Pastors

Moving pastors to ordination in Mozambique

Moving pastors to ordination in Mozambique

We find it amazing how the Lord is working in the Mozambican Wesleyan Church. In the past thirteen years, the Xai-Xai Wesleyan Bible College graduated more than 200 students who are now pastoring churches in all 11 provinces of our country. The majority of our...
Called to family Sabbath

Called to family Sabbath

After six years of bi-vocational ministry in North Carolina, Dustin and Hannah Wilson sensed God moving their family to live differently. “God called us into a new season, a season where we felt the need to focus on family Sabbath,” Dustin said. Overworked and not...
Retreat guide provides tips to Reclaim Sabbath

Retreat guide provides tips to Reclaim Sabbath

This year, Education and Clergy Development encourages pastors and clergy leaders to Reclaim Sabbath like never before. “Sabbath practices often involve times of solitude for recharging and regaining perspective,” said Rev. Dave Higle, Clergy Care director and Reclaim...
The Gathering: one year out

The Gathering: one year out

In less than a year, hundreds of Wesleyan church pastors and their spouses will come together at The Gathering 2019 to reconnect, celebrate God’s faithfulness and leave renewed. Plans are progressing for the quadrennial event set to take place at the Caribe Royale in...
Flourishing Conference Explores Clergy Well-Being

Flourishing Conference Explores Clergy Well-Being

The Flourishing in Pastoral Ministry conference took place at Azusa Pacific University on September 23. Co-sponsored by Education and Clergy Development (ECD), this annual, one-of-a kind event is devoted to researchers, professional counselors and others from a...
​Ecuadorian pastors make history

​Ecuadorian pastors make history

On May 12, history was made for The Wesleyan Church of Ecuador as Gustavo Viejo, Nino Medina, Diana Esteves de Cruz and Juancarlos Cruz became the first ordained Wesleyan pastors in the country. The ordination took place in Guayaquil, a city of about three million...
Aligning Membership and Discipleship

Aligning Membership and Discipleship

Wesleyan Church membership means we are inviting baptized believers in Jesus Christ who fully agree and abide by our Articles of Religion to belong to the church and participate as members. We align membership with discipleship. Membership is a path of discipleship....
​Aligning discipleship and membership

​Aligning discipleship and membership

We are pleased to serve you and provide this communication for membership implementation. We are excited about introducing our strategic focus statement, which you can download here. The key message and vision statement remain the same. The missional focus reflects...
​Pastors honored with 40-50-60 year medallions

​Pastors honored with 40-50-60 year medallions

From all across The Wesleyan Church, pastors and their spouses who have given virtually a lifetime of service to God and to their people were honored Sunday night at General Conference at a banquet provided by Wesleyan Investment Foundation and the Wesleyan Pension...
Emerging leaders in Ecuador

Emerging leaders in Ecuador

Rev. Paul Runyon, of the Kansas District, and Rev. Ed Rotz, district superintendent of the Kansas District, invested a week in early February with a small team of pastors in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The goal was to develop the pastors’ leadership capacity and...
Three hours of free conferring for more effective church ministry

Three hours of free conferring for more effective church ministry

A free online conference for pastors and leaders is being offered January 19, 2016, for Wesleyans and non-Wesleyans alike. The Generation to Generation Conference, a free, three-hour event, will assist pastors and leaders in providing age-appropriate ministries within...
4 Reasons Why Pastors Should Love Numbers

4 Reasons Why Pastors Should Love Numbers

May 31 brings to close another statistical year for many churches. Whether your fiscal/statistical year aligns with the calendar year or not, I know many pastors dislike statistical reports, and they come up with many reasons for why traditional statistics don’t...
4 Reasons Why Pastors Should Love Numbers

4 Reasons Why Pastors Should Love Numbers

May 31 brings to close another statistical year for many churches. Whether your fiscal/statistical year aligns with the calendar year or not, I know many pastors dislike statistical reports, and they come up with many reasons for why traditional statistics don’t...
New York pastor and educator passes

New York pastor and educator passes

Rev. Thomas “Tom” Boghosian of Queensbury, N.Y., died March 23, 2015. He was 85. An ordained minister with The Wesleyan Church, he served as a pastor 62 years. He founded Kirkville Community Church in Syracuse and served churches in the Eastern New...
The Gathering sets a new mark

The Gathering sets a new mark

In the third event of this type to take place in The Wesleyan Church (previously 2007, 2011), “The Gathering” set a new mark not only in attendance, but in the expressed appreciation of the vast majority of those participating. Over 2,300 Wesleyan pastors...
A Chaldean ordained in The Wesleyan Church

A Chaldean ordained in The Wesleyan Church

Juliet Jamil, a Chaldean who is an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church, talks about her story of faith and how persecution from Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party forced her family from their home country. She will soon begin serving as assistant pastor at El Cajon...
10 ways to keep the pastor you love

10 ways to keep the pastor you love

“Being a pastor was SO much easier than what I’m doing now,” said no former pastor ever. Not one. Instead, I meet pastors every month who say to me, “I thought I knew what this would be like, but being a pastor is so much harder than I expected, and most people have...
Pastors call for common-sense immigration reform

Pastors call for common-sense immigration reform

There are wide political differences of opinion on how the United States should address the current hot immigration issue. Almost everyone agrees that major changes in the system are needed. The Wesleyan Church and many evangelical leaders prefer not to view the...
​Wesleyan pastors participate in webinar on Affordable Care Act

​Wesleyan pastors participate in webinar on Affordable Care Act

The Wesleyan Church is being proactive in informing churches and clergy on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects them. Kevin Batman, General Treasurer of The Wesleyan Church, hosted a free webinar on April 8, 2014, for Wesleyan pastors who wanted to learn more...