Multiethnic Ministries

An impossible mix

An impossible mix

Four years ago I was at a great spot in my life. I was in seminary studying what I loved, I was (and still am) happily married to the woman of my dreams. I was on staff at a wonderful church with amazing people who passionately loved Jesus. And we had just bought our...
Call and Response Conference exceeds 400 attendees

Call and Response Conference exceeds 400 attendees

In early October, over 50 Wesleyans and 350 gathered in Rochester, New York, on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary for the first Call and Response Conference. The conference purpose was to call together laity, marketplace and nonprofit...
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,...
Meeting Christ at RENUEVO

Meeting Christ at RENUEVO

In 2013, Alejandro Fernandez was like many teenage boys—very rebellious against his parents and cynical about the church. He only went to church because his parents forced him to go. Nothing about God seemed to appeal to him and he simply wanted to do things his way....
Festival on Discipleship & Wesleyan Shoulder Dinner

Festival on Discipleship & Wesleyan Shoulder Dinner

Wesleyan Shoulder Event May 14-15, 2018 May 14 | 4:30 PM | Wesleyan Dinner May 14 | 6 – 9 PM | Conference day 1 May 15 | 9 AM – 4:15 PM | Conference day 2 College Wesleyan Church 200 E. 38th Street Marion, IN 46953 $35 -$45 Individual pricing is $45/each...
Organic Outreach Events

Organic Outreach Events

Organic Outreach for Ordinary People April 26-28, 2018 April 26-27 | 7:00AM – 4:00PM Intensive April 27 | 6:00PM | Wesleyan Dinner April 28 | 8:30AM – 4:00PM | Conference Daybreak Church 3501 Baldwin Street Hudsonville, MI 49426 $49 - $299 Registration...
Doubt turns to determination

Doubt turns to determination

Pastor Fernando Martinez and his family moved to Fort Myers, Florida, in December 2017 to plant a church in the United States. He has been in full-time ministry for 26 years, predominantly in Colombia, South America. The transition to the United States has not been an...
Standing on strong multiethnic shoulders

Standing on strong multiethnic shoulders

The phrase “standing on the shoulders of giants” draws its meaning from several sources including Bernard of Chartres, Isaac Newton and an African proverb. In each case it expresses the meaning of “discovering truth by building on previous discoveries.” So much of...
Celebrating Discipleship: Slave Lake Update

Celebrating Discipleship: Slave Lake Update

It has been almost two weeks since the ‘Impact’ team from New Brunswick and Boaz Global Ministries left Slave Lake Wesleyan Church in Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada. What a week. To recap, we met over 40 children, had one family (mom and two children) give their lives to...
Ohio Multiethnic Church Hosts Block Party

Ohio Multiethnic Church Hosts Block Party

Community Life Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, hosted a block party that volunteers say was “anointed in more ways than we can count.” Three other Wesleyan churches, located in Indiana (Brookhaven Wesleyan in Marion; Trinity Church East in Fishers; and Trinity Church in...
​Wesleyans Gather for Prayer, Post-Charlottesville

​Wesleyans Gather for Prayer, Post-Charlottesville

… if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV). On Monday, August 14, just two days...
​Renuevo: renewal, relationships and relaxation

​Renuevo: renewal, relationships and relaxation

Renewal, relationships and relaxation brought over 500 Hispanic and multiethnic people together in July at Indiana Wesleyan University for Renuevo (Re-new-Way-vo) 2017, a Hispanic family camp. In its seventh year, Renuevo, which means “renew” in Spanish,...
​Multiethnic ministry: It’s a God thing!

​Multiethnic ministry: It’s a God thing!

While our congregation worshipped inside, some of their cars were broken into in the parking lot. Following the service, they returned to their cars to find the damage and discover that items had been stolen. The neighborhood was changing and our congregation...
​Multiethnic churches a growing, healthy phenomenon

​Multiethnic churches a growing, healthy phenomenon

Multiethnic Ministries Director Santes Beatty is quick to point out that North-American culture is steadily moving toward parity between majority and minority ethnic groups which is providing new and exciting opportunities for discipleship and church multiplication....
Talking multiethnic ministry at Mosaix Conference

Talking multiethnic ministry at Mosaix Conference

“11 o’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated time in America.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is credited with this statement, although history teaches it was actually Helen Kenyon who said it first in 1952 during an annual Christian Frontiers...
​Q&A session on race

​Q&A session on race

Dr. Lawrence VanHook and Rev. Bill Wickham recently pulled up stools and sat side by side as members of the congregation of Spring Valley Church in Rocklin, Calif., asked Dr. VanHook some questions. These questions focused on what a predominantly white, middle class...