• Read Phyllis’ firsthand account of her harrowing adventure. Her trust in her Savior and her fierce resolve will embolden your faith and enliven your spirit. This remarkable true story of God’s beloved daughter will challenge you, inspire you, and transform your Christian experience like no other. Click here to order.

  • Board of Bishops present their Vision and Multiplication plan. Click here to view the video series...

  • Our online bookstore features vital resources for Spanish-speaking pastors and leaders including a guide to Hispanic ministry in the 21st century and a new translation of B.T. Roberts’ “Ordaining Women.” Place your order here...

  • In “The Posterity Gospel,” David L. McKenna reveals how the management of spiritual wealth joins the management of financial wealth as the stewardship test of our generation. Click here to buy the book ...

  • God can use our pain to transform us and the people around us, but we often hide our past and try to forget our old hurts. In “Redeemed: The Power of a Single Story,” Pastor Kristy Hinds shares her powerful story of transformation and how God can use our stories to unleash His healing on the world. Click here to Pre-order your book today ...


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5 Ways to Engage the 20-Somethings in Your Church


There has been a lot of talk about the underrepresentation of millennials in churches today. While this generation (those born between 1980-2000) account for 22% of the U.S. population, they only account for 10% of our church population. Many believe this discrepancy is unique to the millennial generation, but research shows the underrepresentation of this age group may actually … Read more...


Preparing to Multiply

Detroit was once synonymous with wealth, power, ingenuity and expansion, but that eventually changed.

“It’s also a city that saw its wealth and influence erode into utter ruin and bankruptcy. Once thriving neighborhoods fell abandoned to decay and despair,” said Michael Forney, the Southern Michigan Conference’s assistant superintendent of leadership and multiplication, who added that Detroit’s story hasn’t ended with decline. “Detroit has grit. Detroit … Read more...


Prayer Summit Launches National Intercessors Network

The Free Methodist Church’s third National Prayer Summit proved to be the largest yet, and it launched the National Intercessors Network to bring the Free Methodist community together “in hearing what God is saying, and responding across our land in unified prayer.” This new network was detailed near the end of the Feb. 22–24 summit that focused on the theme of “Prayer & Community Transformation.”… Read more...


On Haiti and Africa

As last week wound down, and then over the weekend, we all heard reports of disparaging remarks about the nation of Haiti and certain unnamed African countries. These reports have sparked many different kinds of responses from people of different faiths and no faith, different political leanings, and different tones.

The Free Methodist Church commits to viewing the world and its peoples through eyes and … Read more...

Respond to the Crisis in Myanmar

The humanitarian crisis in Rakhine state of Myanmar against the Rohingya people is of epic proportions not too far removed from the numbers and brutality of tribal conflict in central Africa (Rwanda, Burundi and Congo) of yesteryear and the terrible plight of Syrian and Iraqi refugees of recent and present times. People are being killed, displaced, tortured, raped, beaten and abused at every level. The … Read more...


Jamie Hamilton | 1962-2017

Free Methodist World Ministries Center employee Jamie Rae Sering Hamilton, 55, of Brownsburg, Indiana, went home to the loving arms of Jesus on December 28, 2017, after a brave battle with breast cancer.  It was a peaceful passing, surrounded by family and close friends.

Jamie edited the Yearbook, administered the John Wesley Seminary Foundation grants, and served as the loans liaison with Free Methodist-affiliated universities … Read more...

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Venice Celebrates 40 Years of Miyabe Ministry


The Venice Free Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California, recently celebrated Senior Pastor Jim and Suzanne Miyabe’s four decades of service.

The Miyabes have led a fruitful period of ministry for this resilient congregation, which started out way before World War II but then had to regroup and start from scratch to minister to the many lost and confused but hardworking farm … Read more...


Meet Mark Dowley

Mark Dowley is the new chief operating officer of the Free Methodist Church – USA. Dowley — who served the last nine and a half years as the conference business administrator for the Southern Michigan Conference — took office Jan. 1 following the retirement of Larry Roberts.

“I’ve been Free Methodist all my life. My grandfather on my mom’s side was a pastor in the … Read more...

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The Day of My Kidnapping

On Feb. 23, 2015, Phyllis Sortor was kidnapped by gangsters while at a Christian school in Nigeria. Sortor’s abduction and eventual release made international news, but the full story is just now being told through the release of Sortor’s new book, “The Kidnapping of an American Missionary: One Woman’s Story of Courage and Conviction Under Fire.” Here is an exclusive excerpt.

My friend Ruth drives …


Film to Share Women Pastors’ Experiences

Free Methodists gather for a group photo at a Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy conference.


Roberta Mosier-Peterson — the senior pastor of Oakdale Free Methodist Church in Jackson, Kentucky —  is working to turn her Northeastern Seminary doctoral dissertation into “Lived Experience,” a documentary film covering the ministry experiences of women pastors.

In May 2016, Mosier-Peterson finished her dissertation that details common ministry … Read more...


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...


Rwandan Free Methodists Celebrate 75 Years


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 …

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