Tools for Ministry

Event Videos

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

Bishop Matthew Thomas, an incredible storyteller and evangelist for Jesus, delivers his final Southern California Annual Conference message, encouraging the conference to seek opportunities to bring Christ to a hurting world.

Living and Telling the Good News, Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas’ Blog

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.

John Hansen

Pastor John Hansen encourages us to become Hero Makers.

Hero Maker: 5 Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders, Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird

Brian Warth

Pastor Brian Warth challenges us to show grit in the grace of growing.

Larry Walkemeyer

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

Ministry Partnerships

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.

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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

T.J. Addington

Learn how to develop healthy elders, deacons, pastors, and board members who practice intentional leadership within empowering governance structures.

FMCSC Board Training (PPT, 323KB)

Randy Goetz

This session reviews ways to help your board’s leadership and management greatly increase its impact