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Free to Be

free Children’s ministry curriculum and resources about our History and identity as the free methodist church

This curriculum is designed for Free Methodist churches to use to teach children what it means to be a Christian in the Free Methodist Church. Each lesson focuses on one aspect of our denomination’s identity and history. These four lessons could be used for a 4-8 week focused time of teaching, as stand-alone lessons, or to supplement any curriculum or event. (For example, you may choose to use Lesson 2 (Free to be Equal) on Freedom Sunday.) We also tried to jam pack these lessons with lots of ideas for you to use any time throughout the year to create opportunities for your children and their families to engage in learning and serving.

Written by:
Bethany Abbott, Monee Free Methodist Church
Anne Class, Wesley Free Methodist Church
Elizabeth Goodberry, Light and Life Free Methodist Church
Katie Sawade Hall, Community of the Savior Free Methodist Church, 2019

lesson one

Jesus made a way for us to be friends with God forever.

Key Lesson Element:
The Story of John Wesley
Core Scriptures:
Psalm 130; Romans 5:1-11; James 1:18-22

lesson two

God values all people.

Key Lesson Element:
The Story of B.T. Roberts and the beginning of the Free Methodist Church
Core Scriptures:
Genesis 1:27; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 2:11-16,19; John 17:21-23

lesson three

The Holy Spirit helps us honor God with our whole lives.

Key Lesson Element:
The Stories of Phoebe Palmer and Emma Ray
Core Scriptures:
Romans 12:1; Acts 2:1-4; Deuteronomy 6:4-9

lesson four

Jesus calls us to be his hands and feet.

Key Lesson Element:
Stories of Contemporary Free Methodists
Core Scriptures:
Philippians 2:1-11; Micah 6:8

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download lesson two

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download lesson three

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download lesson four

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