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Call and Response Conference exceeds 400 attendees

Call and Response Conference exceeds 400 attendees

In early October, over 50 Wesleyans and 350 gathered in Rochester, New York, on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary for the first Call and Response Conference. The conference purpose was to call together laity, marketplace and nonprofit...
Babby receives OKWU President’s Award

Babby receives OKWU President’s Award

Dr. Stephen Babby is this year’s recipient of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) President’s Award. He is being recognized for his voice of wisdom and biblical faithfulness on the OKWU board, which he has served on for 41 years. Ordained by The Wesleyan Church in...
Wesleyans in the news: October 11

Wesleyans in the news: October 11

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. Brooksville residents receive training to care for dementia patients...
A motorcycle and church rally

A motorcycle and church rally

What does a little country church and one of the largest motorcycle events in Canada have in common? You couldn’t have one without the other. Digby Wesleyan Church in Digby, Nova Scotia, has been a part of the Wharf Rat Rally from the start and, 14 years later, is...
Banding together to make disciples

Banding together to make disciples

In early October, over 250 Wesleyan pastors and lay leaders from around the Midwest gathered for a sold-out Disciple Making Conference at Trinity Church in Indianapolis. The conference was designed to inspire and equip pastors and lay leaders to build disciple-making...
United Wesleyan flips second house to benefit missionaries

United Wesleyan flips second house to benefit missionaries

United Wesleyan Church (UMC) in Easley, South Carolina, has successfully purchased and flipped its second house in two years to support overseas missionaries. The first house, flipped in 2016, netted $25,000 in support of local missionaries stationed in Austria. The...
Blindsided and grateful

Blindsided and grateful

One October night in 2006, my wife blindsided me* with this question: “What would you think if God wanted us to be missionaries?” I had never considered that possibility before and was not ready to consider it then. “Why in the world would God want us to do that?” I...
The first days of Wesley Seminary

The first days of Wesley Seminary

In 2009, when the existence of traditional, on-campus seminaries was being challenged and most seminaries in the United States were reexamining how they could continue to educate ministers, Wesley Seminary, the first seminary officially affiliated with The Wesleyan...
Church For Neighbors nears second anniversary

Church For Neighbors nears second anniversary

January 6, 2019, will mark two years that we have been gathering regularly as Church For Neighbors in Portland, Oregon. So much has happened over the last two years that it would be impossible for me to fit it into this update. However, I’d like to share a little bit...
Cruz named director of The Sacred Alliance

Cruz named director of The Sacred Alliance

Dr. Miranda Cruz has been named the director of The Sacred Alliance at Wesley Seminary. She began her role at the organization on September 15, 2018. After the position recently became available, Dr. Colleen Derr, president of Wesley Seminary, and Dr. Abson Joseph,...
Wesleyan Higher Education: plan a visit today

Wesleyan Higher Education: plan a visit today

Summer vacations have come to an end and high school students all over the country are back to their regular activities. One activity that is often overlooked is scheduling a time to go on a campus visit at colleges. A campus visit is one of the best ways to sense...
Wesleyans in the news: September 27

Wesleyans in the news: September 27

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. North Carolina church to open coffee shop United City in Greensboro, North...
2018 TWC statistics reinforce need to fill the Gospel Gap

2018 TWC statistics reinforce need to fill the Gospel Gap

The Wesleyan Church (TWC) 2018 statistics show 138,190 members, 235,100 in worship attendance, 30,907 conversions and 11,560 baptisms. Between 2018 and 2017, membership declined 2.0 percent, attendance declined 2.0 percent, conversions declined 3.8 percent and...
Well-known author to speak in Marion, Indiana

Well-known author to speak in Marion, Indiana

Dr. Colleen Derr, president of Wesley Seminary, extends an invitation to join the faculty and students of Wesley Seminary for a special event featuring Dr. Richard Foster and Nathan Foster at College Wesleyan Church in Marion, Indiana, on Wednesday, September 26, from...
The Gathering: Keith Carroll’s story

The Gathering: Keith Carroll’s story

Rev. Keith Carroll, associate pastor at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church in Thomasville, North Carolina, has been a minster for 38 years. In almost three decades, he has only missed one year of The Gathering, because he sees it as a time of encouragement, insight and...
Wesleyans in the news: September 13

Wesleyans in the news: September 13

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’s partnership is helping change community The partnership...