Trinity Western University



"Prayer is the powerhouse of Trinity Western University"

                                                                         Adapted from Charles Spurgeon

Prayer Makes the Difference

We believe prayer is one of the best ways to support your sons and daughters as they study at Trinity Western.

Over the past few years, we have prayed for a wide variety of requests, from health to financial needs of students and their families. We have seen God provide in amazing ways. We invite you to be engaged in a Parent Chapter. If there is no group yet formed in your area, contact us at and we can help you start one!

This past year we held prayer groups in the following cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Stouffville, Markham, New Market, Uxbridge, Oakville, Hamilton, Ancaster, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Toronto, Mississauga, Milton, Brampton, London, Strathroy, Woodstock, Stratford, Oshawa, Ajax, Bowmanville, Scarborough, Ottawa, Collingwood, Owen Sound, Egmonville, Goderich, St. Catherine’s, Kitchener, Niagara, Cambridge Guelph, Kingston, Langley, Surrey, Richmond, West Vancouver, Terrace, Kelowna, Comox, Victoria, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Smithers, Merritt, Lynden, WA, and even on the TWU Campus (Prayer Walk).

If you are willing to champion a Parent Chapter, we would be delighted to work with you on this. If you can't get to a prayer group, please know we commit to pray for requests sent to us. To submit a request, email where it will be posted anonymously (unless otherwise requested). We welcome anyone to visit this TWU parent prayer site and appreciate your prayers for the needs posted.

PRAYER GROUPS: Janice Nikkel is Coordinator of our Parent & Family Network. In 2015-16, we had 24 prayer groups across the province. We are growing this number and would love to have you join us. If you'd like to host or join with other parents for prayer in your region, please email


PROFESSORS: Grateful for professors who care so much for their students and helping develop thoroughly Christian minds for the various marketplaces of life. (taken from our Mission Statement)

ADMISSIONS: We have highest incoming class in the university's history this fall 2016. We are grateful for the admission's team and their support team. We have seen our admissions enquiries more than double numbers from last year. We are grateful for these students who are interesting and signing up for TWU. (

BOB KUHN: We thank God for our president, Bob Kuhn. His vision is to create a culture of trust on campus. Students love him and he has set a great tone on campus this year. Though living with Parkinson's Disease, it has not slowed him down. Pray for him as he provides leadership to Trinity Western as well as navigating the development of the law school.


* Please pray new and returning students to campus. Grateful for each and every student who has chosen to study at Trinity Western. It is no mistake they are here. 

* Please pray for families that still need help with finances. 

* Please pray for wisdom and stamina for our Resident Directors (RDs): Kelly, Paul, Michelle, and Scott as they give leadership and oversight to the Student leaders. As well as Glenn Hansen who oversees our Commuter Collegium Program.

* Please pray for students who are considering TWU for university. Preview Weekend is a great time for students and parents to see the campus first hand. We have heard story after story of God's provisions for students to be here at TWU. Pray for those considering to trust God on this journey and see what miracles He does for them.

History of this prayer team: This prayer ministry began a number of years ago with a few parents gathering at their home to pray for their sons and daughters. The next year, Denise & Bruce Gordon challenged parents at our Parent Weekend to get involved, with 35 people responding. The following year, 125 families began praying across Canada, the US and internationally. The ministry continues to grow.

THEME VERSE 2016-2017

Called to Unity, Committed to Community

Ephesians 4:1-6

"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."

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