September 2015

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

Crosspoint Ministry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

by: Rev. Rurel Ausley, Jr., ATS Alumni of 1980 Thanks to my preparation at Asbury Theological Seminary, I have always had a hunger to be a global Christian.  I knew God had called me to preach in the local church, but also He also called me to have a heart for the world.  In 2008, […]

Miles of Smiles: Bikes for International Students

By: Marilyn Elliott, D.Min., Vice President of Community Formation Bicycles. Traveling almost anywhere in the world and you see them in abundance. Men with loads on bikes. Women in skirts on bikes. Kids in shorts on bikes. In Africa, India, Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Toronto; bikes abound. And now bikes are becoming plentiful in Wilmore, […]

Let’s Go to Ireland with Asbury!

What: Trip to Ireland with Reg Johnson, Tammy Cessna, & Asbury Seminary When: June 21-30, 2016  Cost: $3268 from New York/$3616 from Lexington *Prices are estimated   Who wouldn’t want to see Ireland and all of its glory with Professor Reg Johnson, Tammy Cessna, and others from the Asburians past and present? This exciting ten […]

A Tribute to Fathers

 by: Dr. Charles Killian,  Asbury Theological Seminary Professor 1970-2004 Standing there to my left was my father outside of Jesse Keller’s store.  I imagine we both had an ice cream, and someone, probably Mom, wanted to take our picture. Mother was always takings pictures which filled about twenty of the family picture albums. Recently, I rediscovered this picture. You […]

Expression and Permission

By Talbot Davis, Pastor of Good Shepherd We hosted a funeral today at Good Shepherd — another in a run of them recently — it serves as an occasion to remember the two most important words in designing a service that both honors the dead and comforts the living:  expression and permission. By expression I mean that those leading a […]

Dr. David Gyertson- New Dean of the Beeson International Center!

Dr. David Gyertson, New Dean of the Beeson International Center for Biblical Preaching and Church Leadership for Asbury Theological Seminary Dr. David Gyertson will assume the position of Associate Provost and Dean of the Beeson International Center for Biblical Preaching and Church Leadership, effective August 12, 2015 at Asbury Theological Seminary. Dr. Gyertson is a very well […]

All four OneBook tracks are available for fall study!

This upcoming fall study season is a monumental one for Seedbed, because it marks the first study season in which all four OneBook Bible learning tracks are available for groups to experience together.  Each of these four tracks—Invitation, The Epic of Eden, The Biblical Journey, and The Daily Weekly—are taught by some of Asbury Theological […]

Alumni Updates- September 2015

GLEN LAKE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Glen Rose, Texas – The Central Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church and Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center announce, their new Executive Director, Natalie Davidson (ATS M.A. 2010). Having spent the last six years as a director with Glen Lake, Natalie Davidson comes with a wealth […]

Alumni Events- September 2015

. . . . CEU’s Fall 2015 – “The Meaning and Message of the Revelation”  CEU – Dr. Ben Witherington III presents “The Revelation” seminar on Sept. 21, 2015. Register now! Please join us for “The Meaning and Message of Revelation” seminar featuring Dr. Ben Witherington III who will bring his insight and experience to bear […]

Alumni Obituaries- September 2015

Rev. Alva Ellsworth Beers, (M.Div., 1980), 81, husband of Diane Burson Beers, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015. He was born on July 11, 1934 in Ashland, Ohio to the late Alva and Ruth Idele Adrience Beers. Alva was both a retired Methodist Minister and also a retiree from the United States Air Force where […]