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Asbury International

TRENDING GLOBAL EXPERIENCES AT ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

 

 

Upcoming: March 25-April 1, 2011:               Anticipating: April, 2011:


Upcoming

Lexington Life: Scottish Country Dancing

Monday Evenings 2011 :: Arts Place, 161 North Mill St., Lexington.

Come enjoy classes in Scottish country dancing starting March 21.  Beginner’s class at 7.30pm, Intermediate and Advanced at 8.30pm. Cost is $25 per person for each 5-week session.  For Intermediate – $5/ class or $25 for 5 weeks.

To register, or for more information, call (859) 294-4790 or 396-1468 or email: pthdvg@uky.edu or shinson56@windstream.net.  Classes will cover Scottish country dance steps, formations and dances.  All classes taught by certificated teachers or the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.  Previous dance experience is not required, nor is it necessary to have a partner.  Come Dance With Us!

Campus Life: Modern Abolition

Monday, March 28th, 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 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.

Ministry for Global Community Development: Local Service and Community Dinner

Mondays in March 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 gcd.asbury@asburyseminary.edu.”

E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism:

Wednesday, March 30th, 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.

Chapel: Rev. Dr. Frank Reid, III Speaking

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 :: 11-12.00am :: Estes Chapel

Estes Chapel welcomes Rev. Dr. Frank Reid, III.  “Dr. Reid graduated from Yale in 1974 with a B.A. in History and African American Studies. While at Yale, he served as the moderator and president of the Black Student Alliance (BSA) and had the opportunity to meet some of the top leaders of the world. During his college years, Dr. Reid answered his call to ministry and preached his trial sermon in August of 1971 at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in Washington, D.C. When he received his license to preach, he became the 5th generation of his family to become a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The Rev. Dr. Frank Madison Reid, III is an internationally-known leader, a pre-eminent power speaker, a cutting-edge thinker, as well as a motivator who encourages and equips people to rebuild their broken lives and communities.

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

Thursday, March 31,  2011 :: 6-7.30pm :: Richard Allen Chapel

We will reflect on “Firm Compassion.”  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.

Anticipating

Jessamine Life: Summer of Ministry, Brownsville Texas

Help support cross cultural ministry! Laura Rogers, a local community member, is planning to relocate to the Brownsville, Texas area in July.  From July to October she will be participating in street ministry, assisting with homeless and mercy ministries locally, as well as working with the University of Texas at Brownsville House of Prayer.  Please support  this upcoming ministry time by giving generously!

If you would like more information, please contact Laura at “laurakathrynrogers@yahoo.com”

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 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.
  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 goodworks@good-works.net. 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: brunerslovakia@hotmail.com. 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.

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Asbury International

TRENDING GLOBAL EXPERIENCES AT ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

 

 

Upcoming: March 18-25, 2011:               Anticipating: March – Apr 8, 2011:

Reflecting

This last week, God networked his global church at Asbury at the feet of renowned teacher Marva Dawn and under the renowned film maker, James Ault.  Dawn outlined worship as resistance to the empire while Ault showcased his films on African Christianity. Meanwhile, a group of faculty and staff continued their long faithfulnes in discerning what global worship means for Asbury.  Dr. Tennent shared his vision of global worship to that group just days before Asbury’s International Alumni Leadership Team met on campus to discuss the future of Asbury’s global Alumni presence.  The group of Mondern Abolitionists focussed on prayer for Asia this week.  And on Monday, the Ministry for Global Community Development held their fourth annual Gender Equity Forum highlighting gender issues faced in the church.  Finally, the group of Monday servants gathered $200 worth of toilet paper to fill the shortening supply of personal items at the Wilmore/ High Bridge Community Center.

When it comes to global community and global opportunities, I sense this report merely brushes the tip of the iceberg of trending global experiences at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Upcoming

Lexington Life: Scottish Country Dancing

Monday Evenings 2011 :: Arts Place, 161 North Mill St., Lexington.

