• The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today, denying a request from the Justice Department to allow President Obama’s Executive Order on immigration to go into effect pending appeal. Read the Free Methodist Church Leader's response.

  • Read about Loving God in the latest issue of Light + Life Magazine. Read more!

  • There’s nothing more important than loving God. Make that your primary goal, come what may. Read more!

  • Cities are so significant — and destined to grow in importance — that if we do not reach the cities, we will not reach America or the world. Read more!

  • God wants us to see the world from His perspective and use our hearts, heads and hands to reach more people with the good news of Jesus Christ. Read more!

  • When we can’t comprehend what God is doing, we have to take our eyes off the gift and focus instead on the Giver. Read more!

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Immigration Decision By Federal Appeals Court Brings Response From Free Methodist Leaders

On May 26th the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, denying a request from the Justice Department to allow President Obama’s Executive Order on immigration to go into effect pending appeal. The Executive Order would have provided a means by which approximately 5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States could have applied for programs to ease deportation threats. The ruling means that the … Read more...

I Live in Baltimore

BY BISHOP DAVID ROLLER

Baltimore. I live here. You don’t need me to regurgitate here everything the news outlets have been broadcasting. Yes, there has been a systematic acceptance of excessive police force in the city. It’s documented by dozens of court verdicts. Yes, there are dangerous sectors of the city dominated by gangs; sectors where white people drive in the evenings to buy their recreation … Read more...

People in Kathmandu Valley respond amid the damage of the April 25 earthquake. (Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi, UNDP Nepal/Creative Commons 2.0)

How to Help Nepal After Earthquake

People in Kathmandu Valley respond amid the damage of the April 25 earthquake. (Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi, UNDP Nepal/Creative Commons 2.0)

UPDATE: Free Methodist World Missions released the following statement May 12 in the Missions Hotline:

Please remember to pray for Nepal where more strong earthquakes occurred today, Tuesday, May 12. Today’s quakes (the strongest a 7.3) killed at least 40 people. The death toll… Read more...

Valley Academy to Equip Church Planters

Valley Church would like to present a unique training opportunity at the Valley Academy in Preston, United Kingdom, starting in September 2015. This Free Methodist Church in the U.K. congregation’s heart and vision is to “empower a new generation,” and seeing each person’s God-given potential fulfilled by being part of a dynamic and authentic local church is something that excites Valley Church. The church believes that … Read more...

Summit Launches Prayer Movement

Blaire Paubel prays at the National Prayer Summit. (Photo by Marvin Gray)

BY JEFF FINLEY AND MARK CRAWFORD

Greenville, Illinois, isn’t normally a spring break destination, but 175 people from 22 states met there March 19–21. They saw farm fields instead of the beach, but they came to seek partnership with the Son rather than partying in the sun.

“Prayer is the primary means by … Read more...

Missionary Phyllis Sortor shares her story with Lead Pastor Blake Wood at First Free Methodist Church in Seattle.

Phyllis Sortor Shares About Her Abduction and Release

Missionary Phyllis Sortor shares her story with Lead Pastor Blake Wood at First Free Methodist Church in Seattle.

Free Methodist missionary Phyllis Sortor’s Feb. 23 abduction in Nigeria made international news, but she didn’t go to the cable news networks for her first in-depth interview since her March 6 release and subsequent return to the United States.

Instead, Sortor answered questions from Blake Wood, … Read more...

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Winona Lake Celebrates Past While Moving Forward

A choir of pastors sings during the Winona Lake Free Methodist Church’s anniversary celebration. (Photo by Sarah Wadkins)

BY MINDI GRIESER CROMWELL

Established first in the homes of Free Methodist Publishing House personnel during the 1930s, the Winona Lake (Indiana) Free Methodist Church has a long and significant history both within the Wabash Conference and the wider Free Methodist Church.

An iconic place within Free Methodism, … Read more...

‘Biggest Loser’ Finalist Sonya Jones to Speak at Greenville College



Greenville College is delighted to welcome 1996 GC alumna and former Lady Panther Sonya Jones onto campus on Monday, May 4.

She will speak at 9:30 a.m. (CDT) in Whitlock Music Center during chapel about her journey of physical and spiritual transformation while competing on Season 16 of NBC’s reality weight-loss show, “The Biggest Loser.” At 10:30 a.m., following her chapel address, there will be … Read more...

Austin New Church holds its Easter celebration under an overpass. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Contreras)

Easter Under the Overpass

Austin New Church holds its Easter celebration under an overpass. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Contreras)

Instead of a traditional Easter church service, Austin New Church took its Easter service to the streets under the Interstate 35 overpass near Seventh and Eighth streets.

“Every Easter, it’s our favorite time of the year. Instead of having a regular worship service, we close the doors, come down here, … Read more...

This photo was taken of Bethel Worship Center — a Free Methodist preaching point in Tulsa, Oklahoma — before tornadoes hit the area.

Church Damaged in Oklahoma Storms

This photo was taken of Bethel Worship Center — a Free Methodist preaching point in Tulsa, Oklahoma — before tornadoes hit the area.

Bethel Worship Center in Tulsa is looking for another place to worship on Palm Sunday after becoming one of many buildings to receive damage from severe storms — including tornadoes — that hit Oklahoma on Wednesday, March 25.

“Their sanctuary is soaked … Read more...

Missionary Phyllis Sortor Has Been Released

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We thank God Phyllis Sortor, Free Methodist missionary to Nigeria, was safely released today, Friday, March 6, early evening Nigeria time, into the care of authorities and Free Methodist Church leaders. She had been abducted February 23. We are deeply grateful to all who prayed for Phyllis’ safe return.

Phyllis, age 71, has devoted many years to the people of Africa, a land … Read more...

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Bob Haslam | 1928–2015

Robert Bruce Haslam, 86, died Jan. 28 after a brief illness. Haslam served the Free Methodist Church – USA in many capacities for more than 50 years: pastor of churches in the Midwest and on the West Coast, missionary to the Philippines and longtime Free Methodist World Missions executive. For tens of thousands of magazine readers and countless freelance writers, he was known as Bob … Read more...

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