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Fueled by forgiveness

Fueled by forgiveness

Rev. Nick Oliver attended his first Fuel, an event for Next Generations Ministries leaders, pastors and volunteers, in 2017. The worship, encouragement and networking at this event was key for Oliver, Next Generations pastor at LifePoint Church in Waldorf, Maryland....
138th Session of the General Board highlights include new members

138th Session of the General Board highlights include new members

A new member, Rhea Bell, joined The Wesleyan Church General Board for its 138th session, November 13-14, 2018, representing the Northeastern Area. Bell serves as the worship arts director at LifePoint Church in Waldorf, Maryland. Bell volunteered at LifePoint for many...
For you, I give thanks.

For you, I give thanks.

Download this video: https://resources.wesleyan.org/thanksgiving18 Join the Mission House Army of Love: https://wesleyan.life/mission-house Find your place in the messy, beautiful MOSAIC: https://wesleyan.life/mosaic Become a storyteller:...
Wesleyans in the news: November 15

Wesleyans in the news: November 15

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. California church hosts annual Widow’s Luncheon Chester Wesleyan Church in...
The Gathering: a turning point

The Gathering: a turning point

Steve Dunmire was a young pastor and father of three children under age three when the first Gathering was held in 2007. Financial restraints would have prevented him and his wife, Tammy, from attending, but their church and district came together to provide the...
SWU commits to no tuition increase for 2019-2020

SWU commits to no tuition increase for 2019-2020

Going against a long-standing national trend, Southern Wesleyan University has announced that it will not increase tuition during the 2019-2020 academic year. As institutions of higher learning across the nation are faced with the need to raise their tuition, Southern...
Living James 1:27 for children who are vulnerable

Living James 1:27 for children who are vulnerable

Six years ago, Rev. Kyle Ray, lead pastor of Kentwood Community Church (KCC) in Kentwood, Michigan, challenged the congregation through a sermon series to be part of the answer in the worldwide orphan crisis. A year after the initial challenge, nearly 100 individuals...
An impossible mix

An impossible mix

Four years ago I was at a great spot in my life. I was in seminary studying what I loved, I was (and still am) happily married to the woman of my dreams. I was on staff at a wonderful church with amazing people who passionately loved Jesus. And we had just bought our...
Wesleyans engage in Hero Maker course

Wesleyans engage in Hero Maker course

Twenty-nine leaders within The Wesleyan Church recently attended the Hero Maker Course with Dave Ferguson of Exponential. A six-week course held in September and October, the Hero Maker course is a follow-up to this year’s Exponential held in Orlando. Ed Love,...
The Gathering: Phil Lewis’ story

The Gathering: Phil Lewis’ story

With 33 years of ministry experience, Rev. Phil Lewis views The Gathering as a time for ministers to be encouraged and sharpened by finding their place in a ministerial community. Lewis’ previous experiences at The Gathering have left him refreshed from fellowship...
Wesleyans in the news: November 1

Wesleyans in the news: November 1

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. Chaplain brings encouragement to Central Florida Rev. Mike Levelle, a...
The Sacred Alliance and Wesley Seminary to host Church Together summit

The Sacred Alliance and Wesley Seminary to host Church Together summit

The annual She Leads Conference, a Missio Alliance Summit, will be live-streamed across the country from Pasadena, California, on November 10, 2018. The Sacred Alliance and Wesley Seminary are hosting a satellite venue at College Wesleyan Church in Marion, Indianan,...
OKWU’s Piper to retire in 2020

OKWU’s Piper to retire in 2020

Dr. Everett Piper has announced his retirement as president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He announced the news at the OKWU Board of Trustees meeting on October 11. Retirement will take effect in June 2020. “Oklahoma Wesleyan University owes Dr. Piper a huge debt...
Call and Response Conference exceeds 400 attendees

Call and Response Conference exceeds 400 attendees

In early October, over 50 Wesleyans and 350 gathered in Rochester, New York, on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary for the first Call and Response Conference. The conference purpose was to call together laity, marketplace and nonprofit...
Babby receives OKWU President’s Award

Babby receives OKWU President’s Award

Dr. Stephen Babby is this year’s recipient of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) President’s Award. He is being recognized for his voice of wisdom and biblical faithfulness on the OKWU board, which he has served on for 41 years. Ordained by The Wesleyan Church in...
Wesleyans in the news: October 11

Wesleyans in the news: October 11

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. Brooksville residents receive training to care for dementia patients...
A motorcycle and church rally

A motorcycle and church rally

What does a little country church and one of the largest motorcycle events in Canada have in common? You couldn’t have one without the other. Digby Wesleyan Church in Digby, Nova Scotia, has been a part of the Wharf Rat Rally from the start and, 14 years later, is...
Banding together to make disciples

Banding together to make disciples

In early October, over 250 Wesleyan pastors and lay leaders from around the Midwest gathered for a sold-out Disciple Making Conference at Trinity Church in Indianapolis. The conference was designed to inspire and equip pastors and lay leaders to build disciple-making...
United Wesleyan flips second house to benefit missionaries

United Wesleyan flips second house to benefit missionaries

United Wesleyan Church in Easley, South Carolina, has successfully purchased and flipped its second house in two years to support overseas missionaries. The first house, flipped in 2016, netted $25,000 in support of local missionaries stationed in Austria. The second...
Blindsided and grateful

Blindsided and grateful

One October night in 2006, my wife blindsided me* with this question: “What would you think if God wanted us to be missionaries?” I had never considered that possibility before and was not ready to consider it then. “Why in the world would God want us to do that?” I...