The URL for Miamisburg Wesleyan Church’s website says a lot about our congregation: Hope Offered Here. One statement describes us best: “We’re a safe place to learn about God.” We offer everyone a warm welcome and a place of caring and acceptance.
We have a place in the history of Miamisburg. The church’s first pastor was Rev. Lillie McGuire, mother of the world-famous singing group, the McGuire Sisters. The Hit Parade Hall of Fame group contributed funds to help build the church and sang at Christmas Eve services, which are still remembered by many community residents. McGuire Street is located just a few blocks east of our church.
Many pastors have served the church over the years, but the current pastor, Rev. Jan Toft was appointed in 2005 when the church was on the brink of closing. We rebuilt to Established Church in 2010 and we are still moving forward!
Just as our building played a role in Miamisburg’s history, as we serve our community we are building a new history for MWC. It is a history of linking arms with other churches as we serve our community together. We can push beyond the boundaries of what small churches think they can do as we reach out together, because when the Body of Christ works together, everybody wins!
Though small, we partner with area churches to provide for the community in big ways. Our partnerships include Blessings in a Bag, the Adopt-A-Friend Nursing Home Ministry, O.N.E. Bistro and BOGG Ministries. One of our latest partnerships is Reentry Connect. This is a national movement that is changing lives of Returning Citizens and their families by building relationships and support networks in the community. Reentry Connect meets on Monday nights at 6:00 pm and we welcome all Returning Citizens to our services.
At MWC we believe “your past doesn’t have to determine your future because transformation is possible!” This belief empowers our Celebrate Recovery Ministry. This program is designed for everyone – it can bring victory over hurts, habits and hang-ups through the life-changing power of Jesus Christ. CR is on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.