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ECD examining new possibilities in credentialing

ECD examining new possibilities in credentialing

What if ministry credentialing for The Wesleyan Church (TWC) was built based on what kind of person you’ve become, not just what courses you’ve taken?  Candidates on their way toward licensure or ordination are currently required to take a certain number of...
Neighboring during COVID-19

Neighboring during COVID-19

As COVID-19 causes churches to cancel services, effective congregations in these weeks will be measured less by how many people we can gather, and more by how deeply we can send our people into our communities to (wisely, cautiously, hopefully) serve and bear the...
Holiness and the coronavirus virus

Holiness and the coronavirus virus

The COVID-19, or coronavirus, has now been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization as countries struggle to contain the spread of the virus. Bottom line, the coronavirus is now considered a global threat. I cannot remember a time when a pandemic has...
Lent abandonment

Lent abandonment

Christians around the world associate the Lenten season as a time of sacrifice. A high school friend always gave up chocolate for Lent. Another friend decided his household would give up television viewing during Lent. That is, until she realized she would miss...
Mighty Haviland fought for freedom

Mighty Haviland fought for freedom

Little February, the smallest of months, boasts loudly of its holidays — Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day. It is also African American History Month. The Wesleyan Church was formed in 1968 with the merger of two historic denominations. One of them — the Wesleyan...
Slow Scripture movement

Slow Scripture movement

 Learn more about Voices blogs   Slow Food  I began seeing the image of a snail on restaurants with the words “Slow Food” when we moved to Europe. It intrigued me, so I Googled it. The Slow Food Movement began in Italy in the ‘80s as a way of saying “no” to the rise...
Earthquakes: breaking down strongholds in the New Year

Earthquakes: breaking down strongholds in the New Year

Our missionary team had been praying for God to break down century-old spiritual strongholds in the country of Albania when a month before Christmas, for roughly 50 seconds, a 6.4 magnitude quake shook our home, our neighborhood, our city and region.  While other...
Rediscovering WPH: What We Do

Rediscovering WPH: What We Do

Wesleyan Publishing House (WPH) serves as a leader in communicating the message of holiness around the world, and we do that in more than one way! So, what does WPH do exactly? We publish resources and books WPH is responsible for providing resources that are relevant...
To tell the truth

To tell the truth

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. (Ex. 20:16) “Each of us fibs at least 50 times a day,” claimed Jerald Jellison in USA Today. He suggested people lie about their age, their income and their accomplishments. They may fib to escape embarrassment...
A banana bread-loving evangelist

A banana bread-loving evangelist

Do you have something that you’re really passionate about? Usually it is something that you talk about often — and without much (if any) prompting. It just tends to bleed from you. These passions are usually brought up with some kind of assumption that others are...
Something New

Something New

Do you ever have nights where you can’t sleep?  Where you’re so exhausted but you can’t seem turn off your brain?  Last night was one of those nights.  I was mulling over paint colors for my new-to-me table and chairs, and how I was going to manage to paint them in...