Cornerstone Milestones

Fall 2007     Spring 2008     Fall 2008     Spring 2009     Fall 2009     Spring 2010    
Fall 2010
     Spring 2011     Fall 2011     Spring 2012     Fall 2012     Spring 2013

 

The Cornerstone Project is evident all around campus with new expressions and practices promoting the themes of the four foundational Cornerstones:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship and Mission.  These milestones include:

Fall 2007

  • CONCEPTION OF THE CORNERSTONE PROJECT
    For fulfillment of ten-year accreditation renewal requirements, Asbury College sought a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) that would interconnect with the College Mission Statement of Academic Excellence and Spiritual Vitality. After topic solicitation, creation of a QEP Committee, and reviews of proposals, the SACS Leadership Team confirmed the CORNERSTONE PROJECT as its QEP.
  • Official “Cornerstone Day” was held on November 27, 2007, and included a number of on-campus forums for faculty, staff, and students.

Spring  2008

  • DEVELOPMENT OF THE CORNERSTONE PROJECT
    Though created as the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for accreditation, the Project was initially conceived by the students, faculty, staff, and alumni through surveys and polls regarding areas they felt were experientially important.  Preliminary work began on the QEP Report, implementation goals, funding and staffing resources, publicity, etc.
    • Goals:
      1.   develop student knowledge/understanding of the four foundational Cornerstones:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, and Mission
      2.   strengthen the development of spiritual vitality by providing curricular and co-curricular learning experiences as well as opportunities for service that relate to the college’s foundational Cornerstones.
      3.   promote voluntary student participation in individual and group service and mission opportunities guided by the Cornerstone principles
    • Process:  present experiences and opportunities that demonstrate the value of the four Cornerstones:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship and Mission; to be directed onto any academic course, into any organized activity on campus, and into the community members’ personal choices, so that Spiritual Vitality is strengthened and made more lively and relevant
      • Phase One (2008-09):
        • creation of a Cornerstone Council
        • development of guiding principles for the college chapel
        • coordination of spiritual activities in the residence halls
        • development of a new academic major in Worship Arts
        • production of a collection of essays written by faculty and staff
      • Phase Two (2009-10):
        • development and implementation of a Creation Care program, which will center on environmental issues with the establishment of a recycling program on campus and an initiative to reduce food waste in the cafeteria

Fall 2008 

  • IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CORNERSTONE PROJECT
    • Goal:  to impact for a lifetime the campus community in four driving values that will guide and give direction to the Spiritual Vitality of the University; to inform and motivate a wide range of intentional activities, such as care for the environment, social welfare concerns, multicultural exposure, media outreach, athletic activities, and other examples
    • Process:  implement Phase One goals as developed by the QEP Committee
  • CORNERSTONE COUNCIL
    • Goal:   to develop the chapel curriculum and function as the standing committee giving oversight to all chapels and Cornerstone projects/awareness throughout the year; develop staffing and manage financial resources
    • Process:  equal representation includes all stake-holders on campus: staff, faculty, and students
  • CHAPEL INTEGRATION
    • Goal:  to coordinate the themes of Spiritual Vitality for the college community; not to be confined only to chapels but to include the provision of resources and guidance for planning other campus ministries and special events that coordinate with chapel (Fall Revival, Great Commission Congress, Holiness Emphasis Week, and Wesley Conference) or other elective events of the church year, such as Advent, Lent, and Easter
    • Process:  devise and implemented new Chapel guidelines, curriculum, and governing structure; provide an emphasis and balance for each Cornerstone to be represented in some way in the course of the Chapel experience within a single year and within the expected four-year term of university life
  • WORSHIP ARTS MAJOR
    • Goal:  to equip students theologically, spiritually, and technically to play significant leadership roles in the worship arts in churches
    • Process:  create and implement an academic major to promote and develop abilities to lead in music, media ministry, drama, and the visual arts
    • Cornerstone:  Scripture, Mission
  • CREATION CARE DEVELOPMENT
    • Goal:  to promote awareness of environmental issues as well as an increase in voluntary student participation in individual and group service; to strengthen the campus commitment to Scripture and a lifestyle of holiness in nurturing and protecting the world in which we have been placed by God
    • Process:  develop various avenues of awareness education as well as participation in service opportunities; to be inclusive of chapel speakers/topics, classroom projects, and recycling initiative
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship
  • DEVOTIONAL BOOK
    • Goal:  to present the college community with a common text and forum for class devotions, prayer meetings, and Bible studies with a campus-wide focus on Spiritual Vitality
    • Process:  individual copies of Oswald Chambers’ classic daily devotional My Utmost for His Highest was distributed to all faculty/staff and students
    • Cornerstone:  Holiness
  • PUBLICITY
    • Goal:  to promote community awareness and ownership of the Project and its goals and purpose
    • Process: 
      • banners, flyers, and posters were developed and displayed
      • ten video “vignettes” were developed and produced to serve as preludes to Chapels throughout the semester
      • library developed a special display area to promote Cornerstone Project
  • NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT INCLUSION
    • Goal:  to embrace the non-traditional student population and include them in all aspects of the Cornerstone Project
    • Process:  campus-wide emails, devotional books, publications, and event awareness are distributed to all faculty/staff and students, including non-traditional students;  all information is also available on the website; off-campus students have access to chapel services on college cable channel 3 as well as on-line; off-campus local students have access to all forums, revivals, conferences, and evening events
  • STUDENT SURVEYS
    • Goal:  to establish adequate baseline data for proper evaluation of student programs, involvement, interests, and growth
    • Process:  implement several assessment tools including the FSI (Furnishing the Soul Inventory), the SSI (Student Satisfaction Inventory), a Chapel Survey to measure students’ views of the effect of chapel on their faith, and a Campus Ministries Survey with questions measuring the understanding of Cornerstones through the chapel program, as well as questions concerning the Cornerstone Project in course evaluations.
  • TRASH AUDITS
    • Goal:  to have a measurable baseline of all trash being discarded on campus
    • Process:  trash across campus was collected and audited to determine amounts and types of waste (included paper, cardboard, aluminum, glass, and plastic)
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship

