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.

Listen. It’s a Ministry.

In his article Listen. It’s a Ministry, Dane Ortlund says “To listen to someone, to really listen, is to break out of the prison of self-referentiality where we all tend to live. It’s to get out of yourself—to leave Self behind. It’s to hear what another says and resist the instinctive urge to map it […]

Church Growth: Use The Principles, Don’t Buy The Hype

In his article Church Growth: Use the Principles, Don’t But the Hype, Karl Vater says “When it comes to church growth and health, we need to lower the volume and listen with both discernment and faith“. Click here to read the full article: Church Growth: Use The Principles, Don’t Buy The Hype

7 Ways We Put a Not Welcome Sign on Our Church

  In his article ‘7 Ways we Put  a Note Welcome Sign on Our Church‘ Ron Edmondson says this “Of course, none of us would intentionally place a “Closed for Business” sign on our church doors. But, it was a great way to jar my thoughts about some practices churches occasionally have, which, intentional or […]

It’s More Than One “Big” Conversation

I recently read an article about conversations and it left me thinking.  The author wrote (in part)… “Have you ever had one of those conversations that, even though you may not have realized it at the time, you later recognized as a life changing ‘a ha’ moment?  You know, that visit over coffee with a […]

4 Reasons The Potential Of The Church Is Stronger Than Ever

Attendance is one of the hot topics in Church conversation. What do the attendance trends mean? How do we attract more people to our church? If our numbers aren’t high, does that mean we are in trouble? The answer is not necessarily. In his article ‘4 Reasons The Potential Of The Church Is Stronger Than […]

How to Help Your Kids Fall Deeper in Love With God

“Discipleship is both initiated and cultivated in the home. Parents have more influence than they can ever imagine when it comes to the spiritual development of their children. When children see faith displayed in the lives of their parents, they naturally will want to display those same qualities”~Erin Woodfin, full time Children’s Minister at Immanuel […]

The Value of a Coach

I have been thinking quite a bit about coaching lately and that’s probably because, as a movement, we’ve recently deployed 6 Regional Coaches across the country. Our hope is that these coaches will help pastors, boards and leaders in each local church build and maintain robust health, as each church accepts responsibility for its community.  […]

Great Churches Aren’t Perfect Churches

The fact that all churches are imperfect does not justify lack of vision, casual leadership, or sloppy programs. It’s merely a truth that can help us as leaders see that making progress and solving problems is core to our work. If successfully leading a local church was easy, nearly anyone could do it. There would […]

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