Wayne Richards and the Wesleyan Publishing House
By: Mia Anderson
Wayne Richards is currently the Director of Publishing Ministries at the Wesleyan Publishing House (WPH). He received his master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1988 and has worked in many capacities for the Wesleyan denomination. The FLAME (Fellowship of Leaders Acquiring Ministerial Education) program was founded by Richards in 1988, giving those who wish to pursue ministry the opportunity to earn their pastoral license in a timely and cost-effective manner.
The Wesleyan Publishing House serves others as a ministry. In WPH’s mission statement, it is stated, “Wesleyan Publishing House is a leader in communicating the message of holiness around the world. Whether you’re a pastor, a teacher, a congregational leader, or an individual—we are committed to providing you with excellent service and resources to meet your unique needs.”
One way that WPH is trying to provide for the modern customer and learner is by making their materials available on e-platforms–readable on mobile devices, computers, e-readers and more. Richards said, “One of the things that is very important to us is to be able to publish relevant resources to develop leaders. It was really important for us as a publishing house to take everything we’re publishing…and make them available in all types of e-formats.”
Richards and his team are 10 extremely hard working people. They put out 68 items last year and have worked to make over 250 resources available on e-formats. All of this work is to be a valuable source to Christians, or as Richards said, “Our main goal is to be a relevant resource of discipleship materials that challenge believers to live out a biblical walk in their lives.”
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Written by Mia Anderson, Blog and Social Media Manager, and Writer for the Alumni Office. Mia is a Senior at IWU studying Strategic Communication with her concentration in Public Relations. She will be getting married and moving to Indianapolis after she graduates in December 2016! Mia loves hearing others’ stories and sharing them with the world. Visit her personal website at www.MiaLAnderson.weebly.com.
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