Lee University students will host and facilitate a campus-wide prayer event called One Body on the Science and Math Complex lawn on Sunday, April 17 at 6 p.m.
The event's primary focus will be intercessory prayer and unity within the student body.
Members of an on-campus prayer group called Ecclesia wanted to provide a prayer event that was open to anyone and did not have an affiliation with a specific group on campus.
President Paul Conn, Dean of Students Alan McCLung and Vice President for Student Development Mike Hayes all plan to attend the prayer service, but the planning and execution of the event is entirely in the hands of students.
'This event will be different than anything that's been hosted at Lee before,' Ecclesia member Taylor Young said. 'We are going to start off with small groups praying for one another and then have those groups come on stage one at a time to pray for our vision, our souls and for our satisfaction in Christ.'
Although the North Cleveland Church of God Elevation worship band will be playing at the event, Young said the event will consist of intentional intercessory prayer and look less like a traditional worship night.
Members of Ecclesia hope the campus-wide gathering will promote unity, diversity and spark conversation between students who may not normally interact with one another.
'We hope that the One Body event sparks interest within the student body,' Young said. 'Ecclesia has once a month prayer meeting and our goal is to bring student leaders together to help pray and support one another.'