Updates and Events
Join us in Wilmore for our second annual Convergence Conference on Novemeber 7-8! The Convergence is an annual two-day gathering at Asbury designed to help church leaders recover ancient pathways for formation and mission in contemporary ministry by bringing together Scripture, Spirit and Sacrament. This year, our keynote speakers are Glenn Packiam of New Life Downtown (Colorado Springs) and Jessica LaGrone, our very own Dean of Chapel. During our time, we will worship corporately in liturgical chapel services and also explore topics such as “The Power of Liturgy,” “Sacramental Preaching,” “Sacramental Mission,” “21st Century Catechesis” and more. We believe that by exploring the historic practices of the church, we can bring new life and substance to the leaders of our day and we would be delighted if you joined with us for this incredible opportunity! To register or to find out more information on the conference and also a special pre-conference event hosted by the Ancient-Future Faith Network, click here.
MULTIPLY Church Planting Conference
Preaching Wesleyan Theology and Biblical Truth
Dr. Ben Witherington, III, edited Preaching Wesleyan Theology and Biblical Truth: Classic Sermons of C.K. Barrett, which recently was published last month. In the wake of discovering Barrett’s sermon notebooks, it became immediately apparent to Dr. Ben Witherington that these sermons were of immense value for, not only students of modern Methodism, but also for theologians and pastors who want to see how a master interweaves insightful biblical exposition and Wesleyan theology. Check out this book here.
The Final Journey, Part Two
Living and Witnessing (in a Pluralistic Society)
Crash Test Dummies: Surprising Lessons from the Book of Judges
Drinklings Coffee and Mugs
Looking for fun (and tasteful) Christmas gifts this year? Drinklings Coffee and Mugs is a Wilmore based Coffee Mug, Coffee, and Tea outfit started by two Asbury Seminary alumni who have seen a desire to use creativity and caffeine in a missional way. Randall Hardman (M.A.B.S. and M.A.T.S) and Andrew Eberhart (MDiv) started Drinklings in October of 2016 with a vision to create quirky theological mugs. After teaming up with a few local artists, Drinklings began creating mugs with caricatures of people like John Wesley, C.S. Lewis, Martin Luther, Saint Augustine, Thomas Merton, Saint Aidan, and more! The project is not simply designed to make fun and quirky mugs like the Pastor’s Husband mug. It is designed to be a catalyst for raising awareness and support of various social issues and the ministries that are addressing those issues. Within its first year, Drinklings was able to give over $1,000 to places like Care-Net and Revive Recovery House. Currently, a dollar for every mug sold will go to support Refuge for Women, an organization that brings post-exploitation and post-trafficking healing to women. Drinklings’ mission has also allowed them to talk about these issues in a non-traditional forum. Drinklings also specializes in high quality fresh roasted coffee and has teamed up with Family Tea to bring a line of loose leaf teas to the table! Several of the roasts that Drinklings offers also go to support various agents of social justice. Drinklings has connected with several ministries, churches, and organizations to do custom mugs and has developed a church coffee program called Ekklesia that aims to help churches serve good quality coffee that is sourced in economically sustainable ways as part of their Sunday mornings while, at the same time, supporting various mission agencies. You can check out Drinklings here and follow them on Facebook here for news, deals, and new offerings! And make sure to pick up a mug this Christmas!