August 2013

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My Kind of Church

by J. Ellsworth Kalas Recently I came upon a book of advice for pastors.  It’s interesting and enjoyable but I was troubled by the author’s attitude toward what he saw as the typical church.  He had an adversarial attitude, and it didn’t square with the apostle Paul’s description.  Paul saw the church as the bride […]

Asbury Alumni and Friends Cruise

  Take note and don’t miss the boat! Asbury Theological Seminary and the Alumni Office are thrilled to announce our first ever Asbury Alumni and Friends Cruise to set sail October 23rd-November 1st, 2014.  This special Educational Opportunities Tour Cruise will begin in Athens and voyage through Paul’s 2nd and 3rd missionary journeys.  We will […]

Distinguished Alumni Nominations

Is there an Asbury Theological Seminary Graduate who has made a difference in your life and those around you? Nominate them for the Distinguished Alumni Award! This award is designed to honor alumni who in their personal lives and public ministries exhibit the Asbury values of a theologically educated, sanctified, spirit-filled, evangelistic ministry to spread […]

Encounter Jesus

By Carolyn Moore (MDiv, 1998) Do you live with expectations rather than expectancy? Do you long for a life that flows from a deeper, more peaceful place? Do you want to encounter Jesus, even in the everyday moments? Encounter Jesus is an eight-week Bible study and video series that teaches and encourages you to walk with […]

Equipping Lydia

by Laura Messamore (MDiv, 2009), Minister of Spiritual Formation, As a Minister of Spiritual Formation with Equipping Lydia, I have the privilege of working alongside likeminded folks who have a yearning to create spaces of spiritual renewal for other Christians, especially those on the “front lines” of the Kingdom. Through retreats and spiritual direction, […]

Ministry Conference: A President’s Vision Becomes a Legacy

by Ginny Proctor, Manager of Lifelong Learning Research by Dr. Kenneth Kinghorn reveals that the first Ministry Conference (then known as Ministers’ Conference) was held at Asbury Theological Seminary in 1945. Inspired by the excitement and energy of Asbury’s six-day commencement events, President J. C. McPheeters declared that Asbury would host an annual event called […]

The HUB: Updated

by Sandra McKinney, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore Campus, Alumni Office Summer is a busy time of change.  Starting a new job…Moving to a new home…Weddings…Babies…Retiring…the list truly could go on as to all of the changes which happen during the summer months.  If you have had any such changes, take a few minutes to let us […]

Center for Soul Care: Taking Healing and Holiness Seriously

by Marilyn Elliot (DMin, 2006; MA, 1998), Vice President of Community Formation “Asbury Seminary is a worshipping community of formation and learning. We acknowledge the need for, and indeed, the crucial relationship between, academic and spiritual formation. Our campuses should be rich environments for spiritual development, global community, sacrificial service, catechesis, and holiness, to the […]

Seedbed: 17 Seeds You Might Have Missed on Seedbed Last Month

Order Seedbed’s first media based Bible Study, Encounter Jesus, an 8 week study by Asbury Alumna Rev. Carolyn Moore. (DVD + Guidebook). Check out the official “Sowing Ceremony” (aka Launch) here. Check out Dr. Larry Wood’s Seven Minute Seminary on The Baptism of the Holy Spirit. And while you are at it, read Dr. Wood’s […]

Upcoming Events – August 2013

Bishop Lindsey Davis will be speaking in Estes Chapel on the Wilmore Campus at 11am on Oct 29, 2013 Chapel is immediately followed by a talk-back session with Bishop Bishop Davis is the Bishop of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Prior to serving the Kentucky Annual Conference, he served as Bishop […]