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My journey as a stranger

My journey as a stranger

To the churches that do not consider themselves to be in the dispersion or have not experienced exile, along with those elders and ministers that live in what they call their native land. Grace to you and peace from Jesus, Messiah and Lord. I am a migrant: an emigrant...
We are multiplying

We are multiplying

On July 16th, more than 100 Hispanic pastors and leaders with The Wesleyan Church participated in the denomination’s pre-conference in conjunction with the larger Exponential Español event. This year, the conference was entirely online, which facilitated mass...
Kingdom importance of District Prayer Partners

Kingdom importance of District Prayer Partners

Following a bout of colon cancer in 2002, Rev. Verl Light, founder of the Greater Ohio District Prayer Partners, was covered in prayer by fellow believers, including those from his son’s church. “After I had regained my strength, my son asked me to come to his church...
Moncton holds third-annual All Nations Service

Moncton holds third-annual All Nations Service

The third-annual All Nations Service at Moncton Wesleyan Church (Moncton, New Brunswick) took place July 19, 2020, highlighting the integration of large numbers of newcomers (more than 100 people) into the church body over the last three years. The service featured...
Wesleyans in the news: July 30

Wesleyans in the news: July 30

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. SWU offers Flex Ministry Program The new Flex Ministry Program at Southern...
A tribute to David Thompson

A tribute to David Thompson

Farewell to Dr. David L. Thompson, a friend, a father, a husband, and a disciple. Farewell to a scholar, a teacher, a pastor and a lover of God and God’s Word. David made disciples who are making disciples who will make disciples. For four decades, he taught biblical...
All roads lead to discipleship

All roads lead to discipleship

A new day is dawning in discipleship. Traditionally when we think of discipleship, we think of two wings: education and coaching. Education has to do with imparting information and setting up models and structures for growth. Coaching has to do with environments for...
Tennessee church driven to disciple

Tennessee church driven to disciple

My family was on vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains when we learned of the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken the world by storm. We came home to a very different situation than we had left. Our district superintendent, Rev. Aaron Sherman,...
Wesleyans in the news: July 16 

Wesleyans in the news: July 16 

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 pastor discusses churches’ role in overcoming racism   Rev. Chris...
Hope and fertile ground in Virginia community

Hope and fertile ground in Virginia community

Situated in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains stands Brookhill Wesleyan Church (BWC). Founded on October 16, 1983, in Forest, Virginia, the original charter members determined that BWC should be God’s lighthouse, a place where people could find God and be...
FLAMA expands to meet Hispanic ministerial needs

FLAMA expands to meet Hispanic ministerial needs

Español Since 2002, FLAMA (Fraternidad Latinoamericana de Adiestramiento Ministerial Alternativo) has offered Hispanic ministerial students a pathway toward licensed and ordained ministry in The Wesleyan Church (TWC). Since its inception, FLAMA has included intensive...
Teenage boy steps into ministry leadership role

Teenage boy steps into ministry leadership role

Hydrant Church, located in Goldsboro, North Carolina, was forced to make budgetary cuts as a result of COVID-19. One of its most difficult decisions? Laying off its youth pastor. Surge, the name of Hydrant’s youth group, has struggled in establishing stability, as the...
Iowa mom spends her days investing in others 

Iowa mom spends her days investing in others 

The time had come for Lindsay Phipps’ third child to head to kindergarten in the fall of 2018. A stay-at-home mom in Altoona, Iowa, Phipps began to wonder what her time would look like with all three kids out of the house.   She began to pray and Psalm 90:17 came to...
South Dakota pastor engages with faith leader about racism

South Dakota pastor engages with faith leader about racism

Rev. Keith Loy, founding and senior pastor of Celebrate Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, recently talked to Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner in an interview touching on the challenges of racism. Williams-Skinner is a faith and community leader, advisor and author with...
Wesleyans in the news: July 2

Wesleyans in the news: July 2

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. Missouri church set to reopen after fire destroys facility Cornerstone...
House church model adopted by Canada church

House church model adopted by Canada church

Saint John First Wesleyan Church (SJ1) in Saint John, New Brunswick, has recently launched 18:20, a house church model intended to allow congregants to worship safely together as restrictions still limit large public gatherings. Grounded in Matthew 18:20, which...
General Conference 2021 dates announced

General Conference 2021 dates announced

The Wesleyan Church will convene for General Conference June 6-9, 2021, in St. Louis, Missouri. “The General Board made the courageous decision in March to postpone General Conference 2020 in order to allow The Wesleyan Church to focus on ministry during COVID-19,”...