Archive | May, 2011

Prayer to Unify: May 30 – June 5

Effective ministry is always preceded, nurtured and advanced through prayer. Thankfully we can see this in our Free Methodist history. Ralph Woodworth writes in his book on Olive Branch Mission, “How is it possible to continue a ministry to people …

Spiritual Hunger

by Yvonne Roller

The delight of eating a meal together is relished in kitchens and restaurants throughout the world.

Friends prepare a new recipe. Adventurous folks take a bite of food from another tradition, surprised by the delicious unfamiliar combinations …

Prayer to Unify: May 23-29

The necessity of God’s people gathering in prayer is taught in Scripture and practiced across all parts of the church. The same Spirit speaks the truth to the whole church. We hear it in this passage from Derek Prince’s Book …

Earnest

Prior to the founding of the Free Methodist Church, B. T. Roberts began a periodical called The Earnest Christian. He and others wrote about the principles and values that led to the formation of the church. For the next 50 …

Prayer to Unify: May 16 – 22

“Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver …

Prayer to Unify: May 9-15

In order to “engage with community and world” we have to be a people who are ready to obey. Read the Bible account about Ananias below. Can you imagine Ananias’ objections to what the Lord was asking? “You want me …

Seminars to link faith, nursing

In the days leading up to General Conference 2011, nurses and other medical professionals will gather at Roberts Wesleyan College to discuss how to promote health and wholeness in their congregations and communities.

Participants will learn about the concept of …

Fasting Better Than Fun

by Bishop David Roller

Fasting’s not fun, it’s better than that.

Of course a fast serves as a regular call to prayer; every time our body asks for food it reminds us to pray (like an organic alarm clock) — …