Spring 2009

  • SACS ACCREDITATION TEAM ON-SITE VISIT (April)
    • Cornerstone Project was presented to accreditation team as our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
  • CORNERSTONE BOOK
    • Goal:  a writing project based on the formulation and implementation of the Cornerstone Project; to include a collection of essays written by campus academic and spiritual leaders; chapters representing different disciplines reflected how each cornerstone informed the activities of research, scholarship, and teaching within their various academic disciplines.
    • Process:  Cornerstones of Spiritual Vitality:  Toward an Understanding of Wesleyan Spirituality in Christian Higher Education was published in February 2009.
    • Cornerstones:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, Mission
  • GREEN WEEK
    • Goal:  to promote Creation Care
    • Process:  The student group Arocha sent "Green Tips" through daily campus-wide emails to encourage stewardship and Creation care – addressing eating, use of plastics, gardening, carpooling, and going trayless
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship

Fall 2009

  • FINAL APPROVAL OF CORNERSTONE PROJECT AS QEP
    • At the December meeting in Atlanta, the SACS Accreditation Board gave final approval for Asbury’s Cornerstone Project to fulfill the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) requirement.
    • Cornerstones:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, Mission
  • CHAPEL INTEGRATION
    • Goal:  to coordinate the themes of Spiritual Vitality for the college community
    • Process:  representation of various chapels included…
      • Scripture:  Fall Revival (9/14/09-9/18/09) – Dr. Bill Ury (included 3 chapels & 3 evening services)                               
      • Holiness:  3 Student Chapels regarding holy discomfort – 9/2/09, 10/11/09, 12/04/09
      • Stewardship (of Calling) – Mr. Nathan Whitaker, Whitaker Partners, LLC – 9/9/09
      • Mission:  Summer Missions Chapel – 9/23/09; Great Commission Congress – Mr. Tony Lee – 11/2/09-11/6/09
    • Cornerstones:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, Mission
  • CHAPEL INITIATIVE PROPOSALS
    • Goal:  to encourage community involvement in presenting new venues of Cornerstone-related experiences and opportunities for growth, service, and campus awareness
    • Process:  Chapel Initiative Proposal forms were made available to students and faculty/staff to submit chapel ideas which would speak toward the goals of Cornerstone as it expands the spiritual vitality of the campus
    • Cornerstones:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, Mission
  • FAITH & CULTURE LECTURE SERIES
    • Goal:  designed to take a social issue and help view it through the grid of Scripture (so as to integrate this Cornerstone into every Faith & Culture Series) and be able to assess and critique how it impacts us
    • Specific Topic:  FAITH & MEDICINE – discussed the topics of stem cell research, end-of-life care, bioethics, biogenetics an cloning
    • Process:
      • Speakers – Dr. David Stevens, Dr. Richard Swenson, Dr. James Thobaben, Dr. Neil Anderson
      • Activities –
        • Chapel 1:  “Faith and Medicine”
        • Movie Night:  Gattaca
        • Faith & Medicine Open Panel Discussion
        • Chapel 2: “Crowned with Glory and Honor…and Biotech Enhancement?”
        • Practitioner’s Panel: Sharon Hepner (RN), Dr. Jeremy Corbett, Dr. Gary Wortz, Dr. Marshall Wise, Dr. Jonathan Hundley
    • Cornerstone:  Mission
  • FOOD AUDIT
    • Goal:  to have a measurable baseline for food waste in the college cafeteria
    • Process:  measure weight of food disposed by students during the lunch meal across four days of the week
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship
  • WATER BOTTLE COVENANT
    • Goal:  to reduce use of disposable plastics and to encourage healthy nourishment of the body
    • Process:  distributed 330 reusable aluminum water bottles and collected signed covenants from 330 students
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship
  • SCRIPTURE PROMISES
    • Goal:  to provide a single verse of Scripture as campus-wide encouragement
    • Process:  weekly Scripture Promises were sent from the President's Office through campus-wide emails
    • Cornerstone:  Scripture
  • EFFICIENCY WASHERS
    • Goal:  to reduce water waste in dorms
    • Process:  The Residence Life Office switched from standard washers (12 lbs laundry/30 gal water) to efficiency washers (20 lbs laundry/15 gal water) in all dorms to reduce both water usage and energy usage (approx. $7–10,000/year of energy savings).
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship

