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Church and Culture Booklet

Church and Culture Booklet

​This booklet is a compilation of The Wesleyan Church position statements on contemporary issues such as military service, equal rights, marriage, divorce, abortion, and more…

Pastoral Letter on the Economy

Pastoral Letter on the Economy

Economic uncertainty has become a crisis of global proportions. People who went about business as usual in comfort and security only months ago are now dreading the prospect of financial collapse…

A Wesleyan View of Women in Ministry

A Wesleyan View of Women in Ministry

The Wesleyan Church wishes to reaffirm its long-standing commitment to full opportunity for women to be ordained to the ministry and to serve in any and all ministerial and leadership capacities…

A Wesleyan View of Global Poverty

A Wesleyan View of Global Poverty

This position statement has been drafted as The Wesleyan Church’s response to the issue of global poverty. For the purpose of this document and statement, poverty is defined as lack of access…

A Wesleyan view of immigration

A Wesleyan view of immigration

Immigration is a contemporary issue that beckons Wesleyans to act as agents of Spirit-filled outreach and compassion in North American society…

A Wesleyan View of Creation Care

A Wesleyan View of Creation Care

The psalmist wrote “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it” (Psalm 24:1). Yet any honest reader of the newspaper or thoughtful observer of current events must acknowledge that all is not well..

Pastoral Letter on Homosexuality

Pastoral Letter on Homosexuality

Sexual orientation and homosexual behavior are issues more and more pastors and local churches find themselves having to address directly, as a rising generation…

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon on cover of Christianity Today

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon on cover of Christianity Today

In their just-released October 2012 issue, Christianity Today published a cover story entitled “50 Women You Should Know.” Among them are General Superintendent Dr. Jo Anne Lyon and Hough