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Marriage, ministry and miscarriages

Marriage, ministry and miscarriages

The Lord used The Gathering 2019 to redirect our marriage from destruction and barbed wires, if I’m being brutally honest. My husband, Jamin, and I are both stubborn and that very stubbornness kept us from telling each other about the struggles we were facing, each...
Great Lakes-Wisconsin merger in process

Great Lakes-Wisconsin merger in process

Preliminary steps have been taken to merge the Wisconsin District and the Great Lakes District of The Wesleyan Church. The Great Lakes District conference delegates approved the merger by a vote of 555-16, and the Wisconsin District conference approved the merger on...
IWU’s Jim “Umfundisi” Lo completes 1,000th prayer walk

IWU’s Jim “Umfundisi” Lo completes 1,000th prayer walk

As early as 4:00 a.m., Dr. Jim “Umfundisi” Lo, professor and campus intercessor, is already on the Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) campus covering the university, its students and its faculty and staff in prayer. However, rather than simply sitting in his office to...
Partnership bringing relief to Mozambique

Partnership bringing relief to Mozambique

Following is an update about Mozambique relief efforts, after a devastating cyclone hit the area in mid-March. Give to WERF Since Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique in southeast Africa two weeks ago, The Wesleyan Church and World Hope International (WHI) have partnered with...
Rugh transitions to full-time role with ECD

Rugh transitions to full-time role with ECD

Education and Clergy Development (ECD) has announced that Rev. Johanna C. Rugh has moved from a part-time position to that of a full-time one within the division. Rugh serves as the director of Spanish Ministry Education and Clergy Care. She previously served as...
Wesleyans in the news: March 28

Wesleyans in the news: March 28

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. IWU announces partnership that will expand educational opportunities Indiana...
Nebraska church assists local flood victims

Nebraska church assists local flood victims

Even though north central Nebraska suffered devastating destruction and loss of life, livestock, machinery and fences due to the March 14 Spencer Dam break, I keep hearing stories of miracles in the midst of the tragedy. It is absolutely heartwarming to see the...
District Huddle provides networking opportunities

District Huddle provides networking opportunities

North Carolina West District recently held its first Huddle event in eight years. Held on February 24 at First Wesleyan Church in Kannapolis, N.C., the Huddle is a children’s ministry training event that brings together children’s pastors and lay children’s workers...
Former General Superintendent Robert W. McIntyre passes

Former General Superintendent Robert W. McIntyre passes

Robert W. McIntyre, General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church from 1973 to 1988, died on March 20, 2019, at the age of 96. He was born June 20, 1922 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and moved to South Dakota in 1935, Upon graduating from high school in Redfield, South...
WERF activated for Mozambique

WERF activated for Mozambique

Donate to Mozambique WERF According to The Washington Post, Cyclone Idai could be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast African country of 30 million people located along the Indian Ocean. More than 1,000 people are feared dead from...
Exponential opportunities

Exponential opportunities

Many church planters receive their call while already serving in another form of pastoral ministry; but few have the chance to prepare for church planting by immersing themselves in an engaging church plant near the city they feel called to serve. Church planting...
OKWU announces president-elect Dr. Jim Dunn

OKWU announces president-elect Dr. Jim Dunn

Dr. Jim Dunn is the newly-elected sixth president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Dunn’s election was announced on March 15, at the end of the Spring 2019 OKWU Board of Trustees meeting.   “The Board of Trustees of Oklahoma Wesleyan University is pleased to...
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...
NZ Wesleyans respond to tragedy

NZ Wesleyans respond to tragedy

On Friday, March 15th, a terrorist attack at Al Noor and Lynwood Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand left over 40 dead and additional injured. As the country grieves, our Wesleyan family of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of New Zealand thank you for your prayers as...
Wesleyans in the news: March 14

Wesleyans in the news: March 14

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. SWU graduate writes first children’s book Brandi Roper, a graduate of...
SWU adds Co-Vo program

SWU adds Co-Vo program

The Division of Religion at Southern Wesleyan University recognizes a growing need for multi-skilled pastors in ministry and ministry-minded individuals in the workforce. According to a recent Barna survey, 55 percent of U.S. pastors had another career before going...
Wesleyans in the news: February 28

Wesleyans in the news: February 28

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. Kentucky church experiences wind damage Sunday morning Strong winds caused...
Global Partners missionaries reflect on Haiti evacuation

Global Partners missionaries reflect on Haiti evacuation

“My heart is broken for the people we had to leave behind!” This is just one reflection from Global Partners missionaries who were forced to evacuate Haiti in February because of unrest and violence in the country. The escalating unrest caused the U.S. Embassy to...
Expanding the global Kingdom Force

Expanding the global Kingdom Force

Gloria, a single woman in ministry, faced significant challenges as a leader in her local Colombian church. Her gender and marital status raised barriers limiting her ability to use all of her strengths and gifts to reach the lost. Despite her family’s disapproval and...