Education and Clergy Development

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,...
New Pastor Orientation

New Pastor Orientation

SAVE THE DATE: New Pastor Orientation, October 11 – 12, 2018. This event will help new pastors: Become better oriented to the mission and ethos of The Wesleyan Church Become aware of the ministries, resources and opportunities of the Church Gain insights into new...
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: one year out

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...
Breakaway

Breakaway

November 2-4, 2017 Fishers, IN Breakaway ONLY: $69 Regular Breakaway & Pre-Conference: $99 Early Bird Breakaway & Pre-Conference: $84 (Must be received by September 15) Registration Deadline: October 20, 2017 Breakaway – A Pastor’s Spouse...
Flourishing Conference Explores Clergy Well-Being

Flourishing Conference Explores Clergy Well-Being

The Flourishing in Pastoral Ministry conference took place at Azusa Pacific University on September 23. Co-sponsored by Education and Clergy Development (ECD), this annual, one-of-a kind event is devoted to researchers, professional counselors and others from a...
Gordon Ritchie: A Physician of the Soul

Gordon Ritchie: A Physician of the Soul

Gordon Ritchie recently retired from a fulfilling career as a United States Marine Corps Chaplain. After twenty-four years of service, Ritchie has had an influence on many young people in the United States Navy. His career–shaped by honor, hope, presence, and...
ECD Hosts Three Summer Interns

ECD Hosts Three Summer Interns

IWU public relations, writing, and business major intern at the Division of Education and Clergy Development Rev. Russ Gunsalus and The Division of Education and Clergy Development partnered with Indiana Wesleyan University to bring three interns to gain real-world...
Military chaplains at The Cove

Military chaplains at The Cove

(See pictures below.) Every two years, about 30 active Wesleyan military chaplains from all branches of service are invited to come together for debriefing, prayer, inspiration, professional development, and fellowship. While some are in deployment or otherwise cannot...