Epworth Fellows Program

The Epworth Fellows Program is an opportunity to engage the Wesleyan tradition with young adults in an seven-week online program. The goal is the program is to explore the texts, personalities, and gifts of the Wesleyan movement engaging scholars from across the tradition.

The program will be selective. Potential fellows must apply and be accepted.

Each session will be online, via Zoom, and no more than 90 minutes each Thursday evening throughout the seven weeks. We will begin June 20 and conclude Aug. 8. There will be no session on July 4. Dr. Ryan N. Danker, director of the JWI, will lead the program and be joined by scholars each week with particular expertise in the topic or personality under discussion.

Fellows are expected to read the materials (no more than 20-30 pages) for each meeting before the session and to engage in conversation with one another and the program scholars. The hope is that this quick immersion in the Wesleyan tradition will engender greater interest in the broad Methodist movement, both personally and intellectually.

The program is open to anyone 35 years and under who is interested in the Wesleyan movement. The program is not connected to any particular denomination.

What: A Seven-Week Online Fellows Program
Who: Applicants 35 years and younger
Cost: Free

Applicants will be informed of admission by June 10.

Speakers include:

Dr. Steven Hoskins
Trevecca Nazarene University

Dr. Tesia Mallory
United Theological Seminary

Dr. Chris Lohrstorfer
Wesley Biblical Seminary

Dr. Lane Davis
Huntingdon College

Dr. David Watson
United Theological Seminary

Dr. Ryan N. Danker,
The John Wesley Institute

Course Schedule:

Week One: June 20 – Who is John and Charles Wesley?
Dr. Ryan N. Danker, The John Wesley Institute

Week Two: June 27 – What Caused the Methodist Revival?
Dr. Ryan N. Danker, The John Wesley Institute

Independence Day, July 4 – No session

Week Three: July 11 – The Theology of the Wesley Brothers
Dr. Chris Lohrstorfer, Wesley Biblical Seminary

Week Four: July 18 – The Bible in the Wesleyan Tradition
Dr. David Watson, United Theological Seminary

Week Five: July 25 – Sacraments in the Wesleyan Tradition
Dr. Tesia Mallory, United Theological Seminary

Week Six: August 1 – Meet the Theologians: Mildred Wynkoop
Dr. Steven Hoskins, Trevecca Nazarene University

Week Seven: August 8 – Meet the Theologians: Albert Outler
Dr. Lane Davis, Huntingdon College

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