Wilmore Camp Meeting to Explore ‘Defining Moments’
WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University will welcome the Wilmore Camp Meeting to campus on July 20-25 for a week of spiritual renewal and fellowship.
This year’s evening speaker is Stan Key, president of the Francis Asbury Society in Wilmore and a familiar face around campus. Key graduated from Asbury in 1975 and returned to Wilmore in March 2014 after 10 years of missionary service in France and 18 years as pastor at Loudonville Community Church in Albany, N.Y. He will preach on “Defining Moments,” examining Biblical characters such as Moses, Jacob, Peter, Martha and even Jesus to see how one divine moment in time changed everything.
“My prayer is that as we examine how God worked in the lives of others, the Holy Spirit will be able to work in transformative ways in our lives as well,” Key said.
This year’s morning Bible study will be led by Jordan Guy, pastor at Nicholasville (Ky.) Church of Christ. He is pursuing a doctoral degree in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. Kerry Dorrell, pastor of missions and music at First Alliance Church in Lexington, Ky., will serve as music worship leader.
The relationship between Asbury and the Wilmore Camp Meeting goes back more than 100 years to the early 20th century, when Asbury founder John Wesley Hughes launched the first tent meeting less than two miles from Asbury’s current location. In 2011, the camp meeting moved from its traditional campground to the Asbury campus, where its focus on Wesleyan holiness continues.
Evening services will take place Sunday-Thursday at 7 p.m. in Hughes Auditorium. Bible study will take place Monday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Room 214 of Reasoner Hall. Childcare is available at Mt. Freedom Baptist Church, across Main Street from the Asbury campus, beginning 20 minutes before each gathering.