The Francis Asbury Society

From the President’s Desk – March 2013

Posted on | March 22, 2013 | 2 Responses

Things are sure hopping here in what the Asbury alums call “the Holy City!” FAS is buzzing like a beehive in a spring clover field. As you walk in the door to our ministry center, you see Dr. Kinlaw and photoCricket Albertson’s book Prayer: Bearing the World as Jesus Did. The book has been moving well. If you don’t have your copy, better get it while supplies last, because they will soon be gone until the next shipment. The next thing you see on our table is the April 5th symposium FAS is sponsoring with Asbury University. One of our FAS Board members, Dr. Tom McCall, will be lecturing along with his friend and fellow author Keith Stanglin on their Oxford University Press book Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace. If any of our High Calling family would like to come, it will be held in the Kinlaw Library Board Room at Asbury University at 9:00am on Friday, April 5. Get the details here.

Today was a beautiful example of how full the FAS ministry has been. I walked in the door to attend a meeting with our Christian Futures Directors, Jason and Erin Owens. While they were reporting to me about the forming of new discipleship groups among Wilmore teens, Dr. Oswalt walked in with a long-time friend of our Society, Dr. Brian Shelton, professor at Tekoa Falls. Dr. Shelton has written a work on Prevenient Grace that we are sending to contract. Meanwhile, Rev. Stan Key was across the hall working on a new devotional. The Titus Women were busy in laying plans for their women’s work—last year it was to thousands of women here and around the world. Our events coordinator was setting up for a weekend reception here at the Ministry Center, and the High Calling online was being released. What a joy!

Will you continue to pray for these flood tide months of ministry? We need your prayers, financial support, and attendance at our conferences. To be a Society of people wholly devoted to God makes the joy of our journey with you precious to all of us. May you revel in continuing to “press on towards the mark for prize of the High Calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Ron Smith

Comments

2 Responses to “From the President’s Desk – March 2013”

  1. Buddy McConnell
    March 27th, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    how do I order this new book, Bearing The World…’ book??

  2. Erin
    April 3rd, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

    You can get it through the online store: http://bit.ly/Y4Jb4Q

    Or by calling our office at 859.858.4222. We’d love to hear from you!

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