Spring 2010

  • CHAPEL INTEGRATION
    • Goal:  to coordinate the themes of Spiritual Vitality for the college community
    • Process:  representation of various chapels included…
      • Scripture:  Mr. Daniel Koehn – Dramatic Scripture Recitation – 1/27/10
      • Holiness:  Wesley Covenant Service – 1/11/10; Holiness Emphasis Week – Dr. John Oswalt, Asbury Theological Seminary & Dr. Steve DeNeff, College Wesleyan Church – 2/1/10-2/5/10; Rev. Sammy Tippitt, Tippitt Ministries – 3/8/10
      • Stewardship (of Body):  Dr. Amy Wasserbauer (eating disorders) – 1/25/10; Stewardship (of Environment):  Mrs. Nancy Sleeth, Blessed Earth – 1/15/10
      • Mission:  Spring Missions – Mr. Paul Cox, OMS – 4/19/10; Engaging Culture Weekend (missional living) – 4/23/10
    • Cornerstone:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, Mission
  • FAITH & CULTURE LECTURE SERIES
    • Goal:  designed to take a social issue and help view it through the grid of Scripture (so as to integrate this Cornerstone into every Faith & Culture Series) and be able to assess and critique how it impacts us
    • Specific Topic:  FAITH & SEXUALITY -- discussed the topics of same-sex attraction, temptation, and sexual identity
    • Process:
      • Speakers – Dr. Mark Yarhouse, Dr. Marilyn Elliott, Dr. Chris Kiesling
      • Activities –
        • Chapel 1: “Sexual Identity and the Christian: Creating a Campus Climate of Care”
        • Panel Discussion: “And God Created…Sex”
        • Coffee House: “So, Let’s Talk about Sex”
        • Chapel 2: “Sexual Identity and the Christian:  Creating a Climate of Praise”
        • Popcorn Sessions: “Being a Man: Living Above Temptation” (men only), “Mending the Soul: Hope for Victims of Sexual Abuse” (women only)
    • Cornerstone:  Holiness
  • GRANT FOR RECYCLING DUMPSTER
    • Goal:  to attain financial resources to broaden the recycling project by having an on-site gathering location
    •  Process:  a grant was written and submitted to Jessamine County Fiscal Court/Waste Management
    •  Cornerstone:  Stewardship
  • ASBURY ”COLLEGE” STATIONARY RECYCLING
    • Goal:  to continue with the recycling effort by recycling former Asbury College stationary (paper, envelopes, business cards, etc.) following the name change to Asbury University
    • Process:  a central location was designated for faculty/staff to donate all “College” paper stock; gathered paper was transported to a recycling site, and the proceeds were donated to Haiti earthquake relief efforts
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship
  • BIBLE READING GUIDE - Old Testament
    • Goal:  to promote a common reading of Scripture throughout the campus community
    • Process:  Read the Bible in a Year Study Guides were distributed to campus by the President’s Office, and the President challenged students and faculty/staff to participate in community Bible reading
    • Cornerstone:  Scripture
  • CHAPEL FOCUS GROUP
    • Goal:  to assess the chapel program for the 2009-10 academic year
    • Process:  an invitation to participate in a focus group regarding chapel was extended via email to the campus resulting in a selection of 15 student respondees to share openly their opinions on a series of presented questions
    • Cornerstone:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, Mission
  • PAPER RECYCLING
    • Goal:  to reduce recyclable paper waste across campus
    • Process:  designated containers for paper waste were placed around campus in offices and residence halls; collected paper is transported to paper recycling site
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship
  • FAITH & CULTURE LECTURE SERIES
    • Goal:  designed to take a social issue and help view it through the grid of Scripture (so as to integrate this Cornerstone into every Faith & Culture Series) and be able to assess and critique how it impacts us
    • Specific Topic:  FAITH & PUBLIC POLICY -- discussed the topics of applying our faith in the realms of politics, public opinion, political leadership, public policy, and public affairs
    • Process:
      • Speakers – Congressman Joe Pitts, Mr. Scott Rasmussen, Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Mr. Kelly Curry, Mr. Fred Wheba
      • Activities –
        • Chapel 1:  “A Kingdom Which Cannot Be Shaken”
        • Lead-On Session: “Leading with Conviction Despite Circumstance”
        • Panel Discussion: “How Faith Informs Public Policy”
        • Chapel 2 – “Faith & Public Policy”
        • Lunch Discussion: “Public Opinion Polling in American Politics”
        • Classroom Discussion: “Public Relations & Public Policy in the Nation’s Capitol”
    • Cornerstone:  Mission
  • TRAYLESS INITIATIVE
    • Goal:  to reduce food waste in cafeteria
    • Process:  trays were removed from the cafeteria (though available on request) to discourage collecting more food than will be eaten
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship
  • CAPSTONE PROJECTS
    • Goal:  to encourage departmental integration of the Cornerstone objectives in student coursework
    • Process:  academic departments were asked to designate a Capstone Project in their departmental field and specify their assessment of spiritual vitality and faith integration in their graduating seniors
  • RESIDENTIAL SPIRITUAL LIFE
    • Goal: to take the institutional goal of reading through the Scripture and increase awareness in the Residence Halls of this goal
    • Process:  student leaders publicized the goal of Reading through the Scripture in a Year
    • Cornerstone:  Scripture
  • END OF THE YEAR MOVE-OUT
    • Goal:  to reduce waste of reusable items such as furniture, small kitchen appliances and cookware, bedding, clothing
    • Process:  provided site for collection of items and encouraged students and faculty/staff to donate end-of-the-school-year dorm/home items which will be taken to a partner charity (Appalachia Mission of Hope)
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship

