Holiness Emphasis Week to Focus on Freedom

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University will explore themes of freedom and Christian faith with two guest speakers during Holiness Emphasis Week (Jan. 28-Feb. 1).

An annual event, Holiness Emphasis Week is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff at the University to focus specifically on a concept that is implicit in the day-to-day life of the institution: pursuit of the presence of God. While topics such as holiness, Scripture, mission and stewardship — Asbury’s cornerstones of spiritual vitality — are addressed in three campus-wide Chapel events every week, Holiness Emphasis Week allows for more time to process through all the implications of a holy life.

Holiness Emphasis Week will take place Jan. 28-Feb. 1.
Holiness Emphasis Week will take place Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

“Holiness is very much an inward transformation of the heart that is visible through outward transformation of the way we live,” said Greg Haseloff, campus chaplain and associate dean of campus ministries. “As Dr. Steve DeNeff and Dr. David Ward come to lead this important week of the year, we are extremely grateful to have two men whose teaching and preaching have helped so many to walk deeper in their relationship with Jesus. We hope many students and people who are a part of the Asbury family and the Wilmore community will join us during our evening worship time at 7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.”

This year’s speakers are DeNeff, senior pastor of College Wesleyan Church in Marion, Ind., and Ward, associate dean of the School of Theology and Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University.

DeNeff is no stranger to the Asbury campus, having spoken during Holiness Emphasis Week in 2010 and at Chapel in 2011. In addition to being a frequent contributor to Wesleyan periodicals, Steve travels extensively as a speaker to conferences, camps and retreats, and is active in the training and development of new ministers. His books include “Way of Holiness,” “More than Forgiveness,” “7 Virtues” and “Soulshift: The Measure of a Life Transformed.”

Ward received an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Practical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He taught homiletics and Christian ministries at IWU from 2006 to 2007 and was a teaching fellow during his time at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Schedule of events
All Chapel and worship services take place in Hughes Auditorium

Monday, Jan. 28
10 a.m. — Chapel, Dr. Steve DeNeff
7 p.m. — Worship Service
 
Tuesday, Jan. 29
11:30 a.m. — Faculty luncheon, Dr. Steve DeNeff (Dougherty Dining Hall)
7 p.m. — Worship Service
 
Wednesday, Jan. 30
10 a.m. — Chapel, Panel: Dr. Steve DeNeff & Dr. David Ward
7 p.m. — Worship Service
 
Thursday, Jan. 31
7 p.m. — Worship Service
 
Friday, Feb. 1
10 a.m. — Chapel, Dr. David Ward

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