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Reflecting: January 28- Feb. 3, 2011:           Upcoming: Feb. 4- 11, 2011:                    Anticipating: February 2011:


Beeson Center: Blessed Earth: Serving God, Saving the Planet

January 28th, 2011 :: noon :: Cordelia A&B

A diverse group of Wilmore/ Lexington/ Asbury participants joined Blessed Earth’s free luncheon in Cordelia A & B from noon to 1pm on January 28th.  The meeting followed the conclusion of Blessed Earth’s board meeting. Directors of Blessed Earth, Matthew and Nancy Sleeth,  along with Tom Tumblin, Dean of the Beeson Center and Dr. Kalas, Asbury’s recent President greeted the participants.

The lunch provided a platform for the Sleeths to unveil their upcoming ventures with Asbury Seminary including the tiered increase of courses available in creation care as well as the potential for intentional creation care communities in the new Kalas village.  Other ideas in the works include a growing relationship with Asbury University and possible test orchards/ gardens for sustainable living.


E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism: Weekly Seminar Starting.

Wednesday mornings, spring 2011 ::  8.30-9.15 :: ESJ Lounge

The ESJ Seminar in Missiology will begin again next week.  The seminar meets every Wednesday morning, 8:15-9:30 am.  The focus of the seminar is on spiritual formation, community formation, and development of academic skills.  For more information you can contact the seminar facilitator Dr. Eunice Irwin.

Ministry for Global Community Development: Spiritual Formation for Global Citizens: Reflection in Common

Thursday evenings, spring 2011 :: 6-7.30pm :: Richard Allen Chapel

This year we will reflect with the likes of St. Paul, St. Teresa of Avila, John Wesley, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Themes include:

  • Courage
  • Action and Peace
  • Compassion
  • Making the Best out of Hopeless Situations
  • Seeing the Image of God in Everyone You Meet
  • Learning to Call Forth The Best in Others
  • Appreciating Uniqueness in Others
  • Cultivating a Globally Responsible and Interculturally Sensitive Heart
  • Turning Depression and Fatigue on Its Head with Appreciation

Our schedule looks like this (session runs from 6-7.30pm in the Richard Allen Chapel):

  • Thursday, February 10
  • Thursday, February 24
  • Thursday, March 10
  • Thursday, March 31
  • Thursday, April 14
  • Thursday, April 28
  • Thursday, May 12

We hope that you can join in this semester!

Int’l Student’s Dinner with the President:

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Each semester, the ministry for Global Community Development and the ILT co-sponsor a dinner designated for International Students to interact with the President.  Our goal this year is to provide a venue for all international students and their spouses to express their appreciation for Asbury and their questions to Asbury’s President.

This semester, the dinner will take place on Thursday, February 10th.  To participate, please email

Ministry for Global Community Development: Local Service and Potluck Opportunities

Monday, February 14th, 2011 :: 3.30-6.30pm :: Wilmore

GCD is starting up the Global Community Development Monday Project from Feb. 14th: “Sharing God’s Love on Valentine’s day”, February 14th (Monday).  Join the weekly rhythm of formational family friendly service opportunities. Build relationships across the ethnic, racial, institutional and city boundary lines. Start your ministry now through experiential hands on service together with fellow community members, students, and families!

We are having a “soft” start, and we are NOT having potluck for the first Monday on Feb. 14th. We are starting potluck on Monday, Feb. 21st. PLEASE bring some hot dishes as this semester will be full potluck. Please meet at 3:30pm on Feb. 14 (Monday) at GCD center (next to Cluckers) (* we might meet at student center if the weather is too cold.  Stay tuned!).

We would LOVE to have you there.

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Wilmore Life: The Whole Gospel for the Whole World Mission Conference.

February 13-29, 2011 :: Wilmore United Methodist Church

  • Sunday, Feb. 13 :: 8.30 and 11am Wilmore United Methodist Church: Preacher, C.V. Elliott
  • Wednesday, February 16 :: 5.30 Wilmore UMC: Meal Cuban Food
  • Wednesday, February 16 :: 6.15pm Wilmore UMC: Program focus on Cuba – Diane Sanchez and Reynir Rosales giving testimony
  • Sunday, February 20 :: 8.30 and 11am Wilmore UMC: Preacher Rev. David McFarland from Nathaniel Mission in Lexington.

