Wesleyan News

Wesleyans in the news: October 17

Wesleyans in the news: October 17

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Florida Wesleyan assists in Bahamas, post hurricane Jen Hansard, who attends...
Five churches launch in two weeks

Five churches launch in two weeks

On Sunday, September 8, four Wesleyan churches launched in various parts of the United States. Awaken City Church (Boston, Massachusetts) C4 of the Carolinas (Greensboro, North Carolina) RESONATE Wesleyan Church (Texas City, Texas) ONE Church (La Mesa, California) The...
Montana country church sits in the middle of everywhere

Montana country church sits in the middle of everywhere

The most rural church in the Northwest District of The Wesleyan Church began as a tent. Before World War I, no church building existed in the Medicine Rocks, Montana, area. The area’s schoolhouse located in the town of Baker is where Sunday services and Sunday school...
Being present in the “stuff” of people’s lives

Being present in the “stuff” of people’s lives

The greatest pastoral needs often arise during transitions or trauma, when people are most likely to consider matters of life and death. As spiritual questions arise, chaplains are available to help people sift through their pain, process questions about God and...
Wesleyans in the news: October 3

Wesleyans in the news: October 3

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Building of South Dakota church begins Construction for Black Hills Cowboy...
South Carolina pastor reflects on trip to Bahamas after hurricane

South Carolina pastor reflects on trip to Bahamas after hurricane

As a pastor in Charleston, South Carolina, I always look for ways to serve those in need. My personal goal is to bring hope, healing and health to those locally and globally. So when Dr. Wayne Otto, lead pastor at Providence Wesleyan Church in Summerville, South...
Michigan church hosts community diversity event

Michigan church hosts community diversity event

A series of diversity events for students, business leaders and faith leaders was led by Operation Transformation, a Bluewater, Michigan, area church cooperative on September 19–21. Three workshops allowed community leaders to gather to discuss and identify ways to...
Stats reveal Wesleyans are making disciples

Stats reveal Wesleyans are making disciples

Statistics for the 2018-2019 Conference Year are official. They reveal that 17.8 percent of Wesleyans are actively involved in making disciples. For the first time this year, pastors were asked to report on the number of persons who are making disciples. They...
Superintendent reports first look at Bahamas devastation

Superintendent reports first look at Bahamas devastation

Devastation clouds over the remains of the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, with telephone poles and wires lying sprawled across streets, empty concrete slabs where homes once stood and debris littering lawns, roads and what remains of homes. Patrick Styers,...
Two churches plant another — together

Two churches plant another — together

“Many churches believe that they are ‘stronger together,’ but it’s another thing entirely to put that belief into action. Last year, we began to ask ourselves a couple of questions: Could two churches lower their respective flags, come together and do something that...
Wesleyans in the news: September 12

Wesleyans in the news: September 12

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Team from South Carolina to assist in Dorian clean up A group from Providence...
Prayer and preparations ongoing for Hurricane Dorian victims

Prayer and preparations ongoing for Hurricane Dorian victims

World Hope International (WHI) is mobilizing to respond to potential victims of Hurricane Dorian, a Category 4 storm impacting the Bahamas and potential coastal locations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Communications are ongoing with district...
#myPASTORis: celebrate your pastor this October  

#myPASTORis: celebrate your pastor this October  

“The pervasive element in our two-thousand year pastoral tradition is not someone who ‘gets things done’ but rather the person placed in the community to pay attention and call attention to ‘what is going on right now’ between men and women, with one another and with...
Power to make a difference

Power to make a difference

Imagine going to the hospital with a bursting appendix and the hospital is dark; the power is out. Picture yourself as a doctor in the middle of an intense operation and the lights go off, the machines power down and suddenly you’re operating without the ability to...
Growing Moncks Corner gospel carriers

Growing Moncks Corner gospel carriers

The Corner Church of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, is celebrating the first full year of its official planting, which took place September 2018. This planting is the fourth in a series of a hopeful 50 plants in the Charleston, South Carolina, area, beginning in 2011...
Canada’s inaugural national conference held

Canada’s inaugural national conference held

The Established National Conference of The Wesleyan Church of Canada held its inaugural national conference on August 14 and 15 just south of the city of Montreal at the Manoir D’Youville Conference center (a former Catholic convent) located on a beautiful...
Wesleyans in the news: August 29

Wesleyans in the news: August 29

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. IWU’s Master of Social Work earns accreditation Indiana Wesleyan University...
Wesley Seminary celebrates 10 years

Wesley Seminary celebrates 10 years

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Wesley Seminary celebrated its tenth anniversary on August 8, 2019. Established on July 1, 2009, Wesley Seminary, located in Marion, Indiana, is the official seminary of The Wesleyan Church (TWC). Wesley Seminary...
Ohio church wins Bible quizzing championship

Ohio church wins Bible quizzing championship

“Believe” was the theme of the 2019 National Wesleyan Bible Bowl (WBB) Tournament. At the opening rally, I shared that believing, more than accepting something to be true or memorizing a bunch of verses, is a way of life, allowing the Scripture we study to impact our...
Florida church is outward-focused since its restart

Florida church is outward-focused since its restart

In the summer of 2017, Crosstown Fellowship Church in Port St. Lucie, Florida, had merely 15 members and found itself steadily shrinking, despite being planted only five years prior. Rev. John Croft, widely recognized for his work as director of the JESUS Film...
Mid-sized church packs an out-sized punch

Mid-sized church packs an out-sized punch

If you pass through Easley, South Carolina, you are not likely to turn onto Rice Road at the old Alice textile mill, with its row upon row of modest family housing. So, if you pass by United Wesleyan Church (UWC), you’re probably lost. But here we are, a mid-sized...
Wesleyans in the news: August 15

Wesleyans in the news: August 15

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Houghton welcomes new MBA director Houghton College welcomes David Klooster...
Wrong assumption leads to unexpected blessing

Wrong assumption leads to unexpected blessing

As another Sunday morning service began, I stood at the front to welcome the congregants to Renovate Church in Delmar, Maryland. I could see an elderly gentleman enter the doors of the small sanctuary, and immediately his eyes locked on the two large screens that hang...