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Giving Meaning to Their Travels

Here’s a news article that was published in The Maui News on the community relations work Rev. Andrew Klinger, Chaplain and Royal Canadian Navy Lt coordinated with the Royal Canadian Navy. He and 25 members of the HMCS Ottawa volunteered their time at a hospice facility in order to give back to the community. Click […]

Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church steps up in fight against human trafficking

Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church, recently had an article published in their local newspaper about their participation in the fight against human trafficking. Here’s another great example of a church taking responsibility for their community. Click here to read the article written by Craig Bakay: Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church steps up in fight against human trafficking

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 […]

Being Ambassadors Outside the Church Walls: Conversation with a Millenial ‘Done’

When I first met Shaina, a deep-thinking twenty-something, she had been absent from a traditional church for seven years—but she would not, actually call herself a ‘Done.’ “I’m a long-term investor—this is more of a purposeful hiatus,” she told me. Shaina grew up in a Free Methodist church and was very involved in her youth […]