Wesleyan News

A mother church’s importance in planting

A mother church’s importance in planting

“Well, this has been harder than I thought.” Some people call it church planting, while many pastors and leaders affectionately dub this the “whirlwind.” It’s the wild journey pastors go through on the way to fulfilling that beautiful dream God has sowed deep inside...
Wesleyans in the news: December 12

Wesleyans in the news: December 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. Indiana church receives “2019 Best of Greenfield Award” According to the...
Leader and teens plan to attend first Follow

Leader and teens plan to attend first Follow

Members of Sarah Rodriguez’s youth group are set to attend their first Follow Youth Conference this December in Cincinnati, Ohio, and they couldn’t be more excited. At present, eight of the 15 youth group teens are scheduled to attend. This will also be the first...
Greater Impact: one congregation, two campuses

Greater Impact: one congregation, two campuses

Nestled near the Choptank River in rural Caroline County, Maryland, are two Wesleyan churches that saw the benefit of coming together for greater impact for God’s kingdom. Goldsboro Bethel Wesleyan, located in Goldsboro and led by Rev. Doug Morley for 22 years, was...
Wesleyan Publishing House turnaround celebrated

Wesleyan Publishing House turnaround celebrated

The turnaround of Wesleyan Publishing House (WPH) from operating at a deficit in the previous quadrennium to ending Fiscal Year 2019 with a surplus was celebrated by the General Board during its November meeting. The positive financial margin positions WPH to maximize...
Wesleyans in the news: November 28

Wesleyans in the news: November 28

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. South Dakota church buys local building Lifespring Wesleyan Church in...
Youth camps influence teens for Christ

Youth camps influence teens for Christ

From David to the apostles, God has been empowering and leading young people for generations to bring glory to his name and transform the lives of those around them — but his work in and through young people didn’t end in biblical times. Across the United States,...
Unleashed behind prison walls

Unleashed behind prison walls

“People are always asking me how I ended up like this, in prison. I was smart when I went to school. I knew a lot of the answers. But school learning wasn’t something I could worry too much about when I was growing up,” said Bryan*, as we sat inside the prison chapel...
Celebrating the first and those to follow

Celebrating the first and those to follow

“Hi, I’m Zach. I just got out of jail yesterday. I want you to know that I’ll be the first one to graduate from The Potter’s House.” He was speaking at the 2018 grand opening of The Potter’s House, a new recovery ministry for men with addiction located in Jennings...
Capacity for exponential impact, as ministries transition

Capacity for exponential impact, as ministries transition

A special relationship has formed between Hephzibah62:4 and the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia. The sale of the former Hephzibah property on Zebulon Road in Macon, Georgia, had become necessary to retain the organization’s assets and enable the ministry of Hephzibah...
Rocky road becomes newly paved

Rocky road becomes newly paved

Both Anngie and I started our lives in families that believed in God. I grew up in the Catholic Church and attended a Catholic elementary school. Our family attended mass every week. During those younger years, I thought I had a good foundation of the Lord. All my...
Wesleyans in the news: October 31

Wesleyans in the news: October 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. Illinois family’s two sons both diagnosed with cancer The Gerber family from...
Nevada pastor’s family impacting foster care system

Nevada pastor’s family impacting foster care system

Rev. Nick Emery and his wife, Melanie, have long been advocates for vulnerable children, both having served as Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers, foster parents and eventually becoming the proud parents of three siblings through foster care adoption. Emery...
You are not alone

You are not alone

The Education and Clergy Department of The Wesleyan Church rolled out the red carpet for 25 newly ordained, first appointed pastors and chaplains and pastors who have just transferred from another denomination. In a 24-hour period on October 9 and 10, pastors were...
Dunn inaugurated as OKWU president

Dunn inaugurated as OKWU president

Dr. Jim Dunn has been inaugurated as the sixth president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University (OKWU) since the university’s founding. Equally full of humor and gravity, the ceremony, held October 11, was a poignant celebration of new beginnings for the university. The...
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...