Tricia Rife

We are #BetterTogether

We are #BetterTogether

More than 320+ youth and kids’ workers (clergy and lay) across North America gathered to seek God, refuel their souls and discover how they are #bettertogether at the annual Fuel Conference. The event was held in early February in Fishers, Indiana. Fuel has...
Two districts vote to merge

Two districts vote to merge

Preliminary steps have been taken to merge the Northeast District and the Penn-Jersey District of The Wesleyan Church. The Northeast district conference approved the merger on February 10, 2018, by a vote of 95-10 and the Penn-Jersey district conference approved the...
Carr elected to National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces

Carr elected to National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces

Dr. Gary Carr has been elected member-at-large to the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF). He will represent The Wesleyan Church joining official representatives, religious leaders and executives from more than 200 denominational churches and...
Hephzibah Board of Directors gives latest update

Hephzibah Board of Directors gives latest update

Dear friends, There are so many things we share – our love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, our commitment to transforming lives through his hope and holiness and our passion to care for the most vulnerable members of our society, our children and their...
Why God can say “Praise me!”

Why God can say “Praise me!”

Why God is the only being who can say, “Everyone praise me!” and it’s gloriously good for all. One of the most common complaints I get against Christianity focuses on the seemingly needy God of the Bible. No, he doesn’t need food or money, but God is over and over...
IWU School of Nursing receives reaccreditation

IWU School of Nursing receives reaccreditation

The Division of Pre-licensure Nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University recently received official notice of its reaccreditation with the Indiana State Board of Nursing (ISBN). In order to enroll students, all Indiana nursing programs must be approved by the ISBN. The...
Southern Wesleyan University offering online Doctor of Education degree

Southern Wesleyan University offering online Doctor of Education degree

Southern Wesleyan University received approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Curriculum and Assessment. This is Southern Wesleyan’s first doctoral program. While most Ed.D....
Something happened to Mike

Something happened to Mike

Mike Billat’s family attended Crane Community Chapel in Austin, Minnesota, for several years while he stayed home or did other things. He had no interest in God. One Wednesday evening while his wife and children were at church, Mike asked God to speak to him and show...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

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. Wesleyan pastor on panel to discuss substance abuse Jose Rivera, assistant...
Son’s overdose death leads mother to Christ

Son’s overdose death leads mother to Christ

I lost my son, Gregory, on August 25, 2015, to an overdose. He was 26 years old, an Army veteran and the most loving and kindest person who always put others ahead of himself. The night I learned of my son’s death, I got very angry with God and screamed and cried and...
Hephzibah letter to friends provides re-visioning update

Hephzibah letter to friends provides re-visioning update

Dear Friends of Hephzibah, Thank you for your interest in the re-visioning of Hephzibah Ministries. Many of you have reached out to us and other Hephzibah leaders since the January 17 announcement—some to ask questions, others to offer prayer. Your support is deeply...
Wesleyan view on immigration

Wesleyan view on immigration

Immigration has been a recent news focus as United States lawmakers make key decisions about immigrant residents. The Church adopts official statements of the Wesleyan View on issues in order to encourage laity and ministers to integrate faith and life to respond...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

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. Mom experiences hope of Christ after son’s murder Rachel (McCue) Rohm...
Bachelder announced as 2018 IWU World Changer 

Bachelder announced as 2018 IWU World Changer 

Indiana Wesleyan University has chosen Cheryl Bachelder, a recognized corporate leader, author and communicator, as the 2018 inductee into the Society of World Changers. Bachelder will be formally inducted into the IWU Society of World Changers during a special...
The Gathering: one year out

The Gathering: one year out

In less than a year, hundreds of Wesleyan church pastors and their spouses will come together at The Gathering 2019 to reconnect, celebrate God’s faithfulness and leave renewed. Plans are progressing for the quadrennial event set to take place at the Caribe Royale in...
How I overcame perfectionism

How I overcame perfectionism

Do you ever have that “stuck” feeling? You know that feeling you have when you have plenty of things you need to do and decide, but you don’t know where to start. Ugh, I hate that feeling. I would describe myself as a “recovering perfectionist.” It was (and still is...
Duck, duck, joy! 

Duck, duck, joy! 

“No! I don’t want to be a flower girl! I want to be a duck!” announced my then three-year-old Hannah defiantly. My husband, always the mischievous influence, pronounced, “Then you shall be cousin Laina’s flower duck.” He then started coaching her on how to waddle,...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

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. Children’s director wins teacher of the year award Carolina Fraser Inman, a...