Asbury Seminary is a community marked by formation. Seminary is not just about academic things you learn; it is also about learning spiritual disciplines and observing ministry in action. It is about coming together for corporate worship, living in community and spiritual formation. We are constantly striving toward wholeness and holiness. Often, that is shaped through the rich fellowship of community and our internal spiritual growth.
Global Community Formation
Global Community Formation at Asbury Seminary has a bi-focal mission focusing locally on community vision and internationally on serving the needy. The local emphasis energizes and resources the development of community on Asbury Seminary’s three campuses. It nurtures inter-ethnic vibrancy, diversity, mutual exchange, appreciation for cultural differences and engagement in global theology. Internationally, Global Community Formation offers community resources and opportunities to support those who are homeless, widowed, orphaned, sick, dying, enslaved, incarcerated and poor.
When one family member is called into ministry, the whole family also bears a part of that calling. Family Formation at Asbury Seminary supports and resources the growth and wellness of marriages and families to enable them to thrive, with grace and fidelity, despite what life and ministry might demand of them. The Asbury Seminary community of families is generationally diverse, joyfully intercultural and practically present to life’s daily celebrations and challenges. For more information, check out the Family Formation Blog or watch this video.
Healing and Spiritual Formation
Healing ministry is embedded in the very DNA of Asbury Seminary. John Wesley’s confidence that God desires wholeness for His people, personally and in community, drives our passion to come to God with our various needs. Healing prayer, spiritual direction and counseling provide support during crisis moments, while the ongoing opportunities for retreats, group spiritual direction, and healing prayer education (Healing Academy) undergird the individual’s formative process.