Fall 2010

  • CHAPEL INTEGRATION
    • Goal:  to coordinate the themes of Spiritual Vitality for the college community
    • Process:  representation of various chapels included…
      • Scripture: 
        • Fall Revival – Rev. Hule Goddard, Church of the Apostles – 09/13/10-09/17/10
        • “The Testing Of Job” – Rev. Jonathan Kerhoulas, City Life Church of Boston – 10/22/10
        • “Isaiah 53” – Dr. Mitch Glaser, President, Chosen People Ministries – 11/17/10
      • Holiness: 
        • Wesley Conference – Dr. Priscilla Pope-Levison & Dr. Roger Green – 10/04/10-10/06/10
        • “Perfecting Holiness” – Dr. Timothy Tennent, President, Asbury Theological Seminary – 11/29/10
      • Stewardship:
        • “When Good Intentions Aren’t Enough” – Peter Greer, President, HOPE Intl – 09/22/10
        • “Invisible Children Face to Face” – Invisible Children – 11/15/10
      • Mission: 
        • Summer Missions Chapel – 4 student speakers - 09/08/10
        • “The God In Me, You As the Church” – Colmon Eldridge, Kentucky Faith Based Initiatives – 09/10/10
        • Great Commission Congress – Oreon Trickey, LaSalle St. Church; Lisa Thompson, Salvation Army; Dr. Paul Rader, Salvation Army – 11/01/10-11/05/10
    • Cornerstone:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, Mission
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  • BIBLE READING GUIDE - New Testament
    • Goal:  to encourage the continuation of the combined effort started last semester for a common reading of Scripture throughout the campus community
    • Process:  Read the Bible in a Year Study Guides were distributed to campus by the President’s Office, and the President challenged students and faculty/staff to participate in community Bible reading of the New Testament
    • Cornerstone:  Scripture

