Asbury Theological Seminary celebrates Kingdom Conference, Oct. 10-12, 2017, with guest chapel speaker Dr. Ajith Fernando. This year’s theme, “Speaking the Truth in Love: Kingdom Convictions, Kingdom Civility,” spotlights what God is doing through the global Church. The Seminary community is invited to participate in these events that celebrate movements, Kingdom developments, and diversity with our international and minority students.

Dr. Ajith Fernando will speak in chapel on Oct. 10 and 11 at 11 a.m. in Estes Chapel. Dr. Fernando serves as the Teaching Director of Youth for Christ (YFC) in Sri Lanka after being National Director for 35 years. His main responsibilities in YFC are counseling, mentoring, and teaching staff and volunteers. He and his wife, Nelun, are active in the Methodist Church outside Colombo.

Dr. Timothy C. Tennent, President of Asbury Seminary, speaks in chapel on Oct. 12. Dr. Tennent has served as president of the Seminary since 2009. He has taught annually as an adjunct professor at the New Theological College in Dehra Dun, India, since 1989. He is a frequent conference speaker around the country and throughout the world, including numerous countries in Asia,Africa and Europe.

Additional Events

  • Chapel Speaker Talk-Back Sessions, October 10-12, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Cordelia B
  • Cultural Panel, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Bettie Morrison
  • International Potluck, Oct. 12, 6 p.m., Stevens-Pike Dining Room

Kingdom Conference is an annual fall event. Past themes include immigration and the church, Fresh Expressions from the United Kingdom, orality and evangelism, Christianity and the Gulf State, and short-term missions.