For beloved brothers and sisters, For faithful ministers and fellow servants of the Lord, For those who know our circumstances and comfort our hearts, For those who make known to us the works of God, We praise thee, O Lord.
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
O Christ, teach us to rejoice in our sufferings. Teach us what it means to fill up in our flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ. Teach us what it means to suffer for the sake of Your body, the church.
Every summer, InterVarsity hosts the Midwest Faculty Conference as a time for faculty to rest, reflect, and meet with God and each other. This year’s theme was The Faculty Vocation: Exploring a Christian Anthropology of the Academic Life. Mike Gehrling, InterVarsity’s Director of International Graduate Student and Faculty Ministry, crafted liturgies for worship around the theme of vocation for the event. He shares them with us here.