  • RECYCLING TRAILER
    • Goal:  to streamline the recycling process to further decrease waste across campus 
    • Process:  a recycling container/trailer was obtained through a county grant, which will enable easier accumulation, storage, and disposal of multiple kinds of recycling, without the need for sorting and frequent transporting  
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship
  • FAITH & CULTURE LECTURE SERIES
    • Goal:  designed to take a social issue and help view it through the grid of Scripture (so as to integrate this Cornerstone into every Faith & Culture Series) and be able to assess and critique how it impacts us
    • Specific Topic:  FAITH & RELATIONSHIPS -- discussed topics related to purity, boundaries, and sexuality
    • Process:
      • Speakers – Rev. Steve DeNeff, Dr. Lisa McMinn
      • Activities –
        • Chapel 1: “Faith and Relationships”
        • Discussion Forum: “What’s the Point? Friendships, Dating, and Marriage”
        • Discussion Forum:  “One Size Fits All? All that Your Relationships Could Be…”
        • Chapel 2: “Sex and Sexuality: Learning from Frodo Baggins”
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship
  • REUSABLE “TO GO” CONTAINERS
    • Goal:  to eliminate the use and disposal of 3000 non-biodegradable styrofoam containers in the cafeteria each week 
    • Process: reusable “to go” containers were purchased and made available to the campus community
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship
  • WATER BOTTLE COVENANT
    • Goal:  to reduce use of disposable plastics and to encourage healthy nourishment of the body 
    • Process:  distributed reusable aluminum water bottles to and collected signed covenants from 320 students during New Student Orientation 
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship 
  •  CREATION CARE AWARENESS
    • Goal:  to publicize the university's actions toward creation care
    • Process:  featured in Green Awakenings journal (published by Renewal, a student-led creation care organization) as part of an evaluation of efforts for creation care of 50 Christian institutions of higher learning
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship

Spring 2011

  • CHAPEL INTEGRATION
    • Goal:  to coordinate the themes of Spiritual Vitality for the college community
    • Process:  representation of various chapels included…
      • Scripture: 
        • “A Mare Harnessed to One of Pharoah’s Chariots” (Song of Solomon 1:1-11) – Dr. Vic Hamilton – 02/14/11
      • Holiness: 
        • Wesley Covenant Chapel – 01/10/11
        • Holiness Emphasis Week – Dr. & Mrs. Wes Griffin, Intl Leadership Institute – 01/07/11-02/10/11
        • “Dirty Little Secret” – Craig Gross, xxxchurch.com – 02/21/11-02/23/11
      • Stewardship:
        • Faith & Literature – “Continuous, Partial Attention” – Prof. Nicole Mazzarella, Wheaton College – 03/28/10
        • Stewardship Week – Dr. Kevin Anderson, Professor, Asbury University; Jesse Correll, CEO,  First National Southern Bank; Dr. Richard Swenson, physician, futurist, author – 04/04/11-04/08/11
      • Mission: 
        • Spring Missions Chapel – Robert Clo, Pastor – 03/25/11
        • “A Cause Worth Living For, A Mission Worth Dying For” – Micah McElveen, President, Vapor Sports Ministries – 03/09/11
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    • Cornerstone:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, Mission
  • EXPANSION OF RECYCLING PROGRAM
    • Goal:  to increase the sphere of recycling to include aluminum, glass, and cardboard and to mainstream the process
    • Process:  30 additional recycling containers were purchased and distributed throughout campus to accommodate various recyclables
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship
  • IMPACT SPRING BREAK COMMUNITY OUTREACH
    • Goal:  to create awareness of the needs of Asbury’s neighbors and to reinforce that idea that being aware of the needs of others and being willing to step in and address these needs should be a way of life for all who follow the Lord
    • Process:  students participated in a two-day event during Spring Break for community service outreach to the AU Campus, City of Wilmore, Assurance for Life (pro-life ministry), and Providence School of Jessamine County (alternative school) by providing labor services.
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship, Mission
  • AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT:  MISSION FARM
    • Goal:  to create a learning environment of agriculture education and demonstrate practical use of existing property and programs through a joint project with AU’s Equine Center and Natural Sciences Department and the University of Kentucky 
    • Process:  convert unused AU land into a sustainable, mission-oriented farm to teach organic agricultural practices with minimal materials, knowledge which can be very beneficial on the mission field; use student labor rather than machines to sow and harvest crops; compost manure as well as food waste from the AU cafeteria to be used to replace/supplement commercial fertilizers; emphasize soil and water conservation 
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship, Mission 
  • FAITH & CULTURE LECTURE SERIES
    • Goal:  designed to take a social issue and help view it through the grid of Scripture (so as to integrate this Cornerstone into every Faith & Culture Series) and be able to assess and critique how it impacts us
    • Specific Topic:  FAITH & THE VIRTUAL WORLD -- discussed the issues which have surfaced since the arrival of current technologies and virtual reality
    • Process:
      • Speaker – Mr. Andy Crouch
      • Activities –
        • Chapel 1: “Virtually Yours”
        • Virtual Gaming Experience and Tournament
        • Facebook Obsession:  A Documentary and Discussion
        • 24-Hour Fast from Social Media
        • “Real-Life” Game Night
        • “Virtual Reality vs. Real-Life Experience” Coffee House Q&A
        • Chapel 2: “Playing God”
        • Lead-On Lunch Discussion 
    • Cornerstone:  Holiness, Mission
  • STEWARDSHIP WEEK
    • Goals:  to emphasize the important aspects of Stewardship of Time, Money, Body, and Talents 
    • Process:  focuses throughout the week included: 
      •  an initial chapel with an AU Bible professor giving the Biblical perspective of Stewardship 
      • Director of Center for Career & Calling presented “Stewardship of Calling” 
      • President of First Southern National Bank presented “Stewardship of Finances” 
      • Luce Center instructors presented “Stewardship of the Body” including health food vendors 
      •  Richard Swenson, author of Margins, presented “Stewardship of Time” 
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship
  • CHAPEL FOCUS GROUP
    • Goal:  to assess the chapel program for the 2010-11 academic year
    • Process:  an invitation to participate in 4 focus groups led by faculty/staff regarding chapel satisfaction; qualitative measure aids interpreting other numerical data collected for chapel
    • Cornerstone:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, Mission

