Wesleyan News

Wesleyans in the news: July 2

Wesleyans in the news: July 2

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. Missouri church set to reopen after fire destroys facility Cornerstone...
House church model adopted by Canada church

House church model adopted by Canada church

Saint John First Wesleyan Church (SJ1) in Saint John, New Brunswick, has recently launched 18:20, a house church model intended to allow congregants to worship safely together as restrictions still limit large public gatherings. Grounded in Matthew 18:20, which...
General Conference 2021 dates announced

General Conference 2021 dates announced

The Wesleyan Church will convene for General Conference June 6-9, 2021, in St. Louis, Missouri. “The General Board made the courageous decision in March to postpone General Conference 2020 in order to allow The Wesleyan Church to focus on ministry during COVID-19,”...
Fervent prayer

Fervent prayer

I am new to The Wesleyan Church but not to the family of God. My family relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan, from the New York City area in 2017. Kentwood Community Church (KCC) was the first church we visited, just two days after arriving in the state. We immediately...
Buffalo couple’s view of COVID-19 and justice

Buffalo couple’s view of COVID-19 and justice

“Racism is a public health issue.” Rev. Ruth Strand, who serves as the spiritual care director of Jericho Road Community Health Center in Buffalo, New York, has seen the reality of this comment in the wake of COVID-19. Ruth and her husband, Steve, also an ordained...
Box filled with cash blesses Utah pastor and wife

Box filled with cash blesses Utah pastor and wife

I’m a co-pastor at Utah Valley Church (UVC), in Spanish Fork, Utah. My wife, Shanae, and I planted UVC with Matthew and Chandra Anderson in 2015. We live in Utah County, which has half a million residents. Of that half a million, less than one half of one...
Missouri church praying through pandemic

Missouri church praying through pandemic

Nearly nine years after it began, regular prayer meetings at a Missouri church are still going strong, in spite of COVID-19. The Caruthersville Wesleyan Church (CWC) in Caruthersville, Missouri, began its Tuesday night prayer meeting on September 13, 2011, spurred on...
Minnesota church offers hope

Minnesota church offers hope

Previously named Kingswood Church in Blaine, Minnesota, Hope Church was already prepared to serve the needs of the Minneapolis suburb prior to the hit of COVID-19 through its food shelf, Hope for the Community. Led and founded by Hope Church pastor, Dr. Alan Goracke,...
Wesleyans in the news: June 11

Wesleyans in the news: June 11

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. Racial reconciliation and Wesleyan higher education institutions Presidents...
“God helps those who help…”

“God helps those who help…”

We were building a whiteboard list of favorite Bible verses in a Sunday school class. One of my friends, a stoic and stern fellow, raised his hand and recited his favorite verse ponderously: “God helps those who help themselves.” After a bit of a pause, I asked him to...
Church rhythm and (ordinary) lyrics

Church rhythm and (ordinary) lyrics

Does your church have rhythm? Sure, it does! The question is not whether your church members can clap on beat but, rather, what rhythm of worship establishes itself among you. For many of us, this rhythm is recognized by the well-planned sermon series. These...
Estoy desconsolado

Estoy desconsolado

English El proceso de duelo está constituido por un remolino de emociones: pérdida, ira, rechazo, culpa… la lista continúa. Las estoy sintiendo todas. Este dolor proviene de noticias de vidas que fueron tomadas violentamente y sin motivo. Pero, para mí, es aún...
Wesleyans in the news: May 28

Wesleyans in the news: May 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. Jo Anne Lyon featured in NAE podcast Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent...
A call during crisis

A call during crisis

A few weeks ago, I was on a call with Bishop Tendero, secretary general of the World Evangelical Alliance. He was discussing briefly what is happening around the world with COVID-19. His first words struck me, “In the Philippines, our mega churches have turned their...
Northwest District Next Gen leaders create sermon series

Northwest District Next Gen leaders create sermon series

Children and youth pastors across the U.S. have gotten creative in connecting with kids and teens in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Next Gen pastors in the Northwest District saw the need for helping foster those connections in a digital fashion and got to work....
Indiana teacher survives COVID-19

Indiana teacher survives COVID-19

What started as a nasty case of pneumonia in early February turned into a nearly seven-week hospital stay and near brink-of-death conditions for Sweetser Elementary teacher David Henry. Henry, who was admitted to Marion General Hospital on March 26, was quickly...