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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...
Transforming Greensboro through coffee

Transforming Greensboro through coffee

“We hope to use coffee as a way to create a presence in the heart of North Carolina’s third largest city and one of the largest college towns in the southeast United States,” said Pastor Spencer Loman, United City senior pastor. United City Greensboro (UCG), a...
What’s a church?

What’s a church?

Wesleyan leaders are pursuing creative missional work with the purpose of reaching those who are missing from Christ and his church. More and more are taking discipleship and multiplication seriously. New leaders, lay and clergy, have felt called to initiate and guide...
Wesleyan Higher Education arrives in the heartland

Wesleyan Higher Education arrives in the heartland

 A vision that began to evolve 100 years ago as Marion College laid a firm foundation for what would become Indiana Wesleyan University. Marion College had humble beginnings. When the Indiana Conference of The Wesleyan Methodist Church agreed in 1919 to purchase...
Church multiplication recap for 2018

Church multiplication recap for 2018

Church multiplication is becoming more normal in The Wesleyan Church (TWC). All kinds of churches, big and small, urban and rural, are taking up the mantle of multiplying believers, leaders and churches. The motivation for this multiplication movement is clearly...
Kalembo named Asbury Seminary distinguished alumnus

Kalembo named Asbury Seminary distinguished alumnus

Asbury Theological Seminary offers congratulations to Alfred Kalembo, recently chosen as the Seminary’s Distinguished Alumnus 2018. Kalembo, 57, was born in a remote village in Zambia to parents who were never able to attend school. He walked four miles, barefoot, to...
New name, same mission

New name, same mission

Championing the past while engaging current and future needs has been the goal of leaders revisioning Hephzibah Ministries, Inc. Plans have become more formalized in the past few months about how and where Hephzibah will continue to serve vulnerable children. “God’s...
Fueled by forgiveness

Fueled by forgiveness

Rev. Nick Oliver attended his first Fuel, an event for Next Generations Ministries leaders, pastors and volunteers, in 2017. The worship, encouragement and networking at this event was key for Oliver, Next Generations pastor at LifePoint Church in Waldorf, Maryland....
For you, I give thanks.

For you, I give thanks.

Download this video: https://resources.wesleyan.org/thanksgiving18 Join the Mission House Army of Love: https://wesleyan.life/mission-house Find your place in the messy, beautiful MOSAIC: https://wesleyan.life/mosaic Become a storyteller:...
Living James 1:27 for children who are vulnerable

Living James 1:27 for children who are vulnerable

Six years ago, Rev. Kyle Ray, lead pastor of Kentwood Community Church (KCC) in Kentwood, Michigan, challenged the congregation through a sermon series to be part of the answer in the worldwide orphan crisis. A year after the initial challenge, nearly 100 individuals...
An impossible mix

An impossible mix

Four years ago I was at a great spot in my life. I was in seminary studying what I loved, I was (and still am) happily married to the woman of my dreams. I was on staff at a wonderful church with amazing people who passionately loved Jesus. And we had just bought our...
The Gathering: Phil Lewis’ story

The Gathering: Phil Lewis’ story

With 33 years of ministry experience, Rev. Phil Lewis views The Gathering as a time for ministers to be encouraged and sharpened by finding their place in a ministerial community. Lewis’ previous experiences at The Gathering have left him refreshed from fellowship...
OKWU’s Piper to retire in 2020

OKWU’s Piper to retire in 2020

Dr. Everett Piper has announced his retirement as president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He announced the news at the OKWU Board of Trustees meeting on October 11. Retirement will take effect in June 2020. “Oklahoma Wesleyan University owes Dr. Piper a huge debt...
Banding together to make disciples

Banding together to make disciples

In early October, over 250 Wesleyan pastors and lay leaders from around the Midwest gathered for a sold-out Disciple Making Conference at Trinity Church in Indianapolis. The conference was designed to inspire and equip pastors and lay leaders to build disciple-making...
United Wesleyan flips second house to benefit missionaries

United Wesleyan flips second house to benefit missionaries

United Wesleyan Church in Easley, South Carolina, has successfully purchased and flipped its second house in two years to support overseas missionaries. The first house, flipped in 2016, netted $25,000 in support of local missionaries stationed in Austria. The second...