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IWU pilots Visiting Scholars Program with teachers from China

IWU pilots Visiting Scholars Program with teachers from China

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is thrilled to host the first group of visiting scholars from Beijing, China, for the pilot Visiting Scholars Program. The group of 14 scholars arrived on Jan. 19 and remained on campus through Jan. 31. While here, they focused on...
STOP, REST, PRAY, PLAY, THRIVE

STOP, REST, PRAY, PLAY, THRIVE

Five words summarized the message given to nearly 2,000 Wesleyan pastors and spouses attending The Gathering, January 9-12, in Orlando, Florida – Stop, Rest, Pray, Play, Thrive. The event’s goal, said Executive Director of Education and Clergy Development Russ...
Seeds of King’s Dream, Part 2

Seeds of King’s Dream, Part 2

This week, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others with a faith based approach and ongoing impact on the Civil Rights movement. I recently wrote about the work of Linda Brown Thompson and continue to reflect on her insight concerning the...
Fishing for souls in the Canadian fishing communities

Fishing for souls in the Canadian fishing communities

For over 40 years, that church that is now West Head Wesleyan Church in Clark’s Harbour, Nova Scotia, has hosted a Fishermen’s Service in late November, bringing together people from various area Canadian fishing communities. The host church became Wesleyan in...
Wesleyans in the news: January 17

Wesleyans in the news: January 17

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. Pastor gives virtual sermon after being snowed in Rev. Aaron Reimer couldn’t...
Caldwells combine for 185 years

Caldwells combine for 185 years

If you ask Dr. Wayne Caldwell how long he and his wife Joan have been married, he can tell you to the day — something in excess of 26,000 days and counting! One should not be surprised at another statistical observation: “God has fulfilled his promise to both of us...
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...
Wesley Seminary partners with Anglican Diocese of the Trinity 

Wesley Seminary partners with Anglican Diocese of the Trinity 

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University has entered into a partnership with the Anglican Diocese of the Trinity (ADOTT). The partnership will give ADOTT students a $150 per credit hour discount and continue the mutually beneficial relationship between Wesley...
Wesleyans in the news: January 3

Wesleyans in the news: January 3

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. Wesleyans in Oklahoma partnering to serve immigrants Immigrant Connection of...
Top 10 Social Media posts of 2018

Top 10 Social Media posts of 2018

Each year, passing fads (team Laurel 4 life!!!!) and lasting culture shapers (see the incredible stories and continued impact of the #MeToo movement) go scrolling by as our social news feeds are opened. Some make us laugh, some inspire us and some move us.Reflecting...
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...
Wesleyans in the news: December 13

Wesleyans in the news: December 13

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. OKWU students serve in community Read how students at Oklahoma Wesleyan...
Ernie Johnson Jr. named IWU’s 2019 World Changer 

Ernie Johnson Jr. named IWU’s 2019 World Changer 

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) has chosen Ernie Johnson Jr., one of sports’ most respected and loved personalities, as the 2019 inductee into the Society of World Changers. Johnson will be formally inducted into the IWU Society of World Changers during 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...