Someone has said that 60 is the new 40. As the Baby Boomer bubble enters the senior years, the church is presented with a new challenge and opportunity. This demographic is not ready to be consigned to a passive status in which they become observers of ministry. At heart they are life seasoned mentors and coaches. As they relinquish busy, career-driven lives, the New Senior searches for meaning and an opportunity to invest their lives in an appropriate and productive way. At Wesley Community, our desire is minister to and with this savvy group. They have stories to tell, experience to share and our hope is to capture every nugget that we can from this exceptional group as they continue to set the bar.
The church gets big in a small way when a congregation commits itself to growth in groups. It is impossible for a Sunday morning service to accomplish the kinds of things that are innate when people gather, face to face for mutual ministry. The proverbs says,
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man (person) sharpens another.”
Our agenda at Wesley Community is to make disciples rather than church consumers. This, in fact is the Great Commission, to go into all the world and “make disciples”.
To enter into relationship with Christ is only the beginning of a lifetime of discipleship in which Jesus is Lord over all. Small groups are our intentional strategy to pursue this great mandate, modeled to us by Christ Himself.
Please check here for the current list of small groups being offered.
John Eldredge observes in “Wild At Heart” that men are often tamed and domesticated with the passing of years and the onset of responsibility. They lose some of the vital components needed to live well. In this book he identifies three essential ingredients of a life well lived. He asserts that every man needs:
- an adventure to live
- a battle to fight
- a damsel to rescue
Without these, he becomes some diminished representation of all that God has for him. Our men’s ministry seeks to help men regain what they may have unwittingly surrendered or lost. This is a day of new beginnings at Wesley Community. As we forge our way in ministry to men we invite all to join us in this ministry building adventure. Stay tuned for more information in the bulletin or the website. And pray that God will help us to see His hand at work in our lives.
Most every notable revival has had two common elements. It has involved youth and it has begun in small groups. Our youth are possibly the most faith-filled, adventure ready group that the church ministers to. We remember the days when life seemed so large and the possibilities were endless. Youth have always been at the cusp when God begins to move.
We don’t see them as the church of tomorrow at Wesley Community – they are the church today. In many ways they are the pulse of the church at large. Pray for our teens and help us spread the word as we enlarge our ministry borders to this most critical group of people.
Children’s Church meets weekly during our Sunday Morning service time.
We recognize that our children are likely the most digitally entertained and instructed generation that we have ever known. It is extremely difficult for any organization to compete with the options that they have at their fingertips 24/7. Still, it is our conviction that they need relationships with each other and with adults who care for them at every level. Wesley Community is committed to offer those relationships and the investment of time and attention in our children. You may be interested in more than a program for your kids. Perhaps you are stirred to make a contribution of time, energy and effort as an investment in the lives of these children.
If you would like more information on any of our ministries, please take a moment to fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. Someone will reach out to you in a timely manner.