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Relinquish Prayer Ministry

The purpose of Relinquish is to draw on the gift of prayer as a means of connecting SPU’s student body, and to act as a resource for the creation and facilitation of prayer groups and prayer-related events on campus. We are an umbrella ministry that serves as a resource for students who want to start a prayer group, be part of a prayer group, or put on a prayer-related event but are not sure the best way to do so. We seek to help students explore different types of prayer through events and retreats that help them to find different ways to connect with God and to offer education on the discipline of prayer through forums or lectures.


Relinquish Staff 2014-2015:


Core team members:

       Amanda Taron   

       Amy Dominguez        

       April Ralston

       Lydia Chaffee

       Naomi Metzler


Student Coordinator:

       Kelley Ige (email)


Staff Advisor:

       Zawadi Morrow (email)


Pictured here: the 2012-2013 staff



Interested in serving on the 2015-2016 Relinquish staff? Download your application here:

          *** Relinquish Coordinator Application (one position that oversees the whole Relinquish staff) - due April 24

          *** Relinquish Staff Application - due May 8



Follow Relinquish online:



Watch a video intro to the Relinquish ministry here.



The Relinquish ministry is a collaborative partnership between the staff of University Ministries and the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific.                                                                                                                                         




Relinquish prayer gatherings (and other events):


Event name



Each Monday evening from 7-9pm, the Relinquish prayer ministry invites you to join them for a prayer and worship gathering called Grow. Grow takes place in the lounge of Weter Hall. Drop in for any amount of time, and join with other students who are passionate about experiencing the presence of God in open worship and intercessory prayer.

Unless otherwise noted, Grow will begin the first full week of classes each academic quarter, and will run until the last week of classes. We will not meet during breaks, holidays, or finals week.


Kelley Ige



Vigil 2015 will be in Upper Gwinn and begins after Group at 10pm Wednesday, May 6th and goes until 12 pm Thursday, May 7th which is the National Day of Prayer. The purpose of this event is to have prayer and worship for 15 hours to intercede for reconciliation. The four areas of reconciliation we are focusing on this year are Race & Ethnicity, Gender & Sexuality, Interpersonal, and Global.

Prayer and worship are so powerful because not only do they proclaim God's greatness and radical love, they move God's heart and usher in restoration to the brokenness of our community, nation, and world. This is a great opportunity to be vigilant in praying for God's kingdom to come and will to be done.

Kelley Ige