Teaching Fellows

Rev. Dr. Rachel Coleman

Theological Team, Latin America Representative, One Mission Society
Dayton, OH

Willing to develop new, seminar-style or 1–2 week courses as needed, with preference given to courses related to the Gospel of Luke or other Gospel-studies topics. Can teach in either English or Spanish. All courses use Interactive Adult Education methods and practices. The Rev. Dr. Coleman acknowledges agreement with the Lausanne Covenant and respect for the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of One Mission Society.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Ph.D. Theological Studies (NT), Regent University School of Divinity
  • M.A. Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2001
  • M.A. Spanish Language & Literature, University of Kentucky, 1987
  • B.A. Spanish/English, Secondary Education, Asbury College, 1984
  • Seminary/college professor
  • Course writer/faculty mentor
  • Missionary with OMS to Ecudaor

COURSES:

  • Biblical narrative
  • Acts
  • Sermons & parables in Matthew
  • Exploring the Psalms
  • Foundations of Biblical Thought
  • Bible study methods

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Self-funded for travel to the school
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for maximum of 2 weeks, dates to be agreed upon

Dr. Rodney Dormer

Theological Team, Theological Consultant – Africa, One Mission Society
Mechanicsburg, PA

As a member of the OMS Theological Education Team, Dr. Dormer helps provide support for over 30 educational institutions around the world. He travels and gives intensive classes in a variety of countries, usually at the Master’s level. He also consults on church and seminary program development.  As Theological Consultant for Africa, his ministry is focused largely, but not exclusively, on this continent.  He can write and teach seminary courses in most areas except Biblical languages, although prefers Old Testament and Wesleyan courses.
EDUCATION

  • D.Min, Anderson University School of Theology, Doctoral Dissertation: Interdependence in the Global Church:  A Study of the Relationship between Western Churches and the National Churches They Helped Birth.
  • M.Div. Anderson University, School of Theology, 1986
  • B.Th. Gardener Bible College, 1982
  • Pastoral Ministry: 8 years in Canada and 4 years in Brazil
EXPERIENCE:

  • Pastoral Ministry: 8 years in Canada and 4 years in Brazil
  • Missionary in Indonesia: 8 years served in various roles such as seminary professor, financial manager, seminary Board member, Bible teacher and dorm parent.
  • Missionary in Brazil: 5 years served in various roles such as seminary professor, youth pastor, seminary Board member and camp director.
  • Missionary in Kenya: 1 year served as the president of a small Bible seminary. The job included administration, church relations, campus development and some teaching.

Colin Pierce Jones

Volunteer Theology Instructor
Newport, Wales, UK

The Lord has prepared me and used me to work as a volunteer Theology Instructor for OMS to: handle the word of God accurately and knowledgeably, regularly preach the Word (pastoral & evangelistic), provide pastoral care for people of all ages, work effectively with people who have a disability, are elderly or socially disadvantaged, facilitate and teach in Bible studies, link the church and work with a local community project as a means of outreach, lead worship and services, and accompany and arrange worship on piano (accomplished) or guitar.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • MSc(econ) Management of Human Services (University of Wales, Newport 1998-99)
  • Diploma in Further Education and Training of Adults with a Learning Disability (UWIC 1985-87)
  • Certificate in Business Administration (University of Wales, Newport 1997)
  • ‘Prepared For Service’ – 2 year non-accredited part-time course in theology and Christian ministry run by the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) in the UK (2012-14)
  • 24 years in Management of provision for people with a disability for Social Services (1987-2011)
  • Preaching, teaching and youth work for 35 years
  • Member of the government’s DEAC advisory body on disability employment (1999 – 2002)
  • Voluntary work for my church, local community project, and Alzheimer’s Society (2011-present)
Recent ministry in Indonesia and Myanmar

  • Writing and teaching a five day module on Biblical Leadership in bible seminary at Malang, Indonesia (Oct 2015, as Volunteer Instructor in Theology for OMS (One Mission))
  • Writing and teaching two day module on Evangelism in Yangon, Myanmar (Oct 2015)
  • Supporting a Pastor and an Evangelist with their ministry on the islands of Bali and Sumba involving the installation of self-sustaining water supply and sharing the gospel. (Oct 2015)
  • Teaching bible students on worship; message of the gospel; attributes of God; coping with depression; being ministers of the gospel (Indonesia and Myanmar Oct 2014)
  • Raising £1,000 for a well to be dug at an outlying village in Myanmar, where a new church has been established (2015)
  • Preaching and evangelism at local churches
  • Encouraging missionaries and Christian pastors

