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Asbury Seminary Trains 1,000 Church Planters

The Asbury Seminary Church Planting Initiative (CPI) connects, trains, and mobilizes God’s people to plant and ReMission reproducing churches in every context. Originally tasked with training 800 church planters by 2023, the Church Planting Initiative quickly expanded its goal and its focus to include assessment tools, personal coaching, and annual fellowship grants for selected planters.… Read More »


Dr. Michael Peterson Appointed “The Problems of God” Series Editor by Cambridge University Press

Dr. Michael Peterson, Professor of Philosophy, was recently appointed by Cambridge University Press to be the Series Editor for the forthcoming book series entitled “The Problems of God.” This 50-book series, part of the highly successful Cambridge Elements line, will roll out over the next five years and deal with various ways in which God… Read More »


Asbury Seminary Announces New Hires

Asbury Seminary announces the hiring of Dr. Luther Oconer to serve as Associate Professor of Theology on the Florida Dunnam Campus and Dr. Russell Hall as the Associate Professor of Counselor Education on the Kentucky campus. In addition, Dr. Jackie Perry and Dr. Marcus Killian received one-year appointments as counselor educators on the Florida Dunnam… Read More »


Asbury Seminary Partners with Anglican Church in North America

The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) now endorses Asbury Seminary’s Anglican Studies Program. Students in the M.Div. or M.A. in Theological Studies degrees can specialize in Anglican Studies as part of these degrees or earn a certificate in Anglican Studies. “I have been a close observer of the apostolic emergence of the ACNA since… Read More »


Dr. Gregg Okesson Awarded American Society of Missiology Book Award for Excellence in Missiology

Asbury Seminary congratulates Dr. Gregg Okesson, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, on receiving the American Society of Missiology (ASM) Book Award for Excellence in Missiology for his book A Public Missiology: How Local Churches Witness to a Complex World published in 2020 by Baker Academic. This book was also noted in the International… Read More »


Dr. Doug Matthews Transitions to Teaching

WILMORE, KY—Dr. Doug Matthews will transition from his role as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, where he has served for the past nine years, to devote more time to his research and writing interests and serving on the faculty at Asbury Seminary. His transition officially takes effect on June 1, 2021. The Seminary… Read More »


Dr. Gregg Okesson Named Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Asbury Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gregg A. Okesson as the Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Seminary.  Dr. Okesson currently serves as the Dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism and is the Ira Gallaway and DM Beeson Professor of… Read More »


Asbury Seminary Student Brooke Hasl Receives Scholarship from KCA

Asbury Seminary student Brooke Hasl was recently awarded the Kentucky Counseling Association (KCA) summer scholarship for 2021. Recipients of this scholarship receive a tuition waiver from their college or university for one summer class. In addition, students receive a $200 stipend from KCA for books, materials, expenses, and a complimentary year of membership in KCA.… Read More »


The Department of Counseling and Pastoral Care Completes Annual Assessment Report

The Department of Counseling and Pastoral Care has completed its Annual Assessment Report for its Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling and Masters of Arts in Pastoral Care degree programs. If you would like to review the Assessment Reports you can access them on the Department’s… Read More »


Dr. Michael L. Peterson Releases “Biology, Religion, and Philosophy: An Introduction”

Dr. Michael Peterson, Professor of Philosophy of Religion, released Biology, Religion, and Philosophy: An Introduction. In this Cambridge University Press book, Dr. Peterson helps us understand the intersection of biology and religion that raises issues surrounding our own understanding of humanity and the living world. This book explores a large number of topics that interface… Read More »