The call to One Way through Clarity, Unity, and Culture.
In response to numerous national conversations with FM leaders at all levels, the bishops introduce: The Free Methodist Way: Five Values that Shape our Identity. No more identity crisis. These five values express the distinctives that set us apart from other faith families in the body of Christ.
Our bishops invite you to join us in creating a unique culture in every local church as you lead a disciples-making, mission-engaging congregation that embraces The Free Methodist Way as a way of life. We’re excited to share these resources with you.
Five Values that Shape our Identity
Read Introducing The Free Methodist Way by Bishop Keith Cowart.
Download the Discipleship + Conversation Guide: What if We Went A Way?
FREE METHODISTS are first and foremost a Kingdom people. Yet throughout church history God has raised up distinct movements like ours to enrich the larger body of Christ. . . We call it The Free Methodist Way.
FROM THE BEGINNING, GOD’S INTENT WAS TO HAVE A PEOPLE FROM EVERY NATION, culture and ethnicity, united in Christ and commissioned to carry out His work in the world.
LOVE IS THE WAY WE DEMONSTRATE GOD’S HEART FOR JUSTICE by valuing the image of God in all men, women, and children, acting with compassion toward the oppressed, resisting oppression, and stewarding Creation.
Bishops' Overview Video (23 min)
Hear from Bishops Keith Cowart, Matt Whitehead, and Linda Adams as they introduce and discuss The Free Methodist Way: Five Values that Shape our Identity.
Download The FM Way Design Pack
Graphics components (badges, logos, titles)
PDF and WORD documents