Rev. Dr. Larisa Igorevna Levicheva

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies. Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University
Marion, IN

Enjoys music in all its forms. as well as walking, cycling, traveling, playing and watching sports, and puzzles. Dr. Levicheva acknowledges agreement with the Lausanne Covenant and respect for the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of One Mission Society.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • PhD in Old Testament Studies, Middlesex University/London School of Theology; London, UK; 2014.
  • Master of Theology in World Missions & Evangelism, Asbury Theology Seminary, Wilmore, KY; 2005.
  • Master of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary; Wilmore, KY; 2002
  • Bachelor of Education in Teaching English and German; Vladimir State University; Vladimir, Russia; 1999
  • Ordained Minister of the Wesleyan Church of Russia; 2004

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Self-funded for travel to the school
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for maximum of 3 weeks, dates to be agreed upon

Courses

  • Bible as Christian Scripture (1-week intensive or 8-week course)
  • Hebrew for Ministry (8-week course)
  • Greek for Ministry (8-week course)
  • Old Testament Survey (8-week course)
  • New Testament Survey (8-week course)
  • Apocalyptic Literature (1-week intensive or 8-week course)

Class Requirements:

  • Minimum of eight students
  • Equipment for PowerPoint highly desirable
  • Translation to be provided by the school as required

Rev. Dr. Leroy Lindsey, Jr.

Theological Education Team, One Mission Society. President Emeritus, Biblical Seminary of Mexico
Lafayette, NJ

Dr. Lindsay is an ordained elder in the Evangelical Methodist Church and has served various churches in pastoral ministry. He has also served as a missionary in Mexico with One Mission Society where he taught and directed the Bible institute teacher and was involved in evangelism and church planting. He has been a professor of Bible, Greek, and Spanish and served as president of SEMBIMEX, One Mission Society’s seminary in Mexico City. He currently serves as adjunct or visiting professor of theology and biblical studies in several schools, including SEMBIMEX, the Biblical Seminary of Mexico, and Emmaus Biblical Seminary, Cap Haitien, Haiti,
EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Historical Theology, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 1996. Dissertation: “Radical Remedy: the Eradication of Sin and Related Terminology in Wesleyan-Holiness Thought, 1875-1925”, Thomas C. Oden, mentor.
  • M.Phil. Historical Theology, Drew University, 1994
  • M.A. Humanities (focus: Philosophy), Western Kentucky University, 1990
  • M.A.R. Theology and Philosophy of Religion, Wesley Biblical Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, 1981
  • B.M.E. Music Education (Major in voice, minor in piano, with certification as music teacher, grades K-14), Drake University, Des Moines, IA, 1966
  • B.A. Bible, minor in Music, Vennard College, University Park, IA, 1964
Course descriptions (all are available in Spanish or English, as one or two-week intensive studies or, if feasible, full quarter or semester:

  • Doctrine of Holiness
  • The Clean Heart Seminar
  • Christology and Soteriology
  • Introduction to Christian Doctrine
  • Romans / Galatians
  • Problems in the Contemporary Church
  • The Letter to the Hebrews
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Old Testament Survey
  • Hebrew Prophets
  • Hebrew Sapiential Literature

Dr. David Long

Vice President, Theological Education Team, One Mission Society. 
Greenwood, IN

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor of Science (Accounting), Murray State University, 1975
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Kentucky, 1978
  • Master of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2002
  • Doctor of Ministry, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2014
  • Practicing attorney, 1978 – 1993
  • Missionary, One Mission Society, 1995 – present
Dr. Long acknowledges agreement with The Lausanne Covenant and respect for the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of One Mission Society.
SPIRITUAL FORMATION

The full course covers 27 hours and presents three distinct aspects of spiritual formation. The first emphasis is on the “what” and “why” of spiritual formation, anchoring it in humanity’s creation in the image of God and deepening the students’ understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. The second emphasis is on the age-old premise that the better we understand our fallen selves the more we are enabled to open ourselves to the work of the Holy Spirit. The seven deadly sins and the seven virtues is the template utilized to guide the student into prayerful self-reflection. The third emphasis is a recognition that our spiritual growth occurs within the cauldron of life. The realities of life in this fallen world are hugely challenging and impactful. The truths refined in the first portions of the course are applied as the students seek to not only understand but also grow in the midst of suffering and dry seasons. These truths help answer the question of why we are to forgive and the question of how we are enabled to forgive. These often daily events are lived out in community as students seek to live transformed lives in community and in a yet to be redeemed world. The extent to which we succeed correlates directly with how well we understand that our true fulfilment comes from God. Interactive Adult Learning is the format for the classes, accenting small group discussion and active student participation in the learning process.

