• A Free Methodist pastor’s family is starring in its own reality television show on popular cable network HGTV. Learn more about the Hatmakers.

  • Read about General Conference 2015 in the latest issue of Light & Life Magazine. Read more!

  • More than 52,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since last fall as they flee violence. Here’s how an evangelical coalition encourages you to respond.

  • In conjunction with General Conference 2015, church members from ages 13 and up will have the option to serve on a six-day mission trip in Florida or Caribbean destinations. Click here for more information!

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LLM: September 2014

Let’s Meet at GC15

Other than a one-day visit in the 1990s to see relatives, I had never attended a general conference until 2011 despite being a Free Methodist for most of my life. I assumed general conference mainly consisted of boring business meetings.

As a new denominational employee, I expected to be busy during General Conference 2011, but I didn’t expect to have my … Read more...

When Fellowship Becomes More Than a Potluck

I hadn’t been out of the country before, but here I was in November 2011 at 25 years old, headed to a communist country with Monacrest Free Methodist Church of Monaca, Pennsylvania. I’d been on plenty of mission trips with the church I grew up in, but those had been to the small town of Salt Lick, Kentucky — never as far as this and … Read more...

The University and the Church

Alliance Niyukuri graduated with Hope Africa University’s first class of medical doctors. (Photo by Jason Archer)

As a churchman and an educator, I look often at the relationship we at Hope Africa University enjoy with the Free Methodist Church of Burundi. I believe there is a fruitful synergy, some of which can only be intuited and not measured.

The foundational fact is the Hope Africa …

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How to Help People Fleeing ISIS

ISIS Response: Bishop Thomas from Light & Life Communications on Vimeo.

The rise of the Islamic State terrorist group (commonly known as ISIS or ISIL) has resulted in persecution and beheadings of Christians and created a refugee crisis in the Middle East.

Praying for Syrian Refugees.

Bishop Matthew Thomas said that Free Methodists in Jordan and other parts of the Middle East are responding … Read more...

Pastor Darwin Mowat and his wife, Joan Mowat, of the Lighthouse FMC in Barryton, Mich., join in worship during Starting Strong.

Pastors Start Strong

Pastor Darwin Mowat and his wife, Joan Mowat, of the Lighthouse FMC in Barryton, Michigan, join in worship during Starting Strong.

New Free Methodist Church – USA pastors connected with bishops and each other Sept. 8–10 during the Starting Strong Conference in Indianapolis.

“Monday afternoon, there was a real sense of excitement as the pastors arrived. There was a sense of hope to build lasting … Read more...


Ebola Outbreak: Pray for West Africa

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Free Methodist World Missions Africa Area Director Mike Reynen requests increased prayer for our churches in Liberia and Guinea, where the Ebola crisis is severe.

The Free Methodist Church’s Liberia leader reported his next-door neighbor died last week from the virus. News media have also reported many who have non-Ebola illnesses are unable to get needed care, either because of concerns their illness resembles … Read more...

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Puppets entertain children during the Takin

Thousands Served in Shreveport

Puppets entertain children during the Takin’ It to the Streets Inc. event in Shreveport.

The Takin’ It to the Streets Inc. team in Shreveport, Louisiana, ministered July 19 to about 2,500 Shreveport-Bossier City residents with items of necessity and resource information to improve residents’ quality of life and to build strong spiritual foundations. The host was the Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant annex, Orleans Field, where 150 ministries … Read more...

Emily Wagler shares about her experiences at FMYC 2014. (Photo courtesy of David Turner)

Called at FMYC

Emily Wagler shares about her experiences at FMYC 2014. (Photo courtesy of David Turner)

Emily Wagler wrote this testimony and shared it with the Hillsdale (Michigan) Free Methodist Church following her trip to the Free Methodist Youth Conference 2014 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

God accomplished some amazing things at FMYC. I can’t thank the HFM church enough for all of your support making it possible … Read more...

Second Location Launched for Job Club

These people recently completed a Steps to Employment course.

It was just over three years ago that Mark Willett, church delegate from King’s Church (Penwortham Free Methodist Church) responded to Bishop David Roller’s call at the U.K. Annual Conference to take risks and try out new things to reach our communities. After pioneering the area’s first church-based work club in October 2011 in Penwortham meeting … Read more...

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