Summit Youth Academy at Southwestern College deepens faith and broadens perspectives of youth

For seven days at the end of July, 36 rising high school juniors and seniors from around Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and as far away as Mexico attended the Summit Youth Academy on the campus of Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. The Summit, which was designed by the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship and others at the college, focused on helping young people hear God through practicing spiritual disciplines, understanding the Wesleyan faith, learning missional approaches to poverty, and discerning a vocational call. “When we arrived on Sunday afternoon, none of us…continue reading →

Guidero Announced as 2015-2016 Visiting Scholar

The Institute for Discipleship is pleased to announce that Kirsten Guidero will be our visiting scholar for the 2015-2016 school year. Kirsten is a Ph.D. candidate from Marquette University. She received her B.A. from the University of Chicago where she graduated with general and departmental honors, and made the dean’s list each year. She then received a master’s degree from Wheaton College, once again earning honors by being awarded the coveted Kantzer Award in historical and systematic theology.continue reading →

Matt Sigler Takes Over as Campus Minister

Matthew Sigler has been selected to be the campus minister for the 2014-15 school year at Southwestern College.  He takes over for Ashlee Alley who left SC for a position with the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church. Sigler is in his second year at Southwestern College.  He spent last year teaching as a visiting scholar.  Prior to coming to SC, Sigler lived in Boston while attending Boston University as he studied for his Ph. D in liturgical studies. Sigler earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Huntingdon College…continue reading →