Generosity

Church pocket change makes big impact

Church pocket change makes big impact

For 13 years, men, women and children at Hyde Wesleyan Church in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, have included a small, yet impactful, form of worship in their Sunday morning service. The “Penny March Offering” occurs every week and is a highlight for all in attendance....
Hurricane Maria Update – Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria Update – Puerto Rico

Dr. Benjamín Galarce Sánchez, national district superintendent of Puerto Rico, gives an update of the status of Wesleyan churches in Puerto Rico that suffered damage from Hurricane Maria. Aguas Buenas: The river overflowed its banks and flooded the sanctuary, which...
Celebrating A Journey in Faith

Celebrating A Journey in Faith

A regular attender of about a year or so has grown so much in their faith here at Journeymate Ministry Wesleyan Church (JMWC) in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, that when an unexpected inheritance came, the recipient wrestled with what to do with it. The end result was...
​North Michigan church’s generosity benefits many

​North Michigan church’s generosity benefits many

This Christmas, a North Michigan District church gave generously on a global scale to those in need. Fremont Wesleyan Church in Fremont, Mich., in partnership with a community donor, raised $20,600 toward a matching grant through World Hope International (WHI). The...
Gifts of Grain

Gifts of Grain

Did you know that farmers can donate grain directly to a charitable organization? There are significant tax benefits for a farmer to donate grain directly to a district or church rather than selling the grain himself and then donating the cash. The donation of grain...
Scott Rhyno named chief development director for The Wesleyan Church

Scott Rhyno named chief development director for The Wesleyan Church

An announcement from Dr. Wayne Schmidt, newly elected General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church: I am pleased to announce that I have asked Rev. Scott Rhyno to join our Wesleyan leadership team as our Chief Development Director and he has accepted. He will give...
Scott Rhyno

Scott Rhyno

Rev. Scott Rhyno is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He married Elizabeth in 1997, and they were warmly welcomed into Moncton Wesleyan Church. In faith and obedience, he left a career in the business world in 2000 to study for ministry in The Wesleyan...
​Matthew Sleeth’s 7 practical ways to be gospel-driven

​Matthew Sleeth’s 7 practical ways to be gospel-driven

It was like a scene out of a movie: Last Saturday, I was washing my hands in the ladies’ room when I overheard a woman exclaim to a gaggle of her friends, “Oh my, that doctor speaker! Usually I hate sitting through graduation ceremonies, but . . .”...
Reverse Offerings bless numerous recipients

Reverse Offerings bless numerous recipients

Some Wesleyan churches have participated in a “Reverse Offering” in this Christmas season, choosing to bless countless people. 12Stone Church, the largest within The Wesleyan Church, celebrated its “Reverse Offering” during its December 6...
Kansas church holds successful School Supply Giveaway

Kansas church holds successful School Supply Giveaway

See a need, meet a need was the idea behind the 2015 School Supply Giveaway held at First Wesleyan Church in Wichita, Kansas. Over 100 volunteers, including a local Boy Scout Troop, gathered at various times to plan, prepare, and execute the most successful giveaway...
Redemption amid the rubble in Nepal

Redemption amid the rubble in Nepal

Pastor Balsamser lived in the town of Barpak, Nepal. He is an area pastor for The Wesleyan Church, overseeing the churches and the JESUS film team working in this area. In the last year, he has planted seven churches through the JESUS film. As the film is shown,...
Maryland church donates entire Easter offering

Maryland church donates entire Easter offering

When brokenness makes the headlines, it’s easy to talk about problems and potential solutions, but it is altogether different to actually do something. In a world wrecked by hurt, the leadership of LIFEpoint Wesleyan Church in Waldorf, Md., began praying about...
Kern grant to support clergy/lay engagement

Kern grant to support clergy/lay engagement

Following a meeting of the Kern Family Foundation board, The Wesleyan Church was awarded a grant to support a pilot Faith, Work and Economics Conference in the fall 2015. The grant will fund thirty Michigan pastors, accompanied by two lay leaders from their church, to...
A Funny Money Family Meeting

A Funny Money Family Meeting

My family added to our Thanksgiving weekend tradition by doing something new we learned from our friends who have a good bit of family wealth. They meet periodically and discuss all the different organizations that ask them for money. They have a big meeting and...
Thanksgiving discontentment

Thanksgiving discontentment

It’s Thanksgiving season. We are supposed to be thankful for many reasons: life, love, the ability to communicate the gospel, and opportunities to engage in showing justice and promoting peace. We are to be thankful for life. We have one more day to love and be loved...
Generosity in North Carolina West District

Generosity in North Carolina West District

One key emphasis of the North Carolina West District’s 2020 Campaign is increased generosity within the local church. Four years into the campaign has witnessed a number of churches beginning to experience God’s blessing and favor by increasing their...
Four Lessons on Money

Four Lessons on Money

Most of us know that John Wesley was used by God to revive 18th-century England and to start the Methodist Church. We know him as a great preacher, and a greater organizer. We remember him for his contribution to the Church’s thinking on sanctification. But few of us...
Highlights from the May 2014 General Board

Highlights from the May 2014 General Board

The semi-annual General Board meeting of The Wesleyan Church was held on May 6-7. One recurring theme running through the meeting was “generosity.” Members remarked about the spirit of teamwork and progress that prevailed. After returning home, District Superintendent...