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Francis Asbury Award

What: A non-monetary award to recognize and encourage support of higher education ministries within the United Methodist Church. The award will offer recognition to individuals who have made a significant contribution to fostering the church’s ministries in higher education at the local, district or annual conference level of the church. The name is based on Bishop Asbury’s admonition to the people called Methodist to erect a school in the vicinity of every church “...to give the key of knowledge in a general way to your children, and those of the poor in the vicinity of your small towns and villages.”

Who: All persons, clergy or lay, employed or volunteer, who are members of The United Methodist Church who:

  • are active in supporting, strengthening and promoting the church’s work in higher education ministries (schools, colleges, campus ministries, scholarships, Black College Fund, Africa University) at the annual conference, district or local church level;
  • offer outstanding leadership, above and beyond basic responsibilities, to help bring heightened awareness to the significance of the church’s higher education ministries;
  • are involved in efforts in agreement with the direction and policy concerns of the annual conference board of higher education and campus ministry and the Division of Higher Education of the General Board of higher Education and Ministry.

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Other documents for Kentucky Conference Higher Education Team

Book of Discipline Paragraph related to Higher Education and Campus Ministry

  Paragraph 634

Higher Education Assessment Manual Created 2005, Revised 2007

  Assessment Manual

Task Force Recommendation as Amended and Passed at Annual Conference 2011

  Amended Doc