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​An “Epic” church multiplication

​An “Epic” church multiplication

Epic Church of Portland, Michigan, was born to multiply. From the moment it was planted by Dr. Ed Love, Epic existed to be a sending and multiplying church. Epic’s sending and multiplying DNA is birthing two overlapping church plants–one planned and one...
​Dreaming big dreams in Pottstown

​Dreaming big dreams in Pottstown

What happens when you dream big dreams to reach one percent of the Lehigh Valley? God says you didn’t dream big enough! The vision and mission of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Allentown, Penn., is being fueled by a passion and determination to reach beyond...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

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 basketball coach announces retirement Charles Wimphrie, head coach of the...
​Wesleyan attends National Day of Prayer in D.C.

​Wesleyan attends National Day of Prayer in D.C.

As the National Observance of the National Day of Prayer ended, a gentle rain fell on the city of Washington D.C. My wife, Arianna, and I exited this sacred assembly and we walked through the gentle mist, which became a downpour the next morning. Could this rain be a...
One Sunday, two firsts

One Sunday, two firsts

National Church Multiplication Sunday, June 4, marked two interrelated firsts. A denomination-wide emphasis on church plants and revitalizations, and the first time John and Shanda Croft worshiped in their new church home, Crosstown Fellowship Church, in Port St....
​A marriage transformed

​A marriage transformed

Stephen and Ruth Ziraba had a difficult marriage relationship. Ruth had problems with demons. She came from a family that was demonized. She was chosen to be the next witch doctor in her family. She was so tormented that she took a chance and went to a pastor for...
​New York Wesleyan wins notable award

​New York Wesleyan wins notable award

Zethea Bushelle, director of social services at New Hope Family Worship Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., received the Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst at its sixth Annual Educational Leadership Breakfast on April 28. Healthfirst is a health insurance company...
​Honoring a father’s enduring faith

​Honoring a father’s enduring faith

In an ever-changing religious landscape, the Church constantly looks for new ways to be relevant and reach people with the gospel. One result is that in many places camp meetings and revivals have become endangered or even extinct. That’s why, when Dad told me...
​4,000+ attend youth events at IWU

​4,000+ attend youth events at IWU

This spring, Indiana Wesleyan University hosted two separate youth conferences – one for high school students and the other for middle school students. Over 4,400 students attended “FUSION” (high school event) and “Never2Young” (middle school...
​Skyline has vibrant ministry in Washington

​Skyline has vibrant ministry in Washington

While Skyline Church is located in Las Mesa, Calif., its ministry spans thousands of miles across the United States. God has opened a door for ministry to happen in Washington, D.C., and those opportunities continue to unfold. Weekly worship services Weekly worship...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

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 Christian Academy continues to expand Wesleyan Christian Academy in...
​IWU student killed in auto accident

​IWU student killed in auto accident

Logan Nelson, a 21-year-old Indiana Wesleyan University junior, was killed Tuesday in a vehicle accident. Nelson, a general studies major from Elkhart, Ind., was riding his motorcycle in Elkhart County, when a pickup truck struck him. He died on the scene from the...
Storying: Mozambique

Storying: Mozambique

Mendoncia’s baby wails. The teacher frowns. Students turn in their seats. Mendoncia scoots her plastic chair and moves to sit on the tile floor in the doorway to nurse her baby. Teaching continues. The child starts babbling. Other students turn and frown. She...
General Board convenes for 135th session

General Board convenes for 135th session

Led by General Superintendent Dr. Wayne Schmidt, the members met to discuss important denominational matters at the two-day meeting. Heather Semple (senior pastor of Red Cedar Church in Rice Lake, Wisc.), Steve DeNeff (senior pastor at College Wesleyan Church in...
​A young person, called to ministry

​A young person, called to ministry

Due to generous grants from the Lilly Endowment, two of our universities are offering extraordinary summer camp opportunities, at a fraction of their cost, to students who are exploring a call to ministry. Southern Wesleyan University: The Called Camp Last summer, SWU...