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Self-funded for travel to the school
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for up to three weeks, dates to be agreed upon

Dr. Fredrick Long

Professor of Greek New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary 
Wilmore, KY

Interpreting the New Testament is a journey that begins with Jesus, the living Word of God, who was deeply formed by Hebrew Scripture and his relationship with the Father. In fact, his calling by the Father, his Spirit-infused teaching and miracles, his compassionate ministry among the poor, and his strategic confrontation of the religious leaders disclose a deep dependence on Old Testament Scripture. After his resurrection, Jesus opened the minds of the first followers to understand the Scriptures (Luke 24:45); subsequently, in the Book of Acts the ministry of the church depended on and spread God’s Word. Here we see that studying Scripture is not just for pastors or teachers; it’s for all of God’s people. This is an honor, privilege, and humble service for embodying and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus to the whole world. Dr. Long acknowledges agreement with The Lausanne Covenant and respect for the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of One Mission Society.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Ph.D. Religious Studies, specialization in Biblical Theology, Marquette University, 1999.
  • M.A. Classics, University of Kentucky, 1995.
  • M.Div. Asbury Theological Seminary, 1992.
  • B.S. Animal Science with High Honors, University of Illinois, 1988.
  • International Coordinator of Gamma Rho Kappa Greek Honor Society. 2014-present
  • Adjunct Professor of New Testament, Asbury University, Wilmore, KY, 2012–2014.
  • Co-Owner of GlossaHouse Publishing Company,  2011–present.
  • Assistant Professor of New Testament, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN, 1999–2007.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, IL, 1996–1997.
  • Greek Teaching Fellow, Asbury Theological Seminary, KY, 1993–1995.
SPIRITUAL FORMATION

This course is built around the example of Jesus and the book, In Step with God’s Word, that offers foundational perspectives and “best interpretive practices” across twelve essential areas of New Testament interpretation including contextual location, translation comparison, grammatical study, lexical research, historical context, scriptural correlations (intertextuality), evaluated applications, biblical theology, and presentation brainstorm. These areas of study reflect the nature of the New Testament itself. Hermeneutically, In Step with God’s Word brings together three of the most fruitful streams of biblical interpretation: traditional historical-critical exegesis, transmodern socio-rhetorical investigation, and classical inductive biblical study. The class will consist of working through the twelve interpretive areas and practicing select exercises that will inform, guide, and encourage careful study of the New Testament.

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • funded by Asbury Theological Seminary for travel to the school
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for up to three weeks, dates to be agreed upon

Dr. Mark Nickens

Teaching Fellow, One Mission Society

Dr. Nickens is willing to teach and/or develop Bible and Church History classes.  He also help schools develop online programs.  In addition, he enjoys teaching traditional and online classes exploring creative methods for education.  He recently developed a short two-week Bible overview texting class for several youth groups in Belize and will implement a more detailed texting class alongside a Bible institute in Kenya.  His wife, who often travels with him, is a high school art teacher and enjoys working with high school aged children and is also a mural painter.  In the past, she has helped students paint murals. Dr. Nickens acknowledges agreement with The Lausanne Covenant and supports the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of One Mission Society.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Doctor of Philosophy, SBTS, 1999
  • Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts, Wingate University, 1989
  • Online Assistant Professor of Religion, Liberty University, 2009 – present
  • Subject Matter Expert and Course Designer, Liberty University, 2011 – present
  • Online Adjunct Professor, Rockbridge Seminary, 2008-present
  • Taught in Belize, Nigeria, Kenya, and India
COURSES

  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • The Four Gospels: The Synoptic Gospels and John
  • Church History: How did we get the Bible?
  • Church History: Early Church History:  From Jesus to 400
  • Church History: The Protestant Reformation
  • Church History: Regional Church Histories as needed, such as History of Christianity in Kenya

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Self-funded for travel to the school
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for up to three weeks, dates to be agreed upon
  • Regular, personal access to the internet (I am an online professor and need to stay connected with my classes)

