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Great Lakes churches serving their communities

Great Lakes churches serving their communities

Some Great Lakes Region District churches have been serving their local communities in “great” ways in the last few months. The Wesleyan Church of Fairfield in Fairfield, Illinois, has held an annual Community Coat Drive nine times. More than 250 coats and 120 pairs...
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...
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...
Done “playing church”

Done “playing church”

Rev. Ken Klein was weary of “playing church on Sunday” at Christ Wesleyan Church (CWC) in Greensboro, North Carolina. He loved his church and its people. But he felt like their purpose in ministry had faded. One morning, he stood in front of the congregation and said,...
Doubt turns to determination

Doubt turns to determination

Pastor Fernando Martinez and his family moved to Fort Myers, Florida, in December 2017 to plant a church in the United States. He has been in full-time ministry for 26 years, predominantly in Colombia, South America. The transition to the United States has not been an...
Ohio Multiethnic Church Hosts Block Party

Ohio Multiethnic Church Hosts Block Party

Community Life Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, hosted a block party that volunteers say was “anointed in more ways than we can count.” Three other Wesleyan churches, located in Indiana (Brookhaven Wesleyan in Marion; Trinity Church East in Fishers; and Trinity Church in...