Immigration

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...
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...
Immigrant Connection Shadowing Application

Immigrant Connection Shadowing Application

In order to receive recognition and accreditation from the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), a site must demonstrate that “it has at its disposal adequate knowledge and experience in immigration law. This is accomplished through the individual applying for...
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 communications@wesleyan.org. The...
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...
Canadian church planters welcoming Winnipeg “strangers”

Canadian church planters welcoming Winnipeg “strangers”

A Canadian couple is on a mission. In God’s eyes they’re just doing what he asks of them as his followers: “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). Justin and Angie Bradbury are church planters from Winnipeg, Manitoba, a Canadian province located in the...
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...
Immigrant Connection Recommended Training for Immigration Law

Immigrant Connection Recommended Training for Immigration Law

A key under-served need in the immigrant community is that of legal services, especially regarding legal immigration. With the right effort it is possible to set up an Immigrant Connection Legal Clinic in your church. This is the beginning of the process to become an...
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...
Ministry through Citizenship Classes

Ministry through Citizenship Classes

Para Leer en Español Oprima Aquí Over the course of 9 years many have come through the classes of citizenship offered at City Life in Grand Rapids, MI . John is one of many Mexican migrants who came to the United States in order to have a better life, and is also a...
Ministrando a través de Clases de Ciudadanía

Ministrando a través de Clases de Ciudadanía

For English Click Here A lo largo de 9 años muchos han llegado a través de las clases de ciudadanía que se ofrecen en la iglesia City Life en Grand Rapids, MI. Juan es uno de los muchos inmigrantes mexicanos que llegaron a Estados Unidos con el fin de tener una vida...
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...
Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

Pastor Jonathan Lewis, felt compelled to go to Washington D.C., leaving High Point, North Carolina and his church for a few days to do something he had never done, and that pastors are not prone to do: lobby congress. He and 250 other pastors gathered for a...
“The Stranger” Immigration Film

“The Stranger” Immigration Film

“The Stranger” is a 40-minute documentary film commissioned by the Evangelical Immigration Table and produced by Emmy-award winning producer Linda Midgett. This impactful film profiles three immigrant stories and includes interviews with local and national...
The Wesleyan Church partners with Missio Nexus on immigration

The Wesleyan Church partners with Missio Nexus on immigration

The Wesleyan Church is pleased to announce their partnership with Missio Nexus and the Church Connection Tour. We invite you to join us, along with fellow pastors, church planters and mission leaders, for this one-day event to explore approaches, resources and...
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 communications@wesleyan.org. The...
Indiana Evangelical Leaders to Call for a Vote on Immigration Reform

Indiana Evangelical Leaders to Call for a Vote on Immigration Reform

FOR RELEASE Local Pastors to Discuss Moral Imperatives for Reform, Upcoming D.C. Event Fishers, IN — Top Indiana evangelical leaders will meet this Friday for a press conference to highlight the biblical call to welcome the stranger and urge Congress to move forward...
El Verdadero Poder, Encuentro con el Presidente sobre Inmigración

El Verdadero Poder, Encuentro con el Presidente sobre Inmigración

[Click here to read in English] Estoy agradecida de que pude representar a una iglesia que no sólo cree en, sino que también práctica el amar y recibir al extranjero. Hoy he tenido el honor de representar a la Iglesia Wesleyana en el lugar más poderoso del mundo: una...
Pastors for Reform Event Invitation April 29, 2014

Pastors for Reform Event Invitation April 29, 2014

Part of the message of Easter includes Good Friday, and the fact that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ suffered so that we might have salvation. Those who are disciples of Jesus Christ are now the Body of Christ, and when one part of Christ’s body suffers, Scripture...