Empowering and Leading Volunteers

My Volunteers Aren’t Committed Leadership has one frustrating ingredient: people. You can be the champion of the vision. It can be directly from God. But you can’t do it without people. And people can be tricky to corral. There are going to be times in leadership...

Celebrating Volunteers and Helping Them Thrive

Long before I was a pastor, my experience with church ministry was that of a volunteer. Growing up in the FMC as a pastor’s kid, I helped with a little bit of everything–from teaching CLC and singing in choirs, to painting on church workdays. My first pastoral...

Living Bravely, Vulnerably and Hopefully

Alyssa Galios lost her husband, Nick Magnotti, to cancer at age 27 when their daughter was only nine months old. While facing intense struggles and doubts, she eventually found renewed faith in God along with an unexpected relationship with one of Nick’s longtime...

FM:Infuse Director Shares Insights on Youth Ministry

Zach Fleming is the new director of FM:Infuse, the national youth ministry effort of the Free Methodist Church – USA, but he’s not new to youth ministry or the challenges that youth pastors and volunteer youth leaders face. “There was this feeling, especially when I...

“I Always Called Out to God”

The Rev. Dr. Sheila Houston has been interviewed on national television and on the stages of megachurches. Her expertise and courage have attracted the attention of politicians, journalists and scholars. But Houston’s early life occurred far from the spotlight. She...

Loving God and Building Hope

A focus on prayer and love recently led the Crossing Free Methodist Church to turn its vacant parsonage into an emergency shelter for people facing homelessness in Shiawassee County, Michigan, and it didn’t take long for word to spread. The Crossing’s efforts to...