Dr. Mark Olson

Theological Education Team, One Mission Society

Dr. Olson is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and has served as a pastor and theology instructor. He has written several books about John Wesley: John Wesley’s ‘A Plain Account of Christian Perfection’: The Annotated Edition (2005), John Wesley’s Theology of Christian Perfection: Developments in Doctrine & Theological System (2007), A John Wesley Reader on Eschatology (2011), and Wesley and Aldersgate: Interpreting Conversion Narratives (2019). Dr. Olson acknowledges agreement with The Lausanne Covenant and supports the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of One Mission Society.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor of Arts, Wingate University, 1989
  • Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993
  • Doctor of Philosophy, SBTS, 1999
  • Teaching Fellow, One Mission Society, started 2018
  • Online Assistant Professor of Religion, Liberty University, 2009 – present
  • Subject Matter Expert and Course Designer, Liberty University, 2011 – present
  • Online Adjunct Professor, Rockbridge Seminary, 2008-present
  • Taught in Belize, Nigeria, Kenya, and India
LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Travel expenses funded by supporters.
  • Available for 1-3 weeks.
  • Courses taught in English, translator provided by school
  • Power Point, white/chalk board if possible
  • Accommodation and meals provided on site.
COURSES

All courses are grounded in scripture, a Wesleyan perspective, respect for other Christian traditions, and tailored for ministry in the local setting. Classroom discussion and engaging conversation is built into the course formats.

  • Systematic/Historic Theology, Philosophy & Christian Thought
  • Topical courses: Doctrines of God, Humanity, Christology, Soteriology, and Pneumatology
  • Life and Times / Theology of John Wesley
  • Wesleyan Doctrine of Holiness & Spiritual Growth
  • Wesleyan Plan of Discipleship & Mentoring
  • Wesleyan Perspectives on Eschatology & Christ’s Kingdom
  • Introduction to OT / Introduction to NT
  • Pentateuch
  • Major Prophets
  • Gospels
  • Pauline Epistles
  • Johannine Writings
  • Revelation (missional approach)

Dr. Chris Palmer

Theological Education Team, One Mission Society

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Ph.D., Pentecostal History & Theology, Trinity St. David’s University Wales, 2014
  • P.G.Dip. Theology, University of Wales Lampeter, 2009
  • TEFL Cert, Global English, 2002
  • M.A,, Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies, Sheffield University, 2000
  • B.A., Joint Honours Theology & Religious Studies, University Wales Lampeter, 1990
LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Transport from port of entry to place of delivery.
  • Accommodation and food on site.
  • PowerPoint facilities if available.
COURSES & INTERESTS

  • Pastoral Epistles, BTh level
  • Introduction to Biblical missions, BTh level
  • Lessons from Revivals of Religion, BTh level
  • Luke-Acts; Theology, Themes & Thoughts, MTh level
  • Twentieth Century Theological Developments, MTh level
  • Issues in Evangelical Theology, MTh level
  • Preaching: Course in preparation for 2017; BTh level.
  • Pastoral issues & introduction to ecclesiology: course in preparation; BTh and MTh level.
  • Pentecostalism; history and theology; to doctoral level.
  • Prison epistles; BTh level.
  • General epistles; BTh level.
  • Hebrews; BTh level.
  • Also willing to help in the supervision of doctoral students if writing is in English.

Rev. William Payne, PhD

Professor of Evangelism and World Missions, Director of Chaplaincy Studies, Ashland Theological Seminary
Ashland, Ohio

Dr. Payne is Chairperson of Global Christianity Committee and an ordained elder in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is expert on all things related to professional chaplaincy. He created and managed the chaplaincy degrees at the seminary and recently helped the seminary to become a certified Center for Clinical Pastoral Education. Dr. Payne acknowledges agreement with the Lausanne Covenant and respect for the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of One Mission Society.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • PhD, Asbury Theological Seminary. Ethnographic research with Haitian immigrant churches in America to discover indigenous models for planting sustainable congregations.
  • M.Div. Emory University, 1984
  • B.A., Religion/Pre-ministerial, Florida Southern College, 1981
  • Tenured Professor at Ashland Theological Seminar 2001 – Present
  • retired US Navy Chaplain (29 years)
  • senior pastor  / Hispanic church planting, Tampa, FL, 1998-2001
  • worked for a Cuban newspaper in Florida from 1977 – 1981.
  • Have published extensively. American Methodism: Past and Future Growth (Emeth Press, 2013), “Discerning an Integral Latino Pentecostal Theology of Liberation” Ashland Theological Journal (Fall 2013): 87-106, “Discerning John Wesley’s Missional Ecclesiology” Wesleyan Theological Journal 49 (Fall 2014): 24-47, “Folk Religion and the Pentecostal Surge in Latin America” Asbury Theological Journal (Spring 2016).
COURSES & INTERESTS

Has taught the following seminary courses: evangelism, church growth, theology of missions and evangelism, theology of scripture and ministry, navigating the multi-faith context, missionary anthropology, understanding the social context, world religions, power encounter in ministry and mission, spiritual warfare, introduction to missions, the missional church, the global church, outreach approaches of Jesus and the early church, history of missions, introduction to chaplaincy, United Methodist history, evangelistic practices, kingdom mission in a global community, and Wesleyan evangelistic practices.

