March 2013

The Alumni Link is a monthly e-publication provided to the alumni of Asbury Theological Seminary

FREE Asbury dinner at Exponential

Join us for a FREE dinner at First Baptist Church of Orlando  in room AP2 on Wednesday April 24th, 2013. This is a great opportunity to re-connect with fellow alumni, as well as hear about our new Church Planting Degree!  You will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Tom Tumblin, our Dean of the […]

Revive Us Again

by Don Butterworth, Technology Services Manager, Wilmore Campus, and class of ’84, MAR The warm glow of Christmas has come and gone. The sky is grey. The wind is cold and biting. Though the days are getting longer, Spring still seems to be an eternity away. When we look around at our world, we see evil and […]

The New School: A Fresh Class of Pastors Steps up to the Pulpit in Northeast Mississippi

by Riley Manning/NEMS Daily Journal Though they may be new to the pulpit, some of Northeast Mississippi’s newest pastors have big plans for their churches and communities. Coming from a wide variety of backgrounds – some even from other professions – each one brings a different set of skills, talents, and objectives to the table. […]

Upcoming Alumni Events, March 2013

Click here for Ministry Conference schedule, speakers information, and to register. Please join us for a complimentary Alumni Luncheon on March 6.  This is an opportunity to catch up with former classmates in a private dining area.  President Tennent will share updates with us and the President’s Cabinet will be present.  Please RSVP by Monday, […]

Alumni Publications, March 2013

VITAL:  CHURCHES CHANGING COMMUNITIES AND THE WORLD by Jorge Acevedo (1988, M.Div.) What behaviors do highly vital congregations have in common? How can all congregations move toward greater vitality? In Vital, Jorge Acevedo passionately and effectively reveals how Grace Church in Cape Coral, Florida, has developed behaviors that result in vital and fruitful ministry. Focusing […]

Preacher’s Block

by J. Ellsworth Kalas I have lived partly in the writer’s world and mostly in the preacher’s world, and I’ve discovered that writers have a luxury that preachers can never indulge. Writers sometimes hit a hard spell which they call “writer’s block.” Harry Shaw defines it as “an inability to complete a work started or […]

3-2-1-Blast Off!

by Sandra McKinney, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore Campus, Alumni Office The day was like many others but the air was filled with anticipation.  After praying, planning and producing, The HUB: Asbury Theological Seminary Alumni Network officially launched.  This launch created anticipation of the best kind and great joy in our team as we gratefully released […]

Your Next Move: Planning for Clergy Transitions, A Seedbed Conference Room Gathering

On April 27, 2013, Dr. Bob Kaylor will lead a live online half day conference designed for pastors and churches preparing for leadership transitions. If you are a pastor preparing to go to a new congregation this is for you and some key leaders from your new church. During the conference, you will learn some of the essential […]

Distinguished Alumni Award

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 […]

What Happens after Seminary?

Asbury Seminary will host a luncheon to help you learn more about several lifelong learning opportunities. Join us March 7 at noon for a complimentary luncheon, immediately following Ministry Conference. The luncheon will last an hour or less. During the luncheon, you will chat with the Doctor of Ministry Director about next steps. Other topics […]