Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church is part of the movement of the Wesleyan Church.
You deserve to know true love, true joy and true community. More than half a million Wesleyans worship Jesus Christ every week. The Wesleyan Church has a ministry presence in nearly 100 countries, more than 6,000 congregations globally and about 1,600 churches in North America. Every person is valued. Every person is invited to belong. Every person deserves to know the love Jesus Christ has to offer and to be made new.
The Wesleyan church seeks to be "transforming lives, churches, and communities through the hope and holiness of Jesus Christ."
The History of the Wesleyan Church -
Founded in 1968 when the Wesleyan Methodist Church and the Pilgrim Holiness Church merged. The new denomination was shaped by the Wesleyan Methodists’ appreciation for structure combining with the Pilgrims’ entrepreneurial spirit.
Our earliest beginnings, however, were in 1843 when our leaders organized to address social issues through The Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. Those issues included slavery, women’s rights and child labor atrocities. We were one of the first denominations in America to ordain women and were at the forefront of giving laity significant roles in church leadership.
John Wesley, a Church of England priest, was the inspiration and founder of the Methodist movement. Our name “Wesleyan” honors him. Wesley was an outstanding Oxford scholar, yet regarded himself as “a man of one book,” the Bible. It was while studying the Bible that Wesley received assurance of his salvation through faith. It was the Bible that motivated his vision for offering Christ to the common people of England and which eventually led to the nation’s greatest spiritual revival.
Biblical truth inspired Wesley to develop a school for orphans, job programs and medical assistance for the poor, efforts to reform inhumane prisons and arguments for the abolition of slavery. Confidence in the Bible as “the only and sufficient rule for Christian faith and practice” (to use Wesley’s own words) remains a hallmark of The Wesleyan Church today.
For more info on our movement, the Wesleyan Church, visit: www.wesleyan.org
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