The Francis Asbury Society

Hemlock Inn Retreats

Since 1983 people in covenant with God and our Society have come to the mountain to worship, dream the Kingdom dreams together, study His Word, pray, fellowship, and cast the vision for how we can best participate with Christ for the redemption of the world. Every year God has been faithful to meet us. Please join us as a people who are trusting Christ in order that we may be “wholly devoted to God.”

Couples $540  |  Singles $393

To register,* contact:
Hemlock Inn
Bryson City, North Carolina
*Registration includes food and lodging for the retreat, except lunch on Day Two.

2017 Retreats

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“The Francis Asbury Society was organized to perpetuate the biblical message of heart holiness—an undivided heart—a life ‘wholly devoted to God’ . . . to preach the gospel of an undivided heart, a heart filled with love for God to the extent that a person’s got his hands off, and Christ possesses him.”
—Dennis Kinlaw

View the Hemlock Inn Retreats 2017 brochure here.


Day One

2:00 p.m. Check-in
5:00 p.m. Orientation
The Perfect Heart (Jerry Coleman)
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. The Witness of an Undivided Heart
(Robert Coleman)

Day Two

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. An Undivided Heart… Trusts (Cricket Albertson)
10:45 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. News from the Front (Leroy Lindsey)
12:30 p.m. Free Time
(lunch on your own)
5:00 p.m. Testimonials/Sharing
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. The Joy of an Undivided Heart (Robert Coleman)

Day Three

8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Check-out
9:30 a.m. An Undivided Heart… Has the Mind of Christ 
(Cricket Albertson)
10:45 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Jesus, Lord of My Heart (Jerry Coleman)
Holy Communion
12:30 p.m. Departure


Robert “Clem” Coleman

Robert Coleman

Robert Coleman

Robert Coleman has been a professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary since 2001, after directing the School of World Mission and Evangelism at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 18 years and teaching at Asbury Theological Seminary for 27 years. Outside of the classroom, he has ministered in countless churches, colleges and universities, student gatherings, evangelistic crusades, retreats, revival meetings, Keswick conventions, and pastor’s conferences around the world.

Hundreds of articles and 28 books have come from his pen, many of which have been widely translated. His best-known work, The Master Plan of Evangelism, has sold multiple millions of copies and is being read in over 100 languages.

Robert and his late wife, Marietta, shared in ministry, making their home a haven for students. Their three married children and their families continue to fill life with wonder.

Cricket Albertson

Cricket Albertson

Cricket Albertson

For the past sixteen years, Cricket has worked for The Francis Asbury Society as an assistant to her grandfather, Dennis Kinlaw, helping him put together and publish several books of his writings and sermons, including the top-selling daily devotional, This Day with the Master.  Dr. Kinlaw lived with her family in their home in Wilmore, KY until his recent passing.

Cricket was a speaker at the 2016 Come to the Fire women’s conference in Nashville, TN. Her presentation, “Joy in the Secret Place” encouraged women to experience the joy of a love relationship with Jesus Christ that expresses itself in holiness of heart and life by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Cricket and her husband, Matt, have three teenage children who bring them much joy and keep them very busy.


Jerry & Jan Coleman

Jerry and Jan Coleman

Jerry and Jan Coleman

Jerry Coleman leads the team of Francis Asbury Society speakers who, together, have many years of ministry experience carrying the Good News to over 50 countries. Jerry received a call to world-wide spiritual awakening which was confirmed when he attended the first Francis Asbury Society Spiritual Awakening conference in 1989. His passion is to preach and teach Scriptural holiness, as well as to mentor others to do likewise, wherever God provides an open door.

A career in the family business was redirected when Jerry felt a call to full-time ministry in the early 1980s. He was ordained in 1987 in the Free Methodist Church.  Jerry pastored two churches in the U.S.A. and served in the home office for Free Methodist World Missions before moving with his family to Europe in 1996. For 17 years, Jerry and his wife Jan, served as missionaries to Europe with the Free Methodist Church, the last 11 years as the area director for continental Europe.

Jan comes from a family that actively practices worship through music. Her parents and grandparents were models in leading the congregation and raising their
voices in praise and glory to the One who is worthy to receive our worship.

Jerry and Jan have three grown children and a granddaughter.  To hear more of their family’s story, read Jerry’s book, One Way Ticket:  Leaving Home for Good.