Willing to create new courses or can modify the ones he already teaches. Willing to help seminaries develop chaplaincy training programs. He can also do faculty development programs or provide specialized training in some other area like personal evangelism, spiritual warfare, or church planting. Available May through August and able to teach in English or Spanish. 

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Self-funded for travel to the school
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for 2 to 3 weeks, dates to be agreed upon

Dr. Philip N. Richardson

Theological Education Team, One Mission Society
Greenwood, IN

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • PhD, Biblical Studies, New Testament. Asbury Theological Seminary, 2016
  • M.A. Aspects of Biblical Interpretation, London School of Theology, 2002
  • B.A. (Hons), Theology, London School of Theology, 2000
  • B.A. (Hons), English Language and Literature (Subsidiary: Biblical Studies), University of Durham 1993
  • Teaching Intern and Assistant on various Masters courses (both Inductive Bible Study and NT Exegesis) at Asbury Theological Seminary including Matthew, Mark, General Epistles and 2 Corinthians.
  • Missionary in Tanzania, 2002–2010. Taught in a seminary-type environment in Tanzania. I trained lay leaders for church ministry on six month and one year Bible courses, and students for ordained ministry in the Anglican church of Tanzania on a three year course accredited by the national church. I taught a mixture of New Testament, Old Testament and Christian Doctrine initially but latterly specialized in New Testament. I also preached regularly in local churches.
  • Volunteer Missionary in Kenya, 1993–1994. Taught English Grammar and Religious Education to High School students, led group and one-to-one Bible Studies, preached at Student services, Student Christian Fellowship and local churches.

COURSES & INTERESTS

Dr. Richardson’s expertise is in New Testament, with particular interest in Pauline literature and theology, especially 1–2 Corinthians, Ephesians and also Acts, but he is willing to develop courses on any book of the New Testament. He has taught on courses covering a variety of NT books both in Africa and in the US, and would also be willing to teach on areas like Pauline theology, the Ministry and Teaching of Jesus, Biblical Interpretation and Inductive Bible Study and New Testament background.

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Self-funded for travel to the school
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for up to two weeks, dates to be agreed upon

Dr. Richardson acknowledges agreement with The Lausanne Covenant and supports the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of One Mission Society.

Dr. Sergio Rosell Nebreda

Theological Team, Spain Representative, One Mission Society
Madrid, Spain

Dr. Nebreda is Board Member and Professor, Centro Teológico Koinonía; Adjunct Faculty, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus; Professor of New Testament, Facultad Abierta SEUT; and, Adjunct Faculty, Indiana Wesleyan University, Wesley Seminary. He has authored numerous books and published articles such as 2011 Christ Identity: A Social-Scientific Reading of Philippians 2.5-11 (2011), La nueva identidad de los cristianos: El himno a Cristo en la Carta a los filipenses (2010), “John’s Apocalypse: Dynamic Word-Images for a New World” (HTS Theological Studies, 2011), “Loving God Unto Death: The Witness of the Early Christians” (Reformed Theological Studies, 2010), and “Amar a Dios hasta la muerte: el testimonio de los primeros cristianos” (Encuentro, 2006). He is willing to develop new, seminar-style or 1–2 week courses as needed, with preference given to courses related to the New Testament and Old Testament. Dr. Nebreda can teach in either English or Spanish. All courses use Interactive Adult Education methods and practices. Dr. Rosell Nebreda acknowledges agreement with the Lausanne Covenant and respect for the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of One Mission Society.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • PhD, Theological Studies (NT), University of Pretoria, South Africa.
  • M. in Sacred Scripture, Pontifical University of Comillas, Spain.
  • Certificate in Biblical Hermeneutics, Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, USA.
  • BA Hon. in Fine Arts. Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.
  • Course writer and Professor, Facultad Abierta SEUT, 2010–
  • Teaching Pastor – Dutch Reformed Church, Randgate, South Africa, 2004-05
  • Team Coordinator and Pastor with One Mission Society in Madrid, Spain, 2005-present
COURSES & INTERESTS

