Community ministry

A story full of hope: Marion Design Co.

A story full of hope: Marion Design Co.

“And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare” Jeremiah 29:7 (NLT). A fascinating story has been unfolding over the last few years – a story full of hope. It began...
Help-Portrait brings smiles to Buffalo

Help-Portrait brings smiles to Buffalo

This holiday season promises to be full of smiles for some of Buffalo’s most deserving families. Jeremy Cooper, creative director at Wesleyan Church of Hamburg in Hamburg, N.Y., helped launch the Buffalo chapter of Help-Portrait in 2016. Help-Portrait is a national...
Celebrating Discipleship: Slave Lake Update

Celebrating Discipleship: Slave Lake Update

It has been almost two weeks since the ‘Impact’ team from New Brunswick and Boaz Global Ministries left Slave Lake Wesleyan Church in Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada. What a week. To recap, we met over 40 children, had one family (mom and two children) give their lives to...
​Safe families a priority for South Dakota church

​Safe families a priority for South Dakota church

While sitting with a single mom of twins during an evening service at The Ransom Church in Sioux Falls, S.D., Christa asked, “Do you tell the pastor about all my issues? I feel like he is always talking directly to me about the stuff going on in my life.”...
​Wesleyan pastor receives distinguished police award

​Wesleyan pastor receives distinguished police award

What do a pastor, chaplain, and police officer have in common? They all focus on impacting lives, one person at a time. For church planter and First Simple Church founding pastor, Dr. Sam Frye, all three roles were recognized at this year’s James City County,...
​Southern Wesleyan University hosts Area 14 Special Olympics

​Southern Wesleyan University hosts Area 14 Special Olympics

Southern Wesleyan University welcomed hundreds of athletes for a day to celebrate “special abilities” as Area 14 (Anderson County) Special Olympics returned April 20 to Joe R. Gilbert Track and Field on the Central, S.C., campus. “This is a day of...
​Darrell Two Bulls and Camp Justice

​Darrell Two Bulls and Camp Justice

District Superintendent Rev. Isaac Smith of the Northwest District sent in this report from the Greatest Commandments Church of Rapid City, S.D. (co-pastored by Barbara and Daniel Gammeter). The tiny church only averaged seven in attendance in 2016, but it has a...
Cypress Church donates thousands of shoes

Cypress Church donates thousands of shoes

Cypress Church, with campuses in the Hilliard/Galloway and Dublin communities in Ohio (and one set to open in Grove City in early 2017), has partnered with local elementary schools and other organizations to distribute over 2,000 pairs of shoes to children. “We...
Wesleyan churches minister in the midst of East Coast snowstorm

Wesleyan churches minister in the midst of East Coast snowstorm

The winter blizzard with record snowfalls hit five of our districts hard: Shenandoah, Chesapeake, Kentucky-Tennessee, Western Pennsylvania, and Penn-Jersey. The following anecdotes are from Penn-Jersey and are examples of how our churches use these as opportunities...
Community health evangelism in Haiti

Community health evangelism in Haiti

Global Partners missionaries and Haitian nationals are partnering together to minister holistically on the island of La Gonave. The Village Health Initiative has a three-fold model: to teach evangelism, nutrition, and water treatment on the island of 120,000...
SWU Warriors speak the language of baseball

SWU Warriors speak the language of baseball

Members of the Southern Wesleyan University baseball team, along with their coaches and baseball alumni Jonathan Lewis and Tony Ronco, traveled to Puerto Rico January 4-10, 2016, to minister to and share baseball tips with Puerto Rican youngsters and work on community...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. The...
​Celebrating 70 years of ministry, Kingswood students serve Sussex

​Celebrating 70 years of ministry, Kingswood students serve Sussex

On September 18, Kingswood University began Heritage Month, celebrating its 70th year anniversary as a ministerial training school and its 50th anniversary of opening its doors in in 1965 in Sussex, New Brunswick. In honor of those who sacrificially led in building...
Helping refugees in your community

Helping refugees in your community

I have a love for working with refugees and helping them adjust to living in the United States. It is most definitely very needed, as many refugees in North America are overwhelmed with the vast amount of things they must learn to “make it” in this...