Light + Life PodcastJul 30, 2022
Love Does No Harm... Freedom From Domestic Violence
Today, my guests are Judi Noble and Susi Limon from Eagles Wings Ministries who have developed a powerful curriculum that provides hope and healing to the brokenhearted trapped in domestic violence.
“Love Does No Harm” is a book that applies the truth of Scripture and godly wisdom to situations of domestic violence. It is a book that invites abused persons to experience God’s healing and restorative power and walk in the newness of life.
You can purchase “Love Does No Harm” at https://freemethodistbooks.com/product/love-does-no-harm. Pastors should have this book in their library as we often struggle to find the right words and tools to offer those trapped in domestic violence.
For more information, call Judi Noble and Susi Limon at Eagles Wings Ministries at 909-529-3373 or contact them via their website at https://eagleswingsglobal.org/contact/
Help those who wonder if they’ve been forgotten because truly, “Love Does No Harm.”
Pastor Edward Kenneth Martin - Bishop Nominee Interview
Listen in as Pastor Kenny Martin responds to each of the questions asked of all our nominees for bishop for the FMCUSA. You can learn more about all our nominees at https://gc23.org/nominees. Thanks for listening in to the Light + Life Podcast.
Dr. Amelia Cleveland-Traylor - Bishop Nominee Interview
Listen in as Dr. Amelia Cleveland-Traylor responds to each of the questions asked of all our nominees for bishop for the FMCUSA. You can learn more about all our nominees at https://gc23.org/nominees. Thanks for listening in to the Light + Life Podcast.
Bishop Matt Whitehead - Bishop Nominee Interview
In this special series of podcasts we're interviewing our nominees for bishop for the General Conference election coming in July, 2023. Today my guest is Bishop Matt Whitehead. For more information about our bishop nominees, visit https://gc23.org/nominees.
Bishop Linda Adams - Bishop Nominee Interview
In this special series of podcasts we're interviewing our nominees for bishop for the General Conference election coming in July, 2023. Today my guest is Bishop Linda Adams. For more information about our bishop nominees, visit https://gc23.org/nominees.
Bishop Keith Cowart - Bishop Nominee Interview
In this special series of podcasts we're interviewing our nominees for bishop for the General Conference election coming in July, 2023. Today my guest is Bishop Keith Cowart. For more information about our bishop nominees, visit https://gc23.org/nominees.
Supt. Dr. Michael Traylor - Bishop Nominee Interview
Today our guest is Supt. Dr. Michael Traylor - Superintendent of the River Conference of the Free Methodist Church. He will be responding to the same questions asked of all our nominees. To learn more about all the bishop nominees visit https://gc23.org/nominees.
Pastor Kaye Kolde - Bishop Nominee Interview
Beyond Hughes Auditorium - The Asbury Outpouring
Join Sarah Baldwin, VP of Student Life and Dean of Students - Jessie Thompson, an Asbury University Student - Bishop Linda Adams, and Bishop Keith Cowart for a conversation about the Asbury Outpouring. Most importantly, how do we take what happened in Asbury and steward it for a greater move of God in our world today? You'll be blessed and inspired!
God is on the move in Genesis Conference with Superintendent Pam Braman
The Genesis Conference of the FMC is experiencing healing and other signs of awakening and revival. Superintendent Pam Braman joins me for a conversation about the investment of prayer and intercession that has gone into this present moment as well as how they are stewards of this movement of God now.
Responding to a local After-School Satan Club with Pastor Joe Wickman
Join Pastor Joe Wickman and me for a conversation about what happens when a local elementary school sends home flyers inviting children to an after-school "Satan Club." To hear Pastor Joe's entire message to his congregation, join them on Facebook at this link. We, as a church, need to learn wise responses to the enemy's work, and Pastor Joe gives us a great example.
Bishop Keith and Pam Cowart Reflect on Surrender to the Lord in All Things
What does the word "whatever" have to do with the Gospel? Well, Bishop Keith and Pam Cowart talk about full surrender to Christ and their travels around the globe, and they reflect on the current revival in Wilmore, Kentucky. Join me for this inspiring conversation.
Deliverance, Inner Healing, and Setting People Free. with Brian and Laura Warth
Join the conversation with Co-Lead Pastors Brian and Laura Warth from Chapel of Change in Paramount, California. We are discussing what they're preaching on and it includes forgiveness, inner healing, deliverance, and freedom from demonization. You can learn more about Chapel of Change at their website. You can also find them on Facebook.
Gather at the Swan - A Story of Community Outreach
What does it look like when a group of people from a local church go into their community to share the love of Christ? Today's episode is a true story of how God has been at work through a ministry called "Gather," - a new movement of small community churches in Lakeland, Florida. You'll be inspired! Learn more about Lakeland Light & Life Church at http://www.llfmc.org/
Revelation Church with Pastor Matt Grohocki
Revelation church in Bozrah, CT is experiencing great growth and impact in their region by leading people who are far from God to experience deep transformation in Christ. Today I’m talking with Pastor Matt Grohocki as we discuss his story of coming to Christ and call into pastoral ministry. He’ll share the unique and powerful history of the church’s ten-year journey to where they are today. And how, with the assistance of the Free Methodist Investment and Loan Fund, they were able to acquire a most unique property for the church’s permanent home and celebrate paying off the debt in full.
You can also learn more about the Free Methodist Investment and Loan Fund, part of FM Financial, by clicking here: https://fmlf.org/
The Story of Ernest and Phebe Ward with Author Dr. Shivraj Mahendra
The legacy of Free Methodist Missionaries Ernest and Phebe Ward is the topic of my conversation today with author Shivraj Mahendra. Dr. Mahendra’s book, “Lived Missiology: The Legacy of Ernest and Phebe Ward” is the recipient of the Leslie R. Marston 2022 Book Prize Award.
