Jessica White

Growing the kingdom: Rev. Kenneth Figgs

Growing the kingdom: Rev. Kenneth Figgs

Ask anyone in Harrington, Delaware, where the Wesleyan church is, and they’ll point you to the place where cars overflow the parking lot and line the streets any Sunday. Harrington is a town of 3,300 people, and about one in five call Calvary Wesleyan Church their...
Formation of clergy: SWU higher education purposes to serve the church

Formation of clergy: SWU higher education purposes to serve the church

The approach to formation of clergy is changing for the Religion Division of Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) as they study and innovate ministerial programs. Dr. Michael Tapper, chair of the Religion Division, shared how SWU is working toward preparing pastors for...
Thriving in ministry: Rev. John Fowler

Thriving in ministry: Rev. John Fowler

About two years ago, Southside Fellowship Church in Owensboro, Kentucky, started to explore the idea of doing church differently. The call to examine the structure of the church came from their pastor, Rev. John Fowler, who had experienced a personal

Strategically Non-Linear

Strategically Non-Linear

Strategically Non-Linear: 3 Lessons from Zach Aument’s Roundabout Journey to Ministry If you met Zach Aument on the street, you would guess he’s an artist, philosopher or political advisor. And while you’d be correct, Zach’s current job title is strategist. A ministry...
The Courage of Conviction

The Courage of Conviction

The Courage of Conviction: Gabrielle Crofford Shares 3 Insights about Family Life in Ministry Gabrielle Crofford grew up in Suffix County, Delaware, running across the tops of chair rows at Laurel Wesleyan Church. The privilege came with being a pastor’s kid, and as...
Flowers Between the Cracks

Flowers Between the Cracks

  Flowers Between the Cracks: 3 M’s of Church Multiplication in Mexico City When Alejandro Sicilia came to lead Senda De Vida church 20 years ago, the building served as a bunker. Located in the heart of Mexico City in a neighborhood riddled with crime, drugs and...
Finding Footing on a Firm Foundation

Finding Footing on a Firm Foundation

Finding Footing on a Firm Foundation: Silas Vermilya Made His Faith His Own as a Pastor’s Kid Silas Vermilya is 18 years old, starting his first year at Indiana Wesleyan University. For the past 10 years, he’s been a pastor’s kid, as his mom served as a worship pastor...
Sanctifying Context

Sanctifying Context

Higher education is facing significant challenges but these challenges have prompted reflection on the purpose of Christian higher education in particular.

Sabbaticals: Learning to Thrive

Sabbaticals: Learning to Thrive

By Jessica White | Oct 14, 2016 The word “sabbaticals” is sometimes accompanied by a negative connotation. When ministers consider a sabbatical they think: “There is never a good time to get away. If I leave now, the church will fall apart.”...
I would have never imagined I would be a pastor today

I would have never imagined I would be a pastor today

“I would have never imagined I would be a pastor today.” Pastor Marcelle Hamel never considered she would be called to the ministry. In fact, for a majority of her life she was just trying to survive. Losing her mom at a young age and her father absent;...
Breakaway 2016

Breakaway 2016

“I soooooo needed this!” “Please do it every year.” These are just two of the many positive comments submitted by pastor’s spouses who attended Breakaway on April 15th-16th. Over 120 spouses traveled from as far away as North Carolina,...