Charlie Alcock

30 lessons in 30 years: part two

30 lessons in 30 years: part two

Rev. Charlie Alcock, Youth Ministry professor and director of Youth Ministry Events at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, reflects on the 30 years he has spent serving in youth ministry in The Wesleyan Church. This is part two in a three-part series. Read...
Two churches plant another — together

Two churches plant another — together

“Many churches believe that they are ‘stronger together,’ but it’s another thing entirely to put that belief into action. Last year, we began to ask ourselves a couple of questions: Could two churches lower their respective flags, come together and do something that...
Remembered: September 12, 2019

Remembered: September 12, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through August 29 – September 11. Sharon Parman (75) died August 30. She served as a missionary in Mexico with Wesleyan World Missions (now...
Wesleyans in the news: September 12

Wesleyans in the news: September 12

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. Team from South Carolina to assist in Dorian clean up A group from Providence...
Being “doers” of James 5:16 in recovery ministry

Being “doers” of James 5:16 in recovery ministry

 Learn more About Voices Blogs  I love the story about our Wesleyan Way of discipling via small groups and how the movement began. You know the one—back when Rev. John Wesley was approached by a handful of persons, “who appeared to be deeply convinced of sin, and...
Lesson # 8: Off-stage leadership

Lesson # 8: Off-stage leadership

I’ve succumbed on multiple occasions to a certain occupational hazard of ministry — trying to accomplish everything from the platform. I wrestle for months to grasp a perspective or make a change. I then fool myself into thinking if I preach louder and longer, I can...
Prayer and preparations ongoing for Hurricane Dorian victims

Prayer and preparations ongoing for Hurricane Dorian victims

World Hope International (WHI) is mobilizing to respond to potential victims of Hurricane Dorian, a Category 4 storm impacting the Bahamas and potential coastal locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Communications are ongoing with district...
#myPASTORis: celebrate your pastor this October  

#myPASTORis: celebrate your pastor this October  

“The pervasive element in our two-thousand year pastoral tradition is not someone who ‘gets things done’ but rather the person placed in the community to pay attention and call attention to ‘what is going on right now’ between men and women, with one another and with...
Power to make a difference

Power to make a difference

Imagine going to the hospital with a bursting appendix and the hospital is dark; the power is out. Picture yourself as a doctor in the middle of an intense operation and the lights go off, the machines power down and suddenly you’re operating without the ability to...
Growing Moncks Corner gospel carriers

Growing Moncks Corner gospel carriers

The Corner Church of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, is celebrating the first full year of its official planting, which took place September 2018. This planting is the fourth in a series of a hopeful 50 plants in the Charleston, South Carolina, area, beginning in 2011...
30 lessons in 30 years of youth ministry: part one

30 lessons in 30 years of youth ministry: part one

Part one in a three-part series It was 30 years ago this weekend that I towed an old Dodge Omni to Roanoke, Virginia. The destination was Parkway Wesleyan Church where I would have a chance to work with a hero of mine, Dr. John Ott. I had just finished my years at...
Canada’s inaugural national conference held

Canada’s inaugural national conference held

The Established National Conference of The Wesleyan Church of Canada held its inaugural national conference on August 14 and 15 just south of the city of Montreal at the Manoir D’Youville Conference center (a former Catholic convent) located on a beautiful...
Wesleyans in the news: August 29

Wesleyans in the news: August 29

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. IWU’s Master of Social Work earns accreditation Indiana Wesleyan University...
Remembered: August 29, 2019

Remembered: August 29, 2019

The following is a listing of Wesleyan pastors, missionaries and leaders who have passed away. These notices were received through August 15 – August 28. Rev. Raymond Pooley (70) died August 22. He pastored in South Carolina. View other Remembered posts. To submit the...
Wesley Seminary celebrates 10 years

Wesley Seminary celebrates 10 years

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Wesley Seminary celebrated its tenth anniversary on August 8, 2019. Established on July 1, 2009, Wesley Seminary, located in Marion, Indiana, is the official seminary of The Wesleyan Church (TWC). Wesley Seminary...
Three district superintendents transition

Three district superintendents transition

Three district superintendents in The Wesleyan Church retired or transitioned to other ministries in the summer of 2019. Dr. Peter Rigby retired from the superintendency of the Central Canada District after serving for six years. Prior to his serving in district...
New district superintendents elected

New district superintendents elected

Two new district superintendents were elected on consecutive days in late July, and two others were reelected. Rev. Nate Rovenstine was elected district superintendent (DS) for the Kansas District, and Dr. Devon Smith was elected DS for the Tri-State District. Prior...
Wesleyan Coaching Network offers opportunities for growth

Wesleyan Coaching Network offers opportunities for growth

Tom, a local church pastor, was struggling with how to lead his board well. He would present his vision and some ideas, but they never seemed to take ownership and join Tom on the journey to reach those goals. He’d tried several different approaches, but now he felt...
Canada church welcomes the nations 

Canada church welcomes the nations 

In 2018, Moncton Wesleyan Church (MWC) in New Brunswick, Canada, launched its All Nations Ministry. The goal was to reach out to immigrants and refugees from all over the world who had moved to our city in record numbers. Now, a year later, the once monochromatic...
El Distrito de Chesapeake District inicia FLAMA por Zoom

El Distrito de Chesapeake District inicia FLAMA por Zoom

English El Departamento de Educación y Desarrollo del Clero (ECD, por sus siglas en inglés) está haciendo todo lo posible para ofrecer más oportunidades para que los estudiantes ministeriales hispanos asistan a clases a través de FLAMA. Este es el caso de los...
El Distrito de Chesapeake District inicia FLAMA por Zoom

Chesapeake District hosts Zoom FLAMA classes

Spanish 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...