  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • The Gospel and Modern Culture
  • A Sociological and Anthropological Reading of the New Testament
  • Genesis 1-11 and Mesopotamian Culture?
  • Mission and Evangelism

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • I would require funds for travel to the school
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for maximum of 2 weeks, dates to be agreed upon

Pamela J. Simpson

Visiting Professor, systematic theology, church history, and New Testament, Emmaus University of Haiti
Matlock, Derbyshire, UK 

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Master of Christian Studies: Regent College, Vancouver, 1999 – 2001.
  • MA in Natural Sciences (Biological): Cambridge University, 1962-1965.
  • Visiting Professor at Emmaus Biblical Seminary each year from 2007 – 2017, 2-4 weeks each time.
  • Teacher of biology in secondary schools, UK, 1966 – 1998

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • I can be self-funded.
  • Availability varies: I would prefer a minimum of 4 weeks if outside Europe, but could teach for shorter periods in Europe.
COURSES & INTERESTS

Willing to develop courses in other New Testament subjects, also on the relationship between science and faith. Courses are taught in English, but course notes, assignments, and tests can be given in French.

  • Introduction to church history
  • Introduction to systematic theology
  • New Testament Introduction
  • General Epistles
  • New Testament Eschatology and Revelation
  • In preparation: Pauline Epistle

Rev. Randall Spacht

Associate International Regional Director, Latin America, One Mission Society
Greenwood, IN

Rev. Spacht is a former professor at Fundación Universitaria Seminario Bíblico de Colombia, Medellín, Colombia, and has served in various capacities with OMS since 1977. He is willing to develop new, seminar-style or 1–2 week courses as needed, with preference given to courses related to Inductive Bible Study, New Testament Theology, Pauline Literature, Synoptic Gospels and Hermeneutics. He can teach in either English or Spanish. All courses use Interactive Adult Education methods and practices. REv. Spacht acknowledges agreement with the Lausanne Covenant and respect for the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of One Mission Society.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Th.D. New Testament, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto (currently ABD, dissertation focus: The Meaning of “Righteous” in Luke)
  • A.R. Old Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1977,
  • B.A. Mathematics Secondary Education, Asbury College, 1975.
  • Professor, Biblical Seminary of Colombia, 1978 – 1994. Academic Dean during six of those years.
  • Missionary with One Mission Society in Colombia and Greenwood, IN. 1977–present
COURSES & INTERESTS

  • Hermeneutics
  • Modern Hermeneutics
  • Methodical Bible Study
  • New Testament Theology
  • Romans
  • History and Society of the First Century

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Funds for travel to the school
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for maximum of 2 weeks, dates to be agreed on

Thomas Sparrow

Teaching Fellow, One Mission Society
Fort Myers, FL

Married for 44 years, with 3 grown children, and 9 grandchildren. Family of origin: Parents were American missionaries, has two sisters, and a large extended family. His areas of specialization include Biblical hermeneutics, inductive Bible study, missions, leadership training, urban church planting, apologetics, History, and Christian discipleship. 
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Classes toward D.Min, ABD. Asbury Theological Seminary. 2006.
  • Div. Equiv. Asbury Theological Seminary. 2004.
  • M.A. Education, Azusa Pacific University. 1982.
  • B.A. Education, Asbury University. 1971.
  • Consultant for Latin America, OMS Theological Education Team, 2001-Present
  • Adjunct Professor in many classes & churches, including locations in the US, Canada, Mexico, Haiti, Venezuela, Ecuador, India, Philippines, South Korea, 1987-Present
  • OMS Missionary to Ecuador, 1976-2000
  • Teacher, Alliance Academy, Quito, Ecuador, 1977-1980
  • Funding for mission field, OMS 1975
  • Teacher, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, Ohio. 1972-1975

COURSES & INTERESTS

  • Hermeneutics
  • Modern Hermeneutics
  • Methodical Bible Study
  • New Testament Theology
  • Romans
  • History and Society of the First Century

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Funds for travel to the school
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for maximum of 2 weeks, dates to be decided