Leroy Lindsey

Leroy Lindsey

Leroy Lindsey

Leroy Lindsey is an FAS endorsed speaker whose ministry centers on adequately expressing the doctrine of holiness for the twenty-first century audience. Recently, Leroy has focused on a call to return to a radical concept of what it means to be purified from sin and live in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Leroy and his wife, Kay, served as missionary directors of Life and Truth Bible Institute in Mexico through the Evangelical Methodist Church for 11 years. The next 18 years, they ministered in the United States, and then returned to Mexico as OMS missionaries for 15 years.  In more recent years, Leroy has been teaching in seminaries, universities, and Bible institutes in the U.S. and abroad.

Leroy and Kay have two grown children and three grandchildren.


Session Descriptions

The Perfect Heart (Jerry Coleman)

David’s holy heart is described in Psalm 101. David was not without flaw, but could he have a blameless heart? Love is the very heart of holiness. How can we
possibly love the Lord our God with all our hearts? The heart of the issue is the issue of the heart.

The Witness of an Undivided Heart (Robert Coleman)

Revival brings us to an undivided heart. God desires to restore us to our original purpose, to how we were made. Dr. Coleman will share some of his personal
experience during the 1950 Asbury revival.

An Undivided Heart Is a Heart that Trusts (Cricket Albertson)

Trust is the essence of surrender. If we believe God is good and that he is for us, then we are free to surrender our hearts and our lives to him without any reservation. The Psalms are full of declarations of trust, and Psalm 71:1‑3 has been Cricket’s declaration these last few months.

The Joy of an Undivided Heart (Robert Coleman)

“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” (Ps 85:6). Joy is the result of having a true heart. People rejoice as a result of a revived

An Undivided Heart Is a Heart that Has the Mind of Christ (Cricket Albertson)

Dr. Kinlaw believed that the mind of Christ was the witness of an undivided heart in any life: no self-interest, no conceit, no complaining, and no arguing
(Phil 2). Cricket will illustrate this with his witness, which he gave to his family in the final weeks of his life.

Jesus, Lord of My Heart (Jerry Coleman)

In this session, Jerry will share his story of how he surrendered his self-centeredness and how Jesus filled his heart with his love. His story of a second
work of grace came while he was a student at Asbury Theological Seminary preparing for ministry. Everything changed.

2016 Retreats

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Pictures of the retreats have been posted on our Facebook page.
(CD and DVD recordings of this event are available in our Bookstore. Download the PDF handout here.)

Though many consider prayer as a means of escape from the pain and turmoil of this present age, the Bible presents it as a means of engagement. “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of,” said Alfred Lord Tennyson. Hemlock Inn Retreats 2016 focused upon the profoundly simple calling to a life of prayer, which leads to an engagement with the great issues of life that is simply profound.

2015 Retreats

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Pictures of the retreats have been posted on our Facebook page.
(CD and DVD recordings of this event are available in our Bookstore.)

Taking our cue from Jeremiah’s famous sermon (Jeremiah 18:1‑6), the purpose of this year’s retreat was to enable us to be better informed about the Potter’s purposes for our lives. It is only as we come to grips with how misinformed and consequently deformed we are and how conformed we have become to this present world, that we are able to discover the transforming power of God to work both in us and through us to accomplish his good purposes.

2014 Retreats

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(CD and DVD recordings of this event are available from our Bookstore.)

The Bible uses multiple images and metaphors to describe the richness of salvation offered to us through Jesus Christ: the courtroom, the family, marriage, the vine and the branches, etc. Each picture adds crucial dimensions to our understanding of what it means to be a disciple. At Hemlock 2014, we focused on the image of The Journey. When Jesus said, “Follow me,” he was asking us to do more than say a prayer, be baptized, sign a card or go to heaven when we die. He was inviting us on a journey-with him.

2013 Retreats


(CD and DVD recordings of this event are available from our Bookstore.)

The theme for Hemlock 2013 was based on Romans 8:31: “If God be for us, who can be against us?” The Latin words translated as “for us” are Pro Nobis. European Christians would often use these words as an abbreviated affirmation of this verse.

2012 Retreats


(CD and DVD recordings of this event are available from our Bookstore.)

From Sinai to Calvary, God has been calling his people to the mountain to impart his saving work to his people. He wrote the Decalogue, the Ten Commandments, with his own finger on the mountain. His only Son, the Living Word, laid down his life on a hill called Mt. Calvary. From Moses and the burning bush on Mt. Horeb, or God’s promise on Mt. Nebo with the full panoramic view of the promised land and God’s assertion that it would be his gift to his people, to Sinai and the covenant promises, to Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, to the Mount of Transfiguration and the Mt. of Olives, God has revealed himself as the one who makes promises to his people and keeps them.

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