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Kern grant to support clergy/lay engagement

Kern grant to support clergy/lay engagement

Following a meeting of the Kern Family Foundation board, The Wesleyan Church was awarded a grant to support a pilot Faith, Work and Economics Conference in the fall 2015. The grant will fund thirty Michigan pastors, accompanied by two lay leaders from their church, to...
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...
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...
Highlight of the week

Highlight of the week

In recent days, I was invited to be a guest preacher at Antioch Church Family near Oakland, California. As people gathered and greeted each other, it was apparent they were happy to be there. However, it hadn’t been an easy week for the congregation. Early in...
What people look for in churches

What people look for in churches

Americans evaluate churches based on their friendliness, children’s programs, worship music, sermons and pastors, according to the February Evangelical Leaders Survey. U.S. evangelical leaders were asked to list three criteria that Americans prioritize when...
The church in the middle of everywhere

The church in the middle of everywhere

The church’s unofficial slogan is, “We are the church in the middle of everywhere.” When I first heard it, I was confused because most people would look at its location and say the opposite. It is in the middle of nowhere. I recently visited this...
Grieving congregation shown great love after losing pastor

Grieving congregation shown great love after losing pastor

On January 25, 2015, congregants at Why Not Wesleyan Church in Seagrove, N.C., saw firsthand what loves looks like. The week prior, the church lost its pastor, Rev. Darrell Scruggs, when he was killed by a drunk driver on a Florida interstate. His wife, Naomi,...
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...
Wesleyan Justice Network hosts first summit

Wesleyan Justice Network hosts first summit

The young girl wearing sweatpants captivated Beth Cossin. She never spoke, despite Beth’s attempt to engage with her. Turns out, the unnamed girl couldn’t read, write, or speak, the latter a result of her tongue being cut out earlier in life. That trip to...
Wesleyan church in Indiana named a Best Christian Workplace

Wesleyan church in Indiana named a Best Christian Workplace

A Wesleyan church has been recognized by Best Christian Workplaces Institute as a 2014 Best Christian Workplace. College Wesleyan Church (CWC) in Marion, Ind., has been named to the list and was compared to other churches. The church, which averages 1,400 in...
Wesleyan headquarters staff help revive local church hopes

Wesleyan headquarters staff help revive local church hopes

Nearly 50 employees at The Wesleyan Church World Headquarters in Fishers, Ind., used part of a recent work week to serve a local church. On March 19 and 20, 2013, the group helped with construction and cleaning at Baker’s Corner Wesleyan Church located in the small...