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The Wesleyan Advocate and Wesleyan Life

The Wesleyan Advocate and Wesleyan Life

The Wesleyan Advocate was the official publication of The Wesleyan Church upon merger in 1968 of two magazines, the Wesleyan Methodist published since 1842, and the Pilgrim Holiness Advocate published since 1901. It was the main voice of the church recording district...
A Heritage of Gospel Songs and Hymns

A Heritage of Gospel Songs and Hymns

“…What men sing in the worship of God is both an expression of what they are in moral and spiritual character, and also has a powerful part in the formation of character. If a man sings an irreverent song he thereby shows that he has a low estimate of the...
Church Disciplines

Church Disciplines

Historical Chart – The Wesleyan Church Historical Chart For The Wesleyan Church 1968-2012 The Wesleyan Church 1968-TWC-Discipline 1972-TWC-Discipline 1976-TWC-Discipline 1980-TWC-Discipline 1984-TWC-Discipline 1988-TWC-Discipline 1992-TWC-Discipline...
GP WorldView / Wesleyan World

GP WorldView / Wesleyan World

GP World View is a quarterly newsletter published by Global Partners, the missionary arm of The Wesleyan Church. GP WorldView shares and reports on the ministry of Global Partners’ missionaries around the world. GP WorldView 2000’s 2008 GP World View 2009...
Celebrating the Missionary Spirit – Claudia Peyton (1894-1984)

Celebrating the Missionary Spirit – Claudia Peyton (1894-1984)

Claudia Peyton – Zambia, Africa “Wait Lord, how long? My heart doth cry,My soul doth long to go.” As a teenager, Claudia Peyton was determined to fulfill God’s call for her life to serve the African people, but the journey would be anything but easy. In order...
Voices From Our Past: “A Clean Church” – Seth C. Rees

Voices From Our Past: “A Clean Church” – Seth C. Rees

A Clean Church Purifying their hearts by faith. Acts 15:9 Holiness is a state; entire sanctification is an experience; the Holy Ghost is a person. We come into the state of holiness through the experience of entire sanctification, wrought by the omnipotent energies of...
Celebrating The Missionary Spirit – George and Mary Clarke

Celebrating The Missionary Spirit – George and Mary Clarke

George and Mary Clarke – Sierra Leone In 1887 at the General Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, a decision was made to open our first foreign mission in Sierra Leone, Africa. It was established at Kunso in the northern part of Sierra Leone in 1889. No...
Voices From Our Past: “Faith” – Robert W. McIntyre

Voices From Our Past: “Faith” – Robert W. McIntyre

That Other Faith Faith finds great encouragement in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews. There the twin lists of faith achievements and faith heroes mount higher and higher. Marvelous things happen. After all, faith is “the confident assurance that something we want...
Voices From Our Past: “Hope” – George E. Failing

Voices From Our Past: “Hope” – George E. Failing

My Hope Hope is as much a part of human life as love and food and housing. Man’s soul has needs as real and demanding as his body. Children and youth are typically full of hope. They do not judge life by its present, by its past, or even by its predictable...
Celebrating The Missionary Spirit – Rebecca Bibbee (1922-2009)

Celebrating The Missionary Spirit – Rebecca Bibbee (1922-2009)

Rebecca Bibbee – Central India Rebecca Bibbee, a woman of extraordinary compassion and faith dedicated her life to serving the people of Central India. Experiencing a call to missions at the age of 15, Rebecca would spend fifty years of her life mothering...
Voices From Our Past: “Prayer”- Paul W. Thomas

Voices From Our Past: “Prayer”- Paul W. Thomas

Wait Upon The Lord Blessed is that person who, early in their Christian life, learns to wait upon the Lord. The psalmist said, “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the...
Classic Wesleyan Sermons

Classic Wesleyan Sermons

Why Keep Preaching? Some scholars and preachers are suggesting that preaching has run its course. They say the craft served its purpose back when we were a word-based culture, but today a monologue seems like an outdated mode of communication. The proclamation of...
Dr. Roy S. Nicholson

Dr. Roy S. Nicholson

The Twenty-Seventh General Conference wisely turned to Roy S. Nicholson to be its full-time president and carry forward its agenda. He tackled this herculean task, as he said, “with fear and trembling.” There were no precedents to follow, only past...
About The Archives

About The Archives

The Archives of The Wesleyan Church houses the official repository of historical documents for the Church worldwide including documents of the Pilgrim Holiness Church and Wesleyan Methodist Church prior to their merger in June of 1968 as well as later additions from...
Academic Papers

Academic Papers

Thank you for visiting the Academic Papers research library. The library is currently being updated to provide the complete collection of academic papers currently available at the Wesleyan Archives Historical Library located in Fishers, Indiana. Here are a few...
History of Wesleyan Education

History of Wesleyan Education

Dr. Wayne Caldwell, in Reformers and Revivalists (p. 398), has this to say about the importance of educational institutions in a denominational context: “…the educational institutions of a church determine that denomination’s strength of leadership, its theological...
The True Wesleyan

The True Wesleyan

Created by Orange Scott, The True Wesleyan’s primary focus centered on the anti-slavery movement. It was an weekly publication that has evolved over the years. Shortly after the Wesleyan Methodist Church began in 1843, the paper became the church’s...
The Wesleyan Hour

The Wesleyan Hour

The Wesleyan Hour “Thank-you for joining today’s broadcast of The Wesleyan Hour celebrating 30 years of worldwide ministry”. These were the words that introduced the last broadcast of this enduring ministry. The final message delivered by Dr. Norman G Wilson was...
General Conference Journals

General Conference Journals

The Official General Conference Minutes of The Wesleyan Church 1968 – Present 1968 – First General Conference, IN 1968 – Thirty-Third General Conference, WMC IN 1968 – Twenty-Sixth International Conference, PHC IN 1972 – Second General...
Antislavery Roots

Antislavery Roots

From its foundation in the United States until the year 1800, Methodism had testified against slavery as a moral evil. Many of its enactments were uncompromising, and all were beyond the position taken by other churches and in advance of public sentiment; although...
Women in Ministry Historical View

Women in Ministry Historical View

For over 140 years The Wesleyan Church has affirmed its long-standing commitment to equal opportunity for women to be ordained and serve in any and all ministerial and leadership capacities. Early Beginnings From its beginnings, The Wesleyan Church has championed the...