ACWR 2017 Conference Registration Form

Posted by Glen O'Brien | Uncategorized | Wednesday 5 July 2017 2:56 pm

ACWR 2017 Conference

Conference Theme: Global Wesleyanism
Date: 2 – 3 October 2017
Venue: Wellington, New Zealand
Keynote Speaker: Dr Richard Waugh

The theme of the 2017 Conference is Global Wesleyanism. There are over 70 million people in the world who identify as ‘Methodist’ and many millions more who self-describe as ‘Wesleyan’.
A recovery of the Wesleyan origins of significant movements such as Pentecostalism, and The Salvation Army is presently undergoing a renewal of interest.

This Conference attempts a snapshot of this significant global movement. How is the Wesleyan tradition in dialogue with contemporary Biblical scholarship. Where does the Wesleyan movement fit in the shift in Christianity’s centre of gravity to the Global South? Where are there signs of Wesleyan renewal around the world? How does John Wesley’s ideal of a ‘Catholic Spirit’ inform a post-ecumenical age?

Rev. Dr Richard Waugh, National Superintendent of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of New Zealand, and a significant leader in the global Wesleyan movement, is the keynote speaker.
Richard graduated with a D.Min from Asbury Theological Seminary and was awarded the Faculty’s Distinguished Dissertation Award for 2010 for research designed to help local congregation discover their ‘Wesleyan DNA.’ Richard is President of the South Pacific Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Chairperson of the New Zealand National Church Leaders Meeting (all denominations) and the South Pacific regional secretary for World Methodist Evangelism.

Current documents available for the ACWR 2017 Conference:

Please feel welcome to distribute the conference details and documents. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

 

Call for Papers: ACWR 2017 Conference – Global Wesleyanism

Posted by ACWR Director | Uncategorized | Wednesday 12 April 2017 9:20 am

Call for Papers: ACWR 2017 Conference
Conference Theme: Global Wesleyanism
Date: 2 – 3 October 2017
Venue: Wellington, New Zealand
Keynote Speaker: Dr Richard Waugh

The ACWR is calling for papers that will address a range of issues relevant to the theme, Global Wesleyanism. Papers arising from a biblical studies, theological, historical, practical theology or inter-disciplinary perspective are invited. Papers not addressing the conference theme are also welcomed.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • The use of Scripture in the Wesleyan tradition
  • Wesleyans in dialogue with contemporary Biblical scholarship.
  • How might a Wesleyan reading of the Gospels inform our understanding of holiness?
  • The shift in Christianity’s centre of gravity to the Global South
  • United Methodism’s disunity over human sexuality – how long can it remain a ‘global’ church?
  • Signs of Wesleyan renewal around the world
  • Wesley’s ‘Catholic Spirit’ in a post-ecumenical age.

Abstracts of less than 200 words must be submitted by email to dsmith@ntc.edu.au by: 30 June 2017.
Successful applicants will be notified. Student presenters will need to submit their final paper (2500 words) by Friday 8 September 2017. For complete submission details see the PDF below or enlarge the image above.

The complete call for papers as PDF is available to download and share at this link: ACWR Conference 2017 – Call for papers

Further information will soon be shared about accommodation and conference costs

Please feel welcome to distribute the conference details. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!