Statement of Antiracism

The pandemic of COVID-19, the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, and the worldwide protests regarding racism and police brutality have compelled us, the leadership of Belmont Wesley Fellowship, to listen, pray, and now speak. We give thanks for the many other organizations who have issued statements, particularly the Wesley Foundation at the University of Memphis on whose statement we have patterned our own. Here are our thoughts and commitments. The Read more…

A Living Dream

This photo was taken three years ago during our Spring Break Immersion Trip to Memphis. During our trip, we visited the National Civil Rights Museum and the Lorraine Motel where The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. The wreath marks the place he stood on the balcony when he was shot. Our campus ministry has always focused on God’s complete and perfect love for all God’s children. As such, we feel a responsibility Read more…

Holy Week 2018 Devotion – Maundy Thursday

John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, Read more…

Holy Week 2018 Devotion – Wednesday

John 13:21-32 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. So while reclining next to Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?” Jesus answered, “It is the one Read more…

Holy Week 2018 Devotion – Tuesday

John 12:20-36 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and Read more…

Holy Week 2018 Devotion – Monday

John 12:1-11 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him.Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his Read more…

Seeking to Live God’s Dream

In the next few days, many parents will watch their children take their initial steps as a college student. For some parents, it might be their first child to attend college – and perhaps even the first of their family. This time always holds excitement but also anxiety from student and parent alike. I can imagine that the events of last week in Charlottesville and continued racial tensions in the U.S. have only added to Read more…

NEXT

A month ago, eight students from Belmont Wesley Fellowship attended the NEXT Conference in Atlanta. The conference focused on helping students discern their next steps after graduation. Speakers and presenters shared about the necessity of living from a sense of calling and pursuing the dreams God has given us. As always, we are deeply thankful for the generosity that makes it possible for students to enjoy these life-shaping experiences. Here is what NEXT meant for Read more…

The Struggle of College Life

This post about our recent retreat is written by Ally Webb, Class of 2020. College is a struggle. Fighting to keep up with academics, social life, and well-being quickly becomes exhausting. This struggle of maintaining all of these aspects can grow to be too much. So we retreat. Belmont Wesley Fellowship took the time to get away from campus for a day to forget about the college struggle. We spent time in the outdoors at Read more…

Creativity and College Students

When I was in college my life revolved around music. I never took a class in the music department (a fact that I now deeply regret) but even still, music consumed my life. I played in several bands and constantly sought new partners for collaboration. With friends and strangers I attended concerts near and far. Once I drove ten hours to a place I had never visited in order to sleep in my car in Read more…