New Room Conference

We want to see you on Sept 20-22 in Franklin, Tennessee! Asbury Seminary will have a hospitality room at New Room. Come see us! We will yummy snacks and Ale-8-Ones to drink! For more information about the conference, click here.

Women in Ministry Luncheon

The Women in Ministry Luncheon will take place on September 22 right after New Room conference ends! This event is hosted by New Room, Seedbed, and Asbury Seminary’s Rev. Jessica LaGrone, Dean of Chapel, Dr. Ellen Marmon, Professor of Christian Discipleship and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, and Tammy Cessna, Director of Alumni and Church Relations. Check out the article dedicated to this luncheon for more information. 


An incredible new Christian Music Festival is coming to Wilmore, Kentucky on September 15-16, 2017!  It will be held at Servant Heart Farm (formerly the Ichthus Farm). The festival features Christian artists such as Jeremy Camp, Newsboys, Hawk Nelson, Danny Gokey, Jasmine Murray, and MANY more. 

Asbury University is co-sponsoring the event, and students in their Media Communication program will be helping to facilitate the festival. To buy tickers and for more information, click here.

Marriage Conference

Church of the Savior in South Lexington is having a marriage conference September 8-9, 2017. We would like to invite the Asbury community, faculty and staff to attend. We do have scholarships available to a limited number of couples. This conference is mainly focused for married couples, it is about nurturing the marital relationship as God intended for it to be. We look forward to having you join us! Check out the event page here.

Dr. Michael Sytsma is an Ordained Wesleyan Pastor with a pastor’s heart and a clear gift in teaching. He is passionate about marriage and helping couples grow in their marriage. This passion is clearly evident as he engages a room full of couples in looking at their marriage with hope and increased confidence. His giftedness in teaching helps couples learn important truths about marriage in a fun and interesting way. He is the founder and director of Building Intimate Marriages, Inc. which seeks to help individuals learn the skills and develop the Christ-like character necessary for them to sustain a committed, satisfying, intimate marriage with their spouse.

Cost is $120/couple; this does NOT include dinner and lunch dates.  Scholarships are available, please contact Pastor Stewart or call the church office at 223-1161.  REGISTER ONLINE here.

Spiritual Direction

Have you thought about becoming a spiritual director? Equipping Lydia is facilitating the Ministry of Spiritual Direction Program which trains lay leaders and clergy to develop the listening and leadership skills needed to minister alongside others as a spiritual director. 
There will be an online and a Kentucky cohort offered. Applications for the Fall 2017-19 are due September 1.  For more information or to apply click here.

Clergy College

Dr. Steve Martyn, Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation, will be leading the 2017 Clergy College at Jumonville Christian Camp and Retreat Center in Western Pennsylvania on Sunday, October 15th through Tuesday, October 17th.  The topic of this event will be “Focused Ministry: Fulfilling God’s Purposes for the Church.”  

To signup or to get more information, please click here.  You can also call Jumonville at 724-439-4912 and ask for Rev. Jude Urso.

The Reformation 500 Celebration 

The biggest event impacting our lives today in half a millennium only comes once in your life.  500 years since the Reformation will be celebrated at Asbury October 31-November 2, 2017!  

To engage it with insight and impact, join with this unified Asbury Seminary and Asbury University enactment of the meaning of the Reformation for our lives today, celebrated through three days of teaching, worship and music.

See the specific schedule here.

Doctor of Ministry eLuncheons

Since not all students can come to campus for a preview, we’re coming to you.  Join the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program each Monday at noon (12:00 p.m.) Eastern Time to learn more.

The eLuncheon will last an hour or less. During the session, you will:

• Learn about the unique aspects of Asbury’s D.Min. program
• Chat about your dissertation project
• Learn about the Admissions process
• Discover ways to afford an Asbury D.Min.
• Ask your questions
• Get a $50 application fee waiver for attending!

Tennent Tours 2017

Dr. Tennent is coming to a town near you!

St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbus, Georgia 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
This teaching breakfast will discuss “the grand vision of Wesleyan theology.” 

Renewal Retreats

Join us on the Wilmore Kentucky campus for a Renewal Retreat!

Renewal Retreats are individual, personalized retreats tailored around your chosen intention (needs and longings) for getting away.  For each retreat we thoughtfully draw from the formation-rich environment of the Asbury Seminary community and craft personalized days to move you slowly through formative experiences aimed toward your intention for the retreat.  Most retreats begin with a professional massage as well as a conversation with a personal trainer to discuss health and choose a gentle way to engage the body during the retreat.  The other elements of your retreat are chosen to fit your request.  These might include:  conversation with faculty around scripture, discerning prayer times, thoughtful leadership advice, sharing in the Eucharist and participating in chapel, fasting in solitude, or delving into study. 

The cost of renewal retreats varies depending on length of stay and activity participation.  There are full scholarships available!  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to participate in this form of retreat. Check out the article dedicated to Renewal Retreats for more information. 

If you are interested, feel free to contact Peg Hutchins, the Director of Community Formation, at (859) 858-2242 or Tammy Cessna, the Director of Alumni and Church Relations, at (859) 858-2306.

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