Come enjoy classes in Scottish country dancing starting March 21.  Beginner’s class at 7.30pm, Intermediate and Advanced at 8.30pm. Cost is $25 per person for each 5-week session.  For Intermediate – $5/ class or $25 for 5 weeks.

To register, or for more information, call (859) 294-4790 or 396-1468 or email: pthdvg@uky.edu or shinson56@windstream.net.  Classes will cover Scottish country dance steps, formations and dances.  All classes taught by certificated teachers or the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.  Previous dance experience is not required, nor is it necessary to have a partner.  Come Dance With Us!

Lexington Life: Messianic Jewish Songwriter in Concert

Friday, March 18th, 2011 :: 7.3opm :: Church of the Savior

Join Joel Chernoff in concert.  Mr. Chernoff will share his gifts in concert on March 18th at the Church of the Savior 1301 Brannon road.  Concert is free. Donations accepted.  Hosted by Baruch Haba Messianic Congregation.  Find out more about Joel at: http://www.baruchhaba.org.

Campus Life: Modern Abolition

Monday, March 21th, 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 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.

Ministry for Global Community Development: Local Service and Community Dinner

Mondays in March 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 gcd.asbury@asburyseminary.edu.”

E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism:

Wednesday, March 23rd, 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.

Anticipating

Chapel: Rev. Dr. Frank Reid, III Speaking

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 :: 11-12.00am :: Estes Chapel

Estes Chapel welcomes Rev. Dr. Frank Reid, III.  “Dr. Reid graduated from Yale in 1974 with a B.A. in History and African American Studies. While at Yale, he served as the moderator and president of the Black Student Alliance (BSA) and had the opportunity to meet some of the top leaders of the world. During his college years, Dr. Reid answered his call to ministry and preached his trial sermon in August of 1971 at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in Washington, D.C. When he received his license to preach, he became the 5th generation of his family to become a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The Rev. Dr. Frank Madison Reid, III is an internationally-known leader, a pre-eminent power speaker, a cutting-edge thinker, as well as a motivator who encourages and equips people to rebuild their broken lives and communities.

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

Thursday, March 31,  2011 :: 6-7.30pm :: Richard Allen Chapel

We will reflect on “Firm Compassion.”  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.

Jessamine Life: Summer of Ministry, Brownsville Texas

Help support cross cultural ministry! Laura Rogers, a local community member, is planning to relocate to the Brownsville, Texas area in July.  From July to October she will be participating in street ministry, assisting with homeless and mercy ministries locally, as well as working with the University of Texas at Brownsville House of Prayer.  Please support  this upcoming ministry time by giving generously!

If you would like more information, please contact Laura at “laurakathrynrogers@yahoo.com”

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 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.
  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 goodworks@good-works.net. 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: brunerslovakia@hotmail.com. 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.

Asbury International

TRENDING GLOBAL EXPERIENCES AT ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

 

Reflecting: Feb. 25-Mar. 4, 2011:                    Upcoming: Feb. 25-Mar., 2011:               Anticipating: March 2011:

Reflecting

In the past two weeks at Asbury, we have seen a global cornucopia of opportunities.  Just last week the community found herself challenged by Jeanine Brabon, long time missionary to the imprisoned in Colombia.   This week, two sage women (Dr. Sandra Richter of Wesley  Biblical and Asbury’s own Dr. Marilyn Elliott) preached on suffering on the life of Joseph.  Then on Thursday, chapel focused on global worship with preacher Rev. Hun Choi (husband of Asbury’s professor of Church History).  Also in these two weeks a group of students who are focusing on anti-human trafficking efforts met four times for prayer.  The ESJ School heard consecutively from Dr. Joy Tira, Senior Associate for Diasporas with the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and then from Dr. Darrell Jackson, Professor for Missional Leadership at Redcliff College. In addition to a group of students spiritually reflecting together on the harmony of action and peace, an international and multicultural group of 25 students, spouses, and their children journeyed together to the Underground Railroad Freedom Center for an overnight formational and community building experience.  The group toured the museum from 11-3.30.  From 3.30-5.30 they gathered as a large group for Formation in Common.  Even the kids all shared their reflections.  There was an over-arching theme from the group: that we are connected with the past and what is going on today. They asked, “What will be our role in the story of abolition?” The next morning the group went the extra mile and attended the church pastored by Rev. Harun Gatobu (husband of our incoming Dean of Practical Theology).