Fall 2011

  • CHAPEL INTEGRATION
    • Goal:  to coordinate the themes of Spiritual Vitality for the college community
    • Process:  representation of various chapels included…
      • Scripture: 
        • 400th Commemoration of KJV Bible – “Lost in Translations?” - Dr. Lawson Stone, Asbury Theological Seminary – 10/24/11
      • Holiness: 
        • Fall Revival – Rev. Steve Schellin, Pastor, Southland Community Church – 09/12/11-09/16/11
        • “All or Nothing” – Rev. Kyle Idleman, Southeast Christian Church – 11/16/11
      • Stewardship:
        • “But I’m Not Good Enough” – Dr. David Ward, Indiana Wesleyan Church – 11/18/11
      • Mission: 
        •  “The Echo of Footsteps” – Billy & Joanna Coppedge, missionaries in Uganda – 09/07/11
        • “God’s Grace and Nuristani Goat Cheese” – Libby Little, medical aid in Afghanistan – 09/19/11
        • Summer Missions Chapel – 2 student speakers – 09/21/11
        • Great Commission Congress – Dr. Richard Bransford, medical missionary; Maj. Ron Busroe, Salvation Army – 10/31/11-11/04/11
    • Cornerstone:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, Mission
  • FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP COURSE
    • Goals:  to teach and encourage responsible financial spending and planning for students
    • Process:  A student-initiated proposal was approved for the formulation of this one-hour credit seminar class to be offered to students on a regular basis.  This course will be in partnership with First Southern National Bank who is contributing to the cost of materials as well as offering seminar leadership.  25 students attended the first course (maximum availability).
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship
  • FAITH & CULTURE LECTURE SERIES
    • Goal:  designed to take a social issue and help view it through the grid of Scripture (so as to integrate this Cornerstone into every Faith & Culture Series) and be able to assess and critique how it impacts us
    • Specific Topic:  FAITH IN AN UNFORGIVING CULTURE -- discussed the issue of one of the most divine, and one of the most difficult of Christian virtues: forgiveness
    • Process:
      • Speakers – Dr. Virginia Todd Holeman, Jim & Carol Shores of Acts of Renewal Drama Team, Mrs. Ellen Stamps
      • Activities –
        • Chapel 1: “Forgiving Fundamentals”
        • Icyizere: Hope: Film Screening and Panel Discussion
        • Forgiveness Eucharist (Asbury Theological Seminary)
        • Blood Done Sign My Name: Film Screening and Panel Discussion
        • Chapel 2: Acts of Renewal Drama Team: “The Art of Forgiveness”
        • Acts of Renewal interactive theatrical presentation: “Communicating with the Opposite Sex”
        • Chapel (Asbury Theological Seminary): Acts of Renewal – “The Art of Forgiveness—Real Stories, Real Music, Real Life”
        • Chapel 3: “Forgiveness with Corrie ten Boom”
        • Forgiveness Eucharist (Asbury Theological Seminary)
        • The Hiding Place: Film Screening and Panel Discussion
        • Chapel (Asbury Theological Seminary)
        • The Redemption of General Butt Naked: Film Screening and Panel Discussion 
    • Cornerstone:  Holiness
  • MISSION FARM SEMINAR
    • Goals:  to help students learn the information and skills needed to grow wholesome fruits, vegetables and livestock, and to be able to adapt that knowledge to any mission situation to which they are called
    • Process:  A one-credit-hour seminar met weekly in Fall 2011 to investigate the process of establishing a sustainable farm, including planting and harvesting, soil ecology and food preservation techniques.  In Spring 2012, another seminar focusing on animal husbandry was available.
    • Cornerstones:  Stewardship, Mission

