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.

My Church…

The church I grew up in is turning 100 years old. I have been seeing letters and Facebook posts, pictures, and videos celebrating this milestone, and it’s been nice because I liked my church when I was growing up. It was a good place. I have been thinking about the role that church played in […]

Demonstrating Grace

I am listening to a podcast from Christianity Today called The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. This blog isn’t about promoting the podcast but sharing a quote from it that has rattled around in my brain for a couple of days. Paul David Tripp  is an author, counsellor, and for a short period of […]

There are Still Good Stories

For the most of my adult life I have lived at least two provinces away from my folks, so, like any good son, I check in with them at least every couple of weeks. Back in olden times, those check-ins were full conversations with lots of stories and catching up, but these days not so […]

Making Disciples – No Exceptions

A lot of things are still up in the air in terms of making plans, what’s going on with the pandemic, and what “normal” will be. There is a wide variety of responses to whatever is next which includes everything from “I can’t wait to get back to…” to “It will be at least a […]

Look Out, Not In

I recently participated in a webinar about church health measures for the local church hosted by an international ministry. The idea was to take a look at the things churches and leaders needed to pay attention to in a post pandemic landscape. I am not here to rag on the webinar or the ministry. It […]

Questions to Wrestle With

The other day,  I was talking with some leaders about basic discipleship stuff, and one of them caught me.  They said, “You are talking like we are going to be able to do all the things we used to be able to do before the pandemic.”  They weren’t being mean. They were just pointing something […]

This Advent Season

I’m going to start this blog post with a couple of reminders. I hope that’s okay. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility, regard others as more important than yourselves. Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.  (Philippians 2:2-4 Amplified) This is […]

I Went to Church

The other day, I went to church, in a building with other people church.   How was it you ask? Well, thanks for asking. It was different and I don’t mean good or bad different, just different. How could it not be? We were all appropriately distanced and had our masks on as required.  We didn’t […]