Prayer

Kingswood student has front row seat to healings

Kingswood student has front row seat to healings

Each year, Kingswood University sends out a group of students from their Evangelism and Compassion program, who minister in the nitty-gritty places of New York City. God often uses them in mighty ways to reach people for him. Nathan Trouten, B.A. in Ministry (Pastoral...
21 days of prayer still impacting Charlottesville

21 days of prayer still impacting Charlottesville

When violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 during a clash between white supremacists and counter-protestors at the “Unite the Right” rally, Cornerstone Community Church (CCC) took action. While church leaders and congregants began engaging in...
Into the Storm

Into the Storm

Here is an article written by Jimmy Tomlin of the HP Enterprise on Pastor Jonathan and his trip to Puerto Rico during Hurricane Irma. When Hurricane Irma makes her presence known in High Point this week, one local man will be seeing the storm for the second time....
Multiethnic Prayer Call

Multiethnic Prayer Call

Every Tuesday 2 pm 15-30 min Multiethnic Prayer Call Join us for a multiethnic prayer call every Tuesday!  Our prayer focus will be… Unity Racial Reconciliation   Join Us!...
​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...
Five necessities of soul care

Five necessities of soul care

“Speed and efficiency” is a tagline that could easily be applied to North American culture. The faster, quicker, and more productive the better. However, certain things in life are better done slowly. Soul care is one. While God can change our hearts in an...
​Wesleyan attends National Day of Prayer in D.C.

​Wesleyan attends National Day of Prayer in D.C.

As the National Observance of the National Day of Prayer ended, a gentle rain fell on the city of Washington D.C. My wife, Arianna, and I exited this sacred assembly and we walked through the gentle mist, which became a downpour the next morning. Could this rain be a...
India: a miracle for Lavanya

India: a miracle for Lavanya

It was a busy afternoon at our house—three families were visiting from another town. The afternoon cooking had just been finished. All the kids were outside playing. All the adults sat down to visit before having lunch. This is when we heard a call from outside for...
​SWU students show up to pray for new community

​SWU students show up to pray for new community

A large number of students gathered on March 15 to pray for a totally new type of living community that is being constructed at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C.. The students and other community members hoped to anchor the new residence spiritually,...
Directions for spiritual growth

Directions for spiritual growth

I was given directions to go from my office to a location some miles away. The directions were thorough, but led through winding back roads. Being directionally challenged, I got lost. There was nothing wrong with the directions, but I needed a more direct route (read...
A president’s prayer

A president’s prayer

On this inauguration day, even in the midst of glaring political divisions, we are united by belief in our Constitution and in the freedoms which our system of government provides. Even more importantly, we who humbly acknowledge Jesus Christ believe that God is the...
​The big reveal

​The big reveal

With my “Tarzan” Fotizo language, I told my language teacher, “Ask him. Ask God to reveal himself to you. He can even reveal himself to your husband and son. He is a big God!” We wrap gifts before giving them in order to build anticipation. We...
God in my loneliness

God in my loneliness

After a season of loneliness, God showed me how I prolonged the loneliness by dwelling on it and then He gave me some insight into loneliness that I had never considered before. I realized that God uses these times of loneliness to draw me closer to Him. And I’m...
Getting real about prayer

Getting real about prayer

The church I grew up in didn’t just meet on Sunday mornings. They met on Sunday nights. It seemed like every day there was something going on at the church building. They met every night at times too, for fall “revival services” for more than a week,...
Young Christians at “Together 16” in Washington

Young Christians at “Together 16” in Washington

A generation that gets it. July 16, 2016, was a historic date for America. It is a historic date for our generation. A historic date for the Church. In Washington, D.C., there was a gathering of hundreds of thousands of young people who desire to see change in our...
​A prayer after the shooting at Pulse Orlando

​A prayer after the shooting at Pulse Orlando

Lord, we are shocked and heart-broken over this senseless tragedy in Orlando, Florida. Our hearts ache over the mind-boggling scale of this loss, the largest mass shooting in our nation’s history. We cannot believe this even happened in a place so many of us...
​Matthew Sleeth’s 7 practical ways to be gospel-driven

​Matthew Sleeth’s 7 practical ways to be gospel-driven

It was like a scene out of a movie: Last Saturday, I was washing my hands in the ladies’ room when I overheard a woman exclaim to a gaggle of her friends, “Oh my, that doctor speaker! Usually I hate sitting through graduation ceremonies, but . . .”...
A child’s heart

A child’s heart

This spring, Wesleyan Life magazine had a touching article about “The Forgotten of Bangladesh.” It was not lost on a little boy at LaOtto Wesleyan Church where Aaron Lee (and wife, Jennifer) pastor. They gave permission to show this picture of their son,...
The passing of Wesley Duewel

The passing of Wesley Duewel

I received word recently that the great missionary saint, Dr. Wesley Duewel, passed away March 5, 2016, at the age of 99. His devotional classic, Ablaze for God, is one of my favorites. I have read and re-read it many times, and it has been a tremendous source of...
Why pray?

Why pray?

Paul suggests that we do not know how to pray as we should (Rom. 8:26). The Holy Spirit has to intervene for us with groanings that words cannot express. I’m sure you have sometimes felt this way. There was a recent incident where a person was on life support,...
¿Por qué orar?

¿Por qué orar?

Pablo sugiere que no sabemos cómo orar (o pedir como conviene Romans 8:26). El Espíritu Santo santo tiene que interceder por nosotros con palabras que no podemos expresar (gemidos indecibles). Estoy seguro que alguna vez te has sentido así. He aquí un reciente...
New “Wesleyan Life,” digital version released

New “Wesleyan Life,” digital version released

On the mystery of prayer: is the purpose of prayer as simple as talking to God because he wants to hear from us? In the winter issue of Wesleyan Life, Cheryl Mansell shares a touching story of how she prays in her everyday life, learning this from her father as she...
​Face the north

​Face the north

At the Follow Youth Convention, I was talking to a long-time friend. We were comparing some of the differences between what it is like for our children to be in college compared to when we were in college. One of our conclusions was that even though we have much...
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...