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TWC amplifies discipleship at Amplify Conference

TWC amplifies discipleship at Amplify Conference

The church multiplication momentum, evidenced by the growing number of Wesleyans attending Exponential, is being launched for discipleship. More than 101 Wesleyans attended the first official discipleship shoulder event on June 24, held in conjunction with the Amplify...
New leadership announced in Central Canada District

New leadership announced in Central Canada District

The Central Canada District (CCD) is seeing a change in leadership upon the retirement of Dr. Peter Rigby (right) after six years of dedicated service as district superintendent (DS). Rigby pastored at Kingston Standard Wesleyan Church in Kingston, Ontario, for 34...
Multiethnic Huddle focused on getting more in the game

Multiethnic Huddle focused on getting more in the game

The multiethnic team within Church Multiplication and Discipleship is growing. Several months ago, Rev. Santes Beatty, Multiethnic Ministries director for The Wesleyan Church, saw a need for his team to expand in order to better serve Wesleyan churches and their...
Four Exponential cohorts added to TWC for 2020

Four Exponential cohorts added to TWC for 2020

Over the last two years, The Church Multiplication Collective of The Wesleyan Church has partnered with Exponential to bring more than 50 Wesleyan leaders through multiplication cohorts, providing inspiration and practical understanding of church multiplication. Each...
ONE Conference 2019 continues to inspire church unity in Canada

ONE Conference 2019 continues to inspire church unity in Canada

The second-annual ONE Conference took place in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, May 31 – June 1st. This year, Passion Music (Passion City Church) led worship and Sadie Robertson kicked off the weekend by releasing a word of purpose and potential over the youth of the...
Wesleyans in the news: June 27

Wesleyans in the news: June 27

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 president, Voss, receives citizenship award President Todd Voss of...
Mozambicans grateful for prayers and support

Mozambicans grateful for prayers and support

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed” (Proverbs 19:17, ESV). While we are deeply saddened at the loss of lives and the destruction of millions of homes in the last three months with Cyclones Idai and...
Different seat, same mentality  

Different seat, same mentality  

General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt, once a local pastor in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is gearing up for the first time he will be chairing a General Conference — General Conference 2020 (GC20), May 31 – June 3, in St. Louis, Missouri. Although his responsibilities and...
Unique partnership providing hope in southeast Africa

Unique partnership providing hope in southeast Africa

A partnership between The Wesleyan Church of Mozambique, Kentwood Community Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Global Partners Health Network (GPHN) is working to improve health in Maratane Refugee Camp in Mozambique. Rex and Brenda Brewer, members of Kentwood...
Penn York: newest district of The Wesleyan Church

Penn York: newest district of The Wesleyan Church

The Central New York and the Western Pennsylvania districts officially merged June 15, during a merging conference held at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church in Painted Post, New York. The new district is called the Penn York District. In February, both districts voted...
Doctrinal Symposium focuses on discipleship

Doctrinal Symposium focuses on discipleship

Wesley Seminary hosted the Wesleyan Doctrinal Symposium, May 29 – 30, 2019, at its Marion, Indiana, campus. The symposium is an annual event for Wesleyan religion faculty and other ministry leaders. It focuses on doctrinal issues related to the ongoing education and...
Wesleyans in the news: June 13

Wesleyans in the news: June 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. North Dakota church serves local elementary school Volunteers from New Hope...
New OKWU president takes office

New OKWU president takes office

Oklahoma Wesleyan University recently elected its sixth president, Dr. Jim Dunn, who officially took office June 1. While many candidates were considered for the role, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously in March 2019 to elect Dunn as the next president following...
Beyond the walls at El Cajon Wesleyan Church

Beyond the walls at El Cajon Wesleyan Church

During a canvassing of the neighborhood several years ago as part of a refocus effort, members of El Cajon Wesleyan Church (ECW) in southern California noticed something — the number of homeless on city streets was increasing and becoming a major concern in the...
Recibiendo al extranjero en Arizona

Recibiendo al extranjero en Arizona

English Una pequeña congregación del Distrito Hispano ha liderado el camino desde el pasado octubre de 2018 al dar la bienvenida en su iglesia a los forasteros. Movida por el amor de Cristo hacia su prójimo, la Iglesia El Buen Pastor en Mesa, Arizona junto con sus...
Welcoming the stranger in Arizona

Welcoming the stranger in Arizona

Spanish A small Hispanic congregation from the Distrito Hispano has been leading the way since last October 2018 by welcoming the stranger in its church. Moved by the love of Christ toward its neighbors, a ministry of compassion was started by The Good Shepherd...
A special love: reaching the marginalized in Michigan

A special love: reaching the marginalized in Michigan

Joe was one of four special-needs adults who were a part of the church at Cascades Wesleyan in Jackson, Michigan, where Pastor Clive Heyd was the pastor. Joe was 41 and lived at home alone with his mom, who struggled to care for him. Pastor Clive had a heart for those...
Wesleyans in the news: May 30

Wesleyans in the news: May 30

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. Seminary alumni starting Global Cities Network A group of Wesley Seminary...
Rethinking small leads to significant impact

Rethinking small leads to significant impact

“The church could have survived another 10 years, but what would have been the point? There were never guests or baptisms. Families were leaving. Our kid ministry rooms were closets. It sounds like complacency, but we called it normal.” Rev. Tim Fox, of Goldsboro,...
139th session of the General Board convenes

139th session of the General Board convenes

Rev. Maria Acuna attended her first meeting of the General Board of The Wesleyan Church as it convened its 139th session on May 7 – 8, 2019, at the denominational headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. Acuna serves as the pastor of La Gran Comision Wesleyan Church in...