When it comes to global community and global opportunities, I sense this report merely brushes the tip of the iceberg of trending global experiences at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Upcoming

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.

Global Community Development: Wilmore Community Dinner

Monday, February 28, 2011 :: 5.30-7.00pm :: Sherman Thomas Student Center

Ever wish that you knew more folks in Wilmore?  Have you ever wished that the Seminary community could relate more closely with beautiful residents of Wilmore and High Bridge, Kentucky? The upcoming GCD Community Dinner provides a remarkable opportunity to begin relationships with members of our Wilmore community, specifically with those who are not connected to the seminary. Everyone, students, faculty, staff and local residents, is invited to come and share a common meal at 5:30pm on Monday, Feb. 28. We will gather, with attitudes of respect, hospitality and welcome, expecting to actively listen with our community members and compassionately serve as gracious hosts to new friends. And here’s how you can join in the action:

1.  Bring a lasagna-  sign up to cook 1 or 2 lasagnas for the meal.  We have a common easy recipe  you can use.
2.  Bring a salad or bread
3.  Be a greeter
4.  Help clean up
5.  Help everyone have a good time

If you are especially interested in creating this unique environment and relational ministry approach, we are forming a cadre and would much appreciate your help. Please contact Keith Jagger or Aaron Buttery via asburyseminary.edu email. We will have a lunch hour (lunch is on us) training Friday, Feb. 25, 12-1:30.

Campus Life: Student Abolition

Monday, February 28th, 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 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.

E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism:

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 :: 8.15-9.30am :: ESJ Lounge

This week’s seminar features Betty Crouse, retired OMS missionary to Korea.  Her presentation will include a reflection on, “My Role in Medical Mission.”

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.

Anticipating

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

Thursday, March 10,  2011 :: 6-7.30pm :: Richard Allen Chapel

On March 10, we will reflect on calling out the best in every person we meet.  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 10
  • Thursday, March 31
  • Thursday, April 14
  • Thursday, April 28
  • Thursday, May 12

We hope that you can join in this semester.

Ministry for Global Community Development: Local Service and Potluck Opportunities

Mondays in March 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 gcd.asbury@asburyseminary.edu.”

Internship/ Job Opportunities

Students should take care to notice three 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.
  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 goodworks@good-works.net. Applications must be completed by March 31st. Interviews are conducted at Good Works in April.

    OTHER 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.

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.

Asbury International

TRENDING GLOBAL EXPERIENCES AT ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

 

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

Reflecting

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.

Upcoming

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 gcd.asbury@asburyseminary.edu.

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.”

Upcoming

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 gcd.asbury@asburyseminary.edu 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 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.

Asbury International

TRENDING GLOBAL EXPERIENCES AT ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

 

 

Reflecting: January 2-8, 2010:                           Anticipating: January 9-15, 2010:

Reflecting

Beeson International Center: “Incoming Beeson Pastors”

Usually the Beeson Center is bustling in January.  This year, the 3rd year international cohort arrives in February.  So get ready to welcome back our brothers and sisters as they leave their ministries and families for a 6 week intensive stretch toward their Asbury DMins.

