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Otto receives Mitchell Award

Otto receives Mitchell Award

  Early in life, Rev. Wayne Otto had no idea he would someday become a pastor. He grew up in an unchurched family and as a teenager was headed away from God until a local church congregation reached out to him; there he became a Christian, and his life was...
Houghton College introduces The Houghton Promise

Houghton College introduces The Houghton Promise

New students headed to Houghton College will soon benefit from The Houghton Promise, the college’s commitment to affordability, experiential learning and preparing students for lives of global impact. The Houghton Promise is a pledge to incoming students, an assurance...
Higher Education Administrators Meet For A Better Ministerial Future

Higher Education Administrators Meet For A Better Ministerial Future

Collective collegiate collaboration brought the five presidents and board chairs of the Wesleyan college and universities together on Monday, November 13 at The Wesleyan Church World Headquarters, Fishers, Indiana, for this year’s convening of the Wesleyan Education...
California church is creating a multiplication “legacy”

California church is creating a multiplication “legacy”

A Pacific Southwest District church is doing its best to live out the district’s mission: to create a culture where leaders and local churches can fulfill the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. Jeff and Laurie Jennings, co-pastors at Faith Legacy...
Former Sierra Leone leader loses daughter in tragic accident

Former Sierra Leone leader loses daughter in tragic accident

Rev. SD Kanu, former National Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone, lost his daughter, Susan, recently in a tragic accident. Susan was killed in Freetown when she and two friends were struck by a large truck while walking down a street. A college...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

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. Two Wesleyan churches in top 100 largest and fastest growing 12Stone Church...
Breakaway 2017 Refreshes, Renews and Restores Pastor Spouses

Breakaway 2017 Refreshes, Renews and Restores Pastor Spouses

On November 2-4, Education and Clergy Development and Pastors Spouse Connection welcomed over 80 attendees to Breakaway 2017, a conference aimed at helping pastors’ spouses find renewal and relationship. Pastors’ spouses are often caught between vocation...
A Warm Welcome at New Pastor Orientation

A Warm Welcome at New Pastor Orientation

This year’s Education and Clergy Development’s New Pastor Orientation welcomed 15 new pastors and their spouses to the Wesleyan community, with times of sharing, networking and advice. On October 11-12, new pastors, their spouses and seasoned Wesleyans met at...
The story of Ruth

The story of Ruth

Ruth* was raised in Pakistan as a Muslim, hearing in the Koran that Jesus was only a great prophet of Allah. However, she discovered a Christian friend in Pakistan who left a good impression of Jesus Christ. Years later, she received a scholarship for an education in...
The most significant relationship

The most significant relationship

Did you know that: research shows pastors are typically use 65 distinct skills, forms of knowledge and character traits in their ministry? on any given day, pastors shift their focus from doing sermon research with the biblical text to crisis counseling; from...
SWU recognizes outstanding alumni for 2017

SWU recognizes outstanding alumni for 2017

Southern Wesleyan University recognized the achievements of outstanding alumni during an awards ceremony October 20 at Central, South Carolina. Recognized were Charles Wimphrie, 2017 Alumnus of the Year; Brittany Buchanan Jolly, 2017 Young Leader Award; Tim Rickman,...
He Sapa preparing for Christmas outreaches

He Sapa preparing for Christmas outreaches

Each December, the four church sites of He Sapa New Life Native Ministries uses the Christmas season to share about Jesus and build bridges in native communities for future ministry opportunities. Through seven large outreach events scattered across native communities...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

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 Canadian church bringing people together Transformation Church in Thunder...
Native couple celebrates 30 years of marriage

Native couple celebrates 30 years of marriage

In celebration of their 30th anniversary, Navajo Pastor Rev. Darwin and Ann Tsosie renewed their wedding vows on May 18 at their church, Red Rock Wesleyan, on the Navajo Reservation. Although the day began with an early morning snowfall, a joyful, warm and loving mood...
Kingswood student has front row seat to healings

Kingswood student has front row seat to healings

Each year, Kingswood University sends out a group of students from their Evangelism and Compassion program, who minister in the nitty-gritty places of New York City. God often uses them in mighty ways to reach people for him. Nathan Trouten, B.A. in Ministry (Pastoral...
21 days of prayer still impacting Charlottesville

21 days of prayer still impacting Charlottesville

When violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 during a clash between white supremacists and counter-protestors at the “Unite the Right” rally, Cornerstone Community Church (CCC) took action. While church leaders and congregants began engaging in...
Help-Portrait brings smiles to Buffalo

Help-Portrait brings smiles to Buffalo

This holiday season promises to be full of smiles for some of Buffalo’s most deserving families. Jeremy Cooper, creative director at Wesleyan Church of Hamburg in Hamburg, N.Y., helped launch the Buffalo chapter of Help-Portrait in 2016. Help-Portrait is a national...