Communication Team

Teenage boy steps into ministry leadership role

Teenage boy steps into ministry leadership role

Hydrant Church, located in Goldsboro, North Carolina, was forced to make budgetary cuts as a result of COVID-19. One of its most difficult decisions? Laying off its youth pastor. Surge, the name of Hydrant’s youth group, has struggled in establishing stability, as the...
Remembered: July 2

Remembered: July 2

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through June 12 – July 2. Rev. David Daigneault (67) died June 13. He pastored in Virginia. Rev. Ray Smith (84) died June 13. He pastored in...
Wesleyans in the news: July 2

Wesleyans in the news: July 2

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. Missouri church set to reopen after fire destroys facility Cornerstone...
House church model adopted by Canada church

House church model adopted by Canada church

Saint John First Wesleyan Church (SJ1) in Saint John, New Brunswick, has recently launched 18:20, a house church model intended to allow congregants to worship safely together as restrictions still limit large public gatherings. Grounded in Matthew 18:20, which...
General Conference 2021 dates announced

General Conference 2021 dates announced

The Wesleyan Church will convene for General Conference June 6-9, 2021, in St. Louis, Missouri. “The General Board made the courageous decision in March to postpone General Conference 2020 in order to allow The Wesleyan Church to focus on ministry during COVID-19,”...
Fervent prayer

Fervent prayer

I am new to The Wesleyan Church but not to the family of God. My family relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan, from the New York City area in 2017. Kentwood Community Church (KCC) was the first church we visited, just two days after arriving in the state. We immediately...
Buffalo couple’s view of COVID-19 and justice

Buffalo couple’s view of COVID-19 and justice

“Racism is a public health issue.” Rev. Ruth Strand, who serves as the spiritual care director of Jericho Road Community Health Center in Buffalo, New York, has seen the reality of this comment in the wake of COVID-19. Ruth and her husband, Steve, also an ordained...
Minnesota church offers hope

Minnesota church offers hope

Previously named Kingswood Church in Blaine, Minnesota, Hope Church was already prepared to serve the needs of the Minneapolis suburb prior to the hit of COVID-19 through its food shelf, Hope for the Community. Led and founded by Hope Church pastor, Dr. Alan Goracke,...
Wesleyans in the news: June 11

Wesleyans in the news: June 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. Racial reconciliation and Wesleyan higher education institutions Presidents...
Remembered: June 11

Remembered: June 11

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through May 29 – June 11. Rev. Rudyard Fay (81) died May 29. He pastored churches in Michigan. Rev. Burnell Pudwill (90) died May 2. He pastored...
Estoy desconsolado

Estoy desconsolado

English El proceso de duelo está constituido por un remolino de emociones: pérdida, ira, rechazo, culpa… la lista continúa. Las estoy sintiendo todas. Este dolor proviene de noticias de vidas que fueron tomadas violentamente y sin motivo. Pero, para mí, es aún...
Remembered: May 28

Remembered: May 28

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through May 15 – May 28. Rev. Orson Deemer (59) died May 26. He pastored in Michigan. Dr. George Harris (91) died May 1. He pastored in...
Wesleyans in the news: May 28

Wesleyans in the news: May 28

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. Jo Anne Lyon featured in NAE podcast Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent...
Indiana teacher survives COVID-19

Indiana teacher survives COVID-19

What started as a nasty case of pneumonia in early February turned into a nearly seven-week hospital stay and near brink-of-death conditions for Sweetser Elementary teacher David Henry. Henry, who was admitted to Marion General Hospital on March 26, was quickly...
WE5 discipleship at a distance

WE5 discipleship at a distance

When we think discipleship, we usually think togetherness. But when traditional means of gathering are disrupted, how does a community work together to practice life in the way of Christ? As COVID-19 disrupts the traditional methods of residential higher education,...
Online Fuel event inspires Next Gen leaders

Online Fuel event inspires Next Gen leaders

Next Gen Multiplication and Discipleship hosted its annual Fuel conference online this year, April 20-24. The event, Fuel WebCon, was scheduled to be online prior to COVID-19 shutdowns, as Wesleyan Next Gen leaders from around the world hoped to participate. Next Gen...
Wesleyans in the news: May 14

Wesleyans in the news: May 14

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. OKWU plans to re-open in fall Students at Oklahoma Wesleyan University can...