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Top 10 Social Media posts of 2018

Top 10 Social Media posts of 2018

Each year, passing fads (team Laurel 4 life!!!!) and lasting culture shapers (see the incredible stories and continued impact of the #MeToo movement) go scrolling by as our social news feeds are opened. Some make us laugh, some inspire us and some move us. Reflecting...
Transforming Greensboro through coffee

Transforming Greensboro through coffee

“We hope to use coffee as a way to create a presence in the heart of North Carolina’s third largest city and one of the largest college towns in the southeast United States,” said Pastor Spencer Loman, United City senior pastor. United City Greensboro (UCG), a...
Wesleyans in the news: December 13

Wesleyans in the news: December 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. OKWU students serve in community Read how students at Oklahoma Wesleyan...
Ernie Johnson Jr. named IWU’s 2019 World Changer 

Ernie Johnson Jr. named IWU’s 2019 World Changer 

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) has chosen Ernie Johnson Jr., one of sports’ most respected and loved personalities, as the 2019 inductee into the Society of World Changers. Johnson will be formally inducted into the IWU Society of World Changers during a...
What’s a church?

What’s a church?

Wesleyan leaders are pursuing creative missional work with the purpose of reaching those who are missing from Christ and his church. More and more are taking discipleship and multiplication seriously. New leaders, lay and clergy, have felt called to initiate and guide...
Wesleyan Higher Education arrives in the heartland

Wesleyan Higher Education arrives in the heartland

 A vision that began to evolve 100 years ago as Marion College laid a firm foundation for what would become Indiana Wesleyan University. Marion College had humble beginnings. When the Indiana Conference of The Wesleyan Methodist Church agreed in 1919 to purchase...
Church multiplication recap for 2018

Church multiplication recap for 2018

Church multiplication is becoming more normal in The Wesleyan Church (TWC). All kinds of churches, big and small, urban and rural, are taking up the mantle of multiplying believers, leaders and churches. The motivation for this multiplication movement is clearly...
Kalembo named Asbury Seminary distinguished alumnus

Kalembo named Asbury Seminary distinguished alumnus

Asbury Theological Seminary offers congratulations to Alfred Kalembo, recently chosen as the Seminary’s Distinguished Alumnus 2018. Kalembo, 57, was born in a remote village in Zambia to parents who were never able to attend school. He walked four miles, barefoot, to...
Wesleyans in the news: November 29

Wesleyans in the news: November 29

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 family grieving loss of young son on Thanksgiving Five-year-old...
Wesleyan minister named Nazarene college president

Wesleyan minister named Nazarene college president

Dr. Jack Connell, Central New York District of The Wesleyan Church ordained minister, has been named as the fourteenth president of the Christian liberal arts college, founded 118 years ago in Saratoga Springs, New York. The announcement was made by Dr. Russell Long,...
New name, same mission

New name, same mission

Championing the past while engaging current and future needs has been the goal of leaders revisioning Hephzibah Ministries, Inc. Plans have become more formalized in the past few months about how and where Hephzibah will continue to serve vulnerable children. “God’s...
Fueled by forgiveness

Fueled by forgiveness

Rev. Nick Oliver attended his first Fuel, an event for Next Generations Ministries leaders, pastors and volunteers, in 2017. The worship, encouragement and networking at this event was key for Oliver, Next Generations pastor at LifePoint Church in Waldorf, Maryland....
138th Session of the General Board highlights include new members

138th Session of the General Board highlights include new members

A new member, Rhea Bell, joined The Wesleyan Church General Board for its 138th session, November 13-14, 2018, representing the Northeastern Area. Bell serves as the worship arts director at LifePoint Church in Waldorf, Maryland. Bell volunteered at LifePoint for many...
For you, I give thanks.

For you, I give thanks.

Download this video: https://resources.wesleyan.org/thanksgiving18 Join the Mission House Army of Love: https://wesleyan.life/mission-house Find your place in the messy, beautiful MOSAIC: https://wesleyan.life/mosaic Become a storyteller:...
Wesleyans in the news: November 15

Wesleyans in the news: November 15

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. California church hosts annual Widow’s Luncheon Chester Wesleyan Church in...
The Gathering: a turning point

The Gathering: a turning point

Steve Dunmire was a young pastor and father of three children under age three when the first Gathering was held in 2007. Financial restraints would have prevented him and his wife, Tammy, from attending, but their church and district came together to provide the...
SWU commits to no tuition increase for 2019-2020

SWU commits to no tuition increase for 2019-2020

Going against a long-standing national trend, Southern Wesleyan University has announced that it will not increase tuition during the 2019-2020 academic year. As institutions of higher learning across the nation are faced with the need to raise their tuition, Southern...
Living James 1:27 for children who are vulnerable

Living James 1:27 for children who are vulnerable

Six years ago, Rev. Kyle Ray, lead pastor of Kentwood Community Church (KCC) in Kentwood, Michigan, challenged the congregation through a sermon series to be part of the answer in the worldwide orphan crisis. A year after the initial challenge, nearly 100 individuals...
An impossible mix

An impossible mix

Four years ago I was at a great spot in my life. I was in seminary studying what I loved, I was (and still am) happily married to the woman of my dreams. I was on staff at a wonderful church with amazing people who passionately loved Jesus. And we had just bought our...
Wesleyans engage in Hero Maker course

Wesleyans engage in Hero Maker course

Twenty-nine leaders within The Wesleyan Church recently attended the Hero Maker Course with Dave Ferguson of Exponential. A six-week course held in September and October, the Hero Maker course is a follow-up to this year’s Exponential held in Orlando. Ed Love,...
The Gathering: Phil Lewis’ story

The Gathering: Phil Lewis’ story

With 33 years of ministry experience, Rev. Phil Lewis views The Gathering as a time for ministers to be encouraged and sharpened by finding their place in a ministerial community. Lewis’ previous experiences at The Gathering have left him refreshed from fellowship...