Featured News

2018 TWC statistics reinforce need to fill the Gospel Gap

2018 TWC statistics reinforce need to fill the Gospel Gap

The Wesleyan Church (TWC) 2018 statistics show 138,190 members, 235,100 in worship attendance, 30,907 conversions and 11,560 baptisms. Between 2018 and 2017, membership declined 2.0 percent, attendance declined 2.0 percent, conversions declined 3.8 percent and...
The Gathering: Keith Carroll’s story

The Gathering: Keith Carroll’s story

Rev. Keith Carroll, associate pastor at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church in Thomasville, North Carolina, has been a minster for 38 years. In almost three decades, he has only missed one year of The Gathering, because he sees it as a time of encouragement, insight and...
Call to prayer: Hurricane Florence 

Call to prayer: Hurricane Florence 

According to today’s forecast for Hurricane Florence, 23.7 million residents of the Carolinas and Virginia are in the path of the Category 4 storm. Nearly 30,000 of those residents attend Wesleyan churches. Thanks to diligent meteorologists and the media, residents in...
Great Lakes District merger is complete

Great Lakes District merger is complete

Delegates from the East Michigan, Illinois, North Michigan and West Michigan districts met at Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, Michigan, on Friday, August 24, to complete their merger, forming the new Great Lakes District. The new district elected Rev. Chris Conrad...
A flat tire paves the way for Oklahoma Wesleyan University

A flat tire paves the way for Oklahoma Wesleyan University

One hundred nine years. Seven antecedents. Five generations. Two denominations. One OKWU. Oklahoma Wesleyan University has a unique history — spanning a wide geographic and generational range, the result of a series of mergers between Bible colleges in California,...
Michigan church blesses two plants financially

Michigan church blesses two plants financially

A core value at Thrive Church in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, is intentional multiplication. We envision having a transforming presence in 10 area ZIP codes in 10 years’ time. We see value in multiplication locally and globally, in various modes: church plant,...
The Gospel Gap

The Gospel Gap

In Simon Sinek’s book, Start With Why,1 he unfolds a why/what/how framework. The “why” is the heart of the matter, and what energizes change. In the words of my friend, Duffy Smith, “the ‘why’ gives permission to the ‘what.’” I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the...
Church proves drive-ins aren’t just for movies

Church proves drive-ins aren’t just for movies

Summer Sunday mornings at Armbrust Wesleyan Church in Hunker, Pennsylvania, are a little different than your average church. Every Sunday morning, June through August, many worshippers can gather early and park in a lower level parking lot with cars all facing a small...
A front row view in the mountains

A front row view in the mountains

God is moving in the midst of the Appalachian and Pocono Mountains and those at Journeymate Wesleyan Church, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, have a front row seat to watch. Journeymate, planted seven years ago in the small college town, just became a fully-organized,...
Next: explore who you are in God’s mission

Next: explore who you are in God’s mission

Young adults are often pulled in two directions. Sometimes they hear, “delay ‘adulting’ and go have a grand adventure.” Other times, they feel pressure, “go figure out your place in the world and find a stable career.” These mixed and opposing messages can lead to a...
A new kind of pastor

A new kind of pastor

A new kind of pastor is emerging on the North American mission field, one referred to as a freelance, marketplace or co-vocational pastor. The concept is familiar to The Wesleyan Church. “For Wesleyans,” said Ed Love, multiplication director for The Wesleyan Church,...
Advancing Wesleyan Education through WE5

Advancing Wesleyan Education through WE5

Education and Clergy Development is advancing Christian higher education through a new initiative called WE5 that celebrates the combined strength and ongoing impact of the five colleges and universities of The Wesleyan Church: Houghton College, Indiana Wesleyan...
Students spend summers communicating Christ

Students spend summers communicating Christ

Many Houghton College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Kingswood University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Southern Wesleyan University students spend their summers telling others about Jesus. Following are stories of the many ways these students are a transforming...
Northeast District merger is complete

Northeast District merger is complete

Delegates from the Northeast District and the Penn-Jersey District met at Bethany Wesleyan Church in Cherryville, Pennsylvania, on Friday, June 8, to complete their merger, forming the new Northeast District. The new district conference elected Dr. Karl Eastlack...
“Made new” in Missouri

“Made new” in Missouri

Rev. Stephen Colaw is excited about the lives that are being “made new” at the church he leads in St. Peters, Missouri, just west of St. Louis. Gateway Church consists of two campuses—a main location and a west campus. Demographics are diverse with various ethnicities...