Spring 2012

  • CHAPEL INTEGRATION
    • Goal:  to coordinate the themes of Spiritual Vitality for the college community
    • Process:  representation of various chapels included…
      • Scripture: 
        • “Opening God’s File for You” – Anita Keagy, Founder, JoyShop Ministries – 02/01/12
      • Holiness: 
        • Holiness Emphasis Week – Rev. Stan Key, Loudonville Community Church – 01/23/12-01/27/12
        • “Three Steps to Living in God’s Favor” – Capt. Alan Keiran, Chief of Staff, Chaplain Corps, USN (ret) – 03/05/12
      • Stewardship:
        • “The Real Me:  Creating an Environment of Grace” – John Lynch, author, Truefaced – 04/11/2
      • Mission: 
        • “Seeing the World Through a New Lens” - David Johnson, President, Silent Images – 03/21/12
        • Spring Missions Chapel – Reuben Langat, Asbury Theological Seminary – 03/28/12
        • Engaging Culture Weekend – “How to Respond to the Media, the World’s Most Influential Mission Field” – Karen Covell, Hollywood Prayer Network – 04/20/12
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    • Cornerstone:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, Mission
  • RECYCLING PROGRAM SUSTAINABILITY
    • Goals:  to integrate the maintenance of the current recycling program into the mainstream of the college responsibility rather than being committee-driven 
    • Process:  A proposal was submitted and approved for the Physical Plant Department to absorb the responsibilities of the Recycling Program. 
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship 
  • JOYSHOP MINISTRIES PRESENTATION
    • Goals:  to encourage and strengthen Scripture reading
    • Process:   A presentation by Anita Keagy of JoyShop Ministries included the distribution of 750 scripture journals in chapel for students to read through the Gospel of John.  100 students attended an additional three-hour seminar on incorporating scripture into their daily lives.
    • Cornerstone:  Scripture
  • ASHES TO FIRE DEVOTIONALS
    • Goals:  to encourage and strengthen Scripture reading
    • Process:  Ashes to Fire devotionals were distrusted to 250 students on Ash Wednesday
    • Cornerstone:  Scripture
  • FAITH & CULTURE LECTURE SERIES
    • Goal:  designed to take a social issue and help view it through the grid of Scripture (so as to integrate this Cornerstone into every Faith & Culture Series) and be able to assess and critique how it impacts us
    • Specific Topic:  FAITH IN A CULTURE OF COMPETITION – engaged discussion about competition—athletic, academic, social, or spiritual—and its implications for our Christian calling to love, and love well
    • Process:
      • Speakers – Joe Ehrmann, Max Appel, TK McKamy, Sarah Seaton, Chris Turner, Mark Whitworth
      • Activities –
        • Chapel 1: “Faith in a Competitive Society”
        • Panel Discussion:  “Sports and Media”
        • Lead-On Workshop: “Competition in the Workplace”
        • Asbury Eagles Basketball Game
        • Chapel 2: “Moses: Rebuilding Masculine & Feminine Identity”
        • Sports Leadership Presentation: “Techniques for Using Sports to Bring About Lasting Character Development in Youth” (Lexington Christian Academy Chapel)
        • Student-Athlete Seminar: “The Role of Faith in Sports and Competition”
    • Cornerstone:  Holiness, Mission

