Justice

Bearing witness

Bearing witness

Have you ever felt paralyzed by the injustice of this world? I have. There are days when I just want to stand up and scream with the inequality all around me. As I listen to people sharing their struggles, I often feel powerless to make a difference. It sometimes...
A stony heart

A stony heart

I was on my way to a social holiness retreat. My friend asked me if it was about being holy in your social life? “Sort of,” I replied, to quickly dismiss further questions. That day was one of the most troublesome days of travel I’ve ever had. Twelve hours of...
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...
Daughters of Abraham

Daughters of Abraham

Tell me about a woman (beyond your family members) who has had a big impact on your spiritual life. On this day (August 26th) 96 years ago, women were granted the right to vote. It’s a good day to remember that only a hundred years ago we finally got around to...
God’s Heart for Reconciliation

God’s Heart for Reconciliation

I held the phone close to my ear and listened to Beth Cossin, the Director of the Wesleyan Justice Network. “Justice is about God’s heart for reconciliation.” Her words lit the room around me. I felt new connections being forged between my faith and...
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...
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...
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...
Praying for Ferguson, Missouri

Praying for Ferguson, Missouri

A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, declined to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old. Racial tensions had flared for weeks following the shooting. In response to the decision, crowds flooded...
The Wesleyan Church observing Orphan Sunday

The Wesleyan Church observing Orphan Sunday

Reflecting the heart of God, Christians at their best are known as people who take special care of orphans. It’s thrilling to see believers today still earning that reputation. More Wesleyan churches are emphasizing adoption and foster care locally as well as through...
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...
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...
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...
Two awarded alumni of the year by Houghton College

Two awarded alumni of the year by Houghton College

Dr. Myron Glick and Dr. Joe Harvey will be presented with Alumni of the Year awards by Dr. Shirley Mullen, president of Houghton College, on Wednesday, October 2, during the 11:30 a.m. chapel service at Houghton College. Glick is a 1988 graduate of Houghton College...