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Hurricane Irma Update: Pray and Give

Free Methodists across the United States are praying for residents of the areas affected by Hurricane Irma and giving through the Bishops’ Crisis Response Fund to support relief efforts.

“In most parts of the state, the power is back on.  Cape Coral was back online this past Friday evening, and just 30 minutes ago Pastor Juan Grullon from Orlando First reported that power has been … Read more...

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Free Methodists Provide Harvey Relief

The Bishops’ Crisis Response Fund is supporting Free Methodist relief teams to become the hands and feet of Jesus to Texas residents suffering from the flooding and other devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey — the strongest storm to hit the U.S. mainland in more than a decade.

“The Free Methodist family has the opportunity to pray, give and go to Texas just as we do … Read more...

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In the Wake of Hurricane Harvey, Pray and Give

The world is familiar with natural disasters. We often see them from afar. The Bishops’ Crisis Response Fund was created to assist our ministry family and bring much needed relief to those impacted most by the disaster. Hurricane Harvey has wrought devastation on our shores in the U.S., and though we are not able to assist all, we are here to help those close to … Read more...

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Oakdale Educates in Christ-Centered Community

BY CHRISTIANA LONG

I’ve been a Free Methodist my whole life, and I am still discovering wonderful ministries in our denomination. A good example of this is Oakdale Christian Academy, the only Free Methodist boarding school in North America. If you have never heard of Oakdale, I suggest you boot up your laptop or grab your cell phone to check out its website. Or just … Read more...

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From Broken to Beautiful

Jeff Baxter, the lead pastor of River Church in Lakewood, Colorado, has written for top Christian publisher Zondervan with books aimed at specific groups such as Christians attending college, but his forthcoming Light & Life Publishing book, “From Broken to Beautiful,” has a much wider target audience — “anyone who cares about the local church.”

“I have seen my share of brokenness in … Read more...

Our Bishops’ Statement on Charlottesville

Free Methodists have a mission to love God, love people and make disciples of all nations. We love and embrace all people as we seek to bring wholeness to the world through healthy biblical communities of holy people. Our denomination’s founders spoke and acted against the institution of slavery while also opposing class distinction, and we continue that legacy of opposing racism in the midst … Read more...

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Partnership Provides Lunch With Dignity

The Olive Branch Mission serves takeout lunches with dignity through a partnership with Starbucks, Feeding America and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

As the Chicago Tribune’s Samantha Bomkamp recently reported, the partnership gives homeless Chicagoans an upgrade to the brown-bag lunch sandwich that homeless shelters typically offer guests as they leave each morning. Olive Branch receives unsold sandwiches and salads each night from Starbucks’ Mercato … Read more...

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Rwandan Free Methodists Celebrate 75 Years

BY BISHOP JOAB LOHARA

It was indeed one of the most impressive celebrations in the Free Methodist Church worldwide. More than 10,000 Free Methodists gathered at the football (soccer) ground in the outskirts of Kibogora Township by Lake Kivu on Aug. 13 to proclaim 75 years of God’s goodness and blessings on the Free Methodist Church in Rwanda.

A grand parade led by a Free … Read more...

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Podcast Uncovers the Church’s Layers

BY CHRISTIANA LONG

Members of the Free Methodist Church are part of a larger family that connects them with people all over the world.

However, Josh Avery — the pastor of student ministries at Freedom Church in New Middletown, Ohio, and the men’s discipleship manager at Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley in Youngstown, Ohio —  noticed a need. He realized that although individual Free Methodists … Read more...

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Meet the Chaplains

The Free Methodist Church – USA recently endorsed four chaplains: Assefa W. Gezu, Maria T. McKiernan, William G. Rushik and M. Jay Vincent.

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On April 19, Bishop David Kendall approved Gezu (pictured above) of Antioch, Tennessee, for endorsement as a U.S. Air Force chaplain. Gezu, a native of Ethiopia, is an elder of the Free Methodist Church in Southern California.

He received … Read more...

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Author Reveals Biblical Connections

In a new book, Free Methodist Elder Janet White helps Christians discover the significance of the Old Testament and the unifying themes of the entire Bible.

“I’ve always liked the Old Testament, and I think, unfortunately, many Christians don’t read it except maybe for the Psalms,” White said in an interview. “I really feel like the Bible is one book, one story — God’s story … Read more...

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Central Welcomes New Admissions Director

As the new director of admissions, Joel Figgs will be focusing on increasing student enrollment at Central Christian College of Kansas. He will be overseeing the application and acceptance processes for incoming traditional students, and will model Central’s Fit Four philosophy (fit heart, fit mind, fit soul, fit body) in his everyday duties.

Prior to Central, Figgs served as the vice president for enrollment … Read more...

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