Tricia Rife

Hephzibah announces bold ministry redesign

Hephzibah announces bold ministry redesign

Hephzibah Ministries, Incorporated (HMI), located in Macon, Georgia, is revising its ministries to reach greater numbers of youth and families, announced Dr. Dan Berry, HMI Board of Directors chair. “For 118 years, Hephzibah Ministries has been serving the needs of...
Kansas ministry fights for human trafficking victims

Kansas ministry fights for human trafficking victims

The numbers are staggering and the impact is immense. An estimated 40.3 million people worldwide were victims of modern slavery in 2016 with children being a quarter of the victims. The Urban Institute studied the underground commercial sex economy in 2014 in eight...
How to “make time” for the people in your life

How to “make time” for the people in your life

More people in your life than time to see them is a fortunate tension. The tension is a blessed one because we’re fortunate to be loved, needed, wanted or candidly, have anyone seek us out and want some time. That’s not overly self-deprecating, it’s a healthy...
A new story for a new year

A new story for a new year

It’s been more than three years of battling anxiety over health problems for our precious boy. Andrew was born 10 weeks early in 2014 with an unconnected esophagus and spent 13 weeks in the NICU. While he is doing well today and has a fully connected esophagus (thank...
Skyline Church launches rural “micro video venues”

Skyline Church launches rural “micro video venues”

Skyline Church in San Diego, California, launched its first satellite congregation in rural America, in a town with a population of less than 5,000. Church leaders hope this will be the first of many satellite campuses in rural American towns with populations of 5,000...
#SilenceIsNotSpiritual: time to end the violence

#SilenceIsNotSpiritual: time to end the violence

A short time before Christmas, Belinda Bauman (founder of One Million Thumbprints) and Lynne Hybels (advocate for global engagement and wife of Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church) began to contact some of the “elder women” (including Dr. Jo Anne Lyon) in the...
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday: January 21

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday: January 21

In 2011, during a routine ultrasound, Brittani Schmidt and her husband learned their baby had not developed kidneys. They were told that their child would not be able to live outside the womb. Read in Faith Made Real about how and why Schmidt chose to carry her baby...
Former Bible college president passes away

Former Bible college president passes away

Dr. Warren Woolsey passed away December 24 in Houghton, New York. He was 95. Dr. Woolsey began serving in full-time ministry after his service in the United States Army. In 1950, he and his wife, Ella, moved to Sierra Leone, West Africa, to serve as missionaries. He...
Fromer Caribbean General Superintendent passes away

Fromer Caribbean General Superintendent passes away

Dr. Alarick Wingrove Taylor, age 94, passed away on December 26 in Carmel, Indiana. Dr. Taylor pastored in the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Trinidad and Tobago. He later served as the district superintendent of Trinidad and Tobago. At the completion of this service, he...
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. Pennsylvania church helps cancer survivor give back Members of Dixonville...
Wesleyan pastors credit Exponential for latest calling

Wesleyan pastors credit Exponential for latest calling

“I had been dreaming about church planting concepts and strategies for years, but had not been able to put my dreams into words until I attended Exponential Conference,” said Eric Diewald, who is working toward ordination in The Wesleyan Church. After discovering...
Wesley Seminary names new associate vice president

Wesley Seminary names new associate vice president

Aaron Wilkinson has been named the new associate vice president of operations and enrollment at Wesley Seminary by Dr. Colleen Derr, president. Wilkinson, who was previously the associate vice president of enrollment for Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), will start...
OKWU women’s basketball team spreads Christmas cheer

OKWU women’s basketball team spreads Christmas cheer

Finals are finished, the caps and gowns are gone and most of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University student body is home for winter break. However, as is often the case, one group remains on campus for a few extra days as the basketball teams who have just begun their...
Blankets and bathrobes

Blankets and bathrobes

The service had not begun on time and quiet whispers echoed in the quaint sanctuary. Nearly every pew in the sparsely decorated church was full as we anxiously awaited the beginning of the annual children’s Christmas pageant. It was the Sunday before Christmas, the...
World Hope International year in review

World Hope International year in review

Relief organization responds to 2017 crises and new opportunities to alleviate global poverty and injustices It has been a challenging and active year for World Hope International (WHI). In August and September, Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico were...
80758: one more ZIP code

80758: one more ZIP code

One couple’s positive experience with The Wesleyan Church in Greeley, Colorado, years ago left such an impression on them that they have since explored the possibility of planting a church. For the past several years, Larry and Pam Neuschwanger made their home, raised...
Without incarnation there is no Christmas

Without incarnation there is no Christmas

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made … The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us (John 1:1-3, 14)....
Out of the darkness

Out of the darkness

I used to love this time of year. To celebrate the wonder of Christmas as a child and then as an adult, through the eyes of my children, was a joyous delight. I’d have to say that it really changed 17 years ago when my mom died in December. I knew that without her...
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. Kansas Wesleyan dies in car crash A vehicle crash sent the Clay Center...
Houghton College Online adds psychology concentrations

Houghton College Online adds psychology concentrations

Beginning in January 2018, students in Houghton College’s online psychology program will have three new academic tracks to choose from. The professional concentrations–clinical/counseling, social/developmental, and neuroscience–will offer students the opportunity to...
High Plains discipleship

High Plains discipleship

At times, the ministry of Pastor Darwin Tsosie and his wife, Ann, on the Navajo reservation looks like ministry in any church. At other times, it appears unique. Ministry opportunities at Red Rock Wesleyan Church occur due to the poverty of many, each a light shining...
IWU offers online New Testament course for high school students

IWU offers online New Testament course for high school students

The School of Theology and Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University is offering a new online course, titled New Testament Survey, for high school juniors and seniors seeking to obtain college credit. The three-credit course will start on Jan. 8, 2018 and end on April...
Wesley Seminary launching leadership class with John Perkins

Wesley Seminary launching leadership class with John Perkins

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University will launch a new leadership specialization in honor of Dr. John Perkins as part of the M.A. in Ministry. According to Aaron Wilkinson, associate vice president of Adult Enrollment Services with Indiana Wesleyan...