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.
Bishops Linda, Keith and Matt 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.
Read Christ-Compelled Multiplication by Bishop Keith Cowart. Engage with the accompanying discussion guide.
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST — the message He proclaimed, the life He lived, and the ministry He modeled — set into motion a redemptive movement destined to fill the whole earth.
Read Life-Giving Holiness by Bishop Linda Adams and Download the accompanying discipleship guides. (part 1, 2, 3, and 4)
GOD’S CALL TO HOLINESS was never meant to be a burden, but a gift that liberates us for life that is truly life by delivering us from the destructive power of sin.
Read “Cross-Cultural Collaboration” by Bishop Linda Adams and engage with the accompanying discussion guide in two parts (Part 1 – Part 2)
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.
Read Love-Driven Justice by Bishop Matt Whitehead, and Download the accompanying discipleship materials (part 1, 2, 3, and 4)
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.
Read “The Bible, Our True Home” by Bishop Matt Whitehead and engage with the accompanying discussion guide.
WE HOLD UNWAVERINGLY to our conviction that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and our final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
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.
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