To love God, love people and make disciples.
To bring wholeness to the world through healthy biblical communities of holy people multiplying disciples, leaders, groups and churches.
Our bishops have created nine strategies to help us achieve our vision. Starting in March, we’ll explore these strategies through this website and live Vision Casts from our bishops. Along with information about each strategy, we’re including relevant resources for you and your church.
Strategies and Schedule:
We will place the same priority on discipling and serving as we do on our services of worship. By valuing and measuring holiness, service and obedience, we will increase the fruitfulness of the good news in our communities.
We will improve our reach to the poor and disenfranchised and create a normalcy for multicultural ministry by rewarding and celebrating churches that minister to the hurting, broken and people unlike themselves.
We will increase Free Methodist church planting and ministry in U.S. urban centers by developing lasting ministries and local leaders that multiply themselves throughout our cities.
August 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. EDT and 7 p.m. PDT – Vision Cast at fmcusa.org/live
During this broadcast, the Board of Bishops outlined their vision for three strategies: train and develop leaders, multiply ministries, and partner with others.
We will raise up godly and competent leaders who support our vision and passionately make disciples. We will identify these leaders within our churches and provide opportunities for recruitment, internship and service.
We will increase multiplication of disciples, leaders, groups, churches and ministries by highlighting exemplary leaders and by changing the way our churches view and report growth.
October 6, 2013 at 7 p.m. EDT and 7 p.m. PDT – Vision Cast at fmcusa.org/live
During this broadcast, the Board of Bishops discussed the three strategies from the August 2013 Vision Cast with a panel of Free Methodists.
We will encourage partnerships with like-minded ministries. These mutually beneficial relationships give us unified voice on social and spiritual issues, as well as more focused skills to fulfill our mission and vision.
January 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. EST and 7 p.m. PST – Vision Cast at fmcusa.org/live
During this broadcast, the Board of Bishops outlined their vision for three strategies: emphasize church health, reward fruitfulness, and connect the global church.
We will work to improve the health of every local church by creating measurable expectations and regular assessments. We will create and utilize training materials that focus on church health.
We will increase the number of growing and fruitful Free Methodist churches by encouraging and aiding successful leaders and their ministries. We will tell the story of these ministries to the rest of the denomination.
We will increase the global and local influence of our churches by encouraging engagement with worldwide ministries and helping churches to better impact their communities.
(Coming in March 2014)