• 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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Pastor Tim Grimmett of the Open Door Community Church in Florissant, Missouri

Pastor: Pray for Ferguson

Pastor Tim Grimmett of the Open Door Community Church in Florissant, Missouri


The media depictions of Ferguson, Missouri, don’t reflect what life is like for many residents of this northern St. Louis suburb of 21,000 people, according to Pastor Tim Grimmett of the Open Door Community Church in neighboring Florissant.

The Open Door (previously known as the New Halls Ferry Free Methodist … Read more...

Bishop David Roller and Superintendent Ron Balzer

“Well Lived”- Lessons from Ron & Tammy Balzer

Bishop David Roller and Superintendent Ron Balzer


Ron and Tammy, along with their prized granddaughter Hayleigh, were caught, about 30 hours ago, in a horrific traffic accident. All three died, along with another person. The drama of the accident, the pathos of the fragility of life, sucks us in, wanting to rush to the headlines and scream out “Why?!” But if … Read more...

Ron and Tamra Balzer visit the Sea of Galilee in 2011. (Facebook.com)

Superintendent, Wife, Granddaughter Killed in Crash

Ron and Tamra Balzer visit the Sea of Galilee in 2011. (Facebook.com)

UPDATE: Click here for a tribute from Bishop David Roller with information on giving to the Balzer scholarship find. 

New South Conference Superintendent Ron Balzer and his wife, Conference Administrator Tamra Balzer, were killed Sunday evening (Aug. 10) during a collision on Interstate 75 near Valdosta, Georgia. According to news reports, the Balzers’ 3-year-old … 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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