Generous Living

Immigrant Connection Shadowing Experience

Immigrant Connection Shadowing Experience

Immigration Connection site shadowing has proven to be the the fastest and most cost effective way to move people radically forward toward offering this community transforming ministry for immigrants in a local church. -David Drury Founding Board member of The...
​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...
Generosity that isn’t too taxing

Generosity that isn’t too taxing

You sacrifice to give, but why sacrifice more of your giving to taxes than needed? Here are five great ways to ensure your generosity isn’t too taxing (in terms of taxes): 1) If you are over 70½ years old, you can maximize an IRA Charitable Rollover. Now a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Selfless Spooner Wesleyan Church

Selfless Spooner Wesleyan Church

I suspect that Spooner Wesleyan Church in Wisconsin is a great Wesleyan church. On their Facebook page, it’s inspiring seeing the many wonderful photos of people being baptized outdoors (in the summer!). It’s great seeing their hands-on involvement in missions in...
Holland Central Wesleyan helps community in tough economy

Holland Central Wesleyan helps community in tough economy

For many years Holland Central Wesleyan Church has been a leader in Great Commission ministries at home and to the nations, and in many other ways. Some of its ministries are more quietly impactful. With so many people having financial problems in these years of a...
Unexpected Christmas gift for Kingswood University

Unexpected Christmas gift for Kingswood University

A wonderful Christmas gift came to Kingswood University this year with the receipt of an unexpected gift of $500,000 to reduce the remaining debt on the Saunders-Irving Chapel debt. This generous and welcome gift is deeply appreciated. Sincere appreciation is...
Generosity is on the Move  – a generous living story

Generosity is on the Move – a generous living story

The following is the story of a congregation in Indiana living out what it means to be a generous church. You’ll find the recording of the story and the text below. Transcript: My name is Ben Capshaw, pastor at Elwood Central Wesleyan Church. I’m calling to tell...
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...