Welcome to the Wesley Foundation at NMSU!
Your Place to Connect With God
Important Ministry Update
When NMSU classes went online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester due to the Covid-19 health crisis, Wesley in-person activities were temporarily suspended and our interim Director Beth Simpson concluded her term of service at Wesley.
We’d like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for Beth’s willingness to step in and help Wesley during this time of transition between the departure of our previous Director, Xavier Torres, and the search process and hiring of our new, long-term Director.
We’re pleased to announce that our new Director, Brian Townsend, began serving at the Wesley Foundation on June 1, 2020. Brian comes to us with experience as the Director of Wesley at UTEP and he is currently on staff at University United Methodist Church. We welcome him to Wesley at NMSU. Over the summer, he's planning to reach out to the students and work with the Board to plan for the future of this vital campus ministry.
Here at Wesley, we practice 'Open Doors, Open Hearts, and Open minds'. We are the Methodist campus ministry for New Mexico State University and Doña Ana Community College, offering many uplifting activities and services to our students throughout the week. We strive to be an encouraging and safe place for students to grow in their faith, create longtime friendships, and serve God to the best of their ability. And, we have free coffee every day of the week!
About Wesley at NMSU
What We Do!
The Wesley Foundation is lovingly supported by our NM Annual Conference, NMSU alumni, and many faithful church members! We're here to offer a safe, open place for college students to feel accepted and cared for in this next step into adulthood.
We seek to promote a Christ-centered, ministry of love, acceptance, and support in which students can grow spiritually through worship, study, discipleship, service, and fellowship.
Wesley also seeks to make connections and develop relationships with campus faculty and staff, alumni, the local churches,
and the greater community.
We provide a supportive space where students can feel comfortable engaging in open discussions about faith, vocation, social justice, and other topics. Wesley helps students integrate their faith with their academic lives and personal values.
We encourage students to participate and engage in faith based activities, fully immerse themselves in religious outreach services geared toward college age people, and be motivated and confident to take charge of their own beliefs and abilities.
Here at Wesley, there are many awesome things happening throughout the year including birthday and holiday celebrations, worship services and studies, karaoke and game nights, and summer mission trips! We even have an amazing prayer and study room for student academic and meditative purposes.
We attend student leadership conferences, host Youth Sundays, host Sunday services at our local churches, and commemorate our graduates with their own celebrations.
We also host an annual middle school camp in the Sacramento Mountains called R.O.C. (Rhythm of Christ).
At R.O.C. we engage mid-high youth in amazing worship, listen to awesome speakers, play lots of games, and most of all grow our middle schoolers in their faith!
There are so many great reasons to attend Wesley! To be involved, you don't need anything other than love for our students. Feel free to make an appointment to come check us out, meet the students and our director, and see what we're all about.
(Awesome worship, friends, & a homemade meal after.)
('Pause and take some time to relax and connect with God' through our non-traditional, all sensory mid-week service.)
Coffee & Convo's
Thursdays, 6pm @ Milagros Coffee Shop
(Made for women, by women! For women to encourage one another! And a free cup of coffee!)
Friday @ 5 pm
(A calming time to recenter, with some Prayer, Meditation, and Yoga! No experience needed, and no judgement!)
Friday, 6-7 pm
(check our calendar for upcoming dates!)
Meet Our Team
We would like to welcome Beth to our ministry here at Wesley, as our Interim Director! She has come to us with an open heart and lots of love! In addition to a strong faith background, Beth also once
co-led a Seekers class here at Wesley to help students discern their calling into ministry. We look forward to her continued guidance and leadership as we journey together throughout the semester!
Out-going Office Manager
Having been a part of Wesley since 2012 and having worked for Wesley since 2014, we miss Alexis here at Wesley since her departure at the end of the Fall 2019 semester in order to pursue other endeavors. While here, Alexis was responsible for much of the behind-the-scenes action that went on at Wesley. As an Art Major she had a unique creative flair for designing our t-shirts and welcome boards. She is a lovely young woman and we wish her well!
As an NMSU student and strong leader in faith and worship, Chris is someone awesome to get to know. He's funny, fun, and just a pretty awesome dude. Not only does he lead worship through faith, but he also leads the Wesley praise band with his guitar playing and vocals. Come get spiritually uplifted and filled with prayer and the holy spirit at Wesley worship services on Wednesday and Sunday led by Chris!
Crystal is an awesome NMSU student who keeps our building nice and tidy, and ready for worship and fun! She works with care and diligence to keep the interior of the Wesley building neat, clean, and inviting for our guests. Give her a big shout out when you see her!
Administration & Hospitality
Felicia is an awesome NMSU student who helps keep Wesley running smoothly by taking care of some minimal office duties and welcoming tasks. You can find her with a smile on her face and a generous spirit always ready to lend a hand to help you feel welcome!
How to Support Wesley
The Wesley Foundation at NMSU is supported in a variety of ways including by a salary grant from the NM Annual Conference and generous donations from church members and Wesley alumni.
We also host an annual Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Dinner to raise support.
Your support is excitedly welcomed!
Ways you can bless this ministry:
~ Offer your faithful prayer
~ Mentor a student
~ Deliver a Sunday worship message
~ Invite a student to church
~ Sponsor a finals week survival bag
~ Provide a Sunday meal
~ Provide a monthly birthday cake
~ Provide a scholarship for R.O.C.
~ Provide support to attend Annual Conference
~ Organize a fundraiser
~ Host a student for a home-cooked meal
~ Donate your time and service
~ Make a financial donation
~ Accompany students on a mission trip
~ Lead a class to help students
discern their calling into ministry
~ Purchase an item from our Amazon Wishlist
~ Disciple a student, with our God Parent Ministry
We deeply appreciate all your loving support!
It greatly blesses the students and our ministry!
Great Crimson 1888