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Upcoming: April 8- 15, 2011:


Campus Life: Modern Abolition

Monday, April 11th, 2011 :: 7.00-9.00am :: 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 or Gary. 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.

Ministry for Global Community Development: Local Service and Community Dinner

Mondays in April 3.30-6.30pm :: Wilmore

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!

If you would like to be added to the weekly service mailer, please respond to”

E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism:

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 :: 8.15-9.30am :: ESJ Lounge

The seminar meets every Wednesday morning, 8:15-9:30am.  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, April 14,  2011 :: 6-7.30pm :: Richard Allen Chapel

We will reflect on “Appreciative Abandon.”  Masters include St. Paul, St. Teresa of Avila, John Wesley, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Future 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, March 31
  • Thursday, April 14
  • Thursday, April 28
  • Thursday, May 12

We hope that you can join in this semester.

Campus Life: Church Planting Lecture and Informational Dinner

April 13 and 14,  2011 :: Location Varies- See Below.

The Reverend Dr. Tommy Gray an ATS graduate will be coming to Asbury Theological Seminary April 13 and 14th. Dr. Gray planted ClearBranch UMC in 1996 in the North Alabama Conference and was there 12 years as the church grew to over 1,600 in worship. Dr. Gray is now the Superintendent of New Churches for the North Alabama Conference of the UMC.  He is also working with church planters from three conferences developing a church planting network with a goal to plant Global Impact Churches in every major metropolitan area in North America in one generation. How is that for a goal?  Tommy (he is my DS and he cringes when I call him Dr. Gray) is on the cutting edge of church planting. He has read all the texts from this class plus more. He is going to the Exponential Conference, uses Griffith’s boot camp methods, and has a passion for transforming the church. I have served with Tommy in prisons and in the streets. He is the real deal and will assist you and have your back if you are in ministry with him. He believes, as do I, that the church is in a time of great opportunity and that God is in the process of birthing something that will have a kingdom impact. Do you feel a call to take part in this goal? If you are interested on learning more Dr. Gray will be speaking in Dr. McPhee’s 21st Century Church Planting course on April 13 at 6:15pm in SH 231. Interested students and their spouses are also invited to an informal informational dinner the following evening Thursday April 14th at 6:00pm at my house (Gary Liederbach) located at 703 Woodspointe Way, in Wilmore. Dr. Gray will also be available to talk with in the Student Center during the day on Thursday. He is also scheduling half hour interviews from 1:30pm-4:30pm. If you are planning on coming to the dinner or for more information contact me at or at 256-302-3785.


Internship/ Job Opportunities

Students should take care to notice four 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,
  3. Internships with Good Works, INC. Not sure what you are doing this summer? Why not consider a 9-week paid internship in leadership development working with youth and adults serving at-risk children, widows, people who struggle with disabilities, people who struggle with poverty and people without homes in rural Appalachia? THE COMMUNITY OF GOOD WORKS has been providing internship experiences for 17 years. This summer, we will hire 6-8 interns who will live in Christian community and…• Oversee the relational discipleship of the visiting teens and adults who are participating in a week-long Work Retreat during our Summer Service Program. You will grow in a deeper relationship with Christ as you serve with hundreds of youth and adults who will visit Good Works from all over Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, New York and Illinois.
    • Provide leadership for our every day Summer Kid’s Discovery Club.
    • Assist with the daily Summer Lunch/Community meal provided to children and adults in the Athens, Ohio area.
    • Provide leadership for our visiting short-term mission teams in hands-on projects that serve people at their homes in rural Appalachian, Ohio who are elderly and/or who have disabilities.
    • Provide leadership for a teen agricultural summer internship program. Be involved in establishing gardens at the homes of widows and citizens with disabilities.
    • Discover and participate in direct service to people without homes who live in our shelter – The Timothy House. You will see a different model of ministry with the rural homeless.
    • Work alongside our friends struggling with poverty as they participate in service and earn “points” to obtain cars, appliances and food through our Transformation Station.
    • Participate in FRIDAY NIGHT LIFE, our weekly community meal followed by health education, Kids Club, live music, poetry readings and other community building activities.
    • Experience leadership development as you interact with the Good Works staff on the issues of discipleship, ministry with the poor, community, poverty and justice in weekly discussions. The Summer Service internship begins on June 12 and ends on August 13. Applicants must be at least 20 years old or have completed one year of college. Good Works provides housing and most of your food and pays $1,500.00. Interns can also raise additional funds. The
    deadline for applications and references is March 31, 2011.THE NEXT STEP –-
    1. Visit our web site and explore Good Works
    2. Read through the section on INTERNSHIPS.
    3. Select Summer Service.
    4. Request an application through e-mail at Applications must be completed by March 31st. Interviews are conducted at Good Works in April. THER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    • Good Works also offers a year-long residential internship with a stipend called APPALACHIAN IMMERSION for people 18 years or older. Interns live together in the Good Works Hannah House and are immersed into the many different outreach initiatives of Good Works.
    • Good Works also offers a one-week internship, called WEEK OF SERVICE (especially during the summer), for anyone 16 years or older. Visit our web page and click on INTERNSHIPS for more information.
  4. Missions to Czech & Slovak Republics. Since graduating from Victory World Missions Training Ctr, in 1992, the Bruners have helped establish four new churches, in Olomouc and Prerov, CR, and Trnava, and Senec Slovakia.  They have served as local pastors, taught in Bible School, raised up several music groups, and established Christian TV programs.  Their current project is a full service restaurant near Olomouc, Czech Rep. which also  houses an outdoor band stage, patio restaurant, a 6 room Bed & Breakfast, 2 indoor dining areas, and a seminar/ events hall.  It features live music each weekend in summer, and regular presentations of the Gospel thru testimonies, Bible stories, drama and skits, and numerous youth and children’s events.

Outline of the internship program:

Internships may last 10 days to 3 months, between May and Sept. 30.  Some winter months programs are available on request.  The intern is responsible for their own airfare to and from Czech Rep.  We provide lodging and food, and some ground transportation.  Lodging is free in our Podskali Center facilities.  Cost of food and ground transportation varies according to number of hours the intern works in our center.  For example, interns who work 40 hours per week in our summer program receive free board, and free transportation, each work day.

Applications should be returned by mail or email within at least 3 months prior to your arrival dated.  Forms be obtained by emailing us at: Must be accompanied by written references from your Pastor or Youth Director, and 2 personal references.

Experience in missions is helpful, but not required.  Areas of need: food service and pre, music & drama, arts & crafts, English camps, sports & games, sound/lights tech., construction and maintenance.

Contact Information: Mark and Tommie Bruner USA service agency: RAIN 7600 Humbolt Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55444. tel. 763-566-7411.