Receiving the Frances Asbury Award

“At the beginning of my ministry,” says the Rev. Dr. John E. Harnish, “I never intended to be connected with colleges, seminaries and campus ministry, but looking back over 50 years, I realize what an important part it has played in my life.”  Education has played a large part in the work of the Methodist Church around the world as well.  Methodism had its birth when John Wesley was a student at Oxford and his “Holy Club” was mockingly called “Methodists” because they were so methodical in their disciplined life.  When Frances Asbury came to the American colonies . . .

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