Join me for this inspiring conversation with Dr. Mahendra about the Wards and their devotion to the Lord.
You can purchase “Lived Missiology” from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Lived-Missiology-Legacy-Ernest-Phebe/dp/B099C14V97/
FM Financial with CEO Mark Olson
FM Financial is the financial services provider of the Free Methodist Church.
Mark Olson, President and CEO joins me to discuss this unique ministry that provides planning, investing, and giving services through a biblical lens.
Listen in and discover how everyone can benefit from the services provided by FM Financial.
FM Financial is located at 8050 Spring Arbor Rd, PO Box 580, Spring Arbor, MI 49283
(517) 750-2727: phone
Mission Igniter - A Church Planting Incubator
Mission Igniter is a church planting incubator that provides the support and financial and technical assistance to birth and develop churches to maturity. The environment and structure of an incubator provides space for new ideas to be tried and provides for mutual collaboration and support from both seasoned leaders and others currently launching new churches.
In this episode, Mission Igniter leaders Dustin Weber and Erick Ewaskowitz share the process and success stories of the ministry.
You can reach Mission Igniter through their website at https://missionigniter.org or by calling 1-833-709-2251.
The Bishop Search Committee Process
Bishop David Roller and Alex Soto, co-chairpersons of the Bishop Search Committee, talk about the bishop nomination process in the Free Methodist Church, the role of a bishop, and the unique qualifications of people being considered for the role. This is helpful information for all Free Methodists leading to General Conference 2023.
Hope Shouts Louder with Becky Townley and Rosie Godfrey
In this episode, authors Becky Townley and Rosie Godfrey share about their new book, "Hope Shouts Louder." Is your life not going to plan? There is hope and purpose to be found in Christ. Your heart will be warmed and you'll be encouraged by this conversation.
Pastor Benjamin Robinson and Lineage Church - A Story of Miracles.
Listen to this powerful story of God's guidance, care, calling, and miraculous ministry at Lineage Church in El Cerrito, California. You'll be inspired and encouraged to seek the Lord for His miraculous guidance, healing, power, and calling for your own life and ministry. You can visit the Lineage Church website at https://www.lineage.us/, or visit them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/lineage.us/
God has called this church to be Missional, Multi-ethnic, and Charismatic. Hear Pastor Benjamin tell the whole story.
Church Development Network - We Plant Churches. The Light + Life Podcast
Today, I’m joined by Chris Pulice and JR Rushik of Church Development Network to talk about a church planting movement taking place across the United States. Beginning with prayer and the call of God upon ordinary people to plant churches, this movement is both simple and undeniably powerful … bearing fruit through their encounter weekends and coaching with church planters.
Join me for this most inspiring conversation as these two men seek to spread the light and life of Jesus throughout our nation through church planting.
CDN On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/churchdevelopmentnetwork
CDN on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/churchdevelopmentnetwork/
Heritage Ministries with Chaplain Larry Petry
Heritage Ministries began with a God-given vision. Today it is a thriving ministry with 12 facilities in four states. Join the conversation with our guest Larry Petry, senior chaplain to discuss this thriving ministry to senior adults.
To learn more about Heritage Ministries, visit these links:
Heritage Ministries Website: https://www.heritage1886.org/
Careers at Heritage: https://www.heritage1886.org/careers/
Heritage Ministries on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeritageMinistries
Old or New School Methodism - Dr. Kevin Watson on the fragmentation of a theological tradition
"Old or New School Methodism?" is the winner of the 2021 Book Prize by the Marston Memorial Historical Center of the Free Methodist Church. Author, Dr. Kevin Watson, shares his wealth of study and research to show how significant the shift was when the Free Methodist Church separated from the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1860. You can order his book on Amazon here. Thanks for join in us for this episode of the Light + Life Podcast
Toxic Discipleship In the Church - The Light + Life Podcast
Join our guest, Denny Wayman, for a conversation about his latest book, "Toxic Discipleship" and how the seven deadly sins can grow where the fruit of the Spirit should be flourishing. You can order your copy here at https://freemethodistbooks.com. You can also order the entire bundle with Denny's first book "Discipleship Ecosystem" for only $19.95. You'll be challenged in this conversation!
God Heals 24 years of MS - The Testimony of Linda and David Prince
Linda Prince testifies to being healed by God after 24 years of dealing with MS. Her inspiring testimony has been used by God to ignite an outpouring of healing at Cross Creek Church, the church they planted 25 years ago. Visit their YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaOM_Vma8HnH20wTVZF5kpg to view their inspiring ministry and healing services. You can learn more about Cross Creek church at https://crosscreek.church. You can view their online healing and prayer service here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyx06NnEn47UPjIWI-kPUDoSfm-x7UxnG
Spiritual Hunger and Thirst - Learn about the National Prayer Summit ONLINE for 2022
That National Prayer Ministry Leadership Team shares about the coming 2022 National Prayer Summit ONLINE - January 9, 16, and 23 on Facebook LIVE at the FMCUSA Facebook Page. Go to the National Prayer Ministry Facebook Page or our Web Site for more information. The topic is Spiritual Hunger and Thirst. Hear from our Bishops on the topic and share this podcast with your churches and friends.
Crossing the Racial Divide - with Patrick McNeal and Kurtis Koffkey
Patrick McNeal and Pastor Kurtis Koffkey join Brett Heintzman to tell their story about Community Roots – an initiative in Genesee County Michigan to bring people of diverse races together to speak and be heard in ways that foster unity, empathy, and understanding. One such conversation happened at Cornerstