Education and Clergy Development

New Pastor Orientation

New Pastor Orientation

SAVE THE DATE: New Pastor Orientation, October 9-10, 2019.This event will help new pastors:Become better oriented to the mission and ethos of The Wesleyan ChurchBecome aware of the ministries, resources and opportunities of the ChurchGain insights into new trends in...
#myPASTORis: celebrate your pastor this October  

#myPASTORis: celebrate your pastor this October  

“The pervasive element in our two-thousand year pastoral tradition is not someone who ‘gets things done’ but rather the person placed in the community to pay attention and call attention to ‘what is going on right now’ between men and women, with one another and with...
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...
Doctrinal Symposium

Doctrinal Symposium

2019 Doctrinal Symposium Kingdom Force:  Disciples making Disciples in the New Testament and Early Church   2019 Schedule Recorded Sessions Day 1 & 2 Day 1: Ken Schenck presents “An Examination of Matthew 28:20:  What is it that Jesus Commanded Us to...
Rugh transitions to full-time role with ECD

Rugh transitions to full-time role with ECD

Education and Clergy Development (ECD) has announced that Rev. Johanna C. Rugh has moved from a part-time position to that of a full-time one within the division. Rugh serves as the director of Spanish Ministry Education and Clergy Care. She previously served as...
Personal reflections on The Gathering

Personal reflections on The Gathering

Attendees of The Gathering were asked if they wanted to comment on their experience during the three-day pastor and spouse event in Orlando last month. The Gathering goal was for attendees to be “encouraged, inspired and engaged at a deeper level with each other,...
The Gathering general sessions now available for download

The Gathering general sessions now available for download

The Wesleyan Church’s Education and Clergy Development has made general sessions from The Gathering Thriving Clergy Conference 2019 available as free downloads at The Wesleyan Church’s Resource Center. See Resources For a recap of The Gathering, click...
The Gathering 2019

The Gathering 2019

About Speakers Schedule Info Register June 1 The Gathering January 9-12, 2019 Orlando, Florida at The Caribe Royale More than a minister’s conference. The Gathering is a reunion of ministry family and friends. A sabbath for our souls. Coming together to stop, rest,...
Formation of clergy: SWU higher education purposes to serve the church

Formation of clergy: SWU higher education purposes to serve the church

The approach to formation of clergy is changing for the Religion Division of Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) as they study and innovate ministerial programs. Dr. Michael Tapper, chair of the Religion Division, shared how SWU is working toward preparing pastors for...
Advancing Wesleyan Education through WE5

Advancing Wesleyan Education through WE5

Education and Clergy Development is advancing Christian higher education through a new initiative called WE5 that celebrates the combined strength and ongoing impact of the five colleges and universities of The Wesleyan Church: Houghton College, Indiana Wesleyan...
Called to family Sabbath

Called to family Sabbath

After six years of bi-vocational ministry in North Carolina, Dustin and Hannah Wilson sensed God moving their family to live differently. “God called us into a new season, a season where we felt the need to focus on family Sabbath,” Dustin said. Overworked and not...
Retreat guide provides tips to Reclaim Sabbath

Retreat guide provides tips to Reclaim Sabbath

This year, Education and Clergy Development encourages pastors and clergy leaders to Reclaim Sabbath like never before. “Sabbath practices often involve times of solitude for recharging and regaining perspective,” said Rev. Dave Higle, Clergy Care director and Reclaim...
Carr elected to National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces

Carr elected to National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces

Dr. Gary Carr has been elected member-at-large to the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF). He will represent The Wesleyan Church joining official representatives, religious leaders and executives from more than 200 denominational churches and...
The Gathering 2019

The Gathering: one year out

In less than a year, hundreds of Wesleyan church pastors and their spouses will come together at The Gathering 2019 to reconnect, celebrate God’s faithfulness and leave renewed. Plans are progressing for the quadrennial event set to take place at the Caribe Royale in...
Ministerial students encouraged at College Day 2017

Ministerial students encouraged at College Day 2017

It might have been 8 a.m. when College Day 2017 started, but the nearly 70 ministerial students attending were energetic and ready to get a firsthand look at the ins and outs of The Wesleyan Church Headquarters. Students and faculty traveled from the denomination’s...
The most significant relationship

The most significant relationship

Did you know that: research shows pastors are typically use 65 distinct skills, forms of knowledge and character traits in their ministry? on any given day, pastors shift their focus from doing sermon research with the biblical text to crisis counseling; from...