Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church is part of the movement of the Wesleyan Church. Our church and this movement is a Protestant, evangelical, holiness denomination with a rich heritage. We have seen it as our special mission to emphasize the message of "full salvation from all sin." We teach that a victorious Christian life is possible for all believers through the experience of both forgiveness of sins and the filling of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
The Vision Statement of the Wesleyan Church: Transforming lives, churches, and communities through the hope and holiness of Jesus Christ.
The History of the Wesleyan Church: The name "Wesleyan" is in honor of John Wesley, a priest in the Church of England who was the inspiration and founder of the Methodist movement. Wesley was an outstanding Oxford scholar, yet regarded himself as "a man of one book," the Bible. It was while studying the Bible that he received assurance of his own salvation through faith. It was the Bible which motivated his vision for offering Christ to the common people of England in a way that led to that nation's greatest spiritual revival. It was biblical truth that 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, a great evil of his time. Confidence in the Bible as "the only and sufficient rule for Christian faith and practice" (to use Wesley's own words) is still a hallmark of The Wesleyan Church today.
There are currently over 5,000 Wesleyan churches in over 90 nations worldwide.
For more info on our movement, the Wesleyan Church, visit: www.wesleyan.org
Visit our district site at: www.pswdistrict.com