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9-25 | Barclay College Symposium | Dr. Dave Williams to Present Dissertation Manny Garcia to Respond

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

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Inaugural Institute Symposium | Barclay College | March 4

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

I wanted to share a unique opportunity with you to join in the Inaugural “Robert Barclay Institute” symposium on Saturday morning March 4.  A brief understanding about the Robert Barclay Institute is as follows:


This scholarly resource supports Barclay College’s efforts to give historic Quaker thought a vibrant place in campus life and to allow Robert Barclay and other early Quaker voices to speak effectively in today’s world. The goals and aims of the Robert Barclay Institute fall under the identity, mission, and strategic plan objectives of Barclay College. This institute is made up of faculty, administrators, students, alumni, affiliated scholars and constituents.


  • Research the early voice (writings) of our Quaker leaders
  • Articulate ways the early Quaker movement speak into today’s culture
  • Reinvigorate evangelical expressions of Historic Quaker Faith and Practice
  • Connect contemporary Social Issues with evangelical Quaker Faith and Practice

Nurture Vocation and Calling amongst evangelical Quaker Christians

Here are the details about the presentation:

Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. (brunch to follow)
Student Center – Gathering Room
Theme: All Are One in Christ Jesus: The Social Justice Actions of Early Quakers as an Example to Contemporary American Evangelicalism
Presenter: Derek Brown, PhD
Responder: Aaron Stokes, MA in Quaker Studies, student
Moderator: Kevin Mortimer, PhD abd

Details for the gathering can also be found by clicking here.

I will share more info in the future about this Institute, but wanted to make you aware of this forthcoming opportunity.

Inaugural RB Institute Symposium Brochure

– Jesse Penna, Student Ministries Director

The Journey Project

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

The Journey Project Internship – John Larson

Last summer the Wichita area Tribe of Friends and the EFC-MAYM Home Missions Board began praying, dreaming and ultimately planning together for a summer missional community internship. While we had originally hoped to have a small group of interns this summer, God opened up the door for just one: John Larson. John is a Barclay College student. He finished up his first year this spring and joined us in Wichita early this summer. John has brought with him a wealth of life experiences and a heart for God and for people at the margins.imageimage (1)

The primary goal of the Journey Project Internship is to practice learning about what God is doing in a particular location, a specific place…to learn who the people are, their culture, their beliefs..to find out what the harvest field looks like from within, and also to learn from and walk alongside the harvest force already working to bring the Gospel of the Kingdom in this place. John has been a faithful learner this summer. We look forward to what God has planned for him on his journey ahead. 

John will share more about his “Journey Project” in Wichita this summer at the EFC-MAYM Ministry Conference during the Home Missions Board Meeting Thursday, July 21st at 2pm. Pictured is John helping with the ESL Class at Evergreen Library as well as helping to clean out the Elpisimage (2)Locker for a clothing distribution to those in need.

– Carrie Corliss, Wichita, KS

A Note From Dave’s Desk

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Jesse Penna

Following an extensive discernment process, I am happy to announce that EFC-MAYM and Barclay College have entered into a new and strategic partnership that we believe will strengthen our shared commitment to student ministries, not only within Mid-America, but among Evangelical Friends across the country and around the world.

Jesse Penna, our current Associate Superintendent for Student Ministries, has accepted an invitation to serve as the new Professor of Youth Ministry at Barclay, beginning August 1, 2016.  In this new role, Jesse will be devoting 4/5 (80%) of his time to Barclay during the academic year (August-May) and will continue to devote 1/5 (20%) of his time to serving as Director of Student Ministries for EFC-MAYM. Because he will be on a 9-month contract with the college, his summers (May-July) will be free to lead and/or participate in additional ministries on behalf of EFC-MAYM as well (camps, mission trips, wilderness retreat, ministry conference, etc.).  Adam Monaghan will be moving from 3/4 time to full-time to help cover a good portion of the administrative oversight for our student ministries.

Please hold Jesse and Abby and their family in your prayers as they transition to this new role in the coming months, and remember our entire leadership team as we make all of  the necessary adjustments as well.  The best is yet to come!

– David O. Williams, General Superintendent

Discover Barclay College | April 14-15

Monday, March 7th, 2016

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There is no better way to experience life at Barclay College than by visiting campus. That is why we would like to invite you to our spring preview event, Discover BC 2016, April 14th and 15th. Come and stay in the dorms, visit classes, tour campus and catch a glimpse of what Barclay College is all about.

