“When Jesus returns, fasting will be done. It’s a temporary measure, for this life and age, to enrich our joy in Jesus and prepare our hearts for the next — for seeing him face to face. When he returns, he will not call a fast, but throw a feast; then all holy abstinence will have […]
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.
Very often churches will ask me about how they can “get younger”. Thom Rainer has some ideas on the subject in his blog, “Five Ways Some Senior Adult Churches Became Younger.”
Leah Lesense challenges us all to imagine ways of making disciples beyond sitting together in a coffee shop in her blog, “Taking Discipleship Out of the Coffee Shop.”
As small groups get going again in many churches, Rick Warren reminds our groups of how they can work together to reach people for Jesus sake. Check out Rick Warren’s, “7 Ways a Small Group Can Reach People for Jesus.”
“In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell suggests that 10,000 hours of deliberate practice are required to become world-class in any field. Perhaps you heard the same principle touted. The number always felt too thin to me, as if it were missing an extra zero.” – from Margaret Feinberg’s blog “Why Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule Doesn’t Work […]
Eric Geiger keeps it simple with three marks of a healthy church. Simple but good. Check out “Marks of a Healthy Culture.”
“As a pastor, I hated the idea of evaluation. It sounded too much like a way to open myself up to needless criticism. After all, who really wants to invite an outsider to tell them what they are doing wrong, add more “to do’s” to their list, or make them feel guilty for what they […]
“There are certain metrics and issues physicians check when we go to the doctor. They want to check our blood pressure and temperature. They do blood tests to see if there are any warning signs. They are looking for symptoms that might indicate real problems exist. After working with churches for thirty years, I too […]
Am I My City’s Keeper? Jesus served people he came to save. We should join him in that mission. by Ed Stetzer For the full story click here.
There is one phrase that I have heard over and over again during my two years as Director of Church Health. Are you ready? Here it is: “But you don’t understand. We aren’t a typical Free Methodist Church.” “We aren’t a typical Free Methodist Church.” To be honest, I am never really sure how to […]
The Free Methodist Church in Canada
4315 Village Centre Court
Mississauga Ontario L4Z 1S2
Call the Ministry Centre