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Drive-in funeral is a ministry first

Drive-in funeral is a ministry first

When someone from the community needed a funeral for a recently deceased family member in the midst of current COVID-19 restrictions, she approached Rev. George Larue of Faith Wesleyan Church in Salem, Virginia, for help. Larue has been hosting drive-in services on...
Wesleyans in the news: May 14

Wesleyans in the news: May 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. OKWU plans to re-open in fall Students at Oklahoma Wesleyan University can...
Florida church launches amid pandemic

Florida church launches amid pandemic

The Florida District approved our launch for Table Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, on March 11. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and our state was “locked down” just days later. But even with the lockdown, we felt the need to still launch our church, albeit in a...
Take time to pray TOGETHER

Take time to pray TOGETHER

All great movements of God seem to flow out of a foundation of prayer. That was true on the day of Pentecost for the beginning of the Church, when believers gathered in one place praying as the Holy Spirit descended and filled them, and it was true in my life as a...
Engaging in unexpected ministry on Easter Sunday

Engaging in unexpected ministry on Easter Sunday

Easter during a pandemic. They don’t prepare you for what you’re to do in a pandemic in seminary — particularly a pandemic at Easter. At any other time, I would be thinking about how to craft an interactive, all-age celebration of the resurrection at our church,...
Kingswood University signs agreement with Nazarenes

Kingswood University signs agreement with Nazarenes

Kingswood University announced a new agreement with the Canada Atlantic District of the Church of the Nazarene (COTN). The agreement allows Nazarene students who are enrolled in Kingswood’s Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degrees to meet all academic requirements for...
TOGETHER: an online Pentecost event

TOGETHER: an online Pentecost event

On May 31, Pentecost Sunday, Wesleyans are gathering online for worship and prayer for the fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit. The hour-long event begins at 7 p.m. EST. “Wesleyans are people of prayer,” said General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt. “We live and minister...
Offering encouragement in poverty-stricken West Virginia town 

Offering encouragement in poverty-stricken West Virginia town 

As the detective put handcuffs on me and loaded me into his patrol car, he said, “Darrell, you are a piece of ____!” His words hit me hard as I was jailed with more than 20 felony charges: trafficking opiates, forgery, larceny by employee and obtaining property...
Two churches in same district destroyed by tornadoes 

Two churches in same district destroyed by tornadoes 

Following a string of devastating tornadoes across the Kentucky-Tennessee District, Salem Ridge Wesleyan Church (Brooksville, Kentucky) and Faith Community Wesleyan Church (Chattanooga, Tennessee) experienced near-total losses of their church buildings and belongings....
“Encountering” Christ at a church plant in Ohio

“Encountering” Christ at a church plant in Ohio

Encounter Church in Commercial Point, Ohio, is only one year old and already impacting its community, even in the midst of the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak. Located about 20 miles south of Columbus, Commercial Point is surrounded by an area that is experiencing great...
Asian church generously responds to needs during pandemic    

Asian church generously responds to needs during pandemic    

Do you remember what you were doing January 17, just three months ago? Were you planning for what would happen if a global pandemic swept across the world, infecting millions and impacting the livelihood of billions? It is amazing how much life has changed in such a...
Going from tragedy to triumph 

Going from tragedy to triumph 

Although South Carolina has not issued a “shelter in place” order for the COVID-19 virus, that’s what many residents found themselves doing as tornadoes cut a swath from Seneca in the “upstate” to Summerville in the “low country” early April 13.  While parts of Seneca...
Wesleyans in the news: April 16 

Wesleyans in the news: April 16 

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.  Woman plays piano in church destroyed by tornado Faith Community Wesleyan...
Small Indiana church making community-sized impact 

Small Indiana church making community-sized impact 

English Wesleyan Church (EWC), under the leadership of Dr. Roger Dillman, averages about 40 to 50 people a week. But for the last couple of years, by the providence of God and the help of several people, they have touched their community with compassion, love and...
Barbados ministry is encouraging men to lead well  

Barbados ministry is encouraging men to lead well  

Two thousand men and teenage boys gathered in Barbados on March 1 at the ManUp: Every Man a Winner event to be challenged in their faith and relationship with Jesus. This event was historic, being the largest number of men ever at a ministry gathering in...