Dr. Paul W. Chilcote, professor of historical theology and Wesleyan studies at Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio, will be at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary as the Albright-Deering Lecturer March 23, 2017. The day's events will include a morning workshop, chapel, and an afternoon lecture all led by Dr. Chilcote. Starting the day, will be a workshop on the subject of "Immersed in Grace" for Methodist clergy as well as other interested guests. Immediately following the workshop, Dr. Chilcote will preside over the Seminary's 11:30 a.m. chapel service. To cap off the day, join us for the 4:00 p.m. lecture on "Deep Abiding Connection: Foundational Wesleyan Practices." 

For those who wish to stay for the full day, lunch is available for purchase in Kadel Dining Hall on Seminary's campus. Attendees who wish to receive CEUs for the workshop and/or lecture need to register below.

This event is cosponsored with the Western PA United Methodist Conference.


March 23, 2017 at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pa.

9:00-11:00 a.m. Workshop for Methodist Clergy and Leaders: "Immersed in Grace"

In Wesleyan spirituality and theology, great space is given to the "means of grace." These spiritual practices shape disciples of Jesus into God's partners in the redemption of the world and fuel the ministry of the church. In this workshop participants will immerse themselves in the time-honored practices of prayer, Scripture, and Eucharist, not only talking about but experiencing God's lavish grace.

11:30 a.m.  Chapel Sermon: “A Vision of Mission-Church” (Mt 28:18-20)

4:00 p.m. Public Lecture: “Deep Abiding Connection: Foundational Wesleyan Practices”

Registration /CEUs

Morning Workshop 0.2 CEUs / $20/person

Afternoon Lecture 0.1 CEUs / Free and open to the public.

About the Speaker

Paul W. Chilcote is professor of historical theology and Wesleyan Studies at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. He has been involved in theological education on three continents, having taught at Wesley College (England), St. Paul’s United Theological College (Kenya), the Methodist Theological School (Ohio), Duke Divinity School (North Carolina), and having helped launch two new institutions – Africa University (Zimbabwe) and Asbury Theological Seminary (Florida). He is the author of more than 20 books, including The Works of John Wesley, vol. 13; John & Charles Wesley; Making Disciples in a World Parish; Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit; Early Methodist Spirituality; The Study of Evangelism, and Recapturing the Wesleys’ Vision. He is a frequent speaker and workshop leader in applied Wesleyan studies, particularly in the areas of spirituality, worship, discipleship, and evangelism.

About the Lecture

The Albright-Deering Lecture Series in Methodist Studies were established in 1999 through individual contributions and a generous gift from Joseph and Gail Deering of Dayton, Ohio, to celebrate Joseph's career accomplishments and to honor their former pastor the Rev. Dr. H. Pat Albright. The lectureship is intended to bring outstanding scholars in the Wesleyan tradition to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's campus.