Made New

Unleashed Disciples

Unleashed Disciples

The mission of the church is nothing more and nothing less than a mission of discipleship. Almost everything we could talk about passionately in regards to the church could be covered under the heading “discipleship.” When we talk about discipleship, we...
​Discipleship theme of “Wesleyan Life” winter issue

​Discipleship theme of “Wesleyan Life” winter issue

The winter 2017 issue of Wesleyan Life magazine will hit mailboxes soon after this Christmas. This issue’s theme centers on discipleship, as the denomination engages in the work of “multiplying disciples until The Wesleyan Church has a transforming...
He’s made new: a social media journey

He’s made new: a social media journey

A Pennsylvania man returned to church after a 17-year absence and was led to a local Wesleyan church by an Internet search. Rev. Thomas Carney tells this man’s story and speaks of the importance of a church’s social media presence. Something interesting...
​Newlywed pastor’s wife discovers “made new”

​Newlywed pastor’s wife discovers “made new”

I had been living as a pastor’s wife for two weeks when the The Wesleyan Church’s General Conference convened in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 4. My husband and I, Rev. Tim Jones, were married at the end of February. But it wasn’t until May that I sold my...
Hundreds “made new” in Indiana South

Hundreds “made new” in Indiana South

Indiana South District is celebrating many lives being “made new” this past year. Dr. Mark Eckart, district superintendent, reports that 318 people placed their faith in Jesus over the past year. Churches in the district are also celebrating 177 baptisms,...
​Mozambique: Jairosse and Esperanca’s story

​Mozambique: Jairosse and Esperanca’s story

Jairosse and Esperanca are in their third year at Xai-Xai Bible College in Mozambique, graduating in October. In a class Global Partners Missionary Jim Pickett taught last year, Jairosse wrote his testimony: “I grew up Muslim. I saw some things that disturbed me...
​Church of the Jordan impacting lives in “tough” Florida city

​Church of the Jordan impacting lives in “tough” Florida city

We planted Church of the Jordan* in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, in March of 2014. The launch team met in five different schools and locations until God led us to rent an existing church in Port Saint Lucie. After the existing congregation moved to another city and that...
​Saturday evening rally opens 13th General Conference

​Saturday evening rally opens 13th General Conference

The Saturday evening opening rally of the 13th General Conference of The Wesleyan Church featured inspiring stories from the denomination’s history and equally inspiring stories of lives being made new in the present day. “Tonight, as Wesleyans, is about...
A pastor’s surrender leads to birth of Resonate Church

A pastor’s surrender leads to birth of Resonate Church

God put a passion in my heart to plant a church back in 2006, but fear and the unknown prevented me from surrendering my life to plant a church for six years. However, I finally surrendered to God’s will and spoke the words that we read in Isaiah 6:8,...
Through and through

Through and through

When I arrived at the Newark, New Jersey, airport, one of the terminals was on fire. Fire trucks and firefighters were everywhere. As you could imagine, chaos ensued. As a result, nothing worked. Planes were not flying. Electricity was shut off. Boarding passes were...
Lives “made new” Easter weekend in Wesleyan churches

Lives “made new” Easter weekend in Wesleyan churches

A Wesleyan church located just north of the Albany/Schenectady, New York, metroplex area has something to celebrate following this weekend’s Easter services. Located near what recent George Barna surveys indicate as the “least religious city in the...
North Point part of making lives new in Minneapolis suburb

North Point part of making lives new in Minneapolis suburb

Two thirds of the population for the state of Minnesota lives in the twin cities and surrounding suburbs. On the north side of Minneapolis, North Point Church purchased a foreclosed property in Coon Rapids that allows church staff and congregants to better pursue its...
Made new in South Troy, Minnesota

Made new in South Troy, Minnesota

The old South Troy Wesleyan Church near rural Zumbro Falls, Minn., had been closed for 10 years. Established in 1856, it was the first Wesleyan Methodist congregation in Minnesota. Its history was notable and strong. It had assisted in planting a church in Rochester,...
Fortune-tellers and faith in Turkic/Arabic Muslim area

Fortune-tellers and faith in Turkic/Arabic Muslim area

Global Partners missionary team among the Karis people sent the following praise report: On a recent Sunday in February, more than 20 believers gathered in a small local home to worship, pray, and celebrate the baptism of four sisters in Christ. Over a year ago, one...
100 new Christians at Christmas

100 new Christians at Christmas

It’s two months after Christmas and Red Cedar Church in Rice Lake, Wisc., is still seeing positive results from the services and outreach it held. Post-Christmas numbers show that over 2,600 attended Christmas services with over 100 people placing their faith in...
Follow celebrates 50 years of changed lives for Wesleyan students

Follow celebrates 50 years of changed lives for Wesleyan students

The International Wesleyan Youth conference Follow was more than a three-day event this December for the 5,000+ in attendance. It was a spiritual awakening that engaged students all across North America and beyond in the exploration of what it means to find purpose in...
FOLLOW 2015 kicks off with 300+ being “made new”

FOLLOW 2015 kicks off with 300+ being “made new”

More than 5,000 teenagers and sponsors from across The Wesleyan Church in North American are in Indianapolis, Ind., attending FOLLOW 2015, the International Wesleyan Youth Conference. The event kicked off December 28, and this year the denomination celebrates 50 years...
A simple question changed Sherry’s life

A simple question changed Sherry’s life

They lived across the street from us in a suburban neighborhood of split-level homes. One night we heard a knock at the door. The three children, two boys and a girl, had been kicked out of their home by their stepfather. My husband Wayne and I took them in for the...
I did not know that

I did not know that

Mosaic is a new urban church in Aurora, Colorado (in the Denver metropolis). God has been blessing it. The need for Mosaic’s kind of ministry in Aurora is staggering. If you would like to know how you can pray for or partner with Mosaic, click here. I met...
50 years: Why a youth convention?

50 years: Why a youth convention?

Since 1965, Wesleyans have filled busses, vans, cars, and planes during Christmas break to head out across North America to participate in a Wesleyan Youth Convention. Some have literally traveled from the “end of the earth” to attend. Thousands will make...
New life appearing in Wisconsin’s Northwoods

New life appearing in Wisconsin’s Northwoods

There is a Wesleyan church set in the Northwoods of Wisconsin where real life change is happening. At Red Cedar Church, located in Rice Lake, a town of 8,000, the deeply held belief that everybody’s welcome, nobody’s perfect, and anything’s possible...
The power of prayer in South Haven

The power of prayer in South Haven

South Haven, Michigan, is the venue of LifeBridge, founded in 2012 by Milan Bittenbender and his wife, Jennifer. A beautiful resort community on Lake Michigan, it is Jennifer’s hometown. The Bittenbenders, after years of ministry elsewhere, felt specifically...
Made new “starts” in Bellaire, Ohio

Made new “starts” in Bellaire, Ohio

United Wesleyan Church hosted a neighborhood open house, and Rev. Mark McKay reports lives are being “made new” as a result. The Bellaire, Ohio, church had 87 people attend the event held September 26 in its neighborhood. The open house featured indoor and...
Never too late

Never too late

Maria Julio Urebe, from El Salvador, traveled two years ago with her grown son to Honduras to encourage the Wesleyan pastors there. Upon arrival they found one of the pastors had resigned and left no one to lead the small church. Maria looked at her son and said,...