Michigan

Small actions matter

Small actions matter

One of the responsibilities I’ve* taken on at the community center my wife and I volunteer at is taking care of the grounds. During the winter, that is synonymous with one thing: snow removal. The community center is in a high-traffic area for people walking in the...
Wesleyans in the News

Wesleyans in the News

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Hamburg Wesleyan Joining in Harvey Clean Up Hamburg Wesleyan Church in...
​An “Epic” church multiplication

​An “Epic” church multiplication

Epic Church of Portland, Michigan, was born to multiply. From the moment it was planted by Dr. Ed Love, Epic existed to be a sending and multiplying church. Epic’s sending and multiplying DNA is birthing two overlapping church plants–one planned and one...
​Michigan pastor receives distinguished chaplain award

​Michigan pastor receives distinguished chaplain award

A Wesleyan pastor in Michigan has been honored by the state for his role as a chaplain. Michigan State Police Chaplain Bryan Thompson, of the Houghton Lake Post, was announced as the 2016 recipient of the David R. Amo Award of Excellence in Chaplaincy. Rev. Thompson...
​Grand Rapids church impacting the “49507”

​Grand Rapids church impacting the “49507”

Rev. Chase Stancle and his church have claimed a five-digit number as their predominant mission field. The Wesleyan pastor leads Unison Christian Church, a church plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 49507 zip code has been adopted by Rev. Stancle and Unison as its...
​Church in Midtown restores historic building to former glory

​Church in Midtown restores historic building to former glory

A new church, in a very old building, is beginning to take root in the heart of Midtown. It’s called Mosaic Midtown Church, and church leaders have taken on the rather large undertaking of restoring a historic building that dates back as far as the 1880s....
Casinos and tattoo parlors

Casinos and tattoo parlors

New Life Community Church in Wayland, Michigan, stands behind its self-proclaimed “weirdness!” Our four-year old church plant determined that “normal” wasn’t going to work here to reach people for Jesus. When a new casino was built in our...
The Flint, Michigan story builds

The Flint, Michigan story builds

The story of the ongoing crisis of toxic drinking water in the city of Flint, Michigan, is taking an interesting turn. Last week, national news sources reported that the entire city has been advised not to drink or cook with or even bathe in the water coming through...
WERF appeal on behalf of Flint, Michigan, water disaster

WERF appeal on behalf of Flint, Michigan, water disaster

General Superintendent Dr. Jo Anne Lyon has authorized the Wesleyan Emergency Relief Fund (WERF) to launch an appeal for prayer and financial support for the Flint, Michigan Water Disaster. Flint’s water supply is contaminated with lead and it is uncertain how...
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....
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

New York church deals with flooded building A small stream behind Avon Wesleyan Church in Avon, N.Y., flooded the church recently, causing some damage. Read another version of the story here. Faith-based community talks adoption in Michigan Kyle Ray, lead pastor of...
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...
The EDGE changing the urban face of Grand Rapids

The EDGE changing the urban face of Grand Rapids

The EDGE is an urban missions church in Grand Rapids, Mich., dedicated to reaching the hip-hop culture for Christ. Even with the extremely difficult financial challenges that come along with urban ministry God has been faithful. Over the past five years the EDGE has...
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...