While pursuing academic excellence for more effective ministry, it is important to continue to develop spiritually. Personal prayer and devotional time should be a priority for each student. Prayer meetings and chapel times throughout the week provide opportunities to fellowship together and edify each other.
WAAST conducts services on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 4:30 in the student chapel. This is a wonderful time to worship God together, exercise spiritual gifts, receive encouragement and exhortation, and be made aware of WAAST community activities. Students with musical gifts or the ability to help with translation are encouraged to use these gifts to enhance the worship experience.
Weekly Prayer Meetings
Every Wednesday from 6 to 6:45 a.m. an all-campus prayer meeting is held in the student chapel. Students and faculty are encouraged to join together to intercede for the unreached and other needs that are presented.
Every Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. students and faculty meet for “Jumaa Prayer,” a time of intercession specifically for Muslims around the world
Spiritual Emphasis Week
One week each semester is devoted to a special emphasis on the spiritual development of the students. Guest speakers bring timely messages that speak to students and faculty in a unique and life-transforming way. Extended opportunities for prayer are scheduled, and the class schedule may be modified during these days to allow students to wait on the Lord.
On the Lord’s Day the entire WAAST community joins with local church bodies for corporate worship. Students can attend services at the bilingual International Chapel, located on the WAAST campus, or visit churches scattered through the city of Lomé. Students who pastor local churches are encouraged to invite fellow students and faculty to preach for them in their churches.