Wesleyan News

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...
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...