Women

Mentoring across the gender gap for the sake of mission

Mentoring across the gender gap for the sake of mission

I have a friend who, somewhat unexpectedly, found herself as the senior pastor of a large, growing church. During her first year, having never been a lead pastor before, she knew she needed help navigating the exciting (and sometimes not so exciting) challenges of...
Did you expect your call to include power and authority?

Did you expect your call to include power and authority?

I am frequently asked the question, “How were you called to ministry?” Most people ask that and expect the St. Paul experience—a light from heaven, thrown off my horse, blind and now I see. They also want a short, sweet and definitive response. Frankly, I dread that...
Sacred Alliance elevates mutual ministry

Sacred Alliance elevates mutual ministry

An initiative formed to promote the role of women in ministry within The Wesleyan Church has a new home—and a new name. The Center for Women in Ministry established 10 years ago is now known as the Sacred Alliance. The initiative was birthed at Southern Wesleyan...
Amplified Leaders equips women pastors

Amplified Leaders equips women pastors

Women called to pastoral ministry throughout the world deserve to be equipped to fulfill that call. One such woman, Gloria Reyes, faced challenges as a single woman in ministry serving in her local church in Columbia. She wasn’t able to get the guidance she needed to...
#SilenceIsNotSpiritual: time to end the violence

#SilenceIsNotSpiritual: time to end the violence

A short time before Christmas, Belinda Bauman (founder of One Million Thumbprints) and Lynne Hybels (advocate for global engagement and wife of Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church) began to contact some of the “elder women” (including Dr. Jo Anne Lyon) in the...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

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. South Dakota church feeds residents on Thanksgiving GracePoint Wesleyan...
​Women in ministry convene a Congress

​Women in ministry convene a Congress

The Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy ( WHWC) organization held a “think-tank” Congress on February 23-24, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. Forty representatives from five member denominations came together to discuss the state and mission of the 25-year-old...
​Your inner Judith

​Your inner Judith

My sisters, not my blood sisters (I don’t have any of those), but my soul sisters and I visited an art museum together last spring. When I’m around these two beautiful women, I feel heard. I feel known. There is no pretense and no anxiety. These two women...
​At the table: beyond Christian tokenism

​At the table: beyond Christian tokenism

For weeks I waited for the day to come. It was my very first meeting as a committee member with a Christian organization and I could not help but smile. I was radiant! I was dressed in my Sunday best! It was such an honor to be invited to the table. The interviews we...
Daughters of Abraham

Daughters of Abraham

Tell me about a woman (beyond your family members) who has had a big impact on your spiritual life. On this day (August 26th) 96 years ago, women were granted the right to vote. It’s a good day to remember that only a hundred years ago we finally got around to...