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Denominational Resources

Asbury Theological Seminary is a multidenominational graduate school of theology committed to teaching the unchanging truth of historic Wesleyan Christianity through the most dynamic means available on each campus. Members of eight Protestant denominations currently serve on the faculty.

Asbury Theological Seminary prepares those seeking Ordination within a wide variety of denominations through both MA degrees and the MDiv degree.  It is of paramount importance that students determine what courses will meet their own denomination’s ordination requirements.  Here are a few links to Denominations that are well-represented at Asbury. Additional information can be found in the Academic Catalog.

 

Anglican Church in North America

Chaplains within the Anglican Church: http://anglicanchaplains.org/wp/

 

Free Methodists

A Guide to Ordination within the Free Methodist Church:
http://fmcusa.org/leadership/files/2012/08/Charted-Guide.pdf

Is God Calling you to Ordianed Ministry?
http://fmcusa.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/45/files/2011/07/LMC-Pamphlet.pdf

 

Nazarene

Handbook for Christian MInisters – Church of the Nazarene:
http://nazarenepastor.org/ClergyEducation/LinkClick657a.pdf?link=Resources/USAHB.pdf&tabid=74&mid=501

Responding to the Call of God:
http://nazarenepastor.org/ClergyEducation/defaultc36a.html?tabid=56

 

United Methodist

General Board for Higher Educaiton and Ministry:
http://www.gbhem.org/site/c.lsKSL3POLvF/b.3463017/k.BE22/Home.htm

Ordained Ministry Within the United Methodist Church:
http://www.gbhem.org/clergy

United Methodist students seeking ordination, as required by the general church, will complete assignments in various courses (Vocation of Ministries, Christian Ethics, United Methodist History & Polity, United Methodist Theology & Polity) covering issues of behavioral boundaries, sexual harassment, and protection of vulnerable persons.  In addition, all UM students seeking ordination are required to attend once every three years an annual conference sponsored ‘Boundaries’ training event (preferably, though not necessarily, in the student’s home annual conference).

 

Wesleyan

Ministerial Preparation:
http://www.wesleyan.org/em/ministerial_preparation

Students from Kingswood University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Houghton College have a unique opportunity to participate in a program that will accept specific classes taken at these 4 schools towards the Master of Divinity degree at Asbury Seminary.  Call to speak to someone in the Registrar’s Office about this today!