The gospel of Jesus Christ is as valid in São Paulo, Brazil, and Mumbai, India, as it is in Chicago and Seattle. It is in our Free Methodist DNA to take the good news of the kingdom to those who can't come to us. The poor, disenfranchised, people lacking healthcare and education -- these are the people we are driven to reach. Join us as we continue to explore the values that have shaped the Free Methodist Church as we celebrate our 150th year and EMBRACE the world.
When the Free Methodist Church (FMC) was founded in 1860, the freedoms it advocated were from slavery and the tradition of charging people for pews. These outer workings stemmed from a core conviction that God created all people equal – black, white, rich, poor, men, women, young and old. Equality is still a struggle in our society. Today people are bought and sold in greater numbers than in 1860; the divide between races, genders and classes seems to be widening. The FMC continues to strive for equality because of the freedom we have in Jesus. Join this continued discussion of our values as we ponder how 150 years of rich history will inform the future of this movement called Free Methodism.
Movements catch on because anyone can be involved -- both professional and lay members are valued equally. This empowerment is what takes passion viral. In the years following the founding of the Free Methodist Church this spirit of empowerment for all people quickly took our movement across the country and around the world. Today the denomination continues to empower people to follow the call of Christ no matter who they are. We maintain balance in leadership and strive to create opportunities for every person to answer God?s call and change the world in Jesus? name. This video will challenge you to play a part in taking the Free Methodist movement into new season of change in our world.