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Three district superintendents transition

Three district superintendents transition

Three district superintendents in The Wesleyan Church retired or transitioned to other ministries in the summer of 2019. Dr. Peter Rigby retired from the superintendency of the Central Canada District after serving for six years. Prior to his serving in district...
New district superintendents elected

New district superintendents elected

Two new district superintendents were elected on consecutive days in late July, and two others were reelected. Rev. Nate Rovenstine was elected district superintendent (DS) for the Kansas District, and Dr. Devon Smith was elected DS for the Tri-State District. Prior...
Chesapeake District hosts Zoom FLAMA classes

Chesapeake District hosts Zoom FLAMA classes

Spanish Education and Clergy Development (ECD) is doing its best to increase the opportunity for Hispanic ministerial students to attend classes through FLAMA. Ministerial students from the Chesapeake District of The Wesleyan Church are the latest district to benefit....
ResLife committed to community

ResLife committed to community

Resurrection Life Church (ResLife) in the Gladden Farms community of Marana, Arizona, is experiencing the presence and blessings of God abundantly after only four months of its planting. ResLife officially opened its doors March 17 of this year, a plant of two...
A transforming missions-related cycle

A transforming missions-related cycle

Giving to missions is a growing trend and transforming influence in the Indiana South District. In 2014, the district was looking for a new project to support with missions-related giving, one that would “be used to draw district churches into a pattern of supporting...
Clergy housing allowance remains intact

Clergy housing allowance remains intact

Clergy members in the United States received good news this week, in the area of housing allowance. Batts, Morrison, Wales & Lee, certified public accountants who serve The Wesleyan Church, forwarded to General Treasurer Kevin Batman an announcement issued...
TWC amplifies discipleship at Amplify Conference

TWC amplifies discipleship at Amplify Conference

The church multiplication momentum, evidenced by the growing number of Wesleyans attending Exponential, is being launched for discipleship. More than 101 Wesleyans attended the first official discipleship shoulder event on June 24, held in conjunction with the Amplify...
New leadership announced in Central Canada District

New leadership announced in Central Canada District

The Central Canada District (CCD) is seeing a change in leadership upon the retirement of Dr. Peter Rigby (right) after six years of dedicated service as district superintendent (DS). Rigby pastored at Kingston Standard Wesleyan Church in Kingston, Ontario, for 34...
Different seat, same mentality  

Different seat, same mentality  

General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt, once a local pastor in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is gearing up for the first time he will be chairing a General Conference — General Conference 2020 (GC20), May 31 – June 3, in St. Louis, Missouri. Although his responsibilities and...
Unique partnership providing hope in southeast Africa

Unique partnership providing hope in southeast Africa

A partnership between The Wesleyan Church of Mozambique, Kentwood Community Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Global Partners Health Network (GPHN) is working to improve health in Maratane Refugee Camp in Mozambique. Rex and Brenda Brewer, members of Kentwood...
Penn York: newest district of The Wesleyan Church

Penn York: newest district of The Wesleyan Church

The Central New York and the Western Pennsylvania districts officially merged June 15, during a merging conference held at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church in Painted Post, New York. The new district is called the Penn York District. In February, both districts voted...
New OKWU president takes office

New OKWU president takes office

Oklahoma Wesleyan University recently elected its sixth president, Dr. Jim Dunn, who officially took office June 1. While many candidates were considered for the role, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously in March 2019 to elect Dunn as the next president following...
Beyond the walls at El Cajon Wesleyan Church

Beyond the walls at El Cajon Wesleyan Church

During a canvassing of the neighborhood several years ago as part of a refocus effort, members of El Cajon Wesleyan Church (ECW) in southern California noticed something — the number of homeless on city streets was increasing and becoming a major concern in the...
Welcoming the stranger in Arizona

Welcoming the stranger in Arizona

Spanish A small Hispanic congregation from the Distrito Hispano has been leading the way since last October 2018 by welcoming the stranger in its church. Moved by the love of Christ toward its neighbors, a ministry of compassion was started by The Good Shepherd...
Rethinking small leads to significant impact

Rethinking small leads to significant impact

“The church could have survived another 10 years, but what would have been the point? There were never guests or baptisms. Families were leaving. Our kid ministry rooms were closets. It sounds like complacency, but we called it normal.” Rev. Tim Fox, of Goldsboro,...
139th session of the General Board convenes

139th session of the General Board convenes

Rev. Maria Acuna attended her first meeting of the General Board of The Wesleyan Church as it convened its 139th session on May 7 – 8, 2019, at the denominational headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. Acuna serves as the pastor of La Gran Comision Wesleyan Church in...
Just say, “Ja!”

Just say, “Ja!”

Say “Ja!” It has been a long time since I’ve preached on Easter Sunday. My role doesn’t really invite opportunities to be a guest speaker on that specific church holy day. But here I was in Paramaribo, Suriname, sharing the theme message — Go! Win one soul for the...
Cyclone Fani: 100 million in path

Cyclone Fani: 100 million in path

Cyclone activity continues to impact the countries around the Indian Ocean. Our church family in Bangladesh asks that you think and pray for them in the coming hours. The following has been received from Joshe Bose, DS of Bangladesh: Dear Respected Ministry Partners...