First Appointment Day a Success
Approximately sixty-eight students participated in SAGU’s first annual Appointment Day in April. The event aided students interested in missions appointment by introducing them to the people, process, and requirements for appointment with the Assemblies of God. National and District missions representatives were on campus to meet with students and answer various questions.
The ultimate purpose of Appointment Day is to help future missionaries get to the mission field. By introducing students to their District Missions Directors and to the AGWM Personnel Department while they are still at SAGU, it will be easier for them to begin their appointment process once they are ready to go to the field.
According to student Isaac Lewis, “Appointment Day was a great opportunity for students interested in foreign and U.S. missions to connect with the Assemblies of God as an organization, learn what they have to offer, and how they can plug into their network. I benefitted greatly from being able to share my visions for ministry with these missions leaders while they provided ideas and resources to see these visions fulfilled.”
Representatives were impressed by SAGU’s heart for missions. Candidate Processing Assistant Jessica Ayers immediately noticed “the university’s almost irresistible passion for missions. From the ‘country of the day’ prayer focus to the assignment of a country to every student, the air of SAGU is saturated with the Great Commission. Even those who aren’t called to go have an understanding that we’re all called to care, and to serve in any way we can.”
According to Jennifer Pulley, MA/MAPS Processing Coordinator, “I met with several students whom I was expecting to be interested in a short-term missions opportunity and was astounded at the number of students who have received the CALL on their life to serve in a missions capacity as their career. I was completely blown away at the idea that these young students KNEW, without a doubt, what it was they wanted to do with the rest of their lives. I am SO privileged to have witnessed the awesomeness surrounding this school. There is no mistaking that the Lord is on campus at Southwestern."
“Throughout the course of those two days, I found myself getting excited,” Ayers added, “for the students, who were pursuing God’s purpose for their lives… for AGWM, who will have the privilege of serving the next generation of world changers… and for the world itself. I can’t wait to hear what God accomplishes through the SAGU students, and I’m grateful that Southwestern has birthed such a powerful atmosphere that fosters a love for missions, and shares God’s heart for the lost."