Tricia Rife

Choosing Nepal

Choosing Nepal

“When is it OK to put me first?” This was the question presented to my wife, Saundra, and me in a recent conversation. Our response? Our lives are not our own to do with as we wish. We were meant for a much bigger purpose than accumulating things and simply enjoying...
Church pocket change makes big impact

Church pocket change makes big impact

For 13 years, men, women and children at Hyde Wesleyan Church in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, have included a small, yet impactful, form of worship in their Sunday morning service. The “Penny March Offering” occurs every week and is a highlight for all in attendance....
Remembered: May 18, 2018

Remembered: May 18, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received April 28-May 18. William “Curtis” Hall (81) died May 5. He pastored churches in Virginia. Click here to view other Remembered posts. To submit the obituary of...
Wesleyans in the news: May 17

Wesleyans in the news: May 17

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. Women’s recovery home to open in Indiana Teresa Ruble, who attends Lifeline...
Next Gen leaders “huddle” in Canada

Next Gen leaders “huddle” in Canada

A group of Canadian Next Gen ministry leaders in the Atlantic District of The Wesleyan Church meets regularly for networking, growth, learning and encouragement. These Next Gen leaders in the greater Halifax, Nova Scotia, area meet on a quarterly basis in what they...
We all bow

We all bow

Often, when I hear God, I look at my life and allow his Holy Spirit to search me, then bring confession and repentance to him. I have to say lately, God has been speaking to me on the issue of worship. And I know why. My people, he says, have made me different from I...
Uganda: a new beginning

Uganda: a new beginning

January 18-20, 2018, marked a new beginning for The Wesleyan Church of Uganda. The First National Conference of The Wesleyan Church of Uganda was held in Busia, Uganda. The conference was led by Rev. Lucas Hamirie; Dr. Alfred Kalembo, national superintendent of the...
Did you expect your call to include power and authority?

Did you expect your call to include power and authority?

I am frequently asked the question, “How were you called to ministry?” Most people ask that and expect the St. Paul experience—a light from heaven, thrown off my horse, blind and now I see. They also want a short, sweet and definitive response. Frankly, I dread that...
Done “playing church”

Done “playing church”

Rev. Ken Klein was weary of “playing church on Sunday” at Christ Wesleyan Church (CWC) in Greensboro, North Carolina. He loved his church and its people. But he felt like their purpose in ministry had faded. One morning, he stood in front of the congregation and said,...
Larsons donate Torah scrolls to Christian institutions

Larsons donate Torah scrolls to Christian institutions

Kingswood University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Southern Wesleyan University and God’s Bible College are each a recipient of an 18th century Torah scroll donated by Ken and Barbara Hess Larson. Torah is the first five books of the Old Testament. The Larsons...
Hurt or harm

Hurt or harm

Jesus likened the relationship of those who follow him to that of a relationship between a branch and a vine. Branches do not live independently of the vine. An organic union exists whereby the vine nurtures, supports and facilitates the growth of the branch....
Biennial WHWC conference draws more than 300 attendees

Biennial WHWC conference draws more than 300 attendees

More than 300 participants joined together in worship, educational workshops and dynamic messages from God’s Word at the Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy (WHWC) conference held April 12 – 16, in Estes Park, Colorado. This was WHWC’s twelfth biennial conference sponsored...
Wesleyans in the news: May 2nd

Wesleyans in the news: May 2nd

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. Ohio Wesleyan needs kidney Michelle Pollock, who attends First Wesleyan...
Remembered: April 27, 2018

Remembered: April 27, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received April 14-27. Rev. Hudson Hess (83) died April 13. He pastored a church in New York. Nancy Hubbard (60) died April 11. She served as a Global Partners...
SWU School of Business renamed Benson School of Business

SWU School of Business renamed Benson School of Business

Southern Wesleyan University’s School of Business has been renamed the Benson School of Business, in honor of Nashville-based Christian Financial Planning professional, C. Pete Benson. According to University President Dr. Todd Voss, Benson is enthusiastic about...
Kingswood University launches Kingswood Extended

Kingswood University launches Kingswood Extended

In response to the growing demand for ministry education at all levels in convenient formats, Kingswood University is delighted to announce Kingswood Extended. Kingswood Extended is an initiative that allows for the delivery of ministry education at any level...
Interim Leadership Team will guide South Carolina District

Interim Leadership Team will guide South Carolina District

An interim leadership team will lead the South Carolina District of The Wesleyan Church beginning July 7, following the retirement of District Superintendent Buddy Rampey. According to the statement from the South Carolina District Board of Administration, “Last fall,...
Why “walking” with God?

Why “walking” with God?

You have probably heard or read this somewhere before now: “walk with God,” or “walking with/in the Spirit.” There are plenty of resources that thoroughly describe what this means. Even more, there is an abundance of voices that list steps on how to do this in your...
Remembered: April 13, 2018

Remembered: April 13, 2018

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received April 8-13. Rev. Leonard Catron (95) died April 8, 2018. He pastored churches in South Carolina. Rev. Fred Fox (69) died April 3, 2018. He served as pastor of...