Uniquely Free Methodist

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Keeping on the Way to All

“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:23–24).

I knew a girl in college whose response to most any conversation was: “That’s just how I am.” Whether spoken … Read more…

The Cost of Private Pain

It was an ordinary Wednesday. I was face down, lying prostrate, on the cold tile floor in the church bathroom. I heard someone open the door. I mumbled something in response as the woman asked why I was on the floor in the first place. I was feeling too sick to move, and the cold tile felt good against my throbbing head and sweaty body. … Read more…

The Fruitful, Spirit-Led Life

Have you ever wished you were more patient, more loving and kind, or more self-controlled? The Holy Spirit is the answer.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22). These qualities result from being indwelt and led by the Holy Spirit.

Sometimes we say or do things … Read more…

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Image is courtesy of National Latino Evangelical Coalitio.

How to Help Child Immigrants

Free Methodists care about marginalized people because Jesus cares about them. In fact, He identifies so closely with them that He says we serve Him when we serve them (Matthew 25:31–46). From the beginning of our movement, we have passionately sought to follow Jesus, no matter the consequences. The freedom celebrated in our name provides powerful incentive for responding to the immigration crisis

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Nikita Odnoralov of Everfound sings at FMYC2014. (Photo by Jeff Finley)

A Generation Commissioned at FMYC 2014


“God still says, ‘Let there be light.’”

These were some of the final words spoken at FMYC 2014 by Eugene Parker as a solitary bulb illuminated the room once again, just as it had four nights earlier.

As quickly as it had begun, the Free Methodist Youth Conference of 2014 ended with another visual reminder that we are the light of the … Read more…

Communion is taken near the close of the Tuesday, July 8, service.

FMYC Deepens Faith, Connections


The most important moment of the Free Methodist Youth Conference may have occurred Tuesday evening (July 8) when teens stood up throughout the Lincoln Center auditorium and expressed newfound faith in Jesus Christ.

“The love of God for you is more than I can explain. The love of God over your life will never go away,” speaker Phil Manginelli told the new … Read more…

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Isabella County Restoration House

by Hope Brookens

In the beginning of 2013, our church — Central Michigan Free Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant, Michigan — was approached by Isabella County Restoration House (ICRH) about attempts at opening a homeless shelter in Isabella County.

ICRH is a nonprofit organization that has been behind the scenes for years prior, trying time and time again to get some sort of shelter for … Read more…

Wilmore FMC Builds People and Buildings

Article Written by: Martha Evans Sparks

After several years of pencil chewing, prayer, planning and patient giving and saving (we now have about $2 million in our piggy bank), Wilmore [KY] FMC is digging a hole in the ground. We hope it will become a new building with more space for our church to grow and help others.

“Honestly, I don’t get tremendously excited about … Read more…

Embracing All in Shreveport

About the Author

This story was submitted by Ronnie Hampton, pastor at New Vision Community Church-Shreveport. Ronnie’s vision and the church’s ministry in the Shreveport area provides a great example of the Free Methodist strategies to “Engage Urban” and “Embrace All“.

Embracing All in Shreveport

By: Ronnie Hampton
After a great focused and informative Gulf Coast Annual Conference, Bishop David and … Read more…

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