The 2018 DC Interfaith Leadership Summit will take place on Monday, February 19th 2018 from 12pm-5pm at LDS Chapel 5460 Western Avenue Northwest Chevy Chase, MD. This is the only multi faith conference for young interfaith leaders and activists in the DC area, this annual event draws participants from a variety of religious traditions who […]
Archives for December 2017
We’re looking for two Wesley seminarians to serve as mentors to high school youth exploring theology, vocation, and service. The Youth Theology Institute is a partnership between Shenandoah University and Wesley Theological Seminary. Mentors must be able to attend training at Shenandoah July 13-14 and then be present throughout the institute, July 15-28. Each […]
For four pastors from the Alabama-West Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church, studying in Wesley’s Church Leadership Excellence track of the Doctor of Ministry program was an opportunity to expand upon the leadership skills gained from previous mentors. And it was an opportunity to engage in the process together, with the support of their […]
Joan Paddock Maxwell (MTS, 2005) spent six years as a hospital palliative care chaplain in the Washington, D.C., area, endorsed by the Episcopal Church. With both a father and two grandfathers who were physicians, Maxwell’s familiarity with hospitals began at an early age. “I have always been drawn to the human spirit, and to my surprise […]
When Jane Adams (MTS 2016) first came to Wesley to pursue a Master of Theological Studies, she had one main question: Why seek good in the field of politics? That question remained with her as she attended classes on systematic theology, racism, sexism and the role of religion in politics. “I’ve been involved in politics […]
As a self-professed extrovert, second-year Master of Divinity student Paola Ferro knew she did not want to live alone on campus while studying at Wesley. The Birch Intentional Living Community, which opened in 2009 and is located in the top floor of Wesley’s downtown location in Washington, D.C., was a much more desirable option. In […]
RA 133, “Greatest Hits of Sacred Music,’” has been moved to Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30 in TG-09. The course encompasses music from Handel’s Messiah to current gospel music – music that has moved the people of God through the centuries.
Rev. Iris Rice (M.Div., 1997) recently released her second published work, titled “The Circumvention of Stalking: Subjugating the Forces of Darkness.” She is also currently serving as minister of music at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va.
Wesley’s commitment to sustainability and eco-spirituality is rooted in the passion of its community members, theological curriculum and administration. Since the school relocated from Westminster, Md., to Washington, D.C., in 1958, Wesley’s administration has made it a point to actively consider the institution’s environmental impacts. “Wesley has always been sensitive to the environment, ecology and […]
Lovett H. Weems, Jr., founding director of Wesley’s Lewis Center for Church Leadership, recently shared leadership ideas that are particularly influential in his own ministry. His top five leadership lessons underscore an approach that is centered on others and directed toward God’s ultimate will, even when the first faithful step is an incremental one. These […]