Immigration

Wesleyan view on immigration

Wesleyan view on immigration

Immigration has been a recent news focus as United States lawmakers make key decisions about immigrant residents. The Church adopts official statements of the Wesleyan View on issues in order to encourage laity and ministers to integrate faith and life to respond...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Mom experiences hope of Christ after son’s murder Rachel (McCue) Rohm...
Immigrant Connection Fall Shadowing Experience

Immigrant Connection Fall Shadowing Experience

November 6-10 Kansas City, Kansas $600/per person Immigrant Connection Shadowing Experience Event details: To complete registration please fill out the application form and upon submission and approval an invoice of $600 will be sent. There us a non refundable fee of...
Lyon to be Honored for Immigration Work

Lyon to be Honored for Immigration Work

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, ambassador and General Superintendent Emerita of The Wesleyan Church, is being honored at the National Immigration Forum and National Immigration Forum Action Fund in recognition of her service within the faith community as a champion for 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...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Orphaned Sierra Leonean children building new lives, post flooding Children...
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...
​Five ways to “care for the stranger”

​Five ways to “care for the stranger”

We don’t have to agree on immigration policy (or even talk about it) to recognize that God wants us to follow his example to care for the foreigners among us and for refugees fleeing war and persecution (see Deuteronomy 10:18 for example). Here are some...
Welcoming the stranger

Welcoming the stranger

College Wesleyan Church in Marion, Ind., is welcoming the stranger, as Jesus did. In this short video, Dr. Bud Bence provides an inspiring, biblical picture of how God is moving the church. Logan Hoffman is giving leadership to their move toward becoming an...
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...
General Board marked by encouraging denominational news

General Board marked by encouraging denominational news

The 129th session of the General Board of The Wesleyan Church met at the denominational headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church, called the meeting to order at the beginning of the two-day meetings. Some of the...
​Resettling refugees

​Resettling refugees

In an apparent reaction to the Paris terrorist attack by ISIS, some well-meaning citizens and leaders in North America have called for a halt to receiving refugees from Syria, where ISIS is based. Thousands of people have been slaughtered by ISIS in Syria and...
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...
​Welcoming the Pope to America

​Welcoming the Pope to America

This morning I joined other Americans to welcome Pope Francis to our country on the White House lawn. It was an honor to be an invited guest by the White House and I’ve had some time to reflect on this experience and pass on my thoughts to you. I was encouraged...
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...
Georgia church opens Immigration Connection office

Georgia church opens Immigration Connection office

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has recently given final approval to Bold Beginnings International Church in Ellenwood, Ga., to open an Immigration Connection, Inc., office. The process has been long, requiring much work during the training, shadowing, and...
Top 10 Wesleyan news stories for 2014

Top 10 Wesleyan news stories for 2014

Listed below are the most-clicked stories from Wesleyan.org in 2014, number one reflecting the most clicks of all news stories on the website. 1. True power: a meeting with the President about immigration Today I had the honor to represent The Wesleyan Church in the...
An International Wesleyan View of Refugees

An International Wesleyan View of Refugees

PREFACE ON INTERNATIONAL WESLEYAN VIEWS – This statement was adopted by vote of the delegates of the 3rd quadrennial International Conference of The Wesleyan Church meeting in Orlando, FL, USA from 11th to 13th January, 2015. The different Conferences of The...
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...
Kansas church approved to open Immigrant Connection office

Kansas church approved to open Immigrant Connection office

Word came late yesterday that the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) has given final approval to the Olathe Wesleyan Church (Olathe, Kan.) to open an Immigrant Connection, Inc. office. It has been a long, arduous process. Tons of work has gone into the application...
​Des Moines Church Holds Immigration Advocacy Event

​Des Moines Church Holds Immigration Advocacy Event

Radiant Church, a dynamic 4-year old Wesleyan church in Des Moines, IA, recently held a 2-hour immigration advocacy workshop for pastors in their community. Pastors and community leaders from the greater Des Moines area enjoyed a lunch catered by Chic-fil-A as they...