Rev. William Vermillion, PhD

Theological Education Team, One Mission Society
Canby, OR

Dr. Vermillion has an extensive background in international theological education. For more than 45 years, he has taught at the college/university and seminary level in numerous subjects and served in various administrative roles such as Director of Counseling Center and Library Services at a Seminary, Seminary Academic Dean. Rector of Moscow Evangelical Christian Seminary, and Conference / General Superintendent.He has been a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for over 34 years. As an author, he has written devotionals for Living Water (KEHC; 2013-2014), Introductions, outlines, and commentary for the Pastoral Epistles in the Asbury Bible Commentary (1992). Introductions, outlines, and study notes for Philippians and Philemon in the Wesleyan Study Bible (1990), and Introduction to Greek text and workbook (reviser and coauthor), 1983 (revised 1986). Dr. Vermillion has taught, conducted workshops, and served as a strategic consultant in Russia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Bangladesh, India, Brazil, Bolivia, Haiti, Navajo; Venezuela, Spain, Hungary, Kenya, Mozambique, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Sweden, and Honduras. 
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Institute for Excellence in Theological Education, Vienna, Austria, 2001
  • Institute of Holy Land Studies (post-doctoral studies), Jerusalem, Israel, 1984
  • Ph.D. (Comparative Literature), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1980
  • Clinical Membership, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, 1979
  • M.Div. (Counseling), Western Evangelical Seminary, Portland, OR, 1976
  • M.A. (Comparative Literature), University of Washing, Seattle, WA, 1972
  • B.A. (English Literature) with High Honors, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1968
  • Pastoral Ministry: associate, senior, conference superintendent, general superintendent, The Evangelical Church. 29 years
  • Counseling: Clinical Member with American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. 34 years
  • Officer US Army, Infantry Advisor Vietnamese, Training Officer, Psyops Officer, highest rank achieved Captain. 10 years
COURSES & INTERESTS

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Hermeneutics
  • Bible Books
  • Biblical Literature and Theology
  • Counseling (pastoral, marriage and family and death and dying)
  • Spiritual life
  • Wesley studies.

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Funds for travel to the school
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for maximum of 2 weeks, dates to be agreed on

Dr. Angie Ward

Author, Teacher, Speaker; Writer, Church Matters; Founder & Director, The ProRegnum Foundation
Greenwood, IN

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • D. Ministry Leadership, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011

     (Dissertation: “Church Organizational Culture: Construct Definition & Instrument Development”)

  • M.A. Educational Ministries & Administration, Denver Seminary, 1996

  • B.A. Youth Ministry, Trinity International University, 1993

  • Associated Faculty, Denver Seminary
  • Professor of Leadership, Education & Discipleship, Capital Seminary & Graduate School
  • Adjunct Faculty, Trinity International University Graduate School
  • Adjunct Professor, Crossroads Bible College
  • Adjunct Instructor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Adjunct Instructor, Kentucky Christian University

PUBLICATIONS

  • Deep Gladness: Finding and Following God’s Call as Women Leaders (forthcoming, NavPress)
  • Regular contributor and editorial advisor for Christianity Today leadership & ministry publications including Leadership, CT Pastors, CT Women, Building Church Leaders (2004 – present)

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Self-funded for travel to local airport
  • Transport from local airport to place of delivery
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for up to two weeks, dates to be agreed upon 

COURSES & INTERESTS

 

I am available to develop and teach seminar-style or 1-2 week graduate-level courses and continuing education workshops on topics related to ministry leadership, education, and discipleship. All courses are taught in English and incorporate Interactive Adult Education methods and practices. Potential topics include:

  • Spiritual Formation & Discipleship
  • The Personal Life of the Leader
  • The Leader’s Calling
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Organizational Culture & Change
  • Leadership Development & Team Building
  • Leadership and Cultural Context
  • Church Management & Administration
  • Teaching the Bible

CLASS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of eight students
  • Equipment for PowerPoint highly desirable
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Translation to be provided by the school as required

Dr. Ward acknowledges agreement with The Lausanne Covenant and respect for the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of One Mission Society.

 

Rev. Silas K. Waweru, PhD

Missionary, Kenya, One Mission Society
Kenya

Dr. Waweru teaches courses in leadership and cross-/intercultural communications. His courses an be taught as seminars or as 1-2 week intensive courses using adult learning methods and practices. Dr. Waweru acknowledges agreement with The Lausanne Covenant and respect for the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of One Mission Society.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Ph.D., Inter-Cultural Studies—specializing in Behaviour Sciences, Anthology & Evangelization, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2010; Dissertation focus: Mega Church Transformational Response to Urban Poverty.
  • M.Div.,Mission Studies, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (now Africa International University), 2004
  • B.Ed. Economics & Business, Kenyatta University, 1990
  • High School Teacher, 1990 – 2001; Deputy Principal, 1999-2001
  • Church Planter (1990-2005), and General Secretary of a Kenyan denomination (2006-2005)
  • Missionary, One Mission Society, 2010 – present; charged with responsibility of Training National Leaders, Discipleship Training and Holistic Ministry Strategy
  • Founder, Divine Providence Pastors Training Center in 2006.
  • Adjunct Professor, Africa International University (AIU), 2010—Present
  • Adjunct Professor (Online Extended Learning), Asbury Theological Seminary (ATS), 2014—Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Development Associates International, 2014—Present

