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Michigan church seeks to “inspire”

Michigan church seeks to “inspire”

Fremont, Michigan, usually doesn’t rise to the top of many people’s “highly influential cities” list. Aside from being the home of Gerber, the well-known baby food company, our central Michigan town rarely rises to the spotlight. That’s because the demographics can be...
Wyoming church launches “Ignition”

Wyoming church launches “Ignition”

Sheridan Wesleyan Church (SWC) in Sheridan, Wyoming, is not a particularly large church nor is it a particularly small church. In comparison with some of the larger churches in the Northwest District and The Wesleyan Church as a whole, however, it is rather...
Wesleyans in the news: December 26

Wesleyans in the news: December 26

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. Michigan church encouraging the hopeless Community Wesleyan Church in Elkton,...
Top 10 social media posts of 2019

Top 10 social media posts of 2019

Reflecting on the past year, we collected the top 10 social media posts from The Wesleyan Church: 1. Sri Lanka: Call to Prayer On Easter Sunday morning, the Sri Lankan church was attacked. The Church asked us to pray that in the midst of darkness, Christ would shine....
A mutually beneficial relationship

A mutually beneficial relationship

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University and The Wesleyan Church are seeing shared fruits from the first 10 years of having a dedicated TWC seminary. Association of Theological Schools (ATS) data shows that from 1997 to 2009 — the year Wesley Seminary launched —...
Doing church at the movies

Doing church at the movies

Where can you sit in the same seat for worship in the morning and the latest Star Wars movie in the evening: at the Springville Crossing campus of Watermark Wesleyan Church. Located inside the historic Joylan Theatre in the village of Springville, New York, this...
Praises after the storm: Mozambique update

Praises after the storm: Mozambique update

Wesleyans in Mozambique are still recovering months after Cyclones Idai and Kenneth hit the country in March and April 2019, respectively. A total of 20 churches and communities in Mozambique were affected by the cyclones. Beira and surrounding areas continue to...
A mother church’s importance in planting

A mother church’s importance in planting

“Well, this has been harder than I thought.” Some people call it church planting, while many pastors and leaders affectionately dub this the “whirlwind.” It’s the wild journey pastors go through on the way to fulfilling that beautiful dream God has sowed deep inside...
Wesleyans in the news: December 12

Wesleyans in the news: December 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. Indiana church receives “2019 Best of Greenfield Award” According to the...
Leader and teens plan to attend first Follow

Leader and teens plan to attend first Follow

Members of Sarah Rodriguez’s youth group are set to attend their first Follow Youth Conference this December in Cincinnati, Ohio, and they couldn’t be more excited. At present, eight of the 15 youth group teens are scheduled to attend. This will also be the first...
Greater Impact: one congregation, two campuses

Greater Impact: one congregation, two campuses

Nestled near the Choptank River in rural Caroline County, Maryland, are two Wesleyan churches that saw the benefit of coming together for greater impact for God’s kingdom. Goldsboro Bethel Wesleyan, located in Goldsboro and led by Rev. Doug Morley for 22 years, was...
Wesleyan Publishing House turnaround celebrated

Wesleyan Publishing House turnaround celebrated

The turnaround of Wesleyan Publishing House (WPH) from operating at a deficit in the previous quadrennium to ending Fiscal Year 2019 with a surplus was celebrated by the General Board during its November meeting. The positive financial margin positions WPH to maximize...
Wesleyans in the news: November 28

Wesleyans in the news: November 28

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. South Dakota church buys local building Lifespring Wesleyan Church in...
Youth camps influence teens for Christ

Youth camps influence teens for Christ

From David to the apostles, God has been empowering and leading young people for generations to bring glory to his name and transform the lives of those around them — but his work in and through young people didn’t end in biblical times. Across the United States,...
Unleashed behind prison walls

Unleashed behind prison walls

“People are always asking me how I ended up like this, in prison. I was smart when I went to school. I knew a lot of the answers. But school learning wasn’t something I could worry too much about when I was growing up,” said Bryan*, as we sat inside the prison chapel...
Celebrating the first and those to follow

Celebrating the first and those to follow

“Hi, I’m Zach. I just got out of jail yesterday. I want you to know that I’ll be the first one to graduate from The Potter’s House.” He was speaking at the 2018 grand opening of The Potter’s House, a new recovery ministry for men with addiction located in Jennings...
Capacity for exponential impact, as ministries transition

Capacity for exponential impact, as ministries transition

A special relationship has formed between Hephzibah62:4 and the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia. The sale of the former Hephzibah property on Zebulon Road in Macon, Georgia, had become necessary to retain the organization’s assets and enable the ministry of Hephzibah...
Rocky road becomes newly paved

Rocky road becomes newly paved

Both Anngie and I started our lives in families that believed in God. I grew up in the Catholic Church and attended a Catholic elementary school. Our family attended mass every week. During those younger years, I thought I had a good foundation of the Lord. All my...
Wesleyans in the news: October 31

Wesleyans in the news: October 31

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. Illinois family’s two sons both diagnosed with cancer The Gerber family from...