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WERF activated for Mozambique

WERF activated for Mozambique

Donate to Mozambique WERF According to The Washington Post, Cyclone Idai could be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast African country of 30 million people located along the Indian Ocean. More than 1,000 people are feared dead from...
Exponential opportunities

Exponential opportunities

Many church planters receive their call while already serving in another form of pastoral ministry; but few have the chance to prepare for church planting by immersing themselves in an engaging church plant near the city they feel called to serve. Church planting...
OKWU announces president-elect Dr. Jim Dunn

OKWU announces president-elect Dr. Jim Dunn

Dr. Jim Dunn is the newly-elected sixth president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Dunn’s election was announced on March 15, at the end of the Spring 2019 OKWU Board of Trustees meeting.   “The Board of Trustees of Oklahoma Wesleyan University is pleased to...
Mowing leads to multiplication

Mowing leads to multiplication

Several months ago, Edinburgh Wesleyan Church in Edinburgh, Indiana, ran out of people and resources, and it was forced to close. Since Flintwood Wesleyan Church (FWC) is only about 15 to 20 minutes from Edinburgh, I asked Rev. Wes Jones, pastor of FWC, if he thought...
Global Partners missionaries reflect on Haiti evacuation

Global Partners missionaries reflect on Haiti evacuation

“My heart is broken for the people we had to leave behind!” This is just one reflection from Global Partners missionaries who were forced to evacuate Haiti in February because of unrest and violence in the country. The escalating unrest caused the U.S. Embassy to...
Expanding the global Kingdom Force

Expanding the global Kingdom Force

Gloria, a single woman in ministry, faced significant challenges as a leader in her local Colombian church. Her gender and marital status raised barriers limiting her ability to use all of her strengths and gifts to reach the lost. Despite her family’s disapproval and...
A call to prayer for United Methodist Church Special Session

A call to prayer for United Methodist Church Special Session

Dear Wesleyan Church family, Our Wesleyan sisters and brothers in The United Methodist Church (UMC) will be convening at a Special Session of their General Conference called by the UMC Council of Bishops February 23-26. Their purpose, as stated on the UMC website, “is...
Personal reflections on The Gathering

Personal reflections on The Gathering

Attendees of The Gathering were asked if they wanted to comment on their experience during the three-day pastor and spouse event in Orlando last month. The Gathering goal was for attendees to be “encouraged, inspired and engaged at a deeper level with each other,...
Pray the date

Pray the date

I remain humbled by the privilege of serving as your General Superintendent. Thank you, once again, for entrusting me with this responsibility. I continuously ask for the Lord’s leading and your counsel as we seek to transform lives, churches and communities through...
One ministry, many partners

One ministry, many partners

Muskegon is a city that is beginning to dream again. Located on the coast of West Michigan it has, for decades, been a mix of high-end vacation homes along the coast with people living in extreme urban poverty in the city’s core neighborhoods. In the late 1970s, my...
The Wesleyan Church and sanctity of life

The Wesleyan Church and sanctity of life

In light of the recent Reproductive Health Act passed in the state of New York, The Wesleyan Church encourages its leaders and laypersons to read its Position Statement on the Sanctity of Life. The Wesleyan Church firmly believes in the sanctity of life, and this...
STOP, REST, PRAY, PLAY, THRIVE

STOP, REST, PRAY, PLAY, THRIVE

Five words summarized the message given to nearly 2,000 Wesleyan pastors and spouses attending The Gathering, January 9-12, in Orlando, Florida – Stop, Rest, Pray, Play, Thrive. The event’s goal, said Executive Director of Education and Clergy Development Russ...
Seeds of King’s Dream, Part 2

Seeds of King’s Dream, Part 2

This week, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others with a faith based approach and ongoing impact on the Civil Rights movement. I recently wrote about the work of Linda Brown Thompson and continue to reflect on her insight concerning the...
Seeds of King’s dream

Seeds of King’s dream

Years ago, when I served as a college administrator I had the privilege of meeting Linda Brown Thompson. If her name is not familiar, maybe a major court case on May 17, 1954, “Brown vs. Board of Education,” will help with identification. The National Association for...