Wesleyan News

Cruz named director of The Sacred Alliance

Cruz named director of The Sacred Alliance

Dr. Miranda Cruz has been named the director of The Sacred Alliance at Wesley Seminary. She began her role at the organization on September 15, 2018. After the position recently became available, Dr. Colleen Derr, president of Wesley Seminary, and Dr. Abson Joseph,...
Wesleyan Higher Education: plan a visit today

Wesleyan Higher Education: plan a visit today

Summer vacations have come to an end and high school students all over the country are back to their regular activities. One activity that is often overlooked is scheduling a time to go on a campus visit at colleges. A campus visit is one of the best ways to sense...
2018 TWC statistics reinforce need to fill the Gospel Gap

2018 TWC statistics reinforce need to fill the Gospel Gap

The Wesleyan Church (TWC) 2018 statistics show 138,190 members, 235,100 in worship attendance, 30,907 conversions and 11,560 baptisms. Between 2018 and 2017, membership declined 2.0 percent, attendance declined 2.0 percent, conversions declined 3.8 percent and...
Well-known author to speak in Marion, Indiana

Well-known author to speak in Marion, Indiana

Dr. Colleen Derr, president of Wesley Seminary, extends an invitation to join the faculty and students of Wesley Seminary for a special event featuring Dr. Richard Foster and Nathan Foster at College Wesleyan Church in Marion, Indiana, on Wednesday, September 26, from...
The Gathering: Keith Carroll’s story

The Gathering: Keith Carroll’s story

Rev. Keith Carroll, associate pastor at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church in Thomasville, North Carolina, has been a minster for 38 years. In almost three decades, he has only missed one year of The Gathering, because he sees it as a time of encouragement, insight and...
Wesleyans in the news: September 13

Wesleyans in the news: September 13

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’s partnership is helping change community The partnership...
Call to prayer: Hurricane Florence 

Call to prayer: Hurricane Florence 

According to today’s forecast for Hurricane Florence, 23.7 million residents of the Carolinas and Virginia are in the path of the Category 4 storm. Nearly 30,000 of those residents attend Wesleyan churches. Thanks to diligent meteorologists and the media, residents in...
IWU makes history with first-ever football game

IWU makes history with first-ever football game

Indiana Wesleyan University football played its long-anticipated first game in program history on Saturday, Sept. 1, vs. Taylor University. Over 6,000 fans packed Wildcat Stadium for the sold-out inaugural game. IWU led by 14 points in the first quarter and had a...
Great Lakes District merger is complete

Great Lakes District merger is complete

Delegates from the East Michigan, Illinois, North Michigan and West Michigan districts met at Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, Michigan, on Friday, August 24, to complete their merger, forming the new Great Lakes District. The new district elected Rev. Chris Conrad...
A flat tire paves the way for Oklahoma Wesleyan University

A flat tire paves the way for Oklahoma Wesleyan University

One hundred nine years. Seven antecedents. Five generations. Two denominations. One OKWU. Oklahoma Wesleyan University has a unique history — spanning a wide geographic and generational range, the result of a series of mergers between Bible colleges in California,...
Wesleyans in the news: August 30

Wesleyans in the news: August 30

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. Chicago Tribune pays tribute to oldest known Wesleyan Merle Phillips, a...
Oldest Wesleyan passes away

Oldest Wesleyan passes away

The Wesleyan Church is celebrating the life of one of its most faithful lay persons, Merle Phillips, who died August 18. She was 111. Phillips is assumed to be the oldest known Wesleyan. She attended One Church, a Wesleyan congregation in Wheaton, Illinois, since...
Michigan church blesses two plants financially

Michigan church blesses two plants financially

A core value at Thrive Church in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, is intentional multiplication. We envision having a transforming presence in 10 area ZIP codes in 10 years’ time. We see value in multiplication locally and globally, in various modes: church plant,...
The Gospel Gap

The Gospel Gap

In Simon Sinek’s book, Start With Why,1 he unfolds a why/what/how framework. The “why” is the heart of the matter, and what energizes change. In the words of my friend, Duffy Smith, “the ‘why’ gives permission to the ‘what.’” I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the...
Church proves drive-ins aren’t just for movies

Church proves drive-ins aren’t just for movies

Summer Sunday mornings at Armbrust Wesleyan Church in Hunker, Pennsylvania, are a little different than your average church. Every Sunday morning, June through August, many worshippers can gather early and park in a lower level parking lot with cars all facing a small...
Wesleyans in the news: August 16

Wesleyans in the news: August 16

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. Shenandoah Family Camp hopes to keep growing Attendees of Shenandoah Family...
Fiske Guide names Houghton a top 10 private college

Fiske Guide names Houghton a top 10 private college

Houghton College was recently named a top 10 private higher education institution by Fiske Guide to Colleges, one of its 20 Best Buy Colleges and Universities of 2019. The inclusion recognizes Houghton’s outstanding academic quality in relation to the net cost of...
Next: explore who you are in God’s mission

Next: explore who you are in God’s mission

Young adults are often pulled in two directions. Sometimes they hear, “delay ‘adulting’ and go have a grand adventure.” Other times, they feel pressure, “go figure out your place in the world and find a stable career.” These mixed and opposing messages can lead to a...