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Thomas: ‘Who Do I Need to Be to Do What God Wants Me to Do?’

Bishop Matt Thomas leads General Conference 2011 attendees in prayer at the Saturday, July 16, worship service celebrating the Free Methodist Church's 150 years of ministry.

By Jeff Finley

Bishop Matt Thomas reflected on the past and present condition of …

GC11 Connecting/Reconnecting

Michael Metts, photographer and communications strategist for Light & Life Communications, demonstrates the new Free Methodist Church - USA iPad app as General Conference 2011 attendees visit with each other after the Saturday evening service.

By Julie Innes

If you …

Unified Prayer: July 4-10

Howard Snyder’s biography on the lives of B.T. and Ellen Roberts, Populist Saints, gives us insight into the importance of prayer in Roberts’ life. He writes:

Benjamin asked for his sister’s prayers “that I may act well my part as …

A Fasting Aversion

by Brian Buterbaugh, Wabash Conference pastor

I hate fasting. There I said it. I hate preaching about fasting, I hate reading about fasting, I hate hearing sermons about fasting, and I hate participating in fasting.

I know what you are …


Unified Prayer: June 27-July 3

jun27-jul3Let’s remind ourselves once again of the vision statement for GC11:  The Whole Gospel for the Whole Person in the Whole World.

Our bishops state, “The gospel is the good news that answers all that has gone wrong. Every person …

Unified Prayer: June 20-26

“On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: ‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.

For John baptized with water, but in …

Unified Prayer: June 13-19

In “Intercessory PrayerDutch Sheets writes regarding John 7:38, “From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. The phrase ‘innermost being’ is the Greek word koilia, which means ‘womb.’ We are the womb of God upon the …

Unified Prayer: June 6-12

Hillsong is an Australian worship group known worldwide. Below are some of the words to their powerful song Mighty to Save, which remind us of two things:

  • The love and power of our Lord is immense. Jesus is mighty

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 …