Christian Alsted

My name is Christian Alsted I am 54 years old married to Elisabeth Flinck since june 1984. We have three children Sara (23) studying Communications and Culture & Language encounter - Mathias (21) studying journalism and Caroline (17) at the gymnasium.

Elisabeth is a teacher Orestadsskolen - a brand new school with a virtual esthetic profile that is being built. Her main thing is creative school development, crafts (not least sewing), reading, running and gardening.

I have been a pastor in the United Methodist Church for 25 years - 20 years were in Copenhagen. Apart from being a bishop which I enjoy immensely, I enjoy playing guitar, singing in a gospel choir (Revelation Gospel Choir), listening to music, reading, working out and playing squash.


My life (or at least some of it) before I was elected bishop in February 2009

Education:

Graduated from the Horsens Gymnasium 1980. Diploma from Överås, the UMC Theological Seminary in Gothenburg, Sweden 1984. Ordained Deacon 1984. Advance course of study for ordained ministry 1984-86. Ordained Elder 1986. Beeson Pastor, Asbury Theological Seminary, KY, USA 1999-2000. Doctor of Ministry, Asbury Theological Seminary, KY, USA 1999-2002. Certified Leader of Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) 2007. Studying for Diploma in Leadership 2007 expected to graduate in 2010.

Appointments in the United Methodist Church:

Esbjerg-Varde 1984-1989, Svendborg (2002-2004); The International Methodist Church, Copenhagen 2004- (supervising elder), District Superintendent 2001-2007, Copenhagen, Jerusalemskirken1989-

Served on Committees in the United Methodist Church

Danish Methodist Church: Board of National Youth Organization (MU) 1985-1987, Chair of National Youth Organization (MU) 1987-1993, Boardmember of  National Children and Youth Organization (MBUF) 1987-1993, National Board of Church and Society UMC 1984-1987, Chair of Methodist Historical Society 1989- , Board of Ordained Ministry 1992-1997, Chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry UMC 1997-2001, The Board of Evangelism 1997-2001, Chair of National Hymnal Committee UMC 1994-2006, National Church Board UMC 2001-2007, Chair of National Church Board UMC 2008-.

General Conference and Central Conference:

Nordic Methodist Youth Council (MNUR) 1987-1989, Chair Nordic Methodist Youth Council (MNUR) 1989-1993, The Annual Conference of the British Methodist Church 1993. Central Conference Board of Evangelism 1996-2000, Delegate to General Conference UMC 1996-2000, Delegate to Central Conference UMC 1992-1996, 1996-2000, 2005-2008, The General Board of Discipleship – Board of Directors 1996-2004.

Ecumenical representation:

Chair of Copenhagen Gospel Festival Committee 1992-1999, Copenhagen Gospel Festival Committee 2004-, Danish Bible Society 1994-1998, Danish Church Days 1989-1992, The Lausanne Committee 2002-2004, Evangelical Alliance 2004-2006, The Dansk Willow Creek Committee 2003-2006. Numerous local ecumenical committees since 1984.

Committees outside the Church:

Vuggestuen ved Jerusalemskirken, chair of the board (1992-1998), Sølvgade School Board (2000-2004), Advisory Board of CoachPartners (2006- )

Publications:

Med Liv og Sjæl – Gudstjeneste for alle aldre (with others)  MNUR 1993. I medgang og modgang - om parforhold og seksualitet (with Lars Ulrik Jensen), Worship Change to Reach Non-Christians in Traditional Danish Evangelical Free Church, Dissertation, Asbury Theological Seminary 2002., Salmer & Sange for Metodistkirken i Danmark, Kurerforlaget 2006 (editor Christian Alsted), Dagslys, Boedal 2006 (contributes with 18 devotions), 4 Uger med Fokus på Dit Liv (with Ole Birch)  Jerusalemskirken 2007, Det er kristendom (with Ole Birch) Jerusalemskirken 2007. 4 Uger med Fokus på Vejen (with Ole Birch) Jerusalemskirken 2008, Religionsfriheden er truet i Danmark, feature in The Christian Daily, may 2008.

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