A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

As We Pray Requests 2019


  • President Lowell and Sherry Haines as they lead Taylor University day-to-day and into the future
  • Stand firm in carrying out the University’s mission in challenging times
  • Wisdom, strength and vision for Taylor’s President’s Cabinet and their families: Lowell and Sherry Haines, Greg and Gina Dyson, Rex and Nancy Bennett, Michael and Jennifer Hammond, Sherri and Ted Harter, Steve and Erika Mortland, Stephen and Kari Olson, Ron and Judy Sutherland, Skip and Jennifer Trudeau


  • Faculty will be spiritually reqwarded as they serve at Taylor
  • Hiring new faculty who will bring to Taylor a love for their disciplines and passion for teaching in a liberal arts setting
  • Students will be committed to learning and growing as disciples of Jesus in mind, body, and soul
  • Wisdom as faculty interact with students and seek Christ-like perspectives and actions during volatile political, social, religious, and moral times in our country

Enrollment Management

  • Wisdom for prospective students and families as they make decisions
  • Energy, compassion, and patience for staff as we work to provide information to assist in those decisions
  • Finances for families who desire to be at Taylor (or already enrolled), but have concerns about cost
  • Grace as we work hard and trust the soverighty of God as He shapes next year’s campus community

Special Assistant to the President

  • For safety of workers on construction projects
  • For the transition of new employees to Taylor this year and those leaving Taylor to their new places of ministry
  • For new businesses to consider Upland as a place to locate their work
  • For the town of Upland to be wise with the preliminary project work being done for Main Street that is coming in 2023. A lot of preparation work will take place this year
  • Praise – for the great women and men faculty and staff who make up the ministry at Taylor. Each family has special needs and praying for them would be appreciated. Consider picking a department or two to pray for their employees

Student Development

  • Mental health for students is an increasing area of concern both in the number of students seeking treatment and the severity of their needs
  • We are seeking to hire critical positions in both the Counseling Center and Campus Police
  • Spring Break Ministry trips

University Advancement

  • Ongoing staffing needs
  • The Taylor Scholarship Fund goal is $1.8 million to be raised by May 31. As of February 19, $1,093,197 has been raised toward this goal
  • Fund raising for a new athletic facility and film and media center that would create the capacity to accommodate 200 new students—200 more servant leaders in training
  • God’s direction in outstanding requests to Taylor alumni and friends, and that the Holy Spirit would lead us to those friends He would have to help fund the projects Taylor needs to complete