FREE LEWIS CENTER DOWNLOAD: “50 Ways to Take Church to the Community”

To help congregations reach beyond their walls with worship, community events, ministries, and service, the Lewis Center for Church Leadership offers the free download 50 Ways to Take Church to the Community. This resource offers practical tips congregations can use to meet community members where they are and move them toward discipleship.

50 Ways to Take Church to the Community provides information on these topics:

• Embrace an expansive concept of community

• Prepare spiritually

• Get to know the community surrounding your church

• Listen and learn

• Build authentic relationships

• Turn your existing ministries outward

• Reach out through community events

• Extend your congregation’s spiritual presence beyond church walls

• Connect spiritual outreach to community service

50 Ways to Take Church to the Community is available at http://www.churchleadership.com/50ways. Additional downloads, including 50 Ways to Take Church to the Community50 Ways to Welcome New People50 Ways to Increase Worship Attendance, and many more are also available.

The Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary is a resource for clergy, lay, and denominational leaders. Through resources, research, and teaching, the Center supports visionary spiritual leaders in addressing issues crucial to the church’s faithful and fruitful witness.



In cases of emergency, students can request for an extension of time on final papers and projects from their instructor. To request an extension, students must complete an Extension of Time request form which must be approved and signed by both the instructor and the Dean. All extension forms must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office (registrar@wesleyseminary.edu) prior to the assigned due date of the project. If coursework is not completed by its due date and an extension has not been approved, the student will receive an “F” for the course. The form can be found at www.wesleyseminary.edu/forms or in the Registrar’s Office.



Registration for Spring 2015 opened October 13, 2014. The Spring 2015 schedules can be found online at www.wesleyseminary.edu/schedule. Students can register for classes online through WesleyWeb. Before students register, they should make sure they do not have any warnings or holds on their account which will prevent registration.  For Registration instructions and additional information please visit www.wesleyseminary.edu/Registrar/RegistrationInstructions. If you have any questions about registering via WesleyWeb or have trouble accessing WesleyWeb, please submit a Registration Help Form or contact the Registrar’s Office.



Students can now request certified PDF E-Transcripts and paper copies of official transcripts online at www.wesleyseminary.edu/transcripts. Current students should follow the steps to create an account and submit an order. Once your order is submitted, the system will email you with any order updates. E-Transcripts cost $8 and paper copies cost $10 and all transcripts must be paid for with a USA based credit card. Please contact the Registrar’s Office if you have any questions or have trouble accessing the site.



In light of the curriculum transition in Fall 2015, the Registrar’s Office recommends that if you are a current MDiv and MTS student that you request a degree audit to see what requirements you have left to complete under both the current and new curriculum, should you decide to switch to the new curricular requirements. To request a degree audit, please sign and complete the Degree Audit Request form, available under the “Student Forms” section of the MyWesley website or in the Registrar’s Office. Once complete, please submit the form to the Registrar’s Office either via email at registrar@wesleyseminary.edu or in person. As current MDiv and MTS students will be able to opt into the new curricular requirements, the degree audit will show what requirements are left to complete under both curricula. The degree audit will also show any potential waivers and course equivalencies from courses already completed that may be applied to your degree plan under the new curriculum.  For more information about the new curriculum please visit: http://www.wesleyseminary.edu/en-us/communitylife/newcurriculumatwesley.aspx.




There may be days when Wesley Theological Seminary will need to close due to inclement weather or other situations. On those occasions, a recording will be put on the seminary’s main phone line as soon as possible after any decision regarding closings or delayed openings is made. Every effort will be made to make closing information available by 6:30 am. When weather conditions change, the decision to keep the seminary open may be modified. Therefore, you are advised to re-check just before traveling to the Seminary.


The WTS Main Phone line is:  202-885-8600. Press 0 once the voice recording comes on (you do not need to listen to the entire message) to connect to the WTS opening/closing status line.  Additional means for obtaining information about closings include:


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