Entries by Alison

Community Market with a Purpose

Is there anything better than homemade donuts, hot coffee, and farm fresh produce? At First Free Methodist Church in Moose Jaw, SK, this dream is a reality! For the last two years, FFMC has been inviting their congregation and neighborhood to share their creations with the community. From local honey to a children’s book to […]

Are our Small Groups Effective?

I recently participated in a men’s retreat, and I left with a nagging question. Let me explain. I do not mean this to be a criticism of the retreat. While I am normally not a retreat kind of guy, I can’t deny that God did work in the lives of some of the men there. We were […]

Is There Anything More Contagious Than Hope?

New Hope Methodist Church is partnering with Kingsview Free Methodist church in the adoption of Jaibon Boy’s Orphanage in Dominican Republic.  On Saturday, September 29th, New Hope will be hosting an event to raise funds to send a team to the Dominican Republic, and to aid in the building of facilities at the orphanage. With […]

Tis the Season

Tis the season. Tis the season for new calendars and new commitments Tis the season for changing seasons and changing hearts For stress and anxiety. For storms and chaos. And then came Jesus. “Then he [Jesus] got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious store came up on the lake, so […]

National Prayer Ministry

The Free Methodist Church in Canada has initiated a National Prayer Ministry that is designed to help fan the flames of prayer in our lives and churches.  The goal is to see an obvious move of the Holy Spirit throughout our movement. Ken Roth was appointed as the National Prayer Team Coordinator, “Our dream is […]

Things I Would Do Differently as a Pastor

I’m sometimes asked, “Would you do anything differently if you were to pastor a church again?”  I think I might. Here are some of the things that popped into my mind. I would celebrate more.  I would do my best to find appropriate ways to celebrate what God is doing in our midst.  Answers to […]

3 Reasons to Stay in a Church That’s Not Cool Enough​

“At some point, most any of us who grew up in a Christianized culture are going to look around at our church, the one we have supposedly given our lives to through membership, and see that some other church in town has better music. Or a trendier vibe. Or better coffee. Or a more polished […]

3 Church Methods That Need to Change

“It’s long been said the seven last words of a church are “We’ve never done it that way before.”” This week’s Church Health Thursday share is Ed Stetzer’s  “3 Church Methods That Need to Change” where he asks, “How can churches avoid holding onto mechanisms, strategies, traditions, and the like, past their expiration date? How […]

Beautiful, Missional Feet

“In the Bible we read about “beautiful feet” (Romans 10:15). Mine are not beautiful, I assure you, in their human form. However, they are made more beautiful when they move—when they go on mission—and are missional feet.” Read all of Ed Stetzer’s “Beautiful, Missional Feet.”