Updates, Events, and Publications

4th Annual Wesley Waddle 10K/5K

Are You Ready to Race for the END of Modern Slavery? The 4th Annual Wesley Waddle 10K/5K will take place on April 21, 2018, with a shotgun start at 8am. Online and paper registration will open on January 1, 2018. Asbury students, staff, faculty, and alumni receive a discounted entry fee of $15 for the 5K and $20 for the 10K; entry free includes a race shirt, bagel breakfast, and entry into all door prizes.

This year, we are excited to partner with the globally renowned END IT movement, a coalition of the leading organizations in the world, to shine a light on slavery and fight for freedom. Our charitable donations will be given to Refuge for Women, a nationally recognized organization that provides long-term care for women who have escaped human trafficking. Refuge for Women offers safe houses locally and nationally and equips each woman to complete their program with a vision for the future.

To register, donate, or check out more information, visit us at RunSignUp.Com. Don’t forget to hashtag your pictures (#wesleywaddle10K5k), and check out the END IT movement (enditmovement.com).

We hope you’ll join us on race day as we run this town and fight for freedom!  If you are an alumni that is not close to Wilmore, you can waddle from where you are.  Contact us at alumni@asburyseminary.edu for more info about registering!

March 2, 1791 marked the death of Methodism’s fearless leader, John Wesley, and we celebrate the 227th anniversary of John Wesley’s death this year!   

Estes Chapel Renovation

We are excited about the progress that is being made through the renovation of our beloved Estes Chapel.  Take a look at these photos for a sneak peak at the changes that are happening!

Bat Tongs and Other Humorous Reflections on Pastoral Ministry

Get ready to laugh and completely relate to the adventure that is pastoral ministry! Alumnus Jeff Crawford tells his best stories.

A word from the author:
Bat Tongs and other Humorous Reflections on Pastoral Ministry is a 188 page book covering more than thirty three years of pastoral ministry in the United Methodist Church. This book contains 60 humorous reflections featuring the characters and experiences that made up the fabric of pastoral ministry in four congregations plus my time as a District Superintendent in what was then the Olean District of the old Western New York Conference (Now absorbed into the Upper NY Conference).  
Bat Tongs is available through Amazon, but I have distributed 300 signed and personalized copies through a book signing tour of the churches I served, etc. I have made the book available for a reduced cost and have given many copies away, inviting folks to make a contribution to the church budget or a special project. 
Many reviews have complimented the story-telling which is central in the book. This was a labor of love as is the second book I am engaged in writing. The second book will include how God shaped my life during my first thirty years and will include reflections on my four years (1972 – 1976) at ATS. I met my wife of 42 years while a student at the seminary and must say that professors such as Chuck Killian helped nurture my creative juices.
Jeff Crawford, M Div 1972

Tennent Tours

Dr. Tennent is coming to a town near you! Here are the anticipated Tours!  

Tennent Tour: Saint Simons Island, GA
March 23-25, 2018 at Wesley at Frederica UMC on St. Simon’s Island

Tennent Tour: Niceville, FL
April 20-22, 2018 at Cross Point UMC

Tennent Tour: Kingsport, TN
June 9-10, 2018 at First Broadstreet UMC

For more information about these events, please contact Asbury Seminary’s Major Events office at 877-PRAY-ATS (772-9287) or email major.events@asburyseminary.edu.

Easter Celebation

March 30-April 1st, the Seminary will be closed in observance of the Easter holiday.  We pray that all of our alumni, students, and friends have an amazing time celebrating the risen Savior in all of our communities across the globe!

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