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Worship: a disciplined discipleship

Worship: a disciplined discipleship

Songwriting, worship and discipleship have long been indoctrinated into the minds and work of Wesleyans, something credited largely to the intentional songwriting and teaching practices of John and Charles Wesley. In the preface to The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal:...
Wesleyans ignite prayer movement in schools

Wesleyans ignite prayer movement in schools

In the wake of an ever-growing gospel gap, heightened social and personal anxieties, and deep national and global divides, one man, his daughter and their team are working to inspire change in one of the nation’s most vulnerable battlefields: public schools. Jeff...
Kansas ministry still rescuing trafficking victims

Kansas ministry still rescuing trafficking victims

For seven years, female survivors of human sex trafficking have had a safe place to receive long-term recovery, inspiration and encouragement. That safe place is Homestead Ministries in Manhattan, Kansas, a transitional home for female adults rescued from human...
Hephzibah62:4 celebrating 120 years

Hephzibah62:4 celebrating 120 years

THE EARLY YEARS The story of the Hephzibah Orphanage began in January 1900 when Bettie Tyler and her sister, Mollie, took a leap of faith. The sisters moved into their dilapidated childhood farmhouse on 600 acres in Bolingbroke, Georgia, in order to care for four...
Former WIF CEO passes away

Former WIF CEO passes away

Dr. John A. Dunn, former chief executive officer of Wesleyan Investment Foundation (WIF), died February 3, 2020. He was 85. Dunn served in pastoral ministry in Pilgrim Holiness churches in Wisconsin and Wesleyan churches in Arizona. He also served as district...
There is More: Follow 2019 recap

There is More: Follow 2019 recap

If Wesleyan youth were expecting just another international youth conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, in December 2019, they returned home with more. The quadrennial international youth conference of The Wesleyan Church (TWC) is named Follow. Approximately 3,000 students...
Fifteen Kingdom Force disciples

Fifteen Kingdom Force disciples

A baptism service held at Hillside Wesleyan Church (HWC) in Clyde, Michigan, provided the opportunity for stories of life transformation to be told. Fifteen people were baptized at on October 6, 2019, including several family groups: a mother and son; a father, mother...
Michigan church seeks to “inspire”

Michigan church seeks to “inspire”

Fremont, Michigan, usually doesn’t rise to the top of many people’s “highly influential cities” list. Aside from being the home of Gerber, the well-known baby food company, our central Michigan town rarely rises to the spotlight. That’s because the demographics can be...
Wyoming church launches “Ignition”

Wyoming church launches “Ignition”

Sheridan Wesleyan Church (SWC) in Sheridan, Wyoming, is not a particularly large church nor is it a particularly small church. In comparison with some of the larger churches in the Northwest District and The Wesleyan Church as a whole, however, it is rather...
Top 10 social media posts of 2019

Top 10 social media posts of 2019

Reflecting on the past year, we collected the top 10 social media posts from The Wesleyan Church: 1. Sri Lanka: Call to Prayer On Easter Sunday morning, the Sri Lankan church was attacked. The Church asked us to pray that in the midst of darkness, Christ would shine....
A mutually beneficial relationship

A mutually beneficial relationship

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University and The Wesleyan Church are seeing shared fruits from the first 10 years of having a dedicated TWC seminary. Association of Theological Schools (ATS) data shows that from 1997 to 2009 — the year Wesley Seminary launched —...
Doing church at the movies

Doing church at the movies

Where can you sit in the same seat for worship in the morning and the latest Star Wars movie in the evening: at the Springville Crossing campus of Watermark Wesleyan Church. Located inside the historic Joylan Theatre in the village of Springville, New York, this...
A mother church’s importance in planting

A mother church’s importance in planting

“Well, this has been harder than I thought.” Some people call it church planting, while many pastors and leaders affectionately dub this the “whirlwind.” It’s the wild journey pastors go through on the way to fulfilling that beautiful dream God has sowed deep inside...
Leader and teens plan to attend first Follow

Leader and teens plan to attend first Follow

Members of Sarah Rodriguez’s youth group are set to attend their first Follow Youth Conference this December in Cincinnati, Ohio, and they couldn’t be more excited. At present, eight of the 15 youth group teens are scheduled to attend. This will also be the first...