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The World In A City: Buffalo Urban Advocacy

Pastors Steve and Ruth Strand have served the Wesleyan Church in all corners of the Western Hemisphere for 30 years. Their latest mission field reaches the world in a single city: Buffalo, NY. Buffalo has one of the highest poverty rates in the U.S., and is also the...

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A stony heart

The Lord convicted me one day as I heard him say, “What are you doing to bring hope to those in need?” On that day, I realized the state of my heart.

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A Warrior for the Cause of Christ: Dr. Gerald Yellowhawk

Known for his quiet ways and love for the Lakota people, Dr. Gerald Yellowhawk (Jerry) continues to work towards his life passion of bringing the good news of Jesus to his people. At 82 years of age, he has finally given up traditional dancing because it is “hard on...

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A Warm Welcome at New Pastor Orientation

This year’s Education and Clergy Development's New Pastor Orientation welcomed 15 new pastors and their spouses to the Wesleyan community, with times of sharing, networking and advice. On October 11-12, new pastors, their spouses and seasoned Wesleyans met at Wesleyan...

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“Let your words be the genuine picture of your heart.” — John Wesley

A Dedicated Servant Scholar: Dr. Gary Cockeril

“Dr. Gary Cockerill is a passionate and dedicated servant scholar who has given his life to international ministry and to the training and mentoring of pastors, missionaries, and scholars.”        ~Kerry Kind  Godly. Dedicated. Passionate. Servant. These are common...

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Exploring Your Life Rhythm

Gwen Jackson has a desire to help people live in the freedom that comes when we let go of the expectations that drive our experience with God, and enter into a relationship with him that reflects how he made us. Gwen became a Christian at 10 years old, but in her...

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Good Stewards of God’s Creation

Have you ever had the Holy Spirit confirm a calling? If so, you know these moments tend to be catalytic for your life trajectory. Brian Webb—the current Sustainability Director at Houghton College—recalls a moment when he was called to lead other believers in the...

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Strategically Non-Linear

Strategically Non-Linear: 3 Lessons from Zach Aument’s Roundabout Journey to Ministry If you met Zach Aument on the street, you would guess he’s an artist, philosopher or political advisor. And while you’d be correct, Zach’s current job title is strategist. A ministry...

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The Courage of Conviction

The Courage of Conviction: Gabrielle Crofford Shares 3 Insights about Family Life in Ministry Gabrielle Crofford grew up in Suffix County, Delaware, running across the tops of chair rows at Laurel Wesleyan Church. The privilege came with being a pastor’s kid, and as...

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Flowers Between the Cracks

  Flowers Between the Cracks: 3 M’s of Church Multiplication in Mexico City When Alejandro Sicilia came to lead Senda De Vida church 20 years ago, the building served as a bunker. Located in the heart of Mexico City in a neighborhood riddled with crime, drugs and...

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Finding Footing on a Firm Foundation

Finding Footing on a Firm Foundation: Silas Vermilya Made His Faith His Own as a Pastor’s Kid Silas Vermilya is 18 years old, starting his first year at Indiana Wesleyan University. For the past 10 years, he’s been a pastor’s kid, as his mom served as a worship pastor...

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The Tale of a Coffee Cup

Here in Albania, coffee took on new meaning. Large mugs morphed into small tiny cups, decorated lavishly with floral patterns.

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God and Siri: Proceed to the Route!

Sometimes I don’t know where God is taking me.I’ve been doing my own version of recalculating my route, asking God what is the next turn, the next road, the next move. But he reminded me that he is totally in control of where I’m going.

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Deporting Jesus

See Jesus incarnate in the immigrant population, and be a radical, transforming presence for social justice in your zip code.

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