2020 Meeting

The 55th Meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society will be held at Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO March 6-7, 2020. The theme for the meeting is: ‘Powers and Principalities’: Christian Complicity, Confession, and Confrontation. The Keynote Address will be given by Rev. Dr.  Randy Woodley and the Presidential Address by Christina Smerick, Northwest Nazarene University. The Wesleyan Philosophical Society, The Wesleyan Historical Society, and The Wesleyan Liturgical Society will all hold pre-conference meetings. Please make plans to join us for the conference.

2020 Conference Registration and Membership Renewal

2020 Poster

2020 Call for Papers

2020 Paper Proposal Form (Due September 30, 2019)

2020 Keynote: Rev. Woodley is a Keetoowah Cherokee (legal descendent) teacher, poet, activist, former pastor, missiologist and historian. Woodley received his baccalaureate degree from Rockmont College in Denver, Colorado. He was ordained to the ministry through the American Baptist Churches in the USA in Oklahoma after graduating with a Masters of Divinity degree from Eastern Seminary (now Palmer Seminary), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Randy's Ph.D. is in Intercultural Studies from Asbury Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky.

** Shuttle Options between Hotel and Airport and between Hotel and NTS.

Local students are willing to provide a ride between airport and conference hotel for $40 each way.

Local students are also willing to provide transportation between conference hotel and NTS for $12 each way. If interested in any of these please contact persons individually.

Jenee Noriega (jnoriega@cnm.edu/505-261-8903)

Melissa Cabrera (melissa.cabrera@nts.edu/530-405-7507)

Esther L Fairbanks (esther.fairbanks@nts.edu/816-728-1777)

CONFERENCE HOTEL:  Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza (3.7 miles to NTS)    

One East 45th Street, KC, MO 64111/ Phone: 816-753-7400/ Fax 816-561-2547

Rate: $119/ Night (+ Taxes) 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOOKING BY PHONE OR ONLINE:   Below is the online booking link for your block. After clicking on the link, you should be redirected to the Holiday Inn website where you can book reservations. The group code (WES) that is specific to your group will automatically populate. This will allow guests to book reservations for the specific dates (March 4-6).  If anyone would like to book outside of these dates, please contact the hotel. Reservation requests outside of the block dates can be booked upon availability. If guests would like to call in and make reservations, please call 1-866-280-6326. Please note that the cutoff date for guests booking reservations is February 3, 2020. This is the last day we can guarantee a reservation be booked in this group block at the contracted rate. 

Booking Link for WTS Hotel Reservations


Wesleyan Theological Journal Submission Guidelines (Click on link)

We encourage all authors of papers at the annual meeting to submit proposals for publication in our WTJ. Each Spring journal is a compilation of selected papers from the previous year's meeting.

Persons are also encouraged to submit other work for possible publication in the Fall WTJ. Click on link above for more information and the process of submission.