Faculty: Dr. Emily Peck-McClain
Description: Immersion into reconciliation-focused, ecumenical monastic living. Coming to Taizé is to be invited to search for communion with God through community prayer, song, silence, personal reflection and sharing. A stay in Taizé can help one step back from daily life, to meet a wide variety of people and consider one’s commitment in the Church and in society. Contact: Nick Works, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty: Dr. Asa Lee
Description: Exploring themes of creation care and Eco-theology This two week immersion takes us to communities in the Pacific Northwest that are hoping to live out authentic theologies of balance and care for nature while addressing issues of climate change and humanity driven needs. For more information contact Dr. Asa Lee email@example.com or Nick Works in PMM at firstname.lastname@example.org
Led by Dean Phil Wingeier-Rayo
The Rio Texas Conference is inviting students and alumni Wesley Seminary to travel to the US-Mexico Border to learn about life and ministry on the border. Wesley students will learn about ministries in this region and the realities of global migration as well as socio-economic and religious life in this region. Participants will be exposed to the human face of migration and learn from those directly impacted by the US immigration policy. We will meet with various official and non-for-profit organizations to better understand the complex border reality. We will cross over to Mexico to learn from our neighbors.
Led by Dr. Deryl Davis
This will be a local immersion with no overnight stays and it will be broken up over several weeks and weekends during the Spring 2021 semester. We will visit Museums and Community Theatre's in the DC metro area to explore the way art intersects with religious life in the nation's capital. More information coming in Sept. 2020.
Led by Drs. Carla and Nick Works
Explore the origins of the church in Greece and Turkey. All three of Paul’s missionary
journeys were centered in ancient Turkey and two of them ended in Greece. Moreover, the apostle John’s ministry was located in Ephesus where he wrote his gospel, three letters and the book of Revelation. Travel by deluxe motorcoach to the ancient cities of Athens, Corinth, Thessalonica, Philippi, Ephesus, Colossae, Hierapolis and Assos. At these sites we will discuss the birth, growth, trials and development of the earliest Pauline congregations as they struggled not only to understand their new faith in Christ, but also as they dealt with false teachers and hostile forces opposed to the church. At the end of the first century, John wrote letters to the seven churches of Revelation which were coping with similar problems of false teaching and persecution. Thus, we will also visit five of the seven churches of Revelation: Ephesus, Pergamon, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.
More information regarding all upcoming immersion opportunities and other important details about your Immersion experience will be coming in the Fall of 2020.