Campus Life: “Students Serve in Haiti”

MDiv Students Colby Cuevas and his Wife Brittany and Jonathan Hansen devoted their holidays to ministry.  They served a in a local church and her community on the ouskirts of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince.  Colby reflected on the ministry:

Overall, the trip was a huge blessing to me as my heart was once again “strangely warmed.” Ironically, seminary has a way of making
bones dry and hearts weary from the amount of books to be read and papers to be written. However, I have looked into the eyes of God
through the people of Haiti and have seen the flames of love burning in His heart. Although poverty, disease, and corrupt politics ravage
Haiti, God is at work and cannot be stopped. I am also confident that God is doing a mighty work in me and will continue to work through me after seminary thanks to your encouragement and prayers. God willing, I hope to return this summer with Brittany by my side to further participate in God’s work of advancing His Kingdom in Haiti. Please keep
the people of Haiti and Brittany and I in your prayers. Again, I cannot thank you enough and look forward to seeing you soon. “To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen” (Phil. 4:20).

Administration: Asbury Hires New Dean.”

Asbury has named their new dean “Dr. Anne Gatobu” who will preside over the School of Practical Theology.  Of Asbury’s four schools (Theology and Formation, Practical Theology, World Missions and Evangelism, and Biblical Interpretation and Proclamation), the SPT trains future pastors, leaders, and counselors, for the challenges of global and local ministry.

Dr. Gatobu brings her years of training and experience into this new leadership role.  She and her Husband Harun, along with their three boys, also run FOWCUS-Kenya a ministry to orphaned children and women.

Anticipating

Global Community Development: “MLK Events”

In 1983, President Ronald Regan signed a bill enacting the Federal Holiday to remember and honor Dr. King. In 1994, communities began honoring the day off as a “Day On”.  In that spirit, the Asbury community will gather with the Lexington celebration on January 17th, 2011 and return for an afternoon of service.

  • The caravan for the march leaves at 8.30 am on Monday, January 17th, 2011.  The festivities last until noon.
  • We will gather back up at the student center lobby at 2.30 pm for an afternoon of service.

Campus Life: “Church Planting  Seminar”.

Wed. January 12th at 12:00pm (Cordelia A & B) Come and HAVE LUNCH ON US as we hear Rev. Matt Johnson, pastor of The Community United Methodist Church in Boone County, KY, and Rev. Kevin Burney, District Superintendent of the Covington District, tell us the exciting things happening with this innovative idea for church planting.

Travel Diaries: Azerbaijan

We stayed up until 3am the previous night playing Risk. We were three American boys attempting world domination. As we drove home from this countryside experience, I reflected as the mountains passed away into the sea.  Baku was approaching in the distance.

I was trying to think of one aspect of this culture that I could explain in depth.  So I picked a tough one.  Life in a system that emphasizes honor and shame.  Here is what I wrote then:

The bottom line: don’t trust anybody. Deceit is rampant and the highest good is to save face.   If someone challenges your honor, or if an accident happened and the other person says that it is your fault, the battle begins. No matter if you know without a shadow of doubt that it was your fault you will fight to the bitter end defending yourself. Usually the bitter end means that you pay the other guy to say that it was nobody’s fault.  Never admit that you are wrong. This is a huge topic that no one knows about at home, but it is essential as the west and the east operate in extreme opposites.   The east tends to live in honor/shame as we tend to live in guilt/innocence.

Well, I was awakening then.  Now I understand the complex reality that honor shame, guilt innocent are a mixed part of every culture. And it would take me a while to realize the honor/ shame rhythms of American life.

In the final Azeri days, we visited some sites and began the detailed survey of our trip ahead. We planned to visit the roots of Western Christendom in Italy and Greece.  I wish I could tell all Azeri stories here, about getting lost on the bus with Mark or walking past the rich suburbs and the ongoing work with our kids in the refugee camp, or lavishing ourselves in the Turkish bath, or almost getting arrested without my passport (our English students saved me that time).   I wish I could describe the fellowship among the workers or the countless faces we encountered.  But this journey would pull us onward and away from those we began to love. It would take us into the ruins of Phillipi, Corinth, and Thessaloniki, to the bullet-ridden buildings of Sarajevo, on to the Holy Sepulchre, then to the east and into the heart of ancient Asia.  For now, a boy whose internal myths were being pulled apart at its seams would find rest on the flight from Baku to Rome.

 

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