Here’s a development I’m excited about.
Early in October a new website will launch called “A Wesleyan Accent.” The purpose of the overall project represented by the Wesleyan Accent website is laid out on its Facebook page:
“A Wesleyan Accent is a web-based ministry that will launch in October, 2013 and provide free and subscription resources for Christian spiritual formation, catechesis, and discipleship in the Wesleyan way.”
The page goes on to give descriptions about the Wesleyan Accent project related to its mission and the content that it will offer:
By clearly articulating the Wesleyan understanding of Christian faith, A Wesleyan Accent seeks to strengthen discipleship, empower mission and evangelism, cultivate ministry gifts of young leaders, and nurture the professional and service life of young theologians.
A Wesleyan Accent is a web-based ministry providing free & subscription resources for Christian spiritual formation, catechesis, and discipleship in the Wesleyan way. Free resources include blogs, sermons, articles, book reviews, and videos from leading voices in the Wesleyan family. “Discipleship in the Wesleyan Way” (or DWW) is the subscription portion of the site. Individuals and churches can purchase annual subscriptions, which provide access to an extensive library of small group lessons on all aspects of Christian theology. Additionally, DWW supports discipleship and small group development by providing resources for both leaders and participants through its platform of customizable curriculum planning and private group portals for ongoing communication and additional resourcing.
One of the reasons the Wesleyan Accent project is exciting to me personally is that I’m going to be a part of it. My writing will be featured on the free portion of the website and will appear monthly. The potential for Wesleyan Accent seems sky-high to me. Along with the development of Ministry Matters and Seedbed, this is a sign that Wesleyan theologians and pastors are taking cyberspace seriously as a place to engage in ministry from a Wesleyan perspective at a high level. This move is crucial to the intellectual development of our tradition and the engagement of our tradition with other religious perspectives and the culture at large.
Check the Facebook page for further updates leading up to the October launch of the website. I will also notify my readers on this site of Wesleyan Accent developments, including when my own articles appear on the site.