Giving

Wesleyans assisting Guatemala volcano victims

Wesleyans assisting Guatemala volcano victims

On Sunday, June 3, Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire (Volcán de Fuego) erupted, engulfing communities in its path and causing thousands of people to be displaced from their homes. A downpour and more volcanic activity to date has made recovery and rescue efforts challenging...
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....
Socks, shoes and a lot of love

Socks, shoes and a lot of love

A friend told this story some time ago. It seems a little boy about ten years old was standing before a shoe store on Broadway, barefoot, peering through the window, and shivering with cold. A lady approached the boy and said, “Say, little fellow, why are you looking...
​Houghton College raises $800,000+ in giving challenge

​Houghton College raises $800,000+ in giving challenge

More than 1,550 donors united to support Houghton College’s One Day Giving Challenge on April 28 by giving more than $800,000 to support student scholarships, capital projects, and more. “This is a great day of celebration,” said Houghton College...
​Haitian Wesleyan youth help hurricane victims

​Haitian Wesleyan youth help hurricane victims

Several weeks ago a few Haitian Wesleyan youth pastors wanted to help with the relief efforts in the South after Hurricane Matthew struck in October. They had an idea to get the Haitian Wesleyan youth involved with fundraising, donations, and distribution of those...
After the hurricane: next steps in Haiti

After the hurricane: next steps in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew was a category 4-5 storm and, on October 4, became the worst hurricane to strike Haiti since 1964. The death toll has risen to 1,600 and 1.4 million people were left needing assistance. We have the people, the network on the ground, and the...
​People reaching people

​People reaching people

#GivingTuesday (November 29) is a day dedicated to giving to reach people with the hope of Jesus Christ. With God’s help we are equipping urban church planters and mobilizing holistic church planting teams to unreached global cities. Below are two opportunities...
​The second Giving Tuesday venture

​The second Giving Tuesday venture

#GivingTuesday (November 29) is a day dedicated to giving to reach people with the hope of Jesus Christ. With God’s help we are working together to reach 1) the over 7,000 unreached people groups in cities around the world and 2) urban centers here at home. Last...
​Presenting Jesus – on Giving Tuesday

​Presenting Jesus – on Giving Tuesday

One of our missionary families was invited to dinner at the home of a 76-year-old devout Muslim man who had become a friend. On that night, the Muslim man was invited to read Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus (John 3). This was the first time he had ever read...
​Hurricane Matthew Update: First Response Haiti

​Hurricane Matthew Update: First Response Haiti

To assist stricken families and The Wesleyan Church of Haiti, a Wesleyan Emergency Relief Fund (WERF) response has been approved by General Superintendent Dr. Wayne Schmidt. The WERF site is here. Hurricane Matthew, the first major hurricane to land on Haiti in 50...
Stock Gifting

Stock Gifting

Gifting stock from a mutual fund or other stock account is a great way to bless your church. In fact, gifts of marketable securities (stocks) may provide greater tax benefits to a donor than a gift of cash. It can be expensive and time consuming to obtain a stock...
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...
Dayana’s story

Dayana’s story

The short video depicting Dayana’s story of child sponsorship is compelling. Through child sponsorship, her sponsors loved her, prayed for her, and honored her story. It is a story that is only just beginning. With your partnership, World Hope International...
#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

Between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and this time of year, consumerism can sometimes become the focus. This year The Wesleyan Church is joining the national campaign #GivingTuesday, December 1, a “global day dedicated to giving back.” You have five...
Compassion in Myanmar (Burma)

Compassion in Myanmar (Burma)

[Note from editor, Kerry Kind]: I first heard of Burma and the Burma Road when I was reading about World War II in the non-fiction book God is My Co-pilot when I was a boy. Today, the area is under a military government, but I had the privilege of visiting many of our...
Redención en medio de los escombros en Nepal

Redención en medio de los escombros en Nepal

Pastor Balsamser vivía en la ciudad de Barpak, Nepal. Él es un pastor de área para La Iglesia Wesleyana, la supervisión de las iglesias y el equipo de la película JESÚS trabajando en esta área. En el último año, se ha plantado siete iglesias a través de la película...
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...
#LoveColumbus transforming Ohio’s capital

#LoveColumbus transforming Ohio’s capital

#Love Columbus is more than just a hashtag used for social media purposes. Cypress Wesleyan Church in Galloway, Ohio, has made it a point to love the Columbus area, having begun a campaign during the Christmas season. The idea is to show kindness in intentional ways...
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...