Wesleyan Justice Network

Immigrant Connection Shadowing Experience

Immigrant Connection Shadowing Experience

Immigration Connection site shadowing has proven to be the the fastest and most cost effective way to move people radically forward toward offering this community transforming ministry for immigrants in a local church. -David Drury Founding Board member of The...
​John Wesley’s Heart for Justice

​John Wesley’s Heart for Justice

As Beth Cossin, the director of the Wesleyan Justice Network, and I strode down the street, I felt a question welling up. The sidewalks unrolled quietly around us, and I was surprised at how silent this part of Memphis felt. I noted the cobble-stone streets, the arc...
God’s Heart for Reconciliation

God’s Heart for Reconciliation

I held the phone close to my ear and listened to Beth Cossin, the Director of the Wesleyan Justice Network. “Justice is about God’s heart for reconciliation.” Her words lit the room around me. I felt new connections being forged between my faith and...
Immigrant Connection Site Map

Immigrant Connection Site Map

Immigration is an issue, but immigrants are people. See this map of how dozens of Wesleyan churches are transforming their communities by offering low cost legal services and the love of Jesus Christ to their immigrant neighbors. Approved – Recognized Representative...
​Resettling refugees

​Resettling refugees

In an apparent reaction to the Paris terrorist attack by ISIS, some well-meaning citizens and leaders in North America have called for a halt to receiving refugees from Syria, where ISIS is based. Thousands of people have been slaughtered by ISIS in Syria and...
150 Wesleyans inspired by CCDA gathering

150 Wesleyans inspired by CCDA gathering

Over 150 Wesleyan leaders representing 16 districts, 14 states, and four countries attended this year’s Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) Annual Conference in Memphis, Tenn., this November. A partner of The Wesleyan Church, the CCDA gathers...
Wesleyans fight human trafficking in western New York

Wesleyans fight human trafficking in western New York

When Julie Palmer first attended a Stop Path Force coalition meeting at Wesleyan Church of Hamburg in Hamburg, N.Y., she went because the special speaker planned to talk about Zambia. After all, she was interested in visiting the landlocked country in southern Africa....
South Carolina Church Approved to Open Immigrant Connection Office

South Carolina Church Approved to Open Immigrant Connection Office

Since its foundation, La Iglesia El Camino in Greenville, South Carolina has been a church that lives out its mission statement: “A place where: We study, learn, and practice the Word of God with love, faithfulness, and loyalty.” Led by Reverend Frankie...
In Ferguson, Missouri: committing to bear witness

In Ferguson, Missouri: committing to bear witness

Recently, I was entrusted with the honor of representing The Wesleyan Church at a Faith Leaders Gathering in Ferguson, Mo. I arrived feeling inadequate but with a commitment to listen, learn, and lament. To call the atmosphere tense would be an understatement....
Immigrant Connection – Awareness

Immigrant Connection – Awareness

Below are some suggestions & ideas to become more aware of what’s going on: SEEK SCRIPTURE: Pray through the “I Was A Stranger” 40 day bookmark. Host a workshop Start a small group study Preach a sermon (click here for examples) LEARNING MORE...
The Wesleyan Church Joins in Launching The Immigration Alliance

The Wesleyan Church Joins in Launching The Immigration Alliance

The Wesleyan Church has joined together with more than a dozen other denominations and organizations to form The Immigration Alliance, organizing to equip local churches across the country to provide immigration legal services to under-resourced immigrants. Speaking...
Indiana Evangelical Leaders to Call for a Vote on Immigration Reform

Indiana Evangelical Leaders to Call for a Vote on Immigration Reform

FOR RELEASE Local Pastors to Discuss Moral Imperatives for Reform, Upcoming D.C. Event Fishers, IN — Top Indiana evangelical leaders will meet this Friday for a press conference to highlight the biblical call to welcome the stranger and urge Congress to move forward...
Pastors for Reform Event Invitation April 29, 2014

Pastors for Reform Event Invitation April 29, 2014

Part of the message of Easter includes Good Friday, and the fact that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ suffered so that we might have salvation. Those who are disciples of Jesus Christ are now the Body of Christ, and when one part of Christ’s body suffers, Scripture...
Loving them home

Loving them home

I didn’t necessarily expect to find an intersection between female genital mutilation (FGM), failed adoptions, infant mortality, and life in the Midwest. Yet in the weeks since the Heart of Ministry Offering, this has happened. My friends Jessica and Scott McCracken...
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:...