Founded in 2021, the John Wesley Institute exists to make faithful scholarship accessible to the Christian faithful. Leading scholars from the broad Wesleyan tradition – Methodist, Anglican, Holiness, and Pentecostal – are committed to equipping the Wesleyan movement with the riches of its heritage and the scriptural witness of its founders. Now more than ever the message of Scriptural Christianity, the universal offer of salvation, and the promise of wholeness in Christ needs to be proclaimed with clarity. 

With its in-person events, scholarly Summits, documents, videos, and teaching fellows program, the John Wesley Institute is here to equip the churches to carry out this mission with faithfulness and integrity.

The work of the John Wesley Institute can be seen in resources such as The Faith Once Delivered: A Wesleyan Witness and The Next Methodism: Theological, Social, and Missional Foundations for Global Methodism, among other documents, videos, and conferences.

The John Wesley Institute also holds in-person gatherings.
Please join us for upcoming events!

Anglicanism vs. Polarization Conference

Oct. 20-21. 2023
Christ Church, Georgetown, Washington, DC

In an age of division and polarization, does Anglicanism offer a way forward to find unity in the midst of deep division and disagreement? And can this Anglican approach speak to the public square? The Anglicanism vs. Polarization Conference brings together an international roster of scholars and church leaders to explore this very idea. Can Anglicanism as a theological, ecclesiastical, and in many cases an established presence provide a unique approach to public discourse, built on the foundations of the via media or the “middle way.” Join us for this vital conversation!

The Next Methodism Summit II: Holiness

January 2024
Alexandria, VA

The Next Methodism Summit is an invitation-only event for scholars and church leaders who will gather to write a new pan-Wesleyan statement on the doctrine of holiness of heart and life called To Spread Scriptural Holiness: A Wesleyan Witness. This will be a teaching document for the church, aimed to equip the laity. Please be in prayer for this gathering that it might be both productive and faithful.

Mere Methodism: Reclaiming the Riches of Our Tradition

April 4-6, 2024
The Alexandrian Hotel, Alexandria, VA

Registration will open soon

The Mere Methodism Conference is for both clergy and laity in the broad Wesleyan tradition. Seven world-class scholars will engage participants and discuss the ways that the Wesleyan movement can recapture the riches of its tradition. The conference will include keynote presentations and times of worship. Speakers at the event represent the breadth of Methodism including: African Methodist Episcopal Zion, Free Methodist, Global Methodist, Nazarene, United Methodist, and the Wesleyan Church. Space is limited.

Speaking Schedule for Dr. Ryan Danker
Director, The John Wesley Institute

All Saints

Notting Hill, London, UK
Sept. 24, 2023
11:00 Mass

Wesleyan Holiness Connection
Panel Discussion on Wesleyan Unity

Asbury Theological Seminary
Wilmore, KY
Oct. 27, 2023

St. Francis Episcopal Church

Potomac, MD
Oct. 29, 2023
9:15 Holy Eucharist

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