(Published April 29, 2020)
As we continue our series of Wednesdays With Wesley, we ask how does Wesley Theological Seminary strive to live into a vision of God's Beloved Community? Tomorrow evening, Thursday, April 30 from 6:00pm to 6:45pm, Seminary faculty and staff will share on Beloved Community in a webinar you are invited to join.
Seeking to be, in Dr. King's words, "beloved community" isn't a once-and-done thing. In an academic setting, like Wesley Seminary, we welcome in 100 plus new members each August, who are to journey together. From 20 to 65 years old, women and men, a wonderful spectrum of the human race and more faith denominations than most of us could name. Sort of like real life. But, in this critical mass of "called persons" we each take our most faithful step toward reconciliation and justice - while we are also trying to accomplish the academic goal of earning a degree.
And you can be part of this grace-filled caravan!
Our prayers of gratitude for all who are "essential" during this time when some of us can only isolate, so as not to exacerbate the problems of this pandemic.
Keep Safe. Keep Learning. Keep Leading.
Chip Aldridge, Associate Dean for Admissions at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC
Wesley student serves on front line of global pandemic: We have just learned that registered nurse and first year Wesley Community Engagement Fellow Darnell Jeffers left his family in Baltimore to go to New York City to help fellow nurses at Bellevue Hospital. CBS WJZ-13 Baltimore has done a story on Darnell - you can view the video here:
Thanks to the Rev. Dr. Lorena Parrish who alerted us and is in constant contact with Darnell while there. Please keep Darnell, his family and all medical workers in your prayer.
The Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary
Leading Ideas Talks brings to the table cutting-edge leaders on subjects you care about — navigating change, reaching younger people, financing your ministry, communicating effectively — to help you be the leader God is calling you to be.
Continuing Easter in union:
Jonathan Fuller, MDV '19 was the first student preacher to preach as part of the Student Preacher Initiative which began in the Fall of 2018. View this “Moment of Grace” which highlights his message from Psalm 46 on stillness, and living into who God made you to be: Click here to watch.
The student preacher initiative at Wesley affords students an opportunity to integrate and practice what they are learning as a result of their studies at WTS, demonstrate their passion for ministry through preaching and worship leadership, and share their gifts with the WTS community. It also provides us another opportunity to honor the rich diversity of the Wesley community and of our worship traditions.
Howard Thurman: Mystic, Prophet & Theologian
Dr. C. Anthony Hunt, Professor of ST-247-OL Howard Thurman: Mystic, Prophetic & Theologian, will conduct the course online this Summer 2020 at Wesley Theological Seminary, 7/20-7/31/20. Graduate-level course for Masters degree candidates and non-degree graduate study.
Faces of Wesley: Haley Hamblin
First year Master of Divinity student Haley Hamblin is a new face on campus. Immediately upon speaking with her, one can sense care, concern and compassion.
Originally from Rock Island, IL by way of Edgewood, NM, Haley earned her B.A. in Political Science from Davidson College in North Carolina. She is currently pursuing ordination in the United Methodist Church as a deacon because "I feel called to be a mediator and bridge maker between the church and the world.” Read more here
Fall 2020 Online/Hybrid Course Highlights
- BI-101-OL Introduction to Hebrew Bible 1 (Online)
- BI-171-HB Intro New Testament: Gospels (Saturdays)
- PC-111-HB Pastoral Care + Counseling in Context (Monday nights)
- CF-290-HB Cultivating Mental Health (Hybrid)
- CM-273-OL Evangelism + Emerging Generations (Online)
Email us if you have questions or are ready to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
The concept of Beloved Community, popularized by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, is an intrinsic part of how Wesley Theological Seminary has developed it's student body and education.
Learn from our professional faculty member panel on diversity at Wesley and how you can be a part of our community
06:00 pm - 06:45 pm EST
Wesley offers unique and accommodating course options including multiple evening, weekend, online and hybrid Masters course options year round.
Join us for an information session: Crash Course in Online Classes.
6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
- Discuss taking web-based courses with in-person applications.
- Learn about the difference in our interpersonal/experiential learning versus traditional online courses.
- Explore how to plan your schedule while navigating non-traditional class schedules while you work, study, and/or practice ministry.
Use our newly available Oxnam Resources
When we worship in these times, it is important to remember that while we may be "by ourselves" we are never alone. We are gathered in prayer and joined together with all Christians across the world in the presence of our living God! Thank you for joining us in prayer. We are so glad that you are here.
Please remember that during this time, We are praying for you and with you. Be safe and healthy, Beloved Community.
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