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By Lyndon Orinion on Thursday, September 12, 2013 9:54 AM

The Dadian Gallery and Watergate Gallery have joined forces to present the work of fifty artists from across the United States. The galleries invited each artist to create an artwork in their preferred media, inspired by this statement:  

Every morning as soon as my eyes fly open, I think of all the "to-dos" of the day.

By Lyndon Orinion on Monday, September 9, 2013 10:13 AM

Wesley offers you the opportunity to go deeper in your understanding of God and faith with Second Mondays. Join us for breakfast, a stimulating presentation and lively conversation. This year’s Second Mondays series explores some of the complex questions that you posed and with which all of us Christians wrestle.

By Lyndon Orinion on Friday, August 23, 2013 3:16 PM

Dr. F. Douglas Powe Jr. will give the keynote speech at the Wesleyan Leadership Conference October 17-19, 2013 at General Board of Discipleship in Nashville, Tenn. 

By Lyndon Orinion on Friday, August 23, 2013 1:11 PM

Wesley’s students have moved into the seminary’s new residence hall. This newly completed place of spiritual formation provided welcome for new residents of the 76-bed facility the third week of August. The seminary carefully planned this new facility to foster community and spiritual growth.

By Lyndon Orinion on Thursday, August 22, 2013 7:02 PM

Ten years ago this summer, Wesley launched the Lewis Center for Church Leadership based on the belief that effective leadership is essential to fruitful congregations. Our vision was for a center that would become a trusted resource for church leadership ideas, research, resources, and training so that congregational and denominational service, vitality and growth increased.  

By Lyndon Orinion on Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:58 PM

Mike McCurry and Kristopher Norris will serve as interim co-directors of Wesley Theological Seminary’s National Capital Semester for Seminarians for 2014-16.

By Lyndon Orinion on Thursday, August 22, 2013 6:50 PM

Second Mondays at Wesley is an opportunity to go deeper in your understanding of God and faith. Join us for breakfast, a stimulating presentation and lively conversation. This year’s Second Mondays series explores some of the complex questions that you posed and with which all of us Christians wrestle.

By Lyndon Orinion on Monday, July 29, 2013 3:19 PM

On Monday, July 15, Dr. Shaun Casey, Wesley Theological Seminary’s professor of Christian ethics, began his new duties as the special advisor to the Secretary of State for faith-based community initiatives. Casey remains an important member of Wesley’s faculty and will return to his regular position at the conclusion of this assignment.  

By Lyndon Orinion on Monday, July 8, 2013 7:55 AM
In 2006, Wesley launched the Spiritual Leadership for the Global Church: Asian Track Doctor of Ministry degree with a goal of providing leaders for the church and theological schools in Asian countries. The Methodist Theological University in Seoul Korea partnered with Wesley’s leadership to develop the intensive curriculum for this practical degree.

“We in this country use the mantra of becoming a global church all too glibly,” said Dr. Lew Parks, director of Wesley’s Doctor of Ministry program. “The students of the Global Asian tracks put muscle into the expression. Their project questions have obvious drama. How do you minister creatively and with limited resources in an environment where 97% of the population is of another world religion, such as in India?  What kind of training will equip lay leaders for ministry in the remote regions of Nepal where there is a dearth of formally trained clergy? How can seminary students in Indonesia be formed for cooperation across tribal culture differences? And...
By Lyndon Orinion on Monday, July 8, 2013 7:54 AM
What goes into preparing someone to pastor a church? It’s a mixture of coursework, worship, fellowship and hands-on training -- all things Wesley excels in. Throughout this month, 150 Course of Study local pastors will fill Wesley’s campus. In their classes, these students will gain a theological foundation that will guide their church-based ministries. In their daily chapel service, they will sing, praise, preach, pray, take communion, and be renewed. During their communal meals and activities, they will experience first-hand fellowship with people from diverse backgrounds, including a group of future deacons from the Bahamas Methodist Church. During their work with their congregations and as part of their time at Wesley, these students will have numerous opportunities to put theory into practice.

Course of Study provides the educational component for United Methodist licensed local pastors, who perform all the duties of a pastor, including leading worship services, performing baptisms, and serving Holy...

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