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.

The Flying V

Every now and then I will reference the 1992 sports movie The Mighty Ducks when talking about churches. Not because it is my favorite movie (or even a good movie) but because there is a lesson or two in there for those of us who are a part of a local church. Let me refresh our […]

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 […]

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 […]

Doing ‘Community’ Well

So I was visiting a church the other Sunday.  It wasn’t one of “ours”.  I went with a family member to their church.  What I didn’t know was that I was going to be there on Grad Sunday.  The Grade 12’s were honored and celebrated, and it was a good reminder for me.  Let me […]

Church Health Thursday – July 19, 2018

Welcome to Church Health Thursday! This week Marc shares a link from “Christianity Today” about the search for leaders and servant hearts: It’s hard to find people who will step up and lead in the church today. Especially young people. That’s what I keep hearing. But I also see many churches that are the exceptions […]

Avoiding the Church Comparison Trap

In his article Avoiding the Church Comparison Trap, Thom S Rainer says “Learn from other churches. It is always healthy to be in a learning disposition. But don’t compare your church with others in a negative sense. Nothing good can from it. Rejoice in your present calling. Such an attitude will transform your leadership and, […]