Wesleyan News

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...
Wesley Seminary celebrates 10 years

Wesley Seminary celebrates 10 years

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Wesley Seminary celebrated its tenth anniversary on August 8, 2019. Established on July 1, 2009, Wesley Seminary, located in Marion, Indiana, is the official seminary of The Wesleyan Church (TWC). Wesley Seminary...
Ohio church wins Bible quizzing championship

Ohio church wins Bible quizzing championship

“Believe” was the theme of the 2019 National Wesleyan Bible Bowl (WBB) Tournament. At the opening rally, I shared that believing, more than accepting something to be true or memorizing a bunch of verses, is a way of life, allowing the Scripture we study to impact our...
Florida church is outward-focused since its restart

Florida church is outward-focused since its restart

In the summer of 2017, Crosstown Fellowship Church in Port St. Lucie, Florida, had merely 15 members and found itself steadily shrinking, despite being planted only five years prior. Rev. John Croft, widely recognized for his work as director of the JESUS Film...
Mid-sized church packs an out-sized punch

Mid-sized church packs an out-sized punch

If you pass through Easley, South Carolina, you are not likely to turn onto Rice Road at the old Alice textile mill, with its row upon row of modest family housing. So, if you pass by United Wesleyan Church (UWC), you’re probably lost. But here we are, a mid-sized...
Wesleyans in the news: August 15

Wesleyans in the news: August 15

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 welcomes new MBA director Houghton College welcomes David Klooster...
Wrong assumption leads to unexpected blessing

Wrong assumption leads to unexpected blessing

As another Sunday morning service began, I stood at the front to welcome the congregants to Renovate Church in Delmar, Maryland. I could see an elderly gentleman enter the doors of the small sanctuary, and immediately his eyes locked on the two large screens that hang...
Great Lakes merger complete

Great Lakes merger complete

Great Lakes District (known as Great Lakes Region) held its first district conference “under one banner” this weekend with its newest addition of the Wisconsin District, whose merger with Great Lakes was approved by the General Board in May of this year. Comprised of...
Three district superintendents transition

Three district superintendents transition

Three district superintendents in The Wesleyan Church retired or transitioned to other ministries in the summer of 2019. Dr. Peter Rigby retired from the superintendency of the Central Canada District after serving for six years. Prior to his serving in district...
New district superintendents elected

New district superintendents elected

Two new district superintendents were elected on consecutive days in late July, and two others were reelected. Rev. Nate Rovenstine was elected district superintendent (DS) for the Kansas District, and Dr. Devon Smith was elected DS for the Tri-State District. Prior...
Wesleyans in the news: August 1

Wesleyans in the news: August 1

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. Jersey City woman turns 110 on D-Day’s 75th anniversary A longtime member of...
Canada church welcomes the nations 

Canada church welcomes the nations 

In 2018, Moncton Wesleyan Church (MWC) in New Brunswick, Canada, launched its All Nations Ministry. The goal was to reach out to immigrants and refugees from all over the world who had moved to our city in record numbers. Now, a year later, the once monochromatic...
Hephzibah62:4 gains momentum

Hephzibah62:4 gains momentum

Hephzibah62:4, a Wesleyan subsidiary organization, continues to take steps toward a full launch, targeted for fall 2019. A new financial model provides for all administrative costs to be funded by interest earned on investment from the March 14 sale of the former...
El Distrito de Chesapeake District inicia FLAMA por Zoom

El Distrito de Chesapeake District inicia FLAMA por Zoom

English El Departamento de Educación y Desarrollo del Clero (ECD, por sus siglas en inglés) está haciendo todo lo posible para ofrecer más oportunidades para que los estudiantes ministeriales hispanos asistan a clases a través de FLAMA. Este es el caso de los...
Chesapeake District hosts Zoom FLAMA classes

Chesapeake District hosts Zoom FLAMA classes

Spanish Education and Clergy Development (ECD) is doing its best to increase the opportunity for Hispanic ministerial students to attend classes through FLAMA. Ministerial students from the Chesapeake District of The Wesleyan Church are the latest district to benefit....
ResLife committed to community

ResLife committed to community

Resurrection Life Church (ResLife) in the Gladden Farms community of Marana, Arizona, is experiencing the presence and blessings of God abundantly after only four months of its planting. ResLife officially opened its doors March 17 of this year, a plant of two...
A transforming missions-related cycle

A transforming missions-related cycle

Giving to missions is a growing trend and transforming influence in the Indiana South District. In 2014, the district was looking for a new project to support with missions-related giving, one that would “be used to draw district churches into a pattern of supporting...
Wesleyans in the news: July 11

Wesleyans in the news: July 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. Houghton president reflects on extension program Dr. Shirley A. Mullen,...
Clergy housing allowance remains intact

Clergy housing allowance remains intact

Clergy members in the United States received good news this week, in the area of housing allowance. Batts, Morrison, Wales & Lee, certified public accountants who serve The Wesleyan Church, forwarded to General Treasurer Kevin Batman an announcement issued...
TWC amplifies discipleship at Amplify Conference

TWC amplifies discipleship at Amplify Conference

The church multiplication momentum, evidenced by the growing number of Wesleyans attending Exponential, is being launched for discipleship. More than 101 Wesleyans attended the first official discipleship shoulder event on June 24, held in conjunction with the Amplify...
New leadership announced in Central Canada District

New leadership announced in Central Canada District

The Central Canada District (CCD) is seeing a change in leadership upon the retirement of Dr. Peter Rigby (right) after six years of dedicated service as district superintendent (DS). Rigby pastored at Kingston Standard Wesleyan Church in Kingston, Ontario, for 34...
Multiethnic Huddle focused on getting more in the game

Multiethnic Huddle focused on getting more in the game

The multiethnic team within Church Multiplication and Discipleship is growing. Several months ago, Rev. Santes Beatty, Multiethnic Ministries director for The Wesleyan Church, saw a need for his team to expand in order to better serve Wesleyan churches and their...