72 at the U is our summer challenge to engage God’s word and prayer for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year. Why 72? It represents the first 72 hours (or first 3 days) a freshman steps foot on the U of M campus. Our hope and prayer is to connect with these incoming students as the decisions they make in these hours can determine the trajectory of their entire college career.
There is no better way to prepare and equip ourselves for outreach than to be in the Word! Join us in reading the New Testament over the summer. If you read for 15-20 minutes per day for 72 days, you will have finished the entire New Testament!
How to Participate:
Download and print out a READ72 Bible reading plan. The reading plan involves reading a section of the New Testament each day with periodic Bible Project videos to provide context and explanation.
Follow the READ72 reading plan. Check off all days in which you completed the reading.
Send a picture of your completed READ72 Bible reading plan to 72attheU@gmail.com.
We will be having prayer walks 72 times this summer as a way to prepare for outreach in Fall 2019! Join us in praying for the incoming freshmen, returning students, staff, and faculty and our upcoming Acts2Fellowship Zero Week events!
How to Participate:
Gather with at least 1 friend.
Download and print out the PRAY72 prayer guide.
Walk around the U of M campus and pray for at least 30 minutes for the students coming in the fall.
Send a prayer walk selfie and a sentence of what you prayed for to 72attheU@gmail.com. Your picture will be posted on the a2fumn Instagram with a caption indicating the count of groups who did prayer walks on the U. For example, if you were the very first group, your caption would be “PRAY1”. The goal is to get to “PRAY72” by 9/2/19!
If you are NOT near campus over the summer, complete PRAY72 by doing a prayer walk for at least 30 minutes and praying through the PRAY72 prayer guide. Then send a selfie to 72attheU@gmail.com and a sentence of where you prayed and what you prayed for.
Complete both READ72 and PRAY72 and you will receive a prize!