20 General Information
2012-2013 Academic Catalog
The following extension sites are approved as specified: Orlando, FL â€” Approved Degrees: Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Ministries, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, and the Certificate in Christian Studies. Approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program Contact the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada at 10 Summit Park Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA or call 412.788.6505 (fax 412.788.6510) for questions about the accreditation of Asbury Theological Seminary. Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 323099-0400, toll-free telephone number (888)224-6684; License #4501. In addition, the Seminary is approved by The University Senate of The United Methodist Church. The Seminary is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
Christian Formation Program Asbury Theological Seminary is a community called to prepare theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women to evangelize and to spread scriptural holiness throughout the world through the love of Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit and to the glory of God the Father. Accordingly, the first commitment Asbury makes to the student is to provide a spiritual education. People are essentially spiritual beings and the primary thrust of Christian ministry is spiritual. Therefore, the process of spiritual formation constitutes an intentional part of the Seminaryâ€™s program. The Christian formation program is intentionally designed to fulfill this commitment. The Christian Formation Program is designed to form students in the image of Christ for the glory of God and the redemption of the world. Students will engage with the three core values of the plan: 1. Loving Community
Holy relationships flowing from the God head of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit welcoming the participation of the whole human race.
2. Loving Transformation
Holy source of transformation through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, in his resurrection, and by the coming of the Spirit at Pentecost.
3. Loving Mission
Holy service offered through the ministry of the Holy Spirit to all the world through the church.
The Academic Catalog of Asbury Theological Seminary 2012-2013