The Mission of The Wesley Foundation is to provide a vital witness to Jesus Christ in the University setting.

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November 10, 2014
So, why should I become involved in the ministry of The Wesley Foundation? -- Part 2

So, why Wesley?  Part of our response comes in the recognition that there are two distinct models of Campus Ministry in our area.  the first might be described as the para-church model.  These organizations speak in terms of "membership" and "exclusivity" in their ranks.  their organization and programming mirrors that of a local church's congregation.  To be affiliated with a ministry that embraces this paradigm is to be encouraged to think of oneself as an "insider.A"  One must be a "member" to participate fully or to receive all the benefits of these ministries.

There is nothing wrong with this approach.  It may even have some things to recommend it.  It is simply important to know about such things when making decisions about involvement.

The other blueprint for Campus Ministry is based on a more open-door approach allows for flexibility and choice. These campus ministries impose no requirements on those who participate in their programming.  A student may choose to embrace only part of the overall offering of these facilities.  Perhaps there is only one activity that draws a person to that  specific house.  That is okay in the open-door model.

At The Wesley Foundation, we think of ourselves in terms of the latter picture.  While we would hope for full participation in our programming, we welcome those who only choose some of what we have to offer.  Our missi9on remains: to make disciples of Jesus "Christ for the transformation of the world.  As members of the campus community explore and grow in their own discipleship, we at Wesley hope to assist in this pursuit.  

There's a place for you here.

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Dec
1

Trim-the-Tree

7:00 P.M.

We will decorate our tree, sing some carols and enjoy some holiday food.  Help us get ready for the season.  Bring a friend.,

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Dec
2

A Service of Lessons and Carols

7:00 P.M.

We rehearse the themes of the Christmas season in scripture readings and seasonal music.  This is our laast Tuesday worship time of the semester.

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Dec
9

Food 4 Finals

6:00 P.M.

Our final activity of the year – study at Wesley, or take a break from studying, and enjoy some food and fellowship.

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