intervene in a supernatural way that goes beyond what humans could hope or expect to happen.”
Focused times of prayer were held during the day.
Missouri and Illinois Baptists, members of the Hannibal and HLGU communities and alumni and friends of the school were invited to join HLGU in this time of prayer and fasting.