Tools for Ministry
Annual Conference 2019 - Ordination Service
Each year the Free Methodist Church in Southern California ordains leaders for ministry, laying hands on them and encouraging them to follow God’s calling in their lives and to engage in fruitful ministry.
Message - Bishop Matthew Thomas
Report - Superintendent Glen Prior
Superintendent Glen Prior delivers his Annual Conference report, giving a clear picture of who we are as Free Methodists and why we do what we do. Glen then shares how the Southern California conference is empowering leaders across the spectrum of God’s work, with specific opportunities for those seeking to grow their ministries in the next year.
Report - Superintendent Fraser Venter
How does the Free Methodist Church reach people in global and local (or… glocal…) ways? Superintendent Fraser Venter reminds us that we do it by embracing God’s grace through getting, giving, and going.
Establishing a Multiplication Mindset
Larry Walkemeyer, John Hansen, and Brian Warth present a three-hour in depth track designed to deepen our commitment in creating healthy and growing ministries through embracing a Multiplication Mindset.
Pastor Brian Warth challenges us to show grit in the grace of growing.
Pastor Larry Walkemeyer gives us a model for multiplication, the Mobilization Flywheel, that makes explosive growth possible.
Multiply Ministries: The Mustard Seed Tribe, Larry Walkemeyer
The Mobilization Flywheel: Creating a Culture of Biblical Mobilization, Larry Walkemeyer and Todd Wilson
Center for Vocational Ministry
The Center for Vocational Ministry exists to cultivate resilience in ministry leaders through formational resources, and assist students who are sensing God leading them to vocational ministry. Explore our resources to discover how we can assist you with your ministry needs.
Youth Leadership Institute
The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) exists to deepen the faith and call of high school students, cultivating emerging Christian leaders within the context of their home communities and peer interest groups. We will know we have been successful when we see in these emerging leaders an increase in biblical literacy, theological reflection, vocational discernment, pastoral preparation, and faith as the central driver of their lives.
Flourishing in Ministry Feedback Tool and Phone App
Take our scientific assessment and unlock your wellbeing profile: with results across four dimensions and twelve sub-dimensions of wellbeing, tailored insights, and suggested practices.
Use the referral code FREEMETHODISTSC
Centerpoint School of Ministry
You’re made for greatness! There is something inside of you, you just need the tools and the resources to be released into your potential. Find out what happens when you give yourself one year to learn practical business and ministry skills from ministry leaders who will guide you into God’s plan and purpose for your life.
Books and Online Tools
Living and Telling the Good News
Bishop Matthew Thomas
This book is aimed at helping you become a better and more reliable witness of Jesus Christ. We can guarantee there are people in your life who need to hear about Jesus from YOU.
High-Impact Church Boards: How to Develop Healthy, Intentional, and Empowered Church Leaders
Learn how to develop healthy elders, deacons, pastors, and board members who practice intentional leadership within empowering governance structures.
FMCSC Board Training (PPT, 323KB)
This session reviews ways to help your board’s leadership and management greatly increase its impact