Pursuing Unity.

Resourcing the Church.

Our Vision

Create a denomination-wide culture of multiethnic ministry that is reflected in leadership at every-level, in discipleship and multiplication within our churches across every district and in outreach to every people group.

3 Ministry Priorities

  • Celebrate, share and build on the multiethnic realities that currently exist within our denominational family.
  • Coordinate commitment on ramps for leaders and pastors to make decisions that reflect their belief in the sound of theology and ecclesiology of multiethnic ministry
  • Create an ongoing network, partnership and communication strategy to keep the movement on mission and sustainable.

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me.”

-John 17:22-23a

Statistics
With approximately 1,600 churches in North America, our denomination has crossed the 20% threshold of ethic diversity with the fastest growing part being the increase of multiethnic and ethnic churches. We now have approximately 145 Hispanic, 100 Multiethnic, 60 Black and African American, 40 Asian and 10 Native churches. And the numbers keep growing.

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Position Statements
To learn more about a Wesleyan view of RACIAL RECONCILIATION, click here.

To learn more about a Wesleyan view on IMMIGRATION, click here.

Core Commitments
  1. CALL people to prayer
  2. CAST vision
  3. CONNECT catalytic leaders
  4. COACH pastors
  5. COLLABORATE with credible sources
  6. CREATE regional teams

“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.”   

–Revelation 7:9a

Renuevo

Renuevo 2017 brought over 500 Hispanic and Multiethnic leaders and families together at Indiana Wesleyan University. Check out the video!

Multiethnic Ministries Staff

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Rev. Santes Beatty

Rev. Santes Beatty

Director of Multiethnic Ministries

Santes has a passion for seeing discipleship and multiplication happen for all people groups that cross cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, gender and generational lines. He sees his role as helping our denomination by building teams that pursue unity, while facilitating connections and developing resourcing for our districts, churches and leaders. He is a native of Raeford, N.C., with time spent in ministry with his family in both Grand Rapids, Mich., Indianapolis, Ind., and more recently has returned to the greater Greensboro, N.C., area to serve at a new church plant, United City Greensboro, as the Connections Pastor.  Santes also serves in the North Carolina East District. He and his wife Nicole have four children: Tesia, Josiah, Serenity and Sarah.

Josmar Trent

Josmar Trent

Translation Specialist and Administrative Assistant

Josmar was born and raised in Maracay, Venezuela, and is a trained translator in Spanish, French and English. She has lived in Indiana with her husband, Darren, since 2011. She is passionate about serving God’s people and loves working in the multiethnic ministry because it gives her the opportunity to connect pastors and churches of various ethnic groups with the headquarters team and the work being done across the denomination. Being a bridge builder particularly as it relates to our Hispanic community and helping to develop relationships and resources in Spanish is a huge part of her work as our translation specialist. When she is not serving the Church she loves organizing, crafting, spending time with her husband and connecting with family back home in Venezuela.

A Statement ​on Charlottesville from the General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church

August 11-12 in Charlottesville, Virginia we began to witness images of white nationalism, protests, counter-protests, violence, death, and tragedy.

I denounce any behavior couched as Christian that dehumanizes people and elevates one group over another. Our doctrine as Christians and history as Wesleyans in particular compels us not to be silent or inactive, but to engage in love. I call on all Wesleyan Churches to pray for our nation, Charlottesville, and for pastors and community leaders on the front lines risking their safety there.

I also encourage all Christians to grow in their discipleship by forming relationships across ethnic lines. In my own life I have found these relationships to grow my own soul, and also grow my perspective and empathy for how others experience these matters. God uses these relationships, and our discipleship becomes more holistic if we reach across such lines.

The actions of a few in Charlottesville are horrific, and the white supremacy of entire crowds is likewise troubling. But, it is also concerning when we look the other way, or wait for a more opportune moment to speak truth–a wait that at times never comes to fruition with action. We choose to actively listen instead, and appropriately speak into the tension with love.

Tony Schiavone is the pastor of Cornerstone Community Church, a Wesleyan congregation in Charlottesville, Virginia, and he is doing just this locally, following the lead of other courageous leaders in that community, across ethnic lines. In speaking with us on the phone Saturday (August 12) Pastor Tony told us, “Thank you for your prayers as I meet and pray with other local pastors and leaders. This is an opportunity for local churches to come together in order to reach our city with the love and healing power of Jesus Christ.”

The Wesleyan Church already has its statement on racial reconciliation and just last summer I felt I should speak out in response to the violence that gripped our nation in July 2016. However, tensions continue to increase to this day.

I am encouraged to see that people are gathering to pray and show their support for one another, in particular across the very racial and ethnic divisions white supremacists seek to deepen. Instead of their agenda, Jesus Christ will advance his own: building bridges across the divide.

-Wayne Schmidt, General Superintendent, The Wesleyan Church

Celebrating every time a disciple makes a disciple and the church multiplies itself until there is a transforming presence in every zip code.