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Different seat, same mentality  

Different seat, same mentality  

General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt, once a local pastor in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is gearing up for the first time he will be chairing a General Conference — General Conference 2020 (GC20), May 31 – June 3, in St. Louis, Missouri. Although his responsibilities and...
Unique partnership providing hope in southeast Africa

Unique partnership providing hope in southeast Africa

A partnership between The Wesleyan Church of Mozambique, Kentwood Community Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Global Partners Health Network (GPHN) is working to improve health in Maratane Refugee Camp in Mozambique. Rex and Brenda Brewer, members of Kentwood...
Penn York: newest district of The Wesleyan Church

Penn York: newest district of The Wesleyan Church

The Central New York and the Western Pennsylvania districts officially merged June 15, during a merging conference held at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church in Painted Post, New York. The new district is called the Penn York District. In February, both districts voted...
Doctrinal Symposium focuses on discipleship

Doctrinal Symposium focuses on discipleship

Wesley Seminary hosted the Wesleyan Doctrinal Symposium, May 29 – 30, 2019, at its Marion, Indiana, campus. The symposium is an annual event for Wesleyan religion faculty and other ministry leaders. It focuses on doctrinal issues related to the ongoing education and...
Wesleyans in the news: June 13

Wesleyans in the news: June 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. North Carolina church serves local elementary school Volunteers from New Hope...
New OKWU president takes office

New OKWU president takes office

Oklahoma Wesleyan University recently elected its sixth president, Dr. Jim Dunn, who officially took office June 1. While many candidates were considered for the role, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously in March 2019 to elect Dunn as the next president following...
Beyond the walls at El Cajon Wesleyan Church

Beyond the walls at El Cajon Wesleyan Church

During a canvassing of the neighborhood several years ago as part of a refocus effort, members of El Cajon Wesleyan Church (ECW) in southern California noticed something — the number of homeless on city streets was increasing and becoming a major concern in the...
Recibiendo al extranjero en Arizona

Recibiendo al extranjero en Arizona

English Una pequeña congregación del Distrito Hispano ha liderado el camino desde el pasado octubre de 2018 al dar la bienvenida en su iglesia a los forasteros. Movida por el amor de Cristo hacia su prójimo, la Iglesia El Buen Pastor en Mesa, Arizona junto con sus...
Welcoming the stranger in Arizona

Welcoming the stranger in Arizona

Spanish A small Hispanic congregation from the Distrito Hispano has been leading the way since last October 2018 by welcoming the stranger in its church. Moved by the love of Christ toward its neighbors, a ministry of compassion was started by The Good Shepherd...
A special love: reaching the marginalized in Michigan

A special love: reaching the marginalized in Michigan

Joe was one of four special-needs adults who were a part of the church at Cascades Wesleyan in Jackson, Michigan, where Pastor Clive Heyd was the pastor. Joe was 41 and lived at home alone with his mom, who struggled to care for him. Pastor Clive had a heart for those...
Wesleyans in the news: May 30

Wesleyans in the news: May 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. Seminary alumni starting Global Cities Network A group of Wesley Seminary...
Rethinking small leads to significant impact

Rethinking small leads to significant impact

“The church could have survived another 10 years, but what would have been the point? There were never guests or baptisms. Families were leaving. Our kid ministry rooms were closets. It sounds like complacency, but we called it normal.” Rev. Tim Fox, of Goldsboro,...
139th session of the General Board convenes

139th session of the General Board convenes

Rev. Maria Acuna attended her first meeting of the General Board of The Wesleyan Church as it convened its 139th session on May 7 – 8, 2019, at the denominational headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. Acuna serves as the pastor of La Gran Comision Wesleyan Church in...
Mozambique still recovering after two cyclones hit

Mozambique still recovering after two cyclones hit

Twenty churches and communities in Mozambique have been impacted so far by donations for Cyclone Idai. The cyclone hit the country March 19 and caused widespread devastation. Then, on April 25, Cyclone Kenneth bombarded the northern part of the country, leaving more...
Wesleyans in the news: May 16

Wesleyans in the news: May 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. New York church expanding food ministry Rome Wesleyan Church in Rome, New...
Update: Bangladeshi Wesleyans & Cyclone Fani

Update: Bangladeshi Wesleyans & Cyclone Fani

Thank you for praying for our Wesleyan family and the people of Bangladesh! The following has been received from Joshe Bose, district superintendent of Bangladesh: Dear Ministry Partner and Prayer supporters and Brothers & Sisters in Christ, Greetings in His...
Just say, “Ja!”

Just say, “Ja!”

Say “Ja!” It has been a long time since I’ve preached on Easter Sunday. My role doesn’t really invite opportunities to be a guest speaker on that specific church holy day. But here I was in Paramaribo, Suriname, sharing the theme message — Go! Win one soul for the...
Cyclone Fani: 100 million in path

Cyclone Fani: 100 million in path

Cyclone activity continues to impact the countries around the Indian Ocean. Our church family in Bangladesh asks that you think and pray for them in the coming hours. The following has been received from Joshe Bose, DS of Bangladesh: Dear Respected Ministry Partners...
Giving vision to the International Conference of The Wesleyan Church

Giving vision to the International Conference of The Wesleyan Church

As the International Conference of The Wesleyan Church (ICWC) prepares to meet for the fourth time, on May 12 – 14, 2019, Rick West, Ibero-America interim field coach, explains the importance of ICWC in celebrating what God is doing globally through Global Partners...