Image is courtesy of the Free Methodist Historical Center archives Wessington Springs circa 1923.

Image is courtesy of the Free Methodist Historical Center archives Wessington Springs circa 1923.

If you’re wondering who we are, what we believe and what we’re working toward, you’re in the right place. Find out what makes us uniquely Free Methodist.

Mission:

To love God, love people and make disciples.

Vision:

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:

Embrace All

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.

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Disciple Deeply

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.

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Cultivate Health

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.

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Develop Leaders

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.

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Multiply Ministries

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.

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Go Global

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.

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Honor Fruitfulness

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.

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Engage Urban

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.

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Partner Strong

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.

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Free to be Whole Brochure

We’ve created a brochure called Free to be Whole to help churches understand and implement these strategies. It also provides a great overview of what it means to be a Free Methodist.

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Your Story

Tell us how these strategies are being carried out in your life, church and community. Send your words, pictures and videos to us. We’ll be posting the stories we receive at fmcusa.org/yourstory.

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