Wesleyan theologians will call for the restoration of the Eucharist to its rightful place as the heart of theology and ministry in the Wesleyan tradition.
DAYTON, OH (PRWEB) April 19, 2012
On Thursday, May 17, United Theological Seminary is hosting Theology, Eucharist and Ministry: A Conference for Wesleyan Renewal. From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Road, Kettering, OH, 17 Wesleyan theologians will call for the restoration of the Eucharist to its rightful place as the heart of theology and ministry in the Wesleyan tradition.
For John and Charles Wesley, few things were more important for both theology and ministry than attentiveness to the Lord’s Supper. In recent years, Wesleyan theologians and church leaders have lamented a decline in attentiveness to the Eucharist in Wesleyan theology and ministry. Some have gone so far as to suggest that a decline in sacramental vitality is at the heart of the wider pattern of decline in Wesleyan churches.
Speakers for the event include William J. Abraham, Ron Anderson, Daniel Castelo, Paul W. Chilcote, John Drury, Richard Eslinger, Elaine Heath, Sarah H. Lancaster, Rebekah Miles, Andrew Sung Park, Brent Peterson, Ed Phillips, Don Saliers, Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, Jason E. Vickers, Geoffrey Wainwright, Robin Knowles Wallace, and Ed Wimberly.
A 6:30 p.m. dinner at the Dayton Marriott, also on May 17, will honor Dr. Kendall McCabe, who came to United Theological Seminary in 1980, and has served United’s students for more than 30 years as Professor of Homiletics and Worship, Dean, and currently as Professor of Evangelization in the Heisel Chair. He is a member of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church, and will retire in June.
For more details and registration information, please visit our website or phone Dr. Jason Vickers at 937-529-2201.