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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...
A call to prayer for United Methodist Church Special Session

A call to prayer for United Methodist Church Special Session

Dear Wesleyan Church family, Our Wesleyan sisters and brothers in The United Methodist Church (UMC) will be convening at a Special Session of their General Conference called by the UMC Council of Bishops February 23-26. Their purpose, as stated on the UMC website, “is...
Personal reflections on The Gathering

Personal reflections on The Gathering

Attendees of The Gathering were asked if they wanted to comment on their experience during the three-day pastor and spouse event in Orlando last month. The Gathering goal was for attendees to be “encouraged, inspired and engaged at a deeper level with each other,...
Wesleyans in the news: February 14

Wesleyans in the news: February 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. Wesleyan churches host “Night to Shine” Two Wesleyan churches hosted “Night...
The Gathering general sessions now available for download

The Gathering general sessions now available for download

The Wesleyan Church’s Education and Clergy Development has made general sessions from The Gathering Thriving Clergy Conference 2019 available as free downloads at The Wesleyan Church’s Resource Center. See Resources For a recap of The Gathering, click...
Pray the date

Pray the date

I remain humbled by the privilege of serving as your General Superintendent. Thank you, once again, for entrusting me with this responsibility. I continuously ask for the Lord’s leading and your counsel as we seek to transform lives, churches and communities through...
One ministry, many partners

One ministry, many partners

Muskegon is a city that is beginning to dream again. Located on the coast of West Michigan it has, for decades, been a mix of high-end vacation homes along the coast with people living in extreme urban poverty in the city’s core neighborhoods. In the late 1970s, my...
The Wesleyan Church and sanctity of life

The Wesleyan Church and sanctity of life

In light of the recent Reproductive Health Act passed in the state of New York, The Wesleyan Church encourages its leaders and laypersons to read its Position Statement on the Sanctity of Life. The Wesleyan Church firmly believes in the sanctity of life, and this...
Wesleyans in the news: January 31

Wesleyans in the news: January 31

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. Christianity Today president visits Houghton College Harold Smith, president...
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...