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Everyone Benefits from Internships

When asked by a Board Member how the local church would benefit from an internship, I responded that there would be few tangible benefits.  Our job was to prepare a young pastor to take on ministry at another Free Methodist Church where other believers and seeking communities would benefit from the experience; kingdom investment.  The […]

Easter Day Devotional

Easter Day 2 – Monday April 2, 2018 Reading: John 20:1-18 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. 15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, […]

Devotional for Lent

Reading: John 18:28-40 28 Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover. 29 So Pilate came out to them and asked, […]

A church with Mission in mind – Interview with Greg Elford

Mission, BC has a new “coffee home,” a vibrant blue building housing The Penny coffee shop upstairs, and The Copper Hall community hall downstairs. What most of the people here enjoying the warm glow of incandescent light bulbs, buckwheat waffles and locally roasted espresso don’t realize is that this building is also the new home […]

Finding the Good Inside the Church – Story of a NOT Done

Alex and Jenna are the kind of young marrieds every church dreams of attracting: warm, committed to their faith, and regular volunteers in church committees and ministries. Alex grew up in Weyburn Free Methodist, and moved to Moose Jaw First FM in his teen years. As a pastor’s kid, he experienced his fair share of […]

No Greater Love: Calgary music festival brings the church and First Nations together

“It’s an ecumenical conference of song,” Wesley First Nation Chief Ernest Wesley says of the ‘No Greater Love’ festival hosted on the Stoney Nakoda tribal lands. “We’re bringing religions together, through music, to love one another.” In fact, it’s nothing short of a miracle that this Christian music festival has the blessing and support of […]

Welcome Rachel

It’s with mixed emotions that I write my last post for The Free Methodist Church in Canada. I have enjoyed every part of the past four years as Social Media Journalist. I’ve had the opportunity to chat with some amazing people and tell their stories. My colleagues at the Ministry Centre are the best, and […]

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