Wesleyan News

Engaging a rapidly growing region

Engaging a rapidly growing region

Charleston has become South Carolina’s largest city, with a population in 2016 of 134,385 – and is still growing at a rapid pace. But Charleston is merely in the center of one of the nation’s most rapidly growing metropolitan areas, with new industries such as Boeing...
Advancing Wesleyan Education through WE5

Advancing Wesleyan Education through WE5

Education and Clergy Development is advancing Christian higher education through a new initiative called WE5 that celebrates the combined strength and ongoing impact of the five colleges and universities of The Wesleyan Church: Houghton College, Indiana Wesleyan...
Students spend summers communicating Christ

Students spend summers communicating Christ

Many Houghton College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Kingswood University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Southern Wesleyan University students spend their summers telling others about Jesus. Following are stories of the many ways these students are a transforming...
Four districts vote to merge

Four districts vote to merge

Preliminary steps this summer have been taken to merge the Illinois, East Michigan, North Michigan and West Michigan districts of The Wesleyan Church. The East Michigan District conference approved the merger on June 16, by a vote of 106 to 20; the Illinois District...
Wesleyans in the news: June 28

Wesleyans in the news: June 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. Pastor leaving church to plant a new one Rev. Lisa Gervais is leaving Truro...
Moving pastors to ordination in Mozambique

Moving pastors to ordination in Mozambique

We find it amazing how the Lord is working in the Mozambican Wesleyan Church. In the past thirteen years, the Xai-Xai Wesleyan Bible College graduated more than 200 students who are now pastoring churches in all 11 provinces of our country. The majority of our...
Freedom in prison

Freedom in prison

“Mr. Wormstadt, since it looks like you insist on doing life on the installment plan, I here now give you your next installment to the Nebraska Department of Corrections of 40-60 months.” That’s what the district court judge told me on July 31, 2000. I was in this...
Northeast District merger is complete

Northeast District merger is complete

Delegates from the Northeast District and the Penn-Jersey District met at Bethany Wesleyan Church in Cherryville, Pennsylvania, on Friday, June 8, to complete their merger, forming the new Northeast District. The new district conference elected Dr. Karl Eastlack...
“Made new” in Missouri

“Made new” in Missouri

Rev. Stephen Colaw is excited about the lives that are being “made new” at the church he leads in St. Peters, Missouri, just west of St. Louis. Gateway Church consists of two campuses—a main location and a west campus. Demographics are diverse with various ethnicities...
Meeting Christ at RENUEVO

Meeting Christ at RENUEVO

In 2013, Alejandro Fernandez was like many teenage boys—very rebellious against his parents and cynical about the church. He only went to church because his parents forced him to go. Nothing about God seemed to appeal to him and he simply wanted to do things his way....
Join The Wesleyan Church and World Hope for Freedom Sunday

Join The Wesleyan Church and World Hope for Freedom Sunday

Not everyone knows freedom—spiritually, or even physically. The Global Slavery Index reported that globally over 40 million people are subject to modern slavery—more than the entire population of California. One in four of these victims of modern slavery are children....
Missionary and pastor learn that God is enough

Missionary and pastor learn that God is enough

I am a Global Partners missionary in Haiti. I struggle, sometimes daily, with what role I have in God’s global plan and wonder if I am making a difference. Living around and being friends with many missionaries, I am surrounded with stories. Wow, the stories. Such...
Wesleyans in the news: June 14

Wesleyans in the news: June 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. Houghton baseball player drafted by Atlanta Braves Victor Cavalieri, a recent...
Wesleyans assisting Guatemala volcano victims

Wesleyans assisting Guatemala volcano victims

On Sunday, June 3, Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire (Volcán de Fuego) erupted, engulfing communities in its path and causing thousands of people to be displaced from their homes. A downpour and more volcanic activity to date has made recovery and rescue efforts challenging...
Cruising into Cuba

Cruising into Cuba

Nearly 100 Wesleyans, lay and clergy, gathered May 21-25, 2018, for a discipleship conference. Two facts made this gathering unique – they gathered on a cruise ship and disembarked on Cuba. According to Reverend Rick West, Global Partners missionary to Cuba, 13 was...
ONE Conference brings unity and partnership in Canada

ONE Conference brings unity and partnership in Canada

History was made in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, when more than 2,300 middle and high school students and youth leaders gathered together to worship at the ONE Conference. Held May 11-12, 2018, this first-ever student ministry conference was birthed out of an...
Wesleyans in the news: May 31

Wesleyans in the news: May 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. Pastor recovering after falling 300 feet Rev. Josh Hawk, pastor at St. Johns...
Choosing Nepal

Choosing Nepal

“When is it OK to put me first?” This was the question presented to my wife, Saundra, and me in a recent conversation. Our response? Our lives are not our own to do with as we wish. We were meant for a much bigger purpose than accumulating things and simply enjoying...