A schedule of the event and more details can be found on the back of this page. You can register for Discover BC 2016 at http://www.barclaycollege.edu/forms/discover.html. Please join us for this special event April 14th and 15th.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

– Justin Kendall and Tiffany Van Dame, BC Admissions

Discover BC 2016
Spring Preview Event

Thursday, April 14

7:00-9:00pm       Registration

9:00pm               Event Orientation

Friday, April 15

8:00am               Breakfast

9:00am               Class Options

10:00am             Class Options

10:50am             Chapel

12:00pm             Lunch

1:00pm               Campus Tour

5:30pm               Dinner

7:00pm               With Everything

Saturday, April 16 (optional)

10:30am             Brunch

Housing: Students will be assigned to dorm rooms for Thursday evening. If needed, housing can be provided Friday night as well (no charge). Limited housing options are available for parents. Please contact the Admissions Department for more details.

Meals: All meals on Friday and Saturday are offered at no cost.

Contact Information:

1-800-862-0226                           admissions@barclaycollege.edu

Barclay College Receives Grant

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-01-01 at 1.22.17 PMBarclay College recently received a grant from the Lilly Foundation to begin a Youth Theology Institute for high school students.  The grants are part of the Endowment’s commitment to identify and cultivate a cadre of theologically minded youth who will become leaders in church and society. Barclay is among a select group of private four-year colleges and universities around the nation to receive the grant.  “These colleges and universities are well-positioned to reach out to high school students in this way,” said Dr. Christopher L. Coble, vice president for religion at the Endowment. “They have outstanding faculty in theology and religion who know how to help young people explore the wisdom of religious traditions and apply these insights to contemporary challenges.”

Brockie Follette has been appointed to serve as director of the program and Matt Macy will serve as the assistant director.

A copy of the official press release can be found here.

– David O. Williams, General Superintendent

Barclay College: A Transforming Community

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Barclay College Steve Teter Memorial Golf Tournament

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

2015 Golf Tournament

From Dave’s Desk

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Dave WilliamsCheck out this link for important information on new and expanded degree offerings from the Barclay College School of Graduate Studies. Each of these master’s programs hold great potential for both personal enrichment and professional development for our current and prospective EFC-MAYM pastors and church leaders. Click on the links for complete details.

This is also a good time to offer a quick reminder that financial assistance is available for graduate theological education through the Leach Scholarship for evangelical Friends leaders as well. An application is available on our website here.

-David O. Williams, General Superintendent

Barclay College School of Graduate Studies

Monday, March 30th, 2015


Family Ministries

The Master of Arts in Family Ministries (MAFM) combines Biblical theology and practical understanding about families with a strong emphasis on personal growth and reflection. Families, both good and bad, are in the business of reproducing themselves. Many individuals recognize the brokenness that is passed down through their family and yet feel helpless to remedy that pain. Even healthy families have their challenges, but God’s promise is that individuals and families can endure, strengthen each other, and achieve the health and longevity that we all believe a family should experience.



Pastoral Ministries

The Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministries (MAPM) combines the study of theology and the Bible with proven principles and best practices for effectiveness in pastoral ministry. This concentration is especially designed to meet the needs of those who feel called to serve as a lead pastor or in another pastoral ministry position in a local church setting. Church leaders and elders who serve in a variety of leadership roles will also find benefit in this program and become better prepared to equip others for ministry.



Quaker Studies

The Master of Arts in Quaker Studies (MAQS) offers a rich examination of the Quaker (Friends) movement from an evangelical perspective, including its unique history, deep convictions, distinctive practices, and sense of purpose. This program is for church leaders, professionals, and anyone who would like to discover more about the Friends Church and its place in our world today.



Spiritual Formation

The Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation (MASF) recognizes that fulfillment in life and effectiveness in ministry increase as a person is shaped and conformed into the image of Christ. With its integration of Christian theology, Christian spirituality, and Christian community, the MASF program offers students a unique learning experience and opportunity to grow intellectually, spiritually, and holistically. Any church leader and follower of Christ will be stirred, challenged, and find personal benefit in this program.



Transformational Leadership

The Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership (MATL) integrates the best of the scholarly research and literature on leadership with a firm Biblical and theological foundation for effectiveness. This interdisciplinary emphasis is anchored in the application of transformational leadership theory and Christian theology to prepare men and women for leadership and service in a variety of settings. It is an ideal emphasis for anyone who works with people in any position of ministry, leadership, service, or profession, including: corporate, government, non-profit, faith-based, and community organizations.




For details, visit website here or contact Lisa Christensen, Director of Graduate Student Services.
Phone: 620.862.5252
Email: lisa.christensen@barclaycollege.edu



Barclay College Discover Days 2015

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Discover 2014 GraphicThere is no better way to experience life at Barclay College than by visiting campus. That is why we would like to invite you to our spring preview event, Discover BC 2015, April 9th-10th. This event is in conjunction with our annual Spiritual Formation Conference as well as With Everything, an evening of worship. Come and stay in the dorms, visit classes, tour campus and be challenged in your walk with Christ through chapel and worship.

Please join us for this special event April 9th and 10thTo register go online to our website.

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We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

– Justin Kendall and Tiffany Van Dame | BC Admissions