Photo Gallery: Robert F. Boyd Institute 2016
On March 28 and 29, Virginia Wesleyan College hosted the Robert F. Boyd Institute (formerly known as the Continuing Education Series). Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker served as key presenter at the event, titled “The Future Identity and Mission of the Church.” Bishop Whitaker addressed the historic changes in the relation of the church to today’s culture. He proposed an understanding of the identity and mission of the church that is rooted in Primitive Christianity and the Wesleyan heritage and its relevance to the emerging new role of the church in westernized societies. Recently renamed to honor one of the founding members of the College’s Board of Trustees, the Institute pays tribute to Bob Boyd, now a Trustee Emeritus who remains very involved and committed to the College. The annual seminar awards one continuing education unit for clergy, who travel from all parts of the state to participate. For more information, contact VWC Chaplain Rev. Greg West at email@example.com or Kelly Roenker, Coordinator of the Boyd Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org.