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Kansas ministry fights for human trafficking victims

Kansas ministry fights for human trafficking victims

The numbers are staggering and the impact is immense. An estimated 40.3 million people worldwide were victims of modern slavery in 2016 with children being a quarter of the victims. The Urban Institute studied the underground commercial sex economy in 2014 in eight...
Disruptive racial reconcilers

Disruptive racial reconcilers

Several things have disrupted my life in the last 30 years. A few notables: the internet, hip-hop, smartphones, selfies, Uber and Facebook. Disruption for me is this radical change in business strategy or community organizing where a new product or service creates a...
Skyline Church launches rural “micro video venues”

Skyline Church launches rural “micro video venues”

Skyline Church in San Diego, California, launched its first satellite congregation in rural America, in a town with a population of less than 5,000. Church leaders hope this will be the first of many satellite campuses in rural American towns with populations of 5,000...
Blankets and bathrobes

Blankets and bathrobes

The service had not begun on time and quiet whispers echoed in the quaint sanctuary. Nearly every pew in the sparsely decorated church was full as we anxiously awaited the beginning of the annual children’s Christmas pageant. It was the Sunday before Christmas, the...
80758: one more ZIP code

80758: one more ZIP code

One couple’s positive experience with The Wesleyan Church in Greeley, Colorado, years ago left such an impression on them that they have since explored the possibility of planting a church. For the past several years, Larry and Pam Neuschwanger made their home, raised...
Resource Center’s vision becomes reality

Resource Center’s vision becomes reality

Late this summer, The Wesleyan Church announced the launch of its new Resource Center–created to serve the local church. The vision of the Resource Center is to create a platform to provide local churches the ability to equip each other. Resource Center now hosts over...
Drugs, death and redemption

Drugs, death and redemption

Rachel McCue had never known such darkness. On November 25, 2012, her world painfully crashed down around her. Her live-in, drug dealer boyfriend had beaten her 19-month-old son. The brain injury was so severe that Evan died. Immersed in drug abuse herself, her...
Reaching neighbors in Nashville

Reaching neighbors in Nashville

First Wesleyan Church in Nashville, Tennessee, is multicultural and multigenerational and full of energy and creativity. The church is actively involved in outreach opportunities throughout Nashville. Reaching the nations The Wesleyan Church has a long history rooted...
California church is creating a multiplication “legacy”

California church is creating a multiplication “legacy”

A Pacific Southwest District church is doing its best to live out the district’s mission: to create a culture where leaders and local churches can fulfill the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. Jeff and Laurie Jennings, co-pastors at Faith Legacy...
The story of Ruth

The story of Ruth

Ruth* was raised in Pakistan as a Muslim, hearing in the Koran that Jesus was only a great prophet of Allah. However, she discovered a Christian friend in Pakistan who left a good impression of Jesus Christ. Years later, she received a scholarship for an education in...
Lyon has fond memories of time spent in Cuba

Lyon has fond memories of time spent in Cuba

On Wayne Lyon’s sixth birthday, he and his family were on their way to the Isle of Pines (Isla de la Juventud), Cuba. His parents involved him in the idea of missions from a young age by encouraging his creativity and imagination toward the idea. While living on the...
New title, same passion

New title, same passion

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon remains as busy as ever in her ministry within the denomination. Lyon was named General Emerita at General Conference 2016 after eight years of service as General Superintendent. She also holds the title of ambassador of The Wesleyan Church, an...
Hurricane Praise: The Body of Christ at Work

Hurricane Praise: The Body of Christ at Work

These pages cannot contain the whole in describing Saturday, September 30, 2017! This was food distribution day at Countryside Wesleyan in Alva, Florida. We were ministering to our neighbors impacted by Hurricane Irma. As we began our sharing of food and supplies, a...
Hurricane Maria Update – Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria Update – Puerto Rico

Dr. Benjamín Galarce Sánchez, national district superintendent of Puerto Rico, gives an update of the status of Wesleyan churches in Puerto Rico that suffered damage from Hurricane Maria. Aguas Buenas: The river overflowed its banks and flooded the sanctuary, which...
Puerto Rico Devastated; Florida Rebuilding

Puerto Rico Devastated; Florida Rebuilding

This video from CNN shares the devastation Puerto Rico has sustained, including a segment about Wesleyan Academy, a Wesleyan school significantly damaged by Hurricane Maria. Supplies are now being shipped to Puerto Rico and funds are needed to cover the cost of these...
Wesleyan Academy Sustains Heavy Damage

Wesleyan Academy Sustains Heavy Damage

Initial reports received from Dr. Benjamín Galarce, superintendent of The Wesleyan Church-Puerto Rico, indicate Wesleyan Academy sustained heavy damage following Hurricane Maria that passed through the island as a Category 4. Wesleyan Academy is a private, evangelical...
Caribbean Hurricane Update – Irma & Maria

Caribbean Hurricane Update – Irma & Maria

http://donate.wesleyan.org/werf/hurricaneirma Greetings! Just yesterday I returned from Antigua where I had to stay for two additional days because of the storm conditions which affected the country as a result of the passing of hurricane Maria in the region. Thank...
Recent Natural Disasters Impact Thousands; Needs Remain Great

Recent Natural Disasters Impact Thousands; Needs Remain Great

Make WERF donations here. “It is with confidence in our God, gratitude for the Church and a request for continued prayer and relief ministry that I write,” said General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt. “The Wesleyan Church has been an ‘immediate responder’ in the many...
WERF Activation Update

WERF Activation Update

Click the following link to donate:  http://donate.wesleyan.org/werf/hurricaneirma Volunteers for clean-up and roof repair can contact Poured Out at poured-out.org. General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt is activating the Wesleyan Emergency Relief Fund in response to...
Hurricane Harvey Response Update

Hurricane Harvey Response Update

Wesleyan churches continue to commit finances, supplies and workers to assist in hurricane relief and recovery efforts. Recently joining efforts are New Life, La Plata, Maryland, Christ Wesleyan, Milton, Pennsylvania, and Cornerstone Community (CCC), Charlottesville,...