Free Methodist Institute

Welcome to the Free Methodist Institute!  The Free Methodist Institute is designed as an opportunity to build a foundation for local church leadership.  It is our hope that this Institute will attract those actively pursuing the path of Free Methodist Ordination as well as Laity who are seeking to be further equipped in their own life and ministry through a deeper understanding of our Free Methodist heritage.  Participants can apply what is learned in the Institute in their lives in order to become a more productive/fruitful member of the local church.

It is our intention to integrate Orthodoxy with Orthopraxy in everything that a learner is involved with during the course of the Institute. It is the goal of the Free Methodist Institute that every learner will walk away with a firm grasp on how what has been learned impacts them spiritually, relationally, emotionally, and vocationally.  This will be accomplished through engaging discussions with a cohort of fellow learners and individual reflections that accompany each module.

Experiential learning is central to every Institute offered through Asbury Theological Seminary.  Each module is taught by academically and experientially qualified faculty and professionals who equip you to live into your calling with Christ-like leadership in this ever-changing world. In this Institute, you will learn about:

  • Free Methodist History and Polity
  • Wesleyan Theology
  • Church Administration
  • Hermeneutics and Homiletics
  • Pastoral Counseling and Self-Care

The Free Methodist Institute is a 10-month institute offered in an online format.  Upon successful completion, you will be granted a non-degree Certificate from Asbury Theological Seminary.

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