Sharing Our Stories

What’s the story of your encounter with Jesus? Sometimes He meets us in a quiet, simple moment, and sometimes He makes His presence known more powerfully. But no matter what the encounter looks like, we’re always changed in the presence of our Resurrected Savior....

Stronger Together

Raging fires throughout Northern California have taken many homes, creating smoke-filled air that chokes out oxygen, making every breath a labored chore, obscuring the sun, and has made life dangerous and miserable for months. One Free Methodist church, the Foothill...

Responding to God’s Calling

“When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.” – John Lewis   If you had told me over six years ago, when I entered the ordination journey, that this quote...

Picture the Kingdom

“I want you to picture My kingdom in Uniontown.” The words echoed around me during a time of prayer, an unmistakable message to my heart from the still, small voice of God. In that moment I thought I knew what those words meant. It seemed to me an invitation to step...

Intimacy … With Holy Love, Himself

“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them” (1 John 4:16). “Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame” (Psalm 34:5). As the North Michigan Conference’s Global Associate Prayer (GAP) missionary, my call is to...

Fruitful Urban Ministry Requires Community Partnerships

Governor George Ryan handed me the Illinois Excellence Award for Hillside Free Methodist Church’s Refugee Ministry. It was a proud moment for the church. Serving refugees in Chicago had never been about awards (though the church received many) but simply about...

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The Love Required of Us

Need More Books? Order Print Copies Order PDF Copies Watch A Discussion About “The Love Required of Us” Welcome The video links on this page are provided as a companion to “The Love Required of Us” by Liz Cornell. Visit the author’s...

“High Bar Discipleship”

“What is a disciple and how do we make one?” This question has been a blessing and a curse to many leaders in the church in the last few years. We are reaping the fruit of decades of attractional, consumer focused, seeker-sensitive, non-missional forms of “church”...

Setting the Bar

  I have become an avid golfer. For most of the past 20 years of my life, I played golf sparingly — something like 12 to 15 rounds a year. The bar I set for myself as a golfer during that time was relatively low. Scoring below 90 was “clearing the bar” for...