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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...
World Hope International year in review

World Hope International year in review

Relief organization responds to 2017 crises and new opportunities to alleviate global poverty and injustices It has been a challenging and active year for World Hope International (WHI). In August and September, Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico were...
The story of Ruth

The story of Ruth

Ruth* was raised in Pakistan as a Muslim, hearing in the Koran that Jesus was only a great prophet of Allah. However, she discovered a Christian friend in Pakistan who left a good impression of Jesus Christ. Years later, she received a scholarship for an education in...
​Apostolic multipliers

​Apostolic multipliers

Repainting the Role of Apostle for the 21st Century What is the first image that comes to mind when you hear the word apostle? Do you envision Jesus’ 12 original disciples or maybe the Apostle Paul? Typically, the word apostle is associated with Early Church...
​General Board convenes for 135th session

​General Board convenes for 135th session

The 135th session of the General Board of The Wesleyan Church met at the denominational headquarters in Fishers, Indiana, May 2 and 3. Led by General Superintendent Dr. Wayne Schmidt, the members met to discuss important denominational matters at the two-day meeting....
​70 years “Serving Higher Interests”

​70 years “Serving Higher Interests”

Wesleyan Investment Foundation, or WIF, is celebrating 70 years of helping build God’s kingdom by financing church building projects and providing affordable loans. “The charitable and religious purposes for which WIF exists have made a dramatic effect on...
​The Discipline now available

​The Discipline now available

The Discipline of The Wesleyan Church is now officially available for purchase or download. This marks the 13th version of The Discipline, the book of governance for the denomination’s next four years. As a result of the completion of The Discipline, actions...
Wesleyan Church of Egypt granted free land

Wesleyan Church of Egypt granted free land

Atif Sedhom Kilf, National Superintendent of The Standard Wesleyan Church of Egypt, reported on Facebook how God has been working in his country: Today is a glorious day. The Egyptian Formal Journal published the government agreement to give The Standard Wesleyan...
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,...
​Bolivia welcomed to The Wesleyan Church

​Bolivia welcomed to The Wesleyan Church

A local ministry in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, South America has officially been welcomed into The Wesleyan Church (TWC). Over 160 participants attended the five-day event, August 18-22, 2016, which carried the theme “Amplifying Mission.” Rev. José McKella,...
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​Jo Anne Lyon receives 2016 Peace Award

General Superintendent Emerita and Ambassador for The Wesleyan Church Reverend Dr. Jo Anne Lyon is the recipient of the World Methodist Council’s 2016 World Methodist Peace Award. The award will be presented to Dr. Lyon on September 3 at the World Methodist...
​Dr. Jo Anne Lyon elected to General Superintendent Emerita and honored

​Dr. Jo Anne Lyon elected to General Superintendent Emerita and honored

On Tuesday, June 7, of the 2016 General Conference, the title of General Superintendent Emerita was conferred upon Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, effective at the rise of the conference. The action was unanimous and met with a standing ovation. During a very special moment at the...
​General Board: changing of the guard

​General Board: changing of the guard

Wednesday morning Dr. Jo Anne Lyon recognized those who have faithfully served on the General Board for a number of years. It is possible that there has never been a time when so many General Board members with long years of service have chosen not to be re-elected....
Jim Dunn thanked by General Conference

Jim Dunn thanked by General Conference

On Tuesday evening, June 7, at General Conference, Dr. Jo Anne Lyon read a citation of appreciation for the extraordinary service of Dr. Jim Dunn for 12 years of service as a general officer helping local church ministries thrive. The citation in full follows: Rev....
Wayne MacBeth thanked by General Conference

Wayne MacBeth thanked by General Conference

On Tuesday evening, June 7, at General Conference, Dr. Jo Anne Lyon read a citation of appreciation for the service of Rev. Wayne MacBeth as a general officer for the past four years. His leadership over communications, publishing, information technology, and the...
​Sunday night rally—modern-day pioneers

​Sunday night rally—modern-day pioneers

“The time for renewal is now. The time for renewal is here. Who will be our next pioneers?” This was the theme of the Sunday evening rally, led by Dr. Jim Dunn, executive director of Church Multiplication and Discipleship for The Wesleyan Church. A video...
​Saturday evening rally opens 13th General Conference

​Saturday evening rally opens 13th General Conference

The Saturday evening opening rally of the 13th General Conference of The Wesleyan Church featured inspiring stories from the denomination’s history and equally inspiring stories of lives being made new in the present day. “Tonight, as Wesleyans, is about...
​One–That the World May Believe!

​One–That the World May Believe!

On June 26, 1968, The Pilgrim Holiness Church and The Wesleyan Methodist Church merged to become The Wesleyan Church. The theme of the merging General Conference was “One–That the World May Believe!” (I was 2½ at the time.) In honor of the first General...
General Board marked by encouraging denominational news

General Board marked by encouraging denominational news

The 129th session of the General Board of The Wesleyan Church met at the denominational headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church, called the meeting to order at the beginning of the two-day meetings. Some of the...