November 2015

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

Card Shower for Dr. Kalas and Remembering Dr. Demaray

Dr. Kalas has been ill of late. We thought it might be fun to celebrate his life and ministries with a card shower from the many faithful Asbury alumni around the world.  This is a great way for many of us to share our gratitude for him and his continual investment into the Kingdom. If you would […]

Tennent Travels!

. . . . . . 2015 World Parish Ministry Marathon Award by: Rev. Dr. Jim W. Smith, Asbury Seminary Trustee 1969, M.Div.1969   In August, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees recognized Dr. Timothy Tennent with the first “World Parish Ministry Marathon” award for his national and international travel and ministry. From June 11-August […]

Getting Involved with Church Planting

by: Dr. Winfield Bevins, Director of Church Planting, Asbury Theological Seminary When it comes to church planting, diversity seems to be the game. In the same way that the need for new churches is diverse in nature, church plants do not follow a single mold of structure and execution. Upon a study of the movement, […]

The Future of the Church

by: Steve Wood, President of the Alumni Council  The last few days I have been in four different gatherings of Christian leaders, and I have never been more encouraged about the future of the Church. However, in two of those gatherings the overwhelming focus was acknowledging that there is a hole in the bottom of […]

Check Out ATS’ Online Store!

. . . . The Asbury Seminary Post Office and Campus Store!In 2013, after serving the Seminary for 19 years, Cokesbury closed all of its retail stores across the country. Tree of Life Bookstores was selected to operate the Bookstore, which they did, while also providing their Textbook Butler service to students on all campuses.  […]

This year, let’s do Advent.

It’s always odd that we shift seemingly overnight from backyard BBQs to Christmas tree displays in the front of all the stores. It’s almost criminal, but the reality for those of us in the church world is that it’s important to be reminded that Advent is coming. As those displays go up earlier and earlier, […]

Alumni Updates- November 2015

skittles are life-giving Church Start! Dr. Jack Shields (M.Div. 1990; D.Min. 2002) is planting a new Covenant church in Blaine, Minnesota called The Door!  May God’s light shine through this new church. We are pleased to announce the appointment of The Reverend Doctor James K. McNeely, II to a new assignment. Dr. James McNeely, II (M.Div., 1994) […]

Alumni Events- November 2015

. . . . THE ASBURY PROJECT November 5 & 6, 2015 Wilmore KY For the full schedule, visit: This is a free conference uniting students, pastors, academician, and business leaders. The Asbury Project explores how social entrepreneurship carries out Kingdom-minded initiatives using the business approach. Speakers: Jena Lee Nardella & Steven Garber Renewal Retreat […]

Alumni Obituaries- November 2015

Elmo Dale Caldwell, (1951), 96, of Louisville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at the Franciscan Healthcare Campus. Elmo was born to Robin Vernon and Cora Helena Fischer Caldwell in Clay Center, Kansas, May 31, 1919. He attended elementary schools in Longford, Garfield Elementary in Clay Center, and South Exeter District 42, Clay County, […]