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Chesapeake District hosts Zoom FLAMA classes

Chesapeake District hosts Zoom FLAMA classes

Education and Clergy Development (ECD) is doing its best to increase the opportunity for Hispanic ministerial students to attend classes through FLAMA. Ministerial students from the Chesapeake District of The Wesleyan Church are the latest district to benefit....
ResLife committed to community

ResLife committed to community

Resurrection Life Church (ResLife) in the Gladden Farms community of Marana, Arizona, is experiencing the presence and blessings of God abundantly after only four months of its planting. ResLife officially opened its doors March 17 of this year, a plant of two...
A transforming missions-related cycle

A transforming missions-related cycle

Giving to missions is a growing trend and transforming influence in the Indiana South District. In 2014, the district was looking for a new project to support with missions-related giving, one that would “be used to draw district churches into a pattern of supporting...
Border Stories: Meet me in the middle

Border Stories: Meet me in the middle

I boarded a plane to El Paso late on a Sunday evening. The flight would only last an hour, and so I settled down in the middle seat between two young women. Both women appeared to be about the same age and race, both friendly as I squeezed through with my big camera...
Remembered: July 11, 2019

Remembered: July 11, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through June 28 – July 11. Rev. Paul McKinley (87) died June 26. He pastored in Virginia, Indiana, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and Ohio. (No...
Wesleyans in the news: July 11

Wesleyans in the news: July 11

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Houghton president reflects on extension program Dr. Shirley A. Mullen,...
Clergy housing allowance remains intact

Clergy housing allowance remains intact

Clergy members in the United States received good news this week, in the area of housing allowance. Batts, Morrison, Wales & Lee, certified public accountants who serve The Wesleyan Church, forwarded to General Treasurer Kevin Batman an announcement issued...
Lesson #3: Keep loving the Church

Lesson #3: Keep loving the Church

There is an occupational hazard for pastors — we often see the dark side of people and the soft underbelly of the Church. While there are many in the Church who shine brightly like those referenced in 2 Corinthians 4:6 (the majority in most churches I’m personally...
Mozambicans grateful for prayers and support

Mozambicans grateful for prayers and support

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed” (Proverbs 19:17, ESV). While we are deeply saddened at the loss of lives and the destruction of millions of homes in the last three months with Cyclones Idai and...
Unique partnership providing hope in southeast Africa

Unique partnership providing hope in southeast Africa

A partnership between The Wesleyan Church of Mozambique, Kentwood Community Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Global Partners Health Network (GPHN) is working to improve health in Maratane Refugee Camp in Mozambique. Rex and Brenda Brewer, members of Kentwood...
Penn York: newest district of The Wesleyan Church

Penn York: newest district of The Wesleyan Church

The Central New York and the Western Pennsylvania districts officially merged June 15, during a merging conference held at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church in Painted Post, New York. The new district is called the Penn York District. In February, both districts voted...
Doctrinal Symposium focuses on discipleship

Doctrinal Symposium focuses on discipleship

Wesley Seminary hosted the Wesleyan Doctrinal Symposium, May 29 – 30, 2019, at its Marion, Indiana, campus. The symposium is an annual event for Wesleyan religion faculty and other ministry leaders. It focuses on doctrinal issues related to the ongoing education and...
Lesson #2: Credibility

Lesson #2: Credibility

If we are faithful in little things and over time by God’s grace there is fruitfulness in our ministry, we will begin to build credibility with those we are privileged to shepherd. I believe that the accumulation of credibility is a stewardship opportunity and...
Welcoming Christ

Welcoming Christ

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  “Christ’s identification with suffering becomes the hiddenness of God’s glory, and among the marginalized we experience the presence and power of God to redeem.” (Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of...
Beyond the walls at El Cajon Wesleyan Church

Beyond the walls at El Cajon Wesleyan Church

During a canvassing of the neighborhood several years ago as part of a refocus effort, members of El Cajon Wesleyan Church (ECW) in southern California noticed something — the number of homeless on city streets was increasing and becoming a major concern in the...
Recibiendo al extranjero en Arizona

Recibiendo al extranjero en Arizona

English Una pequeña congregación del Distrito Hispano ha liderado el camino desde el pasado octubre de 2018 al dar la bienvenida en su iglesia a los forasteros. Movida por el amor de Cristo hacia su prójimo, la Iglesia El Buen Pastor en Mesa, Arizona junto con sus...
Wesleyans in the news: May 30

Wesleyans in the news: May 30

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Seminary alumni starting Global Cities Network A group of Wesley Seminary...
Remembered: May 30, 2019

Remembered: May 30, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through May 17 – May 30. Rosemary Maddux (93) died May 16. She served as a missionary with Wesleyan World Missions (now Global Partners) in...
White Christians and multiethnic ministry

White Christians and multiethnic ministry

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  The theme of racial reconciliation in the church has perhaps never been more popular than it is today. I am grateful for the many pastors who use the pulpit to decry racism and call for the unity of God’s people of every ethnicity....
Rethinking small leads to significant impact

Rethinking small leads to significant impact

“The church could have survived another 10 years, but what would have been the point? There were never guests or baptisms. Families were leaving. Our kid ministry rooms were closets. It sounds like complacency, but we called it normal.” Rev. Tim Fox, of Goldsboro,...
Mozambique still recovering after two cyclones hit

Mozambique still recovering after two cyclones hit

Twenty churches and communities in Mozambique have been impacted so far by donations for Cyclone Idai. The cyclone hit the country March 19 and caused widespread devastation. Then, on April 25, Cyclone Kenneth bombarded the northern part of the country, leaving more...
Wesleyans in the news: May 16

Wesleyans in the news: May 16

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. New York church expanding food ministry Rome Wesleyan Church in Rome, New...