A: I'm Wesleyan.
The Wesleyan Church is an evangelical, Protestant denomination. We offer the good news that faith in Jesus Christ
makes possible a wonderful personal relationship with God, a holy life empowered by His Spirit for witness and service, and
assurance of eternal life in heaven. Our name is in honor of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, whose emphasis on
a life of faith, self-discipline, and perfect love is our example.
BIBLICAL AUTHORITY: The Bible is the highest source of written authority
for God’s plan for His people; it reveals how to live out that plan, individually and corporately. Beliefs, practices
and priorities are to be anchored in clear biblical teachings.
CHRISTLIKENESS: Jesus Christ is the defining feature of God’s
will for all humankind. In Christ is found the highest and most practical meaning and clearest example for holy living or
godliness. Christ is both example and strength as Wesleyans pursue integrity, excellence, faith, hope and love.
DISCIPLE-MAKING: Making disciples is a clear mandate from Christ. This
requires a strong focus on evangelism and training in spiritual growth and holy living. Done effectively, this will produce
and promote growth and health in and among the churches.
LOCAL CHURCH CENTERED: The denomination exists to serve local congregations.
Local churches are the most fundamental and strategic points of evangelism and discipleship. The challenge of the denomination
is to keep finding the best ways to serve and strengthen congregations.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP: Wesleyans respect leadership that is placed over
them, while realizing that the authority and effectiveness of spiritual leadership is not primarily bestowed, but earned and
manifested by a loving and willing heart of obedience that serves God and mankind gladly. Wesleyans desire to be leaders in
UNITY IN DIVERSITY: There is intrinsic value in every person. Unity
becomes all the more important and beautiful in light of the wide ranges of difference in personality, culture, race, talents,
and perspectives. Loving each other eliminates devaluation and deprivation of life to one another.
CULTURAL RELEVANCE: Wesleyans are called to keep serving the present
age. The Church respects and builds on its past without becoming its slave. Wesleyans are "culture informed" for the sake
of reaching people for Christ, but not "culture captives," in the sense of surrendering core values, beliefs and behaviors.