Ethnic Diversity

​At the table: beyond Christian tokenism

​At the table: beyond Christian tokenism

For weeks I waited for the day to come. It was my very first meeting as a committee member with a Christian organization and I could not help but smile. I was radiant! I was dressed in my Sunday best! It was such an honor to be invited to the table. The interviews we...
A violent July

A violent July

The first full week of July, 2016, was one marked by violence in our headlines and across our screens in the United States. The first wave of violence involved two black men who were shot during what started as more routine encounters with local police. The subsequent...
The Most Important Meeting of Your Year

The Most Important Meeting of Your Year

[Download this as a free PDF handout at the bottom of the page] What is the most important meeting of the year? Is it about leadership training? Is it a staff meeting or retreat? Is it a board meeting? Strategic planning meetings? How about a conference with...
In the streets of Oakland, California

In the streets of Oakland, California

Last week when the famous grand jury verdict was announced in Ferguson, Missouri, protests and even some rioting began in cities across the nation. Oakland, California, a racially diverse city across the bay from San Francisco, has had several nights of downtown...
Canadian church planters welcoming Winnipeg “strangers”

Canadian church planters welcoming Winnipeg “strangers”

A Canadian couple is on a mission. In God’s eyes they’re just doing what he asks of them as his followers: “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). Justin and Angie Bradbury are church planters from Winnipeg, Manitoba, a Canadian province located in the...
Indiana Evangelical Leaders to Call for a Vote on Immigration Reform

Indiana Evangelical Leaders to Call for a Vote on Immigration Reform

FOR RELEASE Local Pastors to Discuss Moral Imperatives for Reform, Upcoming D.C. Event Fishers, IN — Top Indiana evangelical leaders will meet this Friday for a press conference to highlight the biblical call to welcome the stranger and urge Congress to move forward...
​True Power: A Meeting with the President about Immigration

​True Power: A Meeting with the President about Immigration

[Haga clic aquí para leer en Español] I am grateful that I can represent a church that not only believes in but also makes a practice of welcoming the stranger. Today I had the honor to represent The Wesleyan Church in the most powerful place in the world: an Oval...
A Wesleyan View of Racial Reconciliation

A Wesleyan View of Racial Reconciliation

Overcoming the Racial Divide in The Wesleyan Church Preamble The mission of the Wesleyan Church is to fulfill the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. It is a clarion call to reach every race and ethnic group with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and...