Steve Moore

Serving and changing the world as a foundation CEO

The CEO and executive director of the Murdock Trust has turned to other John Wesley Fellows about how to apply Wesleyan distinctives in the 21st-century context.

Ben Witherington

A New Testament scholar influencing the culture

Witherington, a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary who has written more than 40 books, conducts seminars to combat Biblical illiteracy and is interviewed frequently on radio and TV.

Laceye Warner

A pastoral scholar serving as a seminary leader

Warner at Duke Divinity School says the John Wesley Fellowship brings together the church and the academy for the renewal of the church in the world.

Kenda Creasy Dean

A scholar leading conversations on the theology of youth ministry

A professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, Dean has written several books on youth and the church and is working on another as she supervises interns at a student-run church in Kingston, N.J. She also co-founded Ministry Incubators to help young church leaders turn entrepreneurial ideas into sustainable ministry.

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Teaching laity and clergy to lead missional communities

Dean, Duke Divinity School Professor of Missional and Pastoral Theology The work of The Missional Wisdom Foundation that she and her students founded has begun to influence the heart of United Methodism, she says, as more annual conferences are financially supporting laity and clergy who want training to bring missional vision and practices to their churches.

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A pastor leading interfaith dialogue

The longtime pastor of a Florida church led his congregation to model the “extraordinary love and compassion” of Christ in their public response to hateful actions toward their Muslim neighbors.

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September 16, 2019

The question was asked with a mixture of incredulity and indignation. He could not believe what he had been asked to repeat. Featured in a video “gone ...

September 9, 2019

This summer congregations that follow the Revised Common Lectionary were forced to grapple with one of Jesus’s more unsettling pronunciations: “Do you think that I have come to bring peace to ...

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January 15, 2019
For 42 years AFTE has sought to support and encourage scholars who are committed to the renewal of the church. ...
June 22, 2018
The 2018 AFTE Christmas Conference will take place at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in The Woodlands, Texas December 7, ...