General Superintendent

​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...
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. Order booklets at WPH Online or by calling 1.800.493.7539. Church and Culture...
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. Experts have lost their boldness in predicting the length or depth of...
A Wesleyan View of Women in Ministry

A Wesleyan View of Women in Ministry

The Wesleyan Church affirms 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. Although this vision has yet to be fully realized within The Wesleyan Church, the...
A Wesleyan View of Global Poverty

A Wesleyan View of Global Poverty

PREAMBLE—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. In view of the critical nature of the impact of poverty on all...
A Wesleyan view of immigration

A Wesleyan view of immigration

Preamble The Wesleyan Church is inspired by a God-given vision of equipping and empowering believers, leaders, and churches for “Fulfilling the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment.” Focused on this vision, our mission is to exalt Jesus Christ by:...
A Wesleyan View of Creation Care

A Wesleyan View of Creation Care

PREAMBLE 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 with this earth that belongs to our God....
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 questions and debates social ethics and moral values in an atmosphere of increasing ambivalence and...
A Wesleyan View of Homosexuality

A Wesleyan View of Homosexuality

Preamble The issue of homosexuality is prompting increasingly intense debate in virtually all sectors of our society. It’s a debate that is being held in the halls of government, as legislators try to define what marriage is, and what rights and protections should be...
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 Houghton President Dr. Shirley Mullen. What follows are the Christianity...