From the beginning, Asbury Seminary’s mission has been to prepare men and women for Spirit-anointed ministry to a world in need of the gospel. Now, during the seminary’s centennial celebration, author Sheila Lovell considers the ways in which God has been faithful to and through the seminary over the past one hundred years of its history. Eight presidents—each God’s man for his time—have helped shape the seminary’s understanding of its mission and how best to fulfill it. From H. C. Morrison’s emphasis on the Holy Spirit to Timothy Tennent’s heart for winning the world for Christ, each presidential administration has extended the seminary’s vision and mission, sometimes in surprising ways.
Through the exploration of seven major aspects of its service to the kingdom—theological education; spiritual formation; commitment to historic orthodoxy and the authority of Scripture; the sanctified, holy life; biblical preaching and leadership; evangelism and church planting; and a global vision—this book explores the ways in which Asbury Seminary continues to offer “the whole Bible for the whole world.”