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.

Agree to Disagree

As thoughts turn to reopening churches, I have been thinking less about the logistics of that (although I know that matters a lot) and more about what it means to “agree to disagree” as the church. How can we do that well as Christ followers? How can we do that well with our fellow Christ […]

Timely Questions

“Everything has changed, and nothing will ever be the same.”    “Things will settle down, and we’ll get  back to normal soon.” “Some stuff might change and some will probably stay the same.” “I don’t know.” If you took every opinion about what the church will look like post-pandemic, they could easily be lumped into the […]

Thoughts About the “New Normal”

This has been an unusual time for churches. There have been a lot of things to figure out, and there have been a lot of lessons learned. There have even been some surprising discoveries and some very good stories. All of this is good. I know that there are those who are looking forward to […]

You Can Do This Church

This is one of those times when it is hard to know what to write. There is so much going on and everything is changing so fast. What do you say? I almost didn’t write anything because there is lots of other stuff to focus on and things aren’t normal, but I wanted to write […]

Talk With, Not About

The other day, somebody asked me my “analysis” as to how things had gone sideways in a local church.  Attendance, budget, and relationships had all been affected over the course of time and now some folks were looking to get things back on track. There were plenty of things I could have said, but before […]

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 […]