Position Statement

Wesleyan view on immigration

Wesleyan view on immigration

Immigration has been a recent news focus as United States lawmakers make key decisions about immigrant residents. The Church adopts official statements of the Wesleyan View on issues in order to encourage laity and ministers to integrate faith and life to respond...
An International Wesleyan View of Refugees

An International Wesleyan View of Refugees

PREFACE ON INTERNATIONAL WESLEYAN VIEWS – This statement was adopted by vote of the delegates of the 3rd quadrennial International Conference of The Wesleyan Church meeting in Orlando, FL, USA from 11th to 13th January, 2015. The different Conferences of The...
A Wesleyan View of Domestic Violence

A Wesleyan View of Domestic Violence

Wesleyans believe the family is a divinely ordained institution. Yet, we need to face the reality that across our world and within our churches violence casts its long shadow across many homes. Domestic violence is a sin committed in the sacred sanctuary of family...
A Wesleyan View of Gender Identity and Expression

A Wesleyan View of Gender Identity and Expression

What does it mean for Christ-followers to offer grace and love to persons struggling with intersex physiology or with psychological uncertainty about their gender role in relation to others? For Wesleyan Christ-followers, it means entering into our neighbors’ personal...
​True Power: A Meeting with the President about Immigration

​True Power: A Meeting with the President about Immigration

[Haga clic aquí para leer en Español] I am grateful that I can represent a church that not only believes in but also makes a practice of welcoming the stranger. Today I had the honor to represent The Wesleyan Church in the most powerful place in the world: an Oval...
A Wesleyan View of Racial Reconciliation

A Wesleyan View of Racial Reconciliation

Overcoming the Racial Divide in The Wesleyan Church Preamble The mission of the Wesleyan Church is to fulfill the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. It is a clarion call to reach every race and ethnic group with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and...
Church and Culture Booklet

Church and Culture Booklet

This booklet is a compilation of The Wesleyan Church position statements on contemporary issues such as military service, equal rights, marriage, divorce, abortion, and more. Order booklets at WPH Online or by calling 1.800.493.7539. Church and Culture...
Pastoral Letter on the Economy

Pastoral Letter on the Economy

Economic uncertainty has become a crisis of global proportions. People who went about business as usual in comfort and security only months ago are now dreading the prospect of financial collapse. Experts have lost their boldness in predicting the length or depth of...
A Wesleyan View of Women in Ministry

A Wesleyan View of Women in Ministry

The Wesleyan Church affirms its long-standing commitment to full opportunity for women to be ordained to the ministry and to serve in any and all ministerial and leadership capacities. Although this vision has yet to be fully realized within The Wesleyan Church, the...
A Wesleyan View of Global Poverty

A Wesleyan View of Global Poverty

PREAMBLE—This position statement has been drafted as The Wesleyan Church’s response to the issue of global poverty. For the purpose of this document and statement, poverty is defined as lack of access. In view of the critical nature of the impact of poverty on all...
A Wesleyan view of immigration

A Wesleyan view of immigration

Preamble The Wesleyan Church is inspired by a God-given vision of equipping and empowering believers, leaders, and churches for “Fulfilling the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment.” Focused on this vision, our mission is to exalt Jesus Christ by:...
A Wesleyan View of Creation Care

A Wesleyan View of Creation Care

PREAMBLE The psalmist wrote “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it” (Psalm 24:1). Yet any honest reader of the newspaper or thoughtful observer of current events must acknowledge that all is not well with this earth that belongs to our God....
A Wesleyan View of Homosexuality

A Wesleyan View of Homosexuality

Preamble The issue of homosexuality is prompting increasingly intense debate in virtually all sectors of our society. It’s a debate that is being held in the halls of government, as legislators try to define what marriage is, and what rights and protections should be...