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Ernie Johnson Jr. named IWU’s 2019 World Changer 

Ernie Johnson Jr. named IWU’s 2019 World Changer 

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) has chosen Ernie Johnson Jr., one of sports’ most respected and loved personalities, as the 2019 inductee into the Society of World Changers. Johnson will be formally inducted into the IWU Society of World Changers during a...
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. Two Wesleyan churches in top 100 largest and fastest growing 12Stone Church...
Is Humor an Organizational Value?

Is Humor an Organizational Value?

“Make it Fun” has been a practice of the 12Stone staff for many years. Humor and laughter have always been only a few steps down the hall or a few minutes away (even in our sermons). But I confess that I haven’t always been a fan of frivolity in the workplace....
​Easter at 12Stone Church

​Easter at 12Stone Church

12Stone Church, northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, is the flagship church of The Wesleyan Church, and I was glad for the opportunity to be a part of worship there on Easter. Many visitors would no doubt go to the massive gatherings at the Central Campus of the eight...
One life matters

One life matters

With its beginnings as a church plant in the late1980’s, 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. (northeast suburban Atlanta), in the early years struggled. But then it became, at times, the fastest growing church in the nation. Today it is the flagship church of...
Wesleyan leader and mentor, Dr. Daniel Finch, passes

Wesleyan leader and mentor, Dr. Daniel Finch, passes

A leader and pastor within The Wesleyan Church has passed away. Dr. Daniel Eugene Finch died on January 9, 2016, in Duluth, Ga., at age 79. Dr. Finch was born on June 1, 1936 in Manitou Springs, Colo. He held three undergrad degrees, a masters and a doctorate. He...
Reverse Offerings bless numerous recipients

Reverse Offerings bless numerous recipients

Some Wesleyan churches have participated in a “Reverse Offering” in this Christmas season, choosing to bless countless people. 12Stone Church, the largest within The Wesleyan Church, celebrated its “Reverse Offering” during its December 6...
12Stone pastor opens House of Representatives session with prayer

12Stone pastor opens House of Representatives session with prayer

Watch this four-minute video. Dr. Kevin Myers, lead pastor of 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Ga., was recently invited to serve as the guest chaplain and give the opening prayer during the September 29 session of the United States House of Representatives in...
Residency Spotlight: Christine Kaye

Residency Spotlight: Christine Kaye

“I’m still in training, but I get real-life experience. Messy people walking alongside messy people: you can’t get that in a classroom. Until you’re in it, you have no idea.” –Christine Kaye Residency exists to train pastors for lifelong...
12Stone Church launches five-fold vision

12Stone Church launches five-fold vision

[12Stone Church, Lawrenceville, Ga., is unveiling a new, five-fold vision anchored in the same great and awesome God who called Nehemiah to rebuild Jerusalem.] Our world today is filled with people whose lives are very broken. Like Nehemiah, we team up at 12Stone to...
12Stone Church launches five new campuses this Sunday

12Stone Church launches five new campuses this Sunday

12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the flagship church of the Wesleyan denomination with over 16,000 now attending each Sunday on four campuses, will dramatically expand its ministries in 2015, beginning this Sunday. According to senior pastor Kevin Myers, they...
The New Level Youth Leadership Forum kicks off at 12Stone® Church

The New Level Youth Leadership Forum kicks off at 12Stone® Church

Never The Same Camps, Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), and 12Stone® Church have partnered together to help develop the next generation of Wesleyan leaders through a free, two-year leadership training class: The New Level Youth Leadership Forum. The first training...
12Stone Church celebrates 25 years of ministry at Gwinnett Arena

12Stone Church celebrates 25 years of ministry at Gwinnett Arena

Over 11,000 people attended the 25th anniversary of ministry for 12Stone Church on May 17 in Lawrenceville, Ga. The celebration took place at Gwinnett Arena, where attendees laughed, worshiped, reflected on God’s goodness, and set their minds and hearts for the...
Three Wesleyan churches make U.S. 100 fastest-growing list

Three Wesleyan churches make U.S. 100 fastest-growing list

Outreach magazine has released its annual list of fastest-growing churches in America. Remarkably, three of the 100 fastest-growing churches are Wesleyan churches. General Superintendent Dr. Jo Anne Lyon stated, “The thing I love about these three churches is that...
12Stone Attendance Makes History

12Stone Attendance Makes History

For the first time in The Wesleyan Church’s history, one of its North American churches is averaging over 10,000 in weekly attendance. 12Stone Church (Wesleyan) in Lawrenceville, Georgia, reported a worship attendance of 10,831 in 2011, a gain of 1,645, or 17.9...