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Asbury Seminary Trains Global Church Planting Leaders

Asbury Seminary’s Church Planting Initiative partners with Disciple 21 Church Planting Network and Church of God in Christ to plant churches and train leaders around the world with church planting institutes, conferences, training modules and certificate programs. “The Church Planting Initiative is so grateful for these relationships and the opportunity to work with these networks […]

M.A. I.S. with Church Planting emphasis

We are delighted to announce the launch of our first in-ministry curriculum focused on Church Planting. The Master of Arts (Intercultural Studies) degree with a specialization in Church Planting with an orientation and on-campus class experience in October. This opportunity is accessible for ministry professionals serving in either a domestic or overseas ministry context. In […]

Our Defining Values and Strategic Vision

Defining Values: Asbury Seminary is committed to historic Christian faith in the Wesleyan tradition in a way which is globally engaged, spiritually formative, and missionally alert. Asbury Seminary will be committed to serving the global Church. We will be ever mindful of the global Church as we develop new programs, utilize technology and innovative delivery […]

Church Planting

The Church Planting Initiative is born out of a heart to serve and equip church leaders in an increasingly multicultural, secular, and global context. Our vision is to equip church leaders for planting new churches and re-missioning existing congregations so they can become reproducing disciple-making movements. We offer a variety of training, assessments, and resources […]

Winfield Bevins – New Director of Church Planting

We are delighted to welcome Winfield Bevins to the Asbury community as our new Director of Church Planting.  Central to our 2023 Strategic Plan is our commitment to unleash a new wave of Wesleyan church planting here in the U.S.A. and around the world.  Dr. Bevins comes to us with extensive church planting experience. He […]

Preaching and Leading Manila

The Every Nation office in Manila, Philippines, is hosting a Doctor of Ministry Preaching and Leading cohort beginning Fall 2022. The focus will be on sharpening present strengths while gaining new skills and perspectives for preaching and leading in the diverse ministry contexts of the 21st century. This cohort invites ministry leaders into a journey […]


CONTEXTUAL STUDIES The contextual studies concentration prepares students for the challenging task of utilizing social scientific (especially anthropology and sociology) theories and methods in the service of the global church. Courses in this concentration deal with issues of sociocultural change, ethnicity and gender, immigration and missions/ministry, urban anthropology and ministry, linguistics, and ethnographic methods. The […]

Asbury Seminary Trains 1,000 Church Planters

The Asbury Seminary Church Planting Initiative (CPI) connects, trains, and mobilizes God’s people to plant and ReMission reproducing churches in every context. Originally tasked with training 800 church planters by 2023, the Church Planting Initiative quickly expanded its goal and its focus to include assessment tools, personal coaching, and annual fellowship grants for selected planters. […]

Asbury Seminary Equips 1,000 Church Planters

Asbury Theological Seminary seeks to equip 1,000 new church planters by the year 2023. To accomplish that, Asbury Seminary offers a Master of Arts [Intercultural Studies] with specialization in Church Planting, hosted a Global Summit in Manchester, England, and has launched Church Planting Institutes (CPI) in Houston, Montreal, Memphis, Washington D.C., and Orlando. Master of […]

Church Planting

Asbury Seminary’s 60-hour Master of Arts [Intercultural Studies] Church Planting Specialization equips you to plant churches in whatever culture God calls you through your study of theological, theoretical and practical literatures. Learn more about church planting with our free e-book. Scholarships available for part-time students!