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Self-funded for travel to the school
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for up to three weeks, dates to be agreed upon
COURSES & INTERESTS

  • Leadership Development – discover and apply biblical principles of effective leadership in both mono-cultural and cross-cultural settings. This course will explore dynamics of Christian leadership in the contemporary world in the 21st century and seek to identify the characteristics and behaviors that result in effective leadership. It is a study of mental, behavioral, spiritual, skill, and social development of Christian leaders based on biblical principles and behavioral science, applied for ministry effectiveness in church or para-church context. The historical development and biblical principles of management theory, and leadership style are examined. Attention will be given to personal and spiritual development as a leader, handling normal hindrances to leadership in ministry, vision casting and strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, and overseeing the church organization.
  • Cross-Cultural Communication –  study in the literature of Intercultural communication, with attention to understanding cultural contexts and barriers, with applications to Christian ministry and witness across, and within, cultures. The course explores how cultural differences affect the way people interact, and shows how the student improves communicative skills in a shrinking world. The course further addresses the interface of communication and culture, how various backgrounds think and express ideas, and how people’s thoughts and expressions affect behavior. The ultimate goal is to help the students learn how to present the Gospel in an environment other than his/her own.

Colleen Weaver

Regional Theological Education Consultant for Europe, One Mission Society
Kyiv, Ukraine

Currently serving as editor for “Just Wondering,” a study series in Basic Biblical Theology. Has conducted workshops or presentations on “Four Simple Questions: A Practical Theological Approach to Evaluate, Discern, and Plan” (Spain, 2010), Personal and Small Group Bible Study (Wales, 2015), Church Multiplication and Ecclesiology: Worship, Word, and Wisdom” (Hungary, 2011), and Small Group Ministry and How to Prepare Inductive Bible Studies (Colombia, 2009). Authored Biblical Holiness: Consecrated Living for the Glory of God: Part 1 and Part 2. Developed, wrote and edited materials for the course “Holiness: Understanding what it means to be “Set apart” unto God: In the Bible and in Historical and Practical Theology, 2011.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Doctoral student, Manchester University, 2014-present.
  • M.A, Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2006.
  • M.Div. Asbury Theological Seminary, 1993.
  • B.A. English, Asbury University, 1982.
  • Missionary, OMS. September 1986 to present.
  • Pastor, New Brooklyn UMC: August 2008-June 2011.
  • Director of Children and Family Ministries, Sicklerville UMC, NJ: July 2004-June 2008.
  • Director of Programs and Christian Education: September 2001- June 2004.
  • Minister to Young Adults: August 1998-June 2001

COURSES:

  • Faith Development in the Local Church
  • The Art of Preparing a Lesson or Topic
  • The Bible Today (Team taught with Sergio Rosell)
  • Worship in the Context of the 21st Century
  • Basics of the Helping Relationship
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Ministry with Children
  • Instructional Bible Study
  • Teaching the Bible to Youth and Adults

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • International travel costs, self-funded, pending available funds
  • Room, board, and related expenses self-funded, pending available funds
  • Available for up to two weeks, dates to be agreed upon

Rev. Stephen Brian Yeich

Assistant Provost, Office of Academic Affairs, Asbury Theological Seminary,
Wilmore, KY

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • Ph.D., University of Manchester, 2015
  • D.Min., Asbury Theological Seminary, 2006
  • M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, 1996
  • MBA, Louisiana Tech University, 1992
  • Missioner, The Inspire Network, United Kingdom and USA, 2012 to present
  • Pastor of Mission and Evangelism (Volunteer), Wilmore United Methodist Church, 2010-2013
  • Affiliate Professor, Asbury Theological Seminary, 2008 to present
  • Founding Pastor, NorthPoint, A United Methodist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana, 2003-2007
  • Minister of Evangelism, Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1999-2002

 

AREAS OF TEACHING

  • Missional Discipleship
  • Wesleyan Theology
  • Evangelism: Theology and Practice
  • Methodist History

LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Self-funded for travel to the school
  • Room, board, and related expenses to be provided by the school
  • Available for maximum of 2 weeks, dates to be agreed upon

 

Dr. Yeich acknowledges agreement with The Lausanne Covenant and respect for the Wesleyan Holiness tradition of One Mission Society.