Leadership

Call and Response: bridging the multiethnic gap  

Call and Response: bridging the multiethnic gap  

Multiethnic Ministries of The Wesleyan Church is hosting a shoulder event on October 4 in conjunction with the Call and Response Conference, in Rochester, New York. The Call and Response Conference will be held October 4 – 6, 2018. The Call and Response Conference,...
What mutual submission looks like in practice

What mutual submission looks like in practice

Many Christians, certainly most egalitarians, are familiar with Ephesians 5:21, “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (NIV). But as well-known as this passage is, it’s still common to wonder what mutual submission actually looks like in practice. Here’s...
Next Gen leaders “huddle” in Canada

Next Gen leaders “huddle” in Canada

A group of Canadian Next Gen ministry leaders in the Atlantic District of The Wesleyan Church meets regularly for networking, growth, learning and encouragement. These Next Gen leaders in the greater Halifax, Nova Scotia, area meet on a quarterly basis in what they...
Did you expect your call to include power and authority?

Did you expect your call to include power and authority?

I am frequently asked the question, “How were you called to ministry?” Most people ask that and expect the St. Paul experience—a light from heaven, thrown off my horse, blind and now I see. They also want a short, sweet and definitive response. Frankly, I dread that...
One great distinction between managers and leaders

One great distinction between managers and leaders

All great leaders are good managers, but not all great managers are good leaders. This is not an article that lifts up leaders and devalues managers. Management is an essential function, and managers are highly valued members of the team. There are differences,...
Sacred Alliance elevates mutual ministry

Sacred Alliance elevates mutual ministry

An initiative formed to promote the role of women in ministry within The Wesleyan Church has a new home—and a new name. The Center for Women in Ministry established 10 years ago is now known as the Sacred Alliance. The initiative was birthed at Southern Wesleyan...
How to “make time” for the people in your life

How to “make time” for the people in your life

More people in your life than time to see them is a fortunate tension. The tension is a blessed one because we’re fortunate to be loved, needed, wanted or candidly, have anyone seek us out and want some time. That’s not overly self-deprecating, it’s a healthy...
Wesley Seminary: Marvelous Things of God

Wesley Seminary: Marvelous Things of God

“O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things” (Ps. 98:1) has become our anthem for this new phase in Wesley Seminary history as we reflect on the “marvelous things” and look forward to singing “a new song” for a new day. Wesley Seminary, located in...
​The engine of discipleship

​The engine of discipleship

Jon Wiest, teaching pastor at Trinity Church in Fishers, Ind., shared this TED Talk at a recent Exponential (church planting) shoulder event of The Wesleyan Church. Around 200 Wesleyan district superintendents, pastors, and leaders were in attendance. My oldest...
Called to the impossible

Called to the impossible

Dwight Nash, senior pastor at Sent Church in Plano, Texas, shared this TED Talk at a recent Exponential (church planting) shoulder event of The Wesleyan Church. Around 200 Wesleyan district superintendents, pastors, and leaders were in attendance. Have you ever felt...
​New York Wesleyan wins notable award

​New York Wesleyan wins notable award

Zethea Bushelle, director of social services at New Hope Family Worship Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., received the Educational Leadership Award by Healthfirst at its sixth Annual Educational Leadership Breakfast on April 28. Healthfirst is a health insurance company...
Aligning Membership and Discipleship

Aligning Membership and Discipleship

Wesleyan Church membership means we are inviting baptized believers in Jesus Christ who fully agree and abide by our Articles of Religion to belong to the church and participate as members. We align membership with discipleship. Membership is a path of discipleship....
Leading like Jesus

Leading like Jesus

My friend, Josmar, shared that she took offense when someone told her that she is a leader. “I’m not a dictator!” she replied. We agreed that the word “leader” brings a variety of reactions, depending on your definition. There is no...
Wesleyan pastor and educator passes

Wesleyan pastor and educator passes

Wesleyan pastor and educator, Rev. Robert Brown, passed away November 2, 2015, after an extended illness with Cushing’s Disease. He was 59. He served in vocational ministry in multiple churches, first in Methodist Protestant and then Wesleyan churches, across...
12Stone pastor opens House of Representatives session with prayer

12Stone pastor opens House of Representatives session with prayer

Watch this four-minute video. Dr. Kevin Myers, lead pastor of 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Ga., was recently invited to serve as the guest chaplain and give the opening prayer during the September 29 session of the United States House of Representatives in...
I was the one

I was the one

A long-term Wesleyan missionary serving in a restricted access country humbly shares some of his own heart-struggles as he comes to grip with leading while dying to self. One of our indigenous medical residents is preparing for future missionary service in another...
How can you help develop others?

How can you help develop others?

True leaders develop the people around them. The Apostle Paul knew this well when he said, “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:9). The first...