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In her own words

My next steps, post-Life Pacific University, include me moving to England! Starting in February of 2022, I will be moving to England to intern with Foursquare Great Britain and then further down the road, I will be pursuing my master’s degree in Theological Studies at the London School of Theology. Honestly, I wouldn’t have been able to step out in faith to pursue a calling and direction that God placed on my life if LPU hadn’t taught me the importance of leaning into God’s will, making sure my life lines up with Scripture, and to always choose God’s way even if it doesn’t ‘make sense’. Even being exposed to concepts of being globally minded as a believer, working with Global Life, and seeing events like Global Vision Week has encouraged me throughout this process. I feel entirely equipped to take these next steps in my life through my time at Life Pacific.

Being a third-generation Life Pacific University attendee, I have heard the excitement, joy, and calling of Life from the time I was a kid. I remember being called to LPU from early high school and that calling shaped so much of my life. Since I was a freshman in high school, I have been committed to all things Life Pacific University. From the moment that I stepped onto the campus in August 2018, I felt an overwhelming sense of being home. That comfort of being home didn’t leave me once for all the years that I’ve been here. From the dorm rooms I’ve lived in, to the classes I’ve attended, to the departments I’ve worked in it has always felt like I was right where I belonged. I made friends and developed the community that so many people promised I would find in college. They were people that affirmed my calling, encouraged me in obedience to God, and even mourned with me and reminded me of who God has called me to be when I struggled.

That like-minded community of believers that I have found at LPU has carried me when I couldn’t carry myself. My classroom experiences, of being practically equipped with theological basis, academic understanding, and emotional alignment by professors like Jim W. Adams, Dan Stewart, and Aimee Selby, have continued to grow and equip me for ministry. Chapels, Fall Retreats, and so many more opportunities have made making space for the Holy Spirit a part of daily life. God has rerouted my life, brought me new callings and direction, and even brought true peace from the rows in the chapel. LPU has equipped me for practical ministry through academics and theology and grown me spiritually in chapels and intentional events and through creating a Christ-centered community to the core.

Meagan Lord recently passed her polity interview and is now a recommended foursquare credential pastor.