The Penn York District
The Penn York District is one of 24 districts in the North American Conference of the Wesleyan Church, and is comprised of 79 local churches across Central New York, as well as the Northern Tier and western half of Pennsylvania.
Our district is comprised of large and small churches, urban and rural, with many in existence for over 100 years and some less than a year old! All united around the mission to make disciples that make disciples and plant new churches, until we have a transforming presence in every zip code in our region.
The eastern border of the district runs from the northern most corner of Jefferson County, NY on the St. Lawrence River, south into the state of Pennsylvania. The boundary then continues south along the eastern border of Susquehanna County, PA and then heads west, along the southern borders of Susquehanna, Bradford, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties to U.S. Route 15. The district boundary then follows U.S. Route 15 south to the Pennsylvania-Maryland state line, at which point it turns to follow the Pennsylvania state line to the southwestern corner of the state. The district boundary then turns north, following the state border with Ohio to Lake Erie, following along Lake Erie to the New York state line. The boundary then follows the NY State border south and east to the western border of McKean County, where it runs south along the western border of McKean County, and then east along the southern borders of McKean and Potter Counties. The district boundary then follows the western border of Tioga County to the New York state line, extending north to the Rochester area and Lake Ontario, which also serves as a natural, northern boundary.
The Penn York District exists to glorify God and empower local churches to raise up disciples that make disciples and churches that multiply themselves.
Developing effective pastors and local church leaders
Cultivating healthy, growing, multiplying churches
Planting multiplying churches
Our Core Values
A commitment to holiness of heart and life
The Authority of Scripture
A commitment to the Word of God as absolute truth
Reliance on the Holy Spirit
A commitment to Spirit-led and empowered ministry
A commitment to making disciples that make disciples
A commitment to helping churches start new life cycles
A commitment to multiplying disciples, gatherings and churches
A commitment to releasing believers for ministry and multiplication
A commitment to the district team of pastors and churches
A commitment to creativity, innovation, and adaptability
A commitment to continued growth and development