Church Health
The vision of the Free Methodist Church is to see a healthy church within the reach of every Canadian and beyond. Here are some of the ways that we are currently working to make that happen.

Are You a Light in the World?

My son recently preached a sermon from the Gospel of John talking about the idea that Jesus is the Light of the World (a theme in John’s Jesus story), and he talked about lights in Advent. It was all good, but it got me thinking… Jesus did say He was the light of the world, […]

Random Things Collide

A few seemingly random things collided inside my head the other day, and I was reminded of something very important regarding this Kingdom work that we have been called to, created for and commissioned to.  Here, in no particular order, are the things that were rolling around in my head. I will attempt to put […]

What To Do About Hez

I’ve been thinking about my part in helping my church continue to move towards robust health.  Not me as National Leadership Team member or director of whatever, but me as a member of my local church.  The same role that most of you find yourselves in. We all have a part to play in church […]

We the Church

There is a component to church health that we don’t talk about enough.  When we talk about church health we think systems, discipleship/ outreach, vision/ mission, revitalization strategies and so on.  This is all good but something seems to be missing. Or maybe it’s just assumed, but if we assume it and don’t say it, […]

Nothing Beats a Good Story

Recently I had the opportunity to be part of a baptism service.  I love these types of services. They are probably my favorite. One of the best parts is hearing the stories of what God has done in people’s lives.  The ones I heard that day were moving, inspiring and very real. It was great, […]

The “Boring” Basics of Church Revitalization

I have been looking into all the resources out there regarding church revitalization.  These include books, articles, websites and even a conference/training event hosted by our friends in the FMUSA.  There is a lot of good, helpful stuff out there about church revitalization, but there are parts of it that I haven’t known what to […]

A Healthy Word for the Year

So far this year there have been a couple of internet phenomena that I have noticed.  One was the “how much did you age” thing on Facebook, which didn’t really inspire me to write.  So I won’t be subjecting you to pictures or reflections of what time has done to me. The other one did […]