The John Wesley Institute (JWI) exists to promote formation and education in the Wesleyan tradition. Originally a collaborative effort with the Institute on Religion and Democracy, Wesley Biblical Seminary, and other renewal groups within Methodism, the JWI has now expanded its partnerships and works with partners, scholars, and churches across the broad Wesleyan tradition: Anglican, Methodist, Holiness, and Pentecostal.
The JWI spearheaded the production of The Next Methodism: Theological, Social, and Missional Foundations for Global Methodism (Seedbed, 2022), bringing together 35 faithful Wesleyan scholars to write about their hope for the Next Methodism.
In January of 2022, the JWI hosted over 50 scholars for the Next Methodism Summit in Alexandria, VA, producing The Faith Once Delivered: A Wesleyan Witness. A summit on Wesleyan Social Witness was held in Washington, DC in June 2022 and a conference, “Anglicanism in the Public Square,” will be held in Washington, DC in October 2022.
The JWI launched its Teaching Fellows Program in the Summer of 2022, a resource for churches looking to engage faithful scholars in their local churches, thus bringing faithful seminary and college faculty to teach and form disciples throughout the country.
The JWI connects faithful Wesleyan scholarship to the Wesleyan faithful.