Asbury University Chapel: Founder of XXX Church, Craig Gross

February 21-23, 2011 :: Hughes Auditorium

  • February 21st, 10am.  Asbury University Chapel
  • February 23rd, 10am. Asbury University Chapel

Beeson Center: The Beeson Lectures.

February 15-17, 2011 :: Estes Chapel

  • Tuesday, Feb. 15 :: 11 am Estes Chapel: “Redemption in Suffering”
  • Tuesday, Feb. 15 :: Noon: Talk Back Session in Cordelias
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16 :: 10 am University Chapel: “Obedience, Key to Revival”
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16 :: 3pm BC231/232: “Preaching Seminar: Preaching in the Spirit
  • Thursday, Feb. 17 :: 11am Estes Chapel: “Acts 9:1-19, The Secret in Suffering”

Join guest lecturer Dr. Jeannine Brabon Professor of Biblical Hebrew, University Foundation Biblical Seminary of Colombia. She received her Bachelor in Education from Asbury College and Master of Arts in Religion at Asbury Theological Seminary in 1981.  She also completed advanced studies in Biblical Hebrew at the Complutense University in Madrid, and was rewarded an honorary doctorate degree in Christian ministry from Asbury College.  Brabon has been a professor at the University Foundation Biblical Seminary since 1986 as a missionary in her own country under the covering of OMS International, which has sponsored  her for more than 30 years.

Global Community Development: Trip to the Freedom Center.

Saturday, February 19th-Sunday, February 20th, 2011 :: Cincinnati

Join the crew for the 2011 formational trip to the Underground Railroad Freedom Center.  Come along and bring your families on this overnight or day trip.  The group leaves at 8.30am on Saturday and will spend the day 10am – 5pm in the museum.  Then the group will eat and reflect from 6.30-8pm.  Day trippers are asked to stay for the reflection.

There are 8 scholarships available for interested individuals or families.  Scholarships include museum ticket, travel stipend, and hotel cost. All food is on your own.  To apply, send a 400 word essay on why you want to join the trip.  Essays can be sent to by Friday, Feb. 4th.

Lexington Life: Walk for Warmth

February 26th, 2011 :: Lexington

The Walk for Warmth will be held on Saturday, February 26th from 10 a.m. to noon, starting and ending at Phoenix Park (in front of the central branch of the Lexington Public Library). Register online at, and help fight homelessness.

Help prevent homelessness in Lexington. Join us for the Lexington Rescue Mission’s 4th Annual Walk for Warmth to raise money for our Homeless Prevention Program. This program provides emergency financial assistance for rent and utility bills to families in need in addition to budget counseling, case management, resource referral and spiritual care. For every $100 raised, we can prevent an individual or a family from being evicted or having their utilities shut off.

Internship/ Job Opportunities

Students should take care to notice two internships/ job postings:

  1. Heart of God: International Ministries“: Haiti.  We currently have an orphanage with 77 children and 12 Haitian staff members.  We are feeling urged by the Holy Spirit to develop a full-time support staff for the Director, relieving him of some of his duties and allowing him more freedom to evangelize among his own people (this is his first love).  Although we have just begun the search, we would like to be able to have someone ready to go in May, 2011.  The next several months could be spent in raising support and additional preparations necessary for a long-term assignment. Interested applicants can contact Jan Ross, President/CEO Heart for God International Ministries at
  2. World Hunger Relief, Inc.“: Texas. WHRI is a teaching and working farm, with an emphasis on sustainable agriculture as it pertains to the alleviation of hunger worldwide. Interns & Live-In Volunteers train at the farm, learning about sustainable agriculture and technology appropriate to the developing-country setting, and leave equipped for holistic ministry through agriculture. The intern assistantship lasts 13 months, and during that time, interns receive a small stipend and health insurance, plus room and board. Interns learn by doing hands-on farming, personal experiments, and by attending twice-weekly classes, covering a broad range of topics. The classes are taught by farm staff, seminary and college professors, and local and commercial farmers. Live-In Volunteers stay for as short as two weeks, up to one year. Live-In Volunteers work 25 hours per week on the farm in exchange for room and board. LIVs do not receive a stipend or health insurance, but are encouraged to participate in all aspects of farm life, including morning devotions and intern classes. Interested applicants should contact Asbury Alum Kelly Lawson, Education Coordinator for World Hunger Relief, Inc. at