The Great Commission

“To support our churches and foster partnerships in carrying out the Great Commission.”

Matthew 28:18-20


Resurgence City

Resurgence City is quickly approaching its 2nd anniversary this September. In the uncertain and often turbulent waters of birthing a new church in downtown Buffalo, God has continuously demonstrated that he provides for the work to which he has called us. Since...

Houghton Academy Announces Wesleyan Scholarships and New Online Program

Houghton Academy, a Christian college-preparatory boarding and day school located in Western New York, has announced the creation of several scholarships for families who attend a Wesleyan church in the Western New York District. Additionally, Houghton Academy is...

Open Letter from Wayne Schmidt

A Wesleyan View of Racial Reconciliation

WesLife Interview with the Strands about COVID-19

Urban Advocacy Update

Urban Advocacy Update April 2020 NEW Urban Advocacy Update Fall 2019 HERE'S HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Paul Markell

Reverend Paul F. Markell, 92, while in the care of the Buffalo Hospice Center, stepped into the presence of Jesus on April 15, 2020.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and faithful friend. Paul was born on October 15, 1927 in Olean, NY,...

Partnership with ChurchOnWordPress

Church on WordPress is offering churches and ministries the opportunity have a custom designed website, built on a great content management system called Wordpress. They are a Christian organization looking to serve the Lord with their gifts. There is no initial cost...

Our Core Values

Depending On God

Recognizing our dependence on the Holy Spirit, the work of the District is done in a context of prayer and centered on biblical truth, We believe Christ’s kingdom principles provide the necessary framework for both individual and corporate alignment to God’s purposes.

Developing Healthy Leaders

The foundation of vibrant churches is a growing cadre of servant leaders. Priority is given to training, credentialing and coaching pastors and developing lay leaders.

Building Healthy Churches

The local church is central to being Christ’s presence in the world. We will resource and empower our churches to be that presence in their community.

Working Together

United by our shared commitment to Christ’s kingdom, the District encourages cooperation and partnership among churches and ministries.

Stimulating Missional Multiplication

Christ’s commission involves the expansion and creation of churches to effectively reach all people groups and make disciples. A clear focus on biblical mandates includes both relevant proclamation and redemptive demonstration of God’s Grace.


There is a movement of God among the district to promote awareness of the issue of human trafficking in our region and in our world.

Sponsored by the Western New York District of the Wesleyan Church, Refresh is an affordable vacation for families or individuals.

Since Buffalo is growing ever more diverse, and the church is called to be life-giving in urban centers, the WNY District is placing an urban advocacy team in the city