Puppets entertain children during the Takin

Thousands Served 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 and service agencies pooled their resources to provide for the poor and needy of … Read more...

Emily Wagler shares about her experiences at FMYC 2014. (Photo courtesy of David Turner)

Called at FMYC

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.

Emily Wagler shares about her experiences at FMYC 2014. (Photo courtesy of David Turner)

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

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 every Thursday morning. Willett and his team partnered with … Read more...

Isabella County Restoration House

by Hope Brookens

In the beginning of 2013, our church — Central Michigan Free Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant, Michigan — was approached by Isabella County Restoration House (ICRH) about attempts at opening a homeless shelter in Isabella County.

ICRH is a nonprofit organization that has been behind the scenes for years prior, trying time and time again to get some sort of shelter for … Read more...

Wilmore FMC Builds People and Buildings

Article Written by: Martha Evans Sparks

After several years of pencil chewing, prayer, planning and patient giving and saving (we now have about $2 million in our piggy bank), Wilmore [KY] FMC is digging a hole in the ground. We hope it will become a new building with more space for our church to grow and help others.

“Honestly, I don’t get tremendously excited about … Read more...

Embracing All in Shreveport

About the Author

This story was submitted by Ronnie Hampton, pastor at New Vision Community Church-Shreveport. Ronnie’s vision and the church’s ministry in the Shreveport area provides a great example of the Free Methodist strategies to “Engage Urban” and “Embrace All“.

Embracing All in Shreveport

By: Ronnie Hampton
After a great focused and informative Gulf Coast Annual Conference, Bishop David and … Read more...

Hope Clinic International

About the Author

This story was submitted by Marilyn Bahena, a retired hospital chaplain who currently attends Detroit Hispanic House Church. Her story is a great example of how to “Go Global

Translating for Hope


I’m a retired hospital chaplain. I recently interpreted for a wonderful group of physicians and nurses from Hope Clinic International as they provided medical care in Jesus’ name … Read more...

Fruitful Church Plants

About The Author

Brian Warth is the founding pastor of Chapel for Change, a multi-ethnic, city-focused church that is a catalyst of restoration and an instrument of God to impact the world with the Gospel.


This is an inspirational story, a big story within the Free Methodist Family.

Light & Life North Long Beach has been on the front lines of church planting for … Read more...

Leadership Development in the Church?

About the Author
Kelli Wommack directs SERVE Ministries and Leadership Development at Christ Community Church in Columbus, GA. They’ve started Led to Lead to encourage and strengthen church leaders in the greater Columbus area.


Leadership Development can sound so corporate, so theoretical, so…like something else to add to our already full plates of ministry. That’s what many churches think.

And so it was with our Read more...

Take the Plunge

Take the Plunge

About the Author
Bec Dawborn is the director of Urban Plunge, a cross-denominational ministry focused on mobilizing young people to engage urban areas. She writes:


Not once but twice, the youth from the Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church have traded in their weekends of relaxing and enjoying their comfortable nights in front of the television to take the Plunge out of the suburbs and … Read more...