We Need Youth Advocates FMCiC!

This past September I sat down with nine people involved in student ministries across Canada to talk about about young people and the Free Methodist Church in Canada.  I wanted to start a conversation about student ministry and how to develop Godly competent leaders for the church.  It was quite a day. There were all […]

Reading and Listening Well

We here at the Free Methodist Church in Canada hope that our pastors, leaders and church folk are lifelong learners.  I know lots of people who love reading books, articles and blogs or listening to podcasts.  And that’s great.  That’s how thinking gets stimulated and imagination gets stirred up.  That’s how ideas grow and dreams […]

Say, “Yes!”

The other day I found myself sitting on the 401 during morning rush hour.  Traffic was crawling on both sides of the highway with cars bumper to bumper as far as the eye could see.  I was living what was once my worst nightmare. I never really wanted to live in or near a big […]

It’s Not All About Me

So it’s a Monday.  And I’m writing this because I’m glad I went to church yesterday.  The truth is, I didn’t feel like going.  I might have even said that out loud.  See, I was not looking forward to the day.  The church I attend had its VBS all week and Sunday was Kids/VBS Sunday […]

We Got This

As many of you will know, these are interesting days in FMCIC land.  And not just “normal” interesting – you know all the regular challenges of doing ministry in our Canadian context.  This is a special kind of interesting.  We are in the midst of a denominational LifePlan and a search for the next.  Interesting […]

How Do You Treat Those Who Visit Your Church?

As part of my job as Director of Church Health, I have the privilege of visiting and preaching at a number of churches.  And I really enjoy it.  I have made a few observations I want to share with you about my church visits.  Some of these may apply to your church because a lot […]