Local church ministry

Otto receives Mitchell Award

Otto receives Mitchell Award

The Virgil A. Mitchell Award for Excellence in Pastoral Ministry is given annually by the Division of Religion and the southern area of The Wesleyan Church.

​Honoring a father’s enduring faith

​Honoring a father’s enduring faith

After 17 years as a local church pastor, Aaron’s father stepped out in faith as an evangelist. In an age where camp meetings and revivals are scarce, he was a little concerned for his dad.

Disciples making disciples

Disciples making disciples

Some Wesleyan churches across the U.S. and Canada are phenomenal “role model churches” for disciples making disciples. See if your church made the list at Wesleyan.Life.

​109 years old and still serving

​109 years old and still serving

At 109, Merle Phillips is believed to be the world’s oldest known Wesleyan. She is finally enjoying some downtime, seven years after retiring at age 102.

Joy after ​992 days of waiting

Joy after ​992 days of waiting

After nearly four years, Kora was welcomed into her “forever family.” Her story is one of faith, hope, and perseverance.

Iconic 38-year Buffalo pastor retiring

Iconic 38-year Buffalo pastor retiring

Rev. Greg McClain is retiring after 38 years of service with the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg, a church that began in someone’s living room and now averages 1,900 in weekly attendance.

I am a church member

I am a church member

Author Thom S. Rainer examines what it means to be a church member in regards to becoming involved and proactive in service to the local church and the Lord.

A simple question changed Sherry’s life

A simple question changed Sherry’s life

Jo Anne Lyon tells us how 8-yr-old Sherry was asked to play Mary in her church’s Christmas program. That simple act was the most significant thing that happened in her life.

150 Wesleyans inspired by CCDA gathering

150 Wesleyans inspired by CCDA gathering

Over 150 Wesleyan leaders attended this year’s Christian Community Development Association Conference, a time to engage about God’s transformation in churches, neighborhoods, and cities.