Asbury Seminary Announces Hundredfold Campaign
Asbury Theological Seminary launched the Hundredfold Campaign on Sept. 5, 2017. This fundraising campaign supports Asbury Seminary’s goal for worldwide renewal and revival to prepare “theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women to evangelize and to spread scriptural holiness throughout the world.”
With an ambitious goal of $100 million, the campaign is the largest in school history. Its primary goals are to significantly increase funding to support people and programs, as well as renovate Estes Chapel.
“When Jesus spoke the parable of our generous God (the sower) who scatters the seed, some of which falls on good soil and yields a lavish harvest, he uses the number ‘hundred’ as a symbol of the idea of limitless growth in God’s Kingdom on Earth,” Dr. Timothy C. Tennent, President of Asbury Seminary, said. “For more than 90 years, the Seminary has stood firmly rooted in the historic Christian faith found in the biblical text and our Wesleyan tradition. The Hundredfold Campaign supports our 2023 Strategic Plan and will propel the Seminary into its 100th year in 2023 and beyond.”
The campaign prioritizes student scholarships, church planting, support for Seedbed and our Hispanic and global programs, endowment of a chair of theology, enhancement of Estes Chapel, and the undergirding of our Campaign Fund.
To be completed in a six-year public phase, the campaign has already been through a quiet phase. To date, campaign commitments total $67 million.
“The Hundredfold Campaign is a God-sized vision,” Jay Mansur, Vice President for Advancement, said. “With more than 10,000 graduates in less than 100 years, God has blessed us with a great harvest. We seek to prayerfully and financially support our students to be sowers who will plant the Good News of the Whole Bible for the Whole World for the next hundred years.”
For more information about the campaign and its vision, visit Asbury.to/hundredfold.
If you missed the live stream announcement on September 5, we invite you to watch the archived event online: http://asburyseminary.edu/live/