Immigrants

Deporting Jesus

Deporting Jesus

Not long after Jesús is born to a minoritized people group under the rule of the government, he becomes a refugee. Jesús’ parents decide to flee their home country out of fear of the government-sponsored military. Jesús grows up in a small town among his own...
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...
The Dearly Deported

The Dearly Deported

Yesterday I sat in a freshly painted, modestly furnished classroom of a growing Wesleyan Church in El Monte, California. The breeze through the open door increased in warmth as we sat for several hours. We began the official work but I sensed there were things to talk...
Immigrant Connection Site Map

Immigrant Connection Site Map

Immigration is an issue, but immigrants are people. See this map of how dozens of Wesleyan churches are transforming their communities by offering low cost legal services and the love of Jesus Christ to their immigrant neighbors. Approved – Recognized Representative...
Grand Opening: Immigrant Connection Center in Greenville, South Carolina

Grand Opening: Immigrant Connection Center in Greenville, South Carolina

The Immigrant Connection office at La Iglesia El Camino in Greenville, South Carolina was featured in this news report. We apologize for the low quality of the video, but make no apologies for the amazingly high quality service that this church is providing immigrants...
We Do it Because of the Lost

We Do it Because of the Lost

On August 12th-15th, 2015 more than 15 Immigrant Connection BIA Representatives gathered together at Olathe Wesleyan, the second Immigrant Connection Site to be launched in The Wesleyan Church. This gathering enabled us to continue to pursue Rev. Frankie...
South Carolina Church Approved to Open Immigrant Connection Office

South Carolina Church Approved to Open Immigrant Connection Office

Since its foundation, La Iglesia El Camino in Greenville, South Carolina has been a church that lives out its mission statement: “A place where: We study, learn, and practice the Word of God with love, faithfulness, and loyalty.” Led by Reverend Frankie...
Iglesia Des Moines Holds Evento Abogacía Inmigración

Iglesia Des Moines Holds Evento Abogacía Inmigración

Radiant Church, una dinámica Iglesia de Los Wesleyan, que tiene 4 a ños y esta localizada en Des Moisnes, IA, sostuvo recientemente Un taller de dos horas para pastores de su comunidad acerca de la defensa de inmigración. Pastores y lideres de la comunidad de la gran...
Immigrant Connection – Awareness

Immigrant Connection – Awareness

Below are some suggestions & ideas to become more aware of what’s going on: SEEK SCRIPTURE: Pray through the “I Was A Stranger” 40 day bookmark. Host a workshop Start a small group study Preach a sermon (click here for examples) LEARNING MORE...
Immigrant Connection – Action

Immigrant Connection – Action

For Churches who want to take action and launch an immigration legal ministry site, we have listed five immediate recommended resources to explore below. WATCH THE BELOW 30 MINUTE VIDEO Capacity Building Attorney, Courtney Tudi at World Relief explains in 30 minutes...
The Wesleyan Church Joins in Launching The Immigration Alliance

The Wesleyan Church Joins in Launching The Immigration Alliance

The Wesleyan Church has joined together with more than a dozen other denominations and organizations to form The Immigration Alliance, organizing to equip local churches across the country to provide immigration legal services to under-resourced immigrants. Speaking...
Heritage of food: Residents honor Mexican heritage

Heritage of food: Residents honor Mexican heritage

Neither bees nor a chill wind could faze Coral Briseno or Grisel Elias as they dished up tacos, flautas and other traditionally Mexican foods Saturday. It was “Probadita de México,” or “Taste of Mexico,” at The Bridge Community Church on Linden Avenue, where the...
Pastor Johanna Rugh

Pastor Johanna Rugh

Pastor Johanna Rugh serves as the Director for the Equip Component in the Immigrant Connection. She is in theprocess to be accredited under BIA with the plans to begin a Centro de Ayuda al Inmigrante at El Monte Wesleyan church, her home church where she is an...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to...
Sobre pasando la Barrera del Idioma

Sobre pasando la Barrera del Idioma

For English Click Here Crisoforo es un hombre de Guatemala, que entró en el país sólo hablando únicamente su dialecto nativo con sólo una pequeña cantidad de Español. Aprender el Inglés fue una prioridad para él, porque sabía que si quería obtener un puesto de trabajo...
Overcoming the Barrier of Language

Overcoming the Barrier of Language

Para Leer en Español Oprima Aqui Crisoforo is native of Guatemala, who came into the country only being able to speak his native dialect with only a small amount of Spanish. Learning English was a priority for him, because he knew if he wanted to obtain a job and make...
Missio Nexus Mission Leaders Conference

Missio Nexus Mission Leaders Conference

Open the way for new approaches to mission and ministry in response to Immigration, Migration, Globalization, Urbanization and exploitation at the annual Mission Leaders Conference in Atlanta, Georgia September 25-27, 2014. To view the full conference schedule, click...
The Settlers of Today

The Settlers of Today

Para Leer en Español Oprima Aquí This year will mark our 238th year our nation has declared its independence. The fight that our forefathers made in order for us to enjoy a better life cannot be forgotten. We must also not forget how they came here and established a...
Los Pobladores de Hoy

Los Pobladores de Hoy

For English Click Here Este año marcará el año 238 que nuestra nación ha declarado su independencia. La lucha que nuestros antepasados realizaron para que nosotros pudiéramos disfrutar de una mejor vida, no se puede olvidar. Tampoco debemos olvidar cómo llegaron aquí...
El Nuevo Misionero

El Nuevo Misionero

For English Click Here Ex misioneros y socio global a Balkans John y Linda * sirvieron en el extranjero durante dos años y medio. Vieron la necesidad de trabajar y compartir el Evangelio a los pueblos marginados en Europa. Grupos no alcanzados (UPG) Grupos étnicos o...
The New Missionaries

The New Missionaries

Para Leer en Español Oprima Aquí Former Global Partner missionaries to the Balkans John and Linda* served overseas for two and half years. They saw the necessity to work and share the Gospel to unreached people groups in Europe. Unreached people groups (UPG) are...
La Iglesia Mosaic: Equipando y Conectando

La Iglesia Mosaic: Equipando y Conectando

For English Click Here Para muchos inmigrantes llegar significa dejar atrás familia, los seres queridos, o un lugar que una vez conocieron como su hogar sin que nadie les diga cuál es el siguiente paso, o les guía en la dirección correcta. Este podría ser el caso de...