Fall 2012

  • CHAPEL INTEGRATION
    • Goal:  to coordinate the themes of Spiritual Vitality for the college community
    • Process:  representation of various chapels included…
      • Scripture: 
        • “The Story We Haven’t Heard” – Sean Gladding, author – 08/31/12
        • Fall Revival – Rev. Jorge Acevedo, Pastor, Grace Church, Cape Coral, FL – 3 chapels, 2 evening services – 09/07/12-09/14/12
      • Holiness: 
        • “American Exceptionalism” - Bob McEwen, former Congressman – 09/26/12 
        • “One New Man” -   Pastor David Davis, Kehilat HaCarmel, Haifa, Israel – 10/26/12 
      • Stewardship:
        • “Sabbath, Rest, and Balance” – Nancy & Emma Sleeth, Blessed Earth – 09/28/12
        • “God Will Use Whatever You Give” – Kim Meeder, Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch – 10/05/12
      • Mission: 
        • Summer Missions Chapel - 2 student speakers – 09/07/12
        • “The Follower Jesus Looks For” – Tim Davis, English Language Institute/China – 10/10/12
        • Great Commission Congress  – Todd Ahrend, The Traveling Team; Betsy Hall Ledoux, Samaritan’s Purse; Dr. Kay Rader, The Salvation Army – 10/26/12-11/02/12
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    • Cornerstone:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, Mission
  • AMBASSADOR HIGHLIGHTS
    • Goal:  to examine the Cornerstone values with an eye toward exploring the way in which each one has shaped Asbury’s past, lives in its present, and guides its future
    • Process:  A different Cornerstone will be highlighted in each edition of the university Ambassador magazine: 
      • Summer 2012 edition – Scripture
      • Fall 2012 edition - Mission
    • Cornerstone:  Scripture, Mission
  • FAITH & CULTURE LECTURE SERIES
    • Goal:  to engage ethical issues present in the marketplace and global political arena related to the business world and political our students will soon enter
    • Specific Topic:  LEADING WITH INTEGRITY
    • Process: 
      • Speakers: Paul Petrie (Leadership Strategist, Brussels, Belgium) and Dr. John Begley (Chancellor, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY) + 19 community leaders
      • Activities:
        • Chapel 1: “What One Thing?”
        • Chapel 2: “Managing Life’s Challenges”
      • 25 classroom visits
      • Lunch sessions with students
      • Student Government gatherings
      • Athletic team gatherings
      • ROTC breakfast
      • High school conferences
    • Cornerstones:  Holiness, Mission
  • ONLINE DEVOTIONS
    • Goal:  To offer all constituencies of the Asbury community a brief resource for their spiritual formation, which directly contributes to their growing understanding of Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship and Mission
    • Process:  Several faculty and staff members were asked to submit a devotional on each of the cornerstones.  A “Weekly Devotionals” selection was added to the website homepage, and the weekly devotional is posted on the Cornerstone webpage each week.
    • Cornerstone:  all

Spring 2013

  • CHAPEL INTEGRATION
    • Goal:  to coordinate the themes of Spiritual Vitality for the college community
    • Process:  representation of various chapels included…
      • Scripture: 
        • “The Mind of Christ: How Do We Know It?” – Dr. Burnam Reynolds, Professor, Asbury University – 02/04/13
      • Holiness: 
        • Wesley Covenant Chapel – 01/11/13
        • Holiness Emphasis Week – Dr. Steve DeNeff, College Wesleyan Church, and Dr. Dave Ward, Indiana Wesleyan University – 01/28/13-02/01/13
      • Stewardship:
        • “The Secret to a Successful Life of Ministry” – Dr. Keenon Vaughan, Founder, Downline Ministries – 01/23/13
      • Mission: 
        • “For Such a Time as This” - Compassion Chapel – Laurie Polich Short, Ocean Hills Covenant Church – 01/16/13
        • Student Outreach Chapel – 6 student speakers - 02/06/13
        • Spring Missions Chapel – 2 student speakers - 03/25/13
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    • Cornerstone:  Scripture, Holiness, Stewardship, Mission
  • AMBASSADOR HIGHLIGHTS
    • Goal:  to examine the Cornerstone values with an eye toward exploring the way in which each one has shaped Asbury’s past, lives in its present, and guides its future
    • Process:  A different Cornerstone will be highlighted in each edition of the university Ambassador magazine: 
      • Winter President’s Annual Report 2013 – Stewardship
      • Spring 2013 edition - Holiness
    • Cornerstone:  Stewardship, Holiness
  • CORNERSTONE CHAPEL
    • Goal:  to further educate and shape student understanding of the Cornerstones
    • Process:  a chapel was designated for Cornerstone emphasis with a different student highlighting each cornerstone and a faculty member summarizing the overall mission of the Cornerstone Project
      • Speakers – Dr. Paul Vincent, Katherine Pittman, Alexander Johnson, Joshua Friedeman, Megan Kuhl
    • Cornerstone:  all
  • STUDENT RENEWAL & REVIVAL
    • Goal:  to bring student voices to the forefront in presenting the meaning and application of the Cornerstones to the rest of campus
    • Process:  Student Renewal and Revival chose the Cornerstones as their theme for this year and had four services—each dedicated to one of the Cornerstones
    • Cornerstone:  all