The Wesleyan Methodist Churches of the South Pacific are evangelical churches in the holiness stream that can be traced through the ministry of Rev John Wesley (1703- 1791). We offer the Good News that faith in Jesus Christ makes possible a personal relationship with God, a holy life empowered by His Spirit for witness and service, and assur- ance of eternal life.
The Wesleyan Church (www.wesleyan.org) had its beginnings as an anti-slavery church in the United States of America in the 1840s. It was a pioneer denomination in the ordination of women and a founder member of the World Methodist Council in 1881. There are now more than 3,500 churches in 90 countries around the world. In the United States two of the ten fastest growing churches of any denomination are Wesleyan. The church’s Wesleyan Investment Foundation (WIF) is one of the nation’s largest church loan funds, and Indiana Wesleyan University is one of the largest evangelical universities in the world.
Wesleyan Methodist work began in Australia in 1946 and from the 1990s in Bougainville, Solomon Islands and New Zealand. The churches are multi-racial worshipping in many different languages. The Australian and New Zealand Wesleyan Methodist Churches are members of the World Methodist Council.
The Mission of the church is to: Exalt Jesus Christ by: Evangelising the lost Discipling the believers Equipping the Church Ministering to society
The Vision of the church is: To equip and empower congregations for the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) in the spirit of the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39).