Asbury International

TRENDING GLOBAL EXPERIENCES AT ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

 

Reflecting: February 4- 11, 2011:                Upcoming: Feb. 11-18, 2011:                    Anticipating: February 2011:

Reflecting

Int’l Student’s Dinner with the President:

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

40 International Students and their families gathered for a time of appreciation for Asbury and to ask questions to Dr. and Mrs. Tennent. The dinner was a beautiful moment of fellowship.  After reflecting on the new family housing project, Dr. Tennent fielded questions about his plans for the ongoing global exchange he envisions for Asbury as well as the intercultural sensibility training for Asbury’s frontline staff who work with international students on a regular basis.  The dinner ended with a time of prayer.  Mrs. Julie Tennent prayed for the international students first.  Then the students gathered around the Tennets and prayed in the more than 10 languages represented.

Upcoming

Student Life: Modern Abolition Group

Mondays and Wednesdays :: Asbury House of Prayer

Looking for worshipers and activists, intercessors and non-conformists.  The Modern Abolitionists of Asbury Theological Seminary are looking for men and women who are willing to bring together the gifts of the Body of Christ, as the Spirit leads, to build God’s Kingdom in the area of freeing those affected by Human Trafficking

One of the ways we are being transformed and transforming the world in the area of Human Trafficking is through prayer.  On Monday Mornings from 7-9 am and Wednesdays from 12-12.45 pm, we will be meeting in the AHOP space on the camps of ATS. We would love for you to join us, helping us intercede for the millions held in bondage from Human Trafficking.

Our time together will also consist of sharing testimonies of those affected by this injustice, joining our hearts for specific geographical areas with respect to certain themes, and seeking God’s will through praying His Word.  If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact Colby.Cuevas@asburyseminary.edu or Gary. Liederbach@asburyseminary.edu. On behalf of the Modern Abolitionists of ATS, thank you for taking the time to think and pray about joining us.  Whether God would have you join us in these times of prayer or not, be blessed as you follow the Way, liberating the oppressed and taking stands for justice.

Wilmore Life: South Pacific Night At OMS!

Friday, February 11, 2011 :: 6pm :: OMS Missions Center

Come join Asbury student John Jording and his wife Suzannah.  The Jordings will share about t heir ministry in the South Pacific.

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

February 13-20, 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.

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.

If you would like to be added to our weekly mailer, please respond to gcd.asbury@asburyseminary.edu.”

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.

Upcoming

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 3.30-5pm.  Day trippers are asked to stay for the reflection.

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

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

Thursday February 24, 2011 :: 6-7.30pm :: Richard Allen Chapel

Semester 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!

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 www.walkforwarmth.org, 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 jross@heartofgodinternational.org
  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 educationcoordinator@worldhungerrelief.org.

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