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Youth camps influence teens for Christ

Youth camps influence teens for Christ

From David to the apostles, God has been empowering and leading young people for generations to bring glory to his name and transform the lives of those around them — but his work in and through young people didn’t end in biblical times. Across the United States,...
Unleashed behind prison walls

Unleashed behind prison walls

“People are always asking me how I ended up like this, in prison. I was smart when I went to school. I knew a lot of the answers. But school learning wasn’t something I could worry too much about when I was growing up,” said Bryan*, as we sat inside the prison chapel...
Celebrating the first and those to follow

Celebrating the first and those to follow

“Hi, I’m Zach. I just got out of jail yesterday. I want you to know that I’ll be the first one to graduate from The Potter’s House.” He was speaking at the 2018 grand opening of The Potter’s House, a new recovery ministry for men with addiction located in Jennings...
Capacity for exponential impact, as ministries transition

Capacity for exponential impact, as ministries transition

A special relationship has formed between Hephzibah62:4 and the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia. The sale of the former Hephzibah property on Zebulon Road in Macon, Georgia, had become necessary to retain the organization’s assets and enable the ministry of Hephzibah...
Nevada pastor’s family impacting foster care system

Nevada pastor’s family impacting foster care system

Rev. Nick Emery and his wife, Melanie, have long been advocates for vulnerable children, both having served as Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers, foster parents and eventually becoming the proud parents of three siblings through foster care adoption. Emery...
You are not alone

You are not alone

The Education and Clergy Department of The Wesleyan Church rolled out the red carpet for 25 newly ordained, first appointed pastors and chaplains and pastors who have just transferred from another denomination. In a 24-hour period on October 9 and 10, pastors were...
Dunn inaugurated as OKWU president

Dunn inaugurated as OKWU president

Dr. Jim Dunn has been inaugurated as the sixth president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) since the university’s founding. Equally full of humor and gravity, the ceremony, held October 11, was a poignant celebration of new beginnings for the university. The...
Five churches launch in two weeks

Five churches launch in two weeks

On Sunday, September 8, four Wesleyan churches launched in various parts of the United States. Awaken City Church (Boston, Massachusetts) C4 of the Carolinas (Greensboro, North Carolina) RESONATE Wesleyan Church (Texas City, Texas) ONE Church (La Mesa, California) The...
Montana country church sits in the middle of everywhere

Montana country church sits in the middle of everywhere

The most rural church in the Northwest District of The Wesleyan Church began as a tent. Before World War I, no church building existed in the Medicine Rocks, Montana, area. The area’s schoolhouse located in the town of Baker is where Sunday services and Sunday school...
Stats reveal Wesleyans are making disciples

Stats reveal Wesleyans are making disciples

Statistics for the 2018-2019 Conference Year are official. They reveal that 17.8 percent of Wesleyans are actively involved in making disciples. For the first time this year, pastors were asked to report on the number of persons who are making disciples. They...
Superintendent reports first look at Bahamas devastation

Superintendent reports first look at Bahamas devastation

Devastation clouds over the remains of the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, with telephone poles and wires lying sprawled across streets, empty concrete slabs where homes once stood and debris littering lawns, roads and what remains of homes. Patrick Styers,...
Immigrant Connection receives Tyson Foods grant

Immigrant Connection receives Tyson Foods grant

Tyson Foods has awarded Immigrant Connection a $65,000 grant for immigrant legal services for local residents. The grant, a substantial gift for Immigrant Connection, will provide partnership opportunities with one of the world’s largest food companies. The funds will...
Two churches plant another — together

Two churches plant another — together

“Many churches believe that they are ‘stronger together,’ but it’s another thing entirely to put that belief into action. Last year, we began to ask ourselves a couple of questions: Could two churches lower their respective flags, come together and do something that...
Prayer and preparations ongoing for Hurricane Dorian victims

Prayer and preparations ongoing for Hurricane Dorian victims

World Hope International (WHI) is mobilizing to respond to potential victims of Hurricane Dorian, a Category 4 storm impacting the Bahamas and potential coastal locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Communications are ongoing with district...
#myPASTORis: celebrate your pastor this October  

#myPASTORis: celebrate your pastor this October  

“The pervasive element in our two-thousand year pastoral tradition is not someone who ‘gets things done’ but rather the person placed in the community to pay attention and call attention to ‘what is going on right now’ between men and women, with one another and with...
Power to make a difference

Power to make a difference

Imagine going to the hospital with a bursting appendix and the hospital is dark; the power is out. Picture yourself as a doctor in the middle of an intense operation and the lights go off, the machines power down and suddenly you’re operating without the ability to...
Growing Moncks Corner gospel carriers

Growing Moncks Corner gospel carriers

The Corner Church of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, is celebrating the first full year of its official planting, which took place September 2018. This planting is the fourth in a series of a hopeful 50 plants in the Charleston, South Carolina, area, beginning in 2011...
Canada’s inaugural national conference held

Canada’s inaugural national conference held

The Established National Conference of The Wesleyan Church of Canada held its inaugural national conference on August 14 and 15 just south of the city of Montreal at the Manoir D’Youville Conference center (a former Catholic convent) located on a beautiful...
Wesley Seminary celebrates 10 years

Wesley Seminary celebrates 10 years

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Wesley Seminary celebrated its tenth anniversary on August 8, 2019. Established on July 1, 2009, Wesley Seminary, located in Marion, Indiana, is the official seminary of The Wesleyan Church (TWC). Wesley Seminary...
Ohio church wins Bible quizzing championship

Ohio church wins Bible quizzing championship

“Believe” was the theme of the 2019 National Wesleyan Bible Bowl (WBB) Tournament. At the opening rally, I shared that believing, more than accepting something to be true or memorizing a bunch of verses, is a way of life, allowing the Scripture we study to impact our...
Florida church is outward-focused since its restart

Florida church is outward-focused since its restart

In the summer of 2017, Crosstown Fellowship Church in Port St. Lucie, Florida, had merely 15 members and found itself steadily shrinking, despite being planted only five years prior. Rev. John Croft, widely recognized for his work as director of the JESUS Film...
Wrong assumption leads to unexpected blessing

Wrong assumption leads to unexpected blessing

As another Sunday morning service began, I stood at the front to welcome the congregants to Renovate Church in Delmar, Maryland. I could see an elderly gentleman enter the doors of the small sanctuary, and immediately his eyes locked on the two large screens that hang...
Great Lakes merger complete

Great Lakes merger complete

Great Lakes District (known as Great Lakes Region) held its first district conference “under one banner” this weekend with its newest addition of the Wisconsin District, whose merger with Great Lakes was approved by the General Board in May of this year. Comprised of...