3/16/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland Theological Seminary (ATS) will host a John and Charles Wesley Retreat on April 24 and 25, and ATS officials say the event is representative of the partnership between Ashland Theological Seminary and the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church (EOC-UMC).
The two-day retreat is sponsored by the Racial-Ethnic Ministries Division of the EOC Connectional Ministries. The administrators of the project are Paul Chilcote, Ph.D., dean of ATS, and Gloria Brown, Ph.D., director of Racial-Ethnic Ministries for the EOC-UMC.
“United Methodists from across the North Central jurisdiction are invited to immerse themselves in serious examination of the lives and works of John and Charles Wesley,” Chilcote said.
The retreat is the culmination of an eight-month long study with the primary resource being a Chilcote book titled “John & Charles Wesley: Selections from their writings and hymns – Annotated & Explained.”
Chilcote is known as an expert on “all things” Wesley. The retreat is open to the entire community, not just book study participants.
On April 24, the event will include a dinner, the worship ensemble of Krista Mournet and Co., a welcome by Chilcote, comments by the Rev. Paul White and a reception. On April 25, the event will include breakfast; the worship ensemble of Krista Mournet and Co.; The Message: A God of Grace and Love; The Community: A Family in which to Grow; lunch; The Discipline: A Pilgrimage of Accountable Discipleship; The Servanthood: A Mission in God’s World; and closing communion.
All meals, snacks and materials are included in the registration fee of $53.74. Those wanting to register for the event can visit the website: https://wesleyretreat.eventbrite.com/.
Ashland Theological Seminary, a division of Ashland University, integrates theological education with Christ-centered transformation as it equips men and women for ministry in the church and the world.