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Retreat guide provides tips to Reclaim Sabbath

Retreat guide provides tips to Reclaim Sabbath

This year, Education and Clergy Development encourages pastors and clergy leaders to Reclaim Sabbath like never before. “Sabbath practices often involve times of solitude for recharging and regaining perspective,” said Rev. Dave Higle, Clergy Care director and Reclaim...
Small actions matter

Small actions matter

One of the responsibilities I’ve* taken on at the community center my wife and I volunteer at is taking care of the grounds. During the winter, that is synonymous with one thing: snow removal. The community center is in a high-traffic area for people walking in the...
Professor celebrates first anniversary of after-school program

Professor celebrates first anniversary of after-school program

Indiana Wesleyan University’s Dr. Amanda Drury, professor of youth ministries and practical theology, will soon be celebrating the one-year anniversary of The Brain Kitchen, an after-school program that she founded for the purpose of mentoring low-income elementary...
Wesleyan attendance grows 950% at Exponential East

Wesleyan attendance grows 950% at Exponential East

More than 400 Wesleyans attended Exponential East last week focusing on discipleship and church multiplication. Attendance seven years ago totaled 40. The conference theme was “Hero maker” and for four days in Orlando attendees were called to be leaders who multiply...
The Wesleyan Church responds to Papua New Guinea earthquake

The Wesleyan Church responds to Papua New Guinea earthquake

Global Partners and World Hope International are responding to the impact of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake, dozens of aftershocks and landslides on February 26 and 27 that devastated Papua New Guinea (PNG). According to Reuters and Associated Press news reports, the...
A story full of hope: Marion Design Co.

A story full of hope: Marion Design Co.

“And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare” Jeremiah 29:7 (NLT). A fascinating story has been unfolding over the last few years – a story full of hope. It began...
South Carolina pastor passes away

South Carolina pastor passes away

Rev. Michelle DeRossett, of Liberty, South Carolina, passed away February 25, 2018. She was 31 years old. DeRossett served as assistant pastor at Hilltop Wesleyan Church in Liberty. Her primary focus as assistant pastor included children’s ministry. A Greentown,...
We #EmpowerHer

We #EmpowerHer

Thursday, March 8th, The Wesleyan Church will partner with World Hope International to celebrate International Women’s Day. We want you to join us by sharing how you empower the women and girls in your life. World Hope International has provided a toolkit to...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Ohio church blesses others at Night to Shine   Community Wesleyan Church in...
Fergusons sense new calling

Fergusons sense new calling

After 29 years of faithful service with Global Partners, the missions arm of The Wesleyan Church, Jarvis and Sue Ferguson sense God moving them in another direction. As a young girl, God put in Sue’s heart the dream to serve him as a missionary nurse. God clearly...
Graham’s secret for staying connected to God

Graham’s secret for staying connected to God

We all learned this week of Billy Graham’s transfer to heaven at the age of 99. What an extraordinary life! He preached the gospel to more people than any other Protestant minister in history – an estimated 2.2 billion. Millions responded by surrendering their lives...
We are #BetterTogether

We are #BetterTogether

More than 320+ youth and kids’ workers (clergy and lay) across North America gathered to seek God, refuel their souls and discover how they are #bettertogether at the annual Fuel Conference. The event was held in early February in Fishers, Indiana. Fuel has...
Two districts vote to merge

Two districts vote to merge

Preliminary steps have been taken to merge the Northeast District and the Penn-Jersey District of The Wesleyan Church. The Northeast district conference approved the merger on February 10, 2018, by a vote of 95-10 and the Penn-Jersey district conference approved the...
Carr elected to National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces

Carr elected to National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces

Dr. Gary Carr has been elected member-at-large to the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF). He will represent The Wesleyan Church joining official representatives, religious leaders and executives from more than 200 denominational churches and...
Hephzibah Board of Directors gives latest update

Hephzibah Board of Directors gives latest update

Dear friends, There are so many things we share – our love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, our commitment to transforming lives through his hope and holiness and our passion to care for the most vulnerable members of our society, our children and their...
IWU School of Nursing receives reaccreditation

IWU School of Nursing receives reaccreditation

The Division of Pre-licensure Nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University recently received official notice of its reaccreditation with the Indiana State Board of Nursing (ISBN). In order to enroll students, all Indiana nursing programs must be approved by the ISBN. The...
Southern Wesleyan University offering online Doctor of Education degree

Southern Wesleyan University offering online Doctor of Education degree

Southern Wesleyan University received approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Curriculum and Assessment. This is Southern Wesleyan’s first doctoral program. While most Ed.D....
Something happened to Mike

Something happened to Mike

Mike Billat’s family attended Crane Community Chapel in Austin, Minnesota, for several years while he stayed home or did other things. He had no interest in God. One Wednesday evening while his wife and children were at church, Mike asked God to speak to him and show...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Wesleyan pastor on panel to discuss substance abuse Jose Rivera, assistant...