The Insider Approach to Ministry

By Darrell Whiteman, Vice President for Mission Mobilization and Training, and Resident Missiologist, The Mission Society The events of September 11, 2001, put Muslims on our radar screen like never before. As a result, Christians have no shortage of opinions concerning how we should react to Muslims today. The question of whether or not a […]

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Hope

Anna Henry left her home in Washington State in March 2014 to minister to Spain. Anna is working with Josh and Susy Fajardo, assisting the Rivas-Vaciamadria FMC with youth, worship and compassion ministries. In addition she is providing leadership and support to the LOGOS Study Abroad Program. Anna is the daughter of Mike and Shelley Henry, former missionaries […]

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Free Methodists Rebuild after Typhoon

BY JEFF FINLEY In the months since Typhoon Haiyan — one of the largest storms in recorded history — struck Southeast Asia last November and displaced millions of people, the international news coverage has nearly disappeared but the rebuilding continues. Relief and rebuilding efforts have received a significant boost from more than $145,000 in donations through […]

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Celebrating Ten Fruitful Years as Venezuela Superintendent

BY PAUL OLVER Casto Rojas Brito trained as a medical doctor, specializing in pediatrics. But God called him to be a pastor, working for the growth and health of disciples, leaders and churches. Casto became a Christian as an adult through the ministry of To God Be the Glory Free Methodist Church in Maturin, Venezuela. Then pastor and […]

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Connecting with God’s Heart for the World

BRAD BUTTON FMWM Missions Mobilizer At General Conference 2007, I came to a fork in the road on my faith journey. Indian Bishop John Gollapalli spoke, reminding us of God’s collective call to all the nations and encouraging us to let our imaginations go free with the help of the Holy Spirit. It was a […]

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Community Church Planting (CCP)

BY SHIRISH AHALEY Asia Pacific FM Missions Association (APFMMA) and leaders from FM South East Asia gathered for the first training in Community Church Planting (CCP) in Bangkok in March 2011. Key resource person Bruce Bennett from One Mission Society (OMS) introduced CCP. Movement: With a phenomenal record of initiating nearly 25,000 new churches in […]

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Militant or Person of Peace?

BY MEGAN It’s easy for us to forget that Saul’s Damascus Road conversion (Acts 9) took place in a land – Syria – which is today amidst deep civil war. Images on our evening news show us the modern setting for this biblical story in which Saul encountered Jesus and came to know Ananias, a Christian disciple […]

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Accomplished by the Cross

I need Lent for reasons not unique, but common to all who desire the company of Jesus. I forget the way of the cross that Christ trod for me, or at least I allow that way to recede into the background, even though the call is to take up the cross daily. Forgetting almost always […]

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The Confusion of Today

BY RICK IRELAND “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,”  Jeremiah 29:11. Sometimes when I think about these words of Jeremiah I find some doubt creeping into my thoughts. Does that ever happen to […]

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To the Bush for Prayer

BY MIKE REYNEN, AFRICA AREA DIRECTOR Pastor Dosseh (Togo) told me that he went to the “bush” for prayer with his pastors. When he mentioned it on another occasion, I wondered what they actually do and asked if they could plan one of these prayer times when I was in Togo for a visit. He […]

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Sign Up Now to Participate in Freedom Sunday 03.09.14

1 – Prepare Prepare for Freedom Sunday by going to the Freedom Sunday page on the Set Free Movement website. Register, download the bulletin insert, and learn about the projects. Register Now 2 – Participate Create a meaningful experience for your church, youth group or small group. Whether you spend five minutes or five weeks, it’s about […]

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I Want to Be that Man

BY AL MELLINGER Nikolai has a passion for God and belief that his people can make a difference in their society.” Meeting Bishop Nikolai Vasilev you would not know he is the lead pastor of the largest Roma Church in Bulgaria. He is quiet and unassuming, and yet cares for and loves his people very […]

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A Great Light of Hope in the Darkness

BY MATT SAUDER – January 9, 2014 I’m sitting here in the airport in Yangon, Myanmar, waiting to depart.  I am filled with great sorrow and a burden for the world. I’ve seen the great poverty that floods the streets of Myanmar, and I’ve seen the extreme oppression of religions and politics during my time here. […]

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Freedom Sunday Is Coming

Freedom Sunday is coming March 9! What is Freedom Sunday? It’s a Sunday to focus on the issue of modern slavery / human trafficking. Participating in Freedom Sunday may involve a special prayer emphasis, an entire service dedicated to the issue, or many other possibilities. The goals are to: Raise Awareness about the problem of […]

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Liberia – The Impact of a Pastor’s Training

The Free Methodist work in Liberia started in 1998. Like most kingdom efforts over time there have been ups and downs, but one of the most transformative periods of the Free Methodist work occurred when we had missionaries in Liberia who brought training to pastors. When trained, some pastors took that same teaching to other […]

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God Positioning His People

by Brad Button and David Yardy The migration of peoples is a global phenomenon taking place in Asia, Latin America, Africa, North America and Europe. It is a reality right next door to us. For the privileged, moving is a choice. For the harassed and vulnerable, relocation is forced on them. For some, moving to […]

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