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Partnering Across Ethnicities

Most Christians don’t realize that when we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we are asking God to make our churches multiethnic. The phrase “thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven” must be viewed through the heavenly picture in Revelation 7:9: of “a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, […]

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Surprisingly Simple Laws of Youth Leadership

One question comes up in virtually every phone call and roundtable discussion I have with youth pastors. Just last week I stood in a buffet line with a student ministries pastor when our conversation turned to the familiar inquiry: “What are you doing to develop student leaders?” The question is thrown around all the time. […]

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Go Waste Some Time

I learned to type in high school. That’s one of the best things I can say about that time. High school was the four worst years of my life. It rewarded bad decisions, bad friends and bad behavior. For many of my peers, those were lawless, pointless years. Did I mention that I learned to type? […]

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Social Media Strategy

As our team travels around the country, we get feedback that there’s a need for us to talk about how to develop a communication and social media strategy. If you are a pastor or leader here are the basics for getting started: Email Even with Facebook, Twitter and texting, email is still the defacto method […]

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Social Media Strategy

As our team travels around the country, we get feedback that there’s a need for us to talk about how to develop a communication and social media strategy. If you are a pastor or leader here are the basics for getting started: Email Even with Facebook, Twitter and texting, email is still the defacto method […]

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Ending Modern Slavery and Creating New Futures

by Kevin Austin More slaves are in the world today than at any other point in history. Women, children and men are trafficked into slavery in every country and forced to work or sell their bodies in atmospheres of violence and shame. Humanity is denied. Destinies are stolen. The Free Methodist Church, founded on freedom […]

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God Wants Them to Be Free

by Bishop David Kendall When our forebears identified themselves as Free Methodists, they took a stand for a birthright of all human beings. God made us in God’s own image, and Christ set us free to be whom we were meant to be. Therefore, wherever people are bound, God wants them free. Wherever people enslave […]

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Messianic Freedom

by Denny Wayman Jesus introduced His ministry as one of freedom when He opened the scroll of Isaiah and proclaimed: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for […]

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Free Methodist Roots in Slave City

by Mark Van Valin Howard Snyder’s “Populist Saints: B. T. and Ellen Roberts and the First Free Methodists” summarizes, from B.T. Roberts’ own diary, the events surrounding the organization of the first Free Methodist Church. Roberts was invited to organize a growing St. Louis society of 150 members led by evangelist John Wesley Redfield. The […]

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