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Personal reflections on The Gathering

Personal reflections on The Gathering

Attendees of The Gathering were asked if they wanted to comment on their experience during the three-day pastor and spouse event in Orlando last month. The Gathering goal was for attendees to be “encouraged, inspired and engaged at a deeper level with each other,...
Wesleyans in the news: February 14

Wesleyans in the news: February 14

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. Wesleyan churches host “Night to Shine” Two Wesleyan churches hosted “Night...
The Gathering general sessions now available for download

The Gathering general sessions now available for download

The Wesleyan Church’s Education and Clergy Development has made general sessions from The Gathering Thriving Clergy Conference 2019 available as free downloads at The Wesleyan Church’s Resource Center. See Resources For a recap of The Gathering, click...
Pray the date

Pray the date

I remain humbled by the privilege of serving as your General Superintendent. Thank you, once again, for entrusting me with this responsibility. I continuously ask for the Lord’s leading and your counsel as we seek to transform lives, churches and communities through...
One ministry, many partners

One ministry, many partners

Muskegon is a city that is beginning to dream again. Located on the coast of West Michigan it has, for decades, been a mix of high-end vacation homes along the coast with people living in extreme urban poverty in the city’s core neighborhoods. In the late 1970s, my...
The Wesleyan Church and sanctity of life

The Wesleyan Church and sanctity of life

In light of the recent Reproductive Health Act passed in the state of New York, The Wesleyan Church encourages its leaders and laypersons to read its Position Statement on the Sanctity of Life. The Wesleyan Church firmly believes in the sanctity of life, and this...
Wesleyans in the news: January 31

Wesleyans in the news: January 31

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. Christianity Today president visits Houghton College Harold Smith, president...
IWU pilots Visiting Scholars Program with teachers from China

IWU pilots Visiting Scholars Program with teachers from China

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is thrilled to host the first group of visiting scholars from Beijing, China, for the pilot Visiting Scholars Program. The group of 14 scholars arrived on Jan. 19 and remained on campus through Jan. 31. While here, they focused on...
STOP, REST, PRAY, PLAY, THRIVE

STOP, REST, PRAY, PLAY, THRIVE

Five words summarized the message given to nearly 2,000 Wesleyan pastors and spouses attending The Gathering, January 9-12, in Orlando, Florida – Stop, Rest, Pray, Play, Thrive. The event’s goal, said Executive Director of Education and Clergy Development Russ...
Seeds of King’s Dream, Part 2

Seeds of King’s Dream, Part 2

This week, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others with a faith based approach and ongoing impact on the Civil Rights movement. I recently wrote about the work of Linda Brown Thompson and continue to reflect on her insight concerning the...
Fishing for souls in the Canadian fishing communities

Fishing for souls in the Canadian fishing communities

For over 40 years, that church that is now West Head Wesleyan Church in Clark’s Harbour, Nova Scotia, has hosted a Fishermen’s Service in late November, bringing together people from various area Canadian fishing communities. The host church became Wesleyan in...
Wesleyans in the news: January 17

Wesleyans in the news: January 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. Pastor gives virtual sermon after being snowed in Rev. Aaron Reimer couldn’t...
Caldwells combine for 185 years

Caldwells combine for 185 years

If you ask Dr. Wayne Caldwell how long he and his wife Joan have been married, he can tell you to the day — something in excess of 26,000 days and counting! One should not be surprised at another statistical observation: “God has fulfilled his promise to both of us...
Seeds of King’s dream

Seeds of King’s dream

Years ago, when I served as a college administrator I had the privilege of meeting Linda Brown Thompson. If her name is not familiar, maybe a major court case on May 17, 1954, “Brown vs. Board of Education,” will help with identification. The National Association for...
Wesley Seminary partners with Anglican Diocese of the Trinity 

Wesley Seminary partners with Anglican Diocese of the Trinity 

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University has entered into a partnership with the Anglican Diocese of the Trinity (ADOTT). The partnership will give ADOTT students a $150 per credit hour discount and continue the mutually beneficial relationship between Wesley...
Wesleyans in the news: January 3

Wesleyans in the news: January 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. Wesleyans in Oklahoma partnering to serve immigrants Immigrant Connection of...