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Kansas ministry still rescuing trafficking victims

Kansas ministry still rescuing trafficking victims

For seven years, female survivors of human sex trafficking have had a safe place to receive long-term recovery, inspiration and encouragement. That safe place is Homestead Ministries in Manhattan, Kansas, a transitional home for female adults rescued from human...
Great Lakes churches serving their communities

Great Lakes churches serving their communities

Some Great Lakes Region District churches have been serving their local communities in “great” ways in the last few months. The Wesleyan Church of Fairfield in Fairfield, Illinois, has held an annual Community Coat Drive nine times. More than 250 coats and 120 pairs...
Hephzibah62:4 celebrating 120 years

Hephzibah62:4 celebrating 120 years

THE EARLY YEARS The story of the Hephzibah Orphanage began in January 1900 when Bettie Tyler and her sister, Mollie, took a leap of faith. The sisters moved into their dilapidated childhood farmhouse on 600 acres in Bolingbroke, Georgia, in order to care for four...
Houghton College partners with IWU in nursing agreement

Houghton College partners with IWU in nursing agreement

Students enrolled at Houghton College can now simultaneously obtain an undergraduate degree from Houghton nd an undergraduate nursing degree through Indiana Wesleyan University’s (IWU) 3+1 Transition to Nursing accelerated program. The IWU program allows students to...
Former WIF CEO passes away

Former WIF CEO passes away

Dr. John A. Dunn, former chief executive officer of Wesleyan Investment Foundation (WIF), died February 3, 2020. He was 85. Dunn served in pastoral ministry in Pilgrim Holiness churches in Wisconsin and Wesleyan churches in Arizona. He also served as district...
There is More: Follow 2019 recap

There is More: Follow 2019 recap

If Wesleyan youth were expecting just another international youth conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, in December 2019, they returned home with more. The quadrennial international youth conference of The Wesleyan Church (TWC) is named Follow. Approximately 3,000 students...
Wesleyans in the news: January 30

Wesleyans in the news: January 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. Formerly homeless couple paying it forward in Pennsylvania A married couple...
Fifteen Kingdom Force disciples

Fifteen Kingdom Force disciples

A baptism service held at Hillside Wesleyan Church (HWC) in Clyde, Michigan, provided the opportunity for stories of life transformation to be told. Fifteen people were baptized at on October 6, 2019, including several family groups: a mother and son; a father, mother...
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...