Education & Clergy Development

Experience God’s Best by Doing Less

Experience God’s Best by Doing Less

Some people like to unwind and relax by watching birds.  Ever since I was a young child, I have had a very real fear of birds, Ornithophobia. This stems from numerous events including everything from an unfortunate incident on a family vacation (I thought rain was...
Thrive in 5: Financial- Five Simple Financial Principles

Thrive in 5: Financial- Five Simple Financial Principles

Education & Clergy Development welcomes Michael Blue as the new contributor to the financial domain of clergy care for Thrive in 5. Michael serves as the executive director and general counsel for The Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning. The Ron Blue...
The Truth

The Truth

In the Midst of church planting – Next week will celebrate 2 years as a church plant. The last two years feel like they have made up most of our lives. There is a small piece of me that realizes the comical truth in that statement, being that we are very young,...
Thrive In 5: Intellectual – Challenging My Ministry Mind

Thrive In 5: Intellectual – Challenging My Ministry Mind

Challenging My Ministry Mind As a pastor, you know the importance of continuing to learn and grow in your leadership. Our world is changing fast, and we need to challenge our thinking and keep it sharp. In this “Thrive in Five,” David Drury, pastor and chief of staff...
Seasons of Change

Seasons of Change

Today is my fifteenth anniversary. And instead of cruising through a blue Caribbean sea, or driving through the sparkle of big city lights, we are spending it staying still. Living with my parents. Almost all of our worldly possessions are in a storage unit ten...
Wesleyan Coaching Network 2.0

Wesleyan Coaching Network 2.0

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...
Helping all my ‘Sams’

Helping all my ‘Sams’

When asked to sum up his goal as a professor at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Mark Shannon, assistant professor of leadership and management, simply said, “My goal is to help all my ‘Sams.’” That answer necessitated the follow-up question of, “Who is Sam?” Sam is the...
Wesleyan Faculty Spotlight: Brian Webb

Wesleyan Faculty Spotlight: Brian Webb

Brian Webb, sustainability coordinator at Houghton College, wants “to leave the world a better place.” Webb’s responsibilities as sustainability coordinator include student engagement with events, meetings and seminars that focus on campus energy use and how to...
Immeasurably more

Immeasurably more

SWU University Singers witness 18,000+ military persons make commitments to Christ “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus...
A pastor to pastors

A pastor to pastors

Rev. Dr. Lenny Luchetti came to Wesley Seminary as a full-time faculty member in 2009, the seminary’s first year of existence. Currently, he is responsible for the development and teaching of the doctoral and masters level preaching courses offered by the seminary....
SWU Faculty Spotlight

SWU Faculty Spotlight

As an assistant professor of religion at Southern Wesleyan University (SWU), Andrea Summers walks a delicate balance of supporting and challenging each student who enters her classroom. Summers enjoys teaching students and having informed dialogue. But her favorite...
Cultivating community across cultures

Cultivating community across cultures

Once per year, College Wesleyan Church in Marion, Indiana, celebrates World Communion Sunday by inviting congregants from a variety of cultural backgrounds to serve communion in their native languages. Nuk Kongkaw attends College Wesleyan and over the past few years...
IWU Alumni Spotlight

IWU Alumni Spotlight

“Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) has been my spiritual and intellectual home,” said Cassie Olson, a new IWU philosophy and theology graduate. Olson was introduced to IWU by a spiritual mentor who saw potential in her and began helping her prepare for college. Olson...
Friendship

Friendship

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ~ C. S. Lewis   I am an extrovert. I like being around people and I thrive on conversations. I’ve been accused of smiling too much and,...