Asbury Seminary, Bread for the World Institute and Eastern University have come together to examine the connection between evangelical advocacy and U.S. foreign assistance. This partnership brings together a depth of experience and expertise from these three diverse institutions to focus on the critical, related issues of global poverty and advocacy in our time. Search the database now!
There are 1.9 billion people who are have never heard of Jesus. To reach these people, Asbury Theological Seminary seeks to provide the best training of laborers for the harvest. Asbury Seminary was founded more than 80 years ago to prepare theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women to evangelize and to spread scriptural holiness throughout the world. Asbury Seminary is rooted in a rich Wesleyan heritage that cultivates a vibrant spiritual life while providing sound scriptural scholarship and practical ministry preparation.
Asbury Seminary has graduated more than 9,000 men and women who now minister on six different continents and in 63 foreign countries. People who have been sent out from Asbury Seminary are helping men and women who are trapped in prostitution in India, sharing Christ with hopeless orphans in Africa, planting churches where Christians are executed, translating the Bible into little-known languages, and teaching the name of Christ at seminaries in politically charged countries. Asbury Seminary graduates are brilliant, passionate people. Many are entrepreneurs who fearlessly plow new ground for the Church.
One way the Seminary seeks to share the love of Christ with the world is through educating students on Christian advocacy and foreign assistance. The Seminary’s E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism helps further that goal. It opened at the Seminary in 1983 to provide students with an intercultural approach to missiology and evangelism. The School seeks to prepare graduates for an effective ministry amidst various cultures, religious traditions, and worldviews; and despite the social, political and economic struggles of today’s shrinking planet and the changing world Church.
Who We Are
Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute educates its network, opinion leaders, policy makers, and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad. Bread for the World is a partner organization of Bread for the World Institute is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, we provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities where we live.We can end hunger in our time. Everyone, including our government, must do their part. With the stroke of a pen, policies are made that redirect millions of dollars and affect millions of lives. By making our voices heard in Congress, we make our nation’s laws more fair and compassionate to people in need.
What We Do
Bread for the World members write personal letters and emails and meet with our members of Congress. Working through our churches, campuses, and other organizations, we engage more people in advocacy. Each year, Bread for the World invites churches across the country to take up a nationwide Offering of Letters to Congress on an issue that is important to hungry and poor people. As a non-profit, Bread for the World works in a bipartisan way. Our network of thousands of individual members, churches, and denominations ensures Bread’s presence in all U.S. congressional districts. Together, we build the political commitment needed to overcome hunger and poverty.
How You Can Help
God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors, whether they live in the next house, the next state, or the next continent. Confronting the problem of hunger can seem overwhelming. What can one person do? Plenty—and Bread for the World can help.
Bread’s Three Year Plan
Learn more about Bread’s upcoming work in A Time to Change History for Hungry People: Bread for the World’s Three-Year Plan for 2010-2012.
The mission of Eastern University begins and ends with addressing the needs of the world in the name of Jesus Christ. This mission is reflected both in the University motto of “Faith, Reason, and Justice” and in the motto of the school’s Palmer Theological Seminary: “The Whole Gospel for the Whole World Through Whole Persons.”
The goal of all of Eastern’s academic programs is to develop people of faith who will enhance the quality of the church and society. However, some programs focus specifically on serving those most in need, both in the U.S. and in nations around the globe. Our School of Leadership and Development in the Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies, for example, hosts four of those programs: an MBA in Economic Development, an MA in International Development, an MA in Organizational Leadership, and an MS in NonProfit Management.
Our thousands of graduates from these programs are working in Christian development and other nonprofit organizations, mission agencies, churches, for-profit, government, and multilateral organizations in the United States and around the world. Building on this rich tradition, we have endeavored to continue to craft our programs so that they are academically rigorous, intense, and current, rooted in God’s Word. Our vision is that our students, alumni, staff, and faculty, drawn together by our programs and acting humbly and prayerfully through their faith, be used by God to create relationships and advance knowledge and practices to transform lives, organizations, communities, and societies in a way that glorifies Christ.