Asbury Theological Seminary launches Anglican Studies Program
With the launch of the Anglican Studies specialization, Asbury Seminary brings together Scripture, Spirit and Sacrament in the Anglican community. Students in the M.Div. or M.A. in Theological Studies Programs now have the option to join a community of leaders that is shaped by the Anglican traditions of common prayer, communion,teaching and fellowship.
“I cannot say enough good things about how God used Asbury Theological Seminary in my life,” Rev. Jessica Fulton, 2010 M.Div. graduate and Anglican priest, said. “I highly recommend Asbury to any woman or man pursuing ordination in the Anglican Communion.”
The formation doesn’t stop in the classroom. Winfield Bevins, Director of Anglican Formation, and his staff plan several Anglican events throughout the year, the next being The Convergence. On Nov. 7-8, speakers Glenn Packiam, Lead Pastor of New Life Downtown, and Jessica LaGrone, Dean of Chapel at Asbury Seminary invite you to join themas they explore the ancient practices of spiritual formation and mission within contemporary ministry.
“We are thrilled that Asbury Seminary is developing a new Anglican Studies program that brings together formation and mission to help train leaders in the Anglican tradition,” The Rt. Rev. John Guernsey, Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic Diocese, said.
Anglican students are also invited to join the Anglican Fellowship, a community of students, faculty and staff that seeks to live their faith and calling in a post-Christian world. Together, they explore the practices of discipleship and seek a fresh empowerment of the Holy Spirit in order to live authentically in a contemporary world.
“The Anglican Fellowship is a vibrant fresh expression of the orthodox, Christian faith that is rooted in historic Christianity,” Dr. Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury Seminary, said. “We are eager to partner with our brothers and sisters in Christ in an ecumenical community as together we work toward the renewal of the global Church.”
The Fellowship offers a variety of on-going events designed to re-connect individuals with the Christian faith.
These include the following events:
- Daily Eucharist
- Morning and Evening Prayer
- Spiritual Direction
- Local Mission Projects
- Seminars and Workshops.
Asbury Seminary traces its roots to the Anglican faith with John and Charles Wesley, Francis Asbury and John Fletcher. The Seminary currently has more than 50 active networks across a variety of denominations, including the Anglican Church in North America. Over the years, Asbury Seminary has hosted a number of Anglican leaders from around the world including N.T. Wright, Nicky Gumbel and Sandy Millar. Many of the Seminary’s alumni have gone into ministry in the Anglican tradition around the world.
For more information visit asburyanglican.com.