Archive | August, 2010

Chaplains to Host Pre-GC11 Conference

The Association of Free Methodist Chaplains will host its annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) July 11-14, 2011, on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College, preceding GC11. All FM chaplains are encouraged to attend.

The yearly PDC gives chaplains a chance …

President of World Vision Richard E. Stearns will be one of the keynote speakers for GC11.

Stearns to Give Keynote Address at GC11


President of World Vision Richard E. Stearns will be one of the keynote speakers for GC11.We are pleased to announce one of the keynote speakers for General Conference 2011. Richard E. Stearns is president of World Vision, one of the largest non-profit organizations in the United States. After a quarter-century business career serving as CEO …

FM Principal Founders B. T. and Ellen Roberts

150 Years in Photographs

FM Principal Founders B. T. and Ellen RobertsThe Free Methodist Church of North America has had a busy 150 years. With a picture worth a thousand words, the Marston Memorial Historical Center thought photographs would be a wonderful way to share the Church’s impressive and inspiring history.…

New Sesquicentennial Video

The Free Methodist Church began in 1860 with the idea that church should be free and open to everyone. They took a stand against the common practice of renting pews. They took a stand against slavery. They called themselves Free

Meditation for Good Health

By Bishop Emeritus Donald N. Bastian
Meditation lays a solid foundation for a healthy prayer life.

The advice on what to do to stay in the best of health can be reduced to two points: 1) Feed your body a …

The Beginner

New to Fasting? No Problem

The Board of Bishops has called the church to fast and pray on the 23rd of each month leading up to General Conference 2011.

The Beginner's Guide to Fasting, by Elmer TownsThe Beginner’s Guide to Fasting by Elmer Towns is recommended especially for those who’ve never fasted …

GC Exhibitors

GC11 already promises to be the most significant and perhaps largest gathering in our church’s recent history. Is your organization interested in sharing your message with this diverse and influential group? We want to showcase your ministry at this historic …

Group Four

Every Place — Engaging Community and World

Group leader: Matt Whitehead

Keynote speaker (Wed 1:30-2:30): Richard Stearns

Exemplars (Wed 2:30-3:30): Dale Woods

Impacting “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth”
The gospel recognizes no boundaries. The gospel solves …

Group One

Every Person — Empowerment of the Whole Church

Group leader: Alex Shootman

Keynote speaker (Wed 1:30-2:30): Larry Walkemeyer

Exemplar (Wed 2:30-3:30): Brandon Hatmaker

Exercising their gifting and living their calling
The call to belong to Jesus is a call to …

Vision for General Conference

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Beginning With The End In Mind

Last fall, the Board of Bishops conducted two regional gatherings called “Re-imagining the Church.”  One of the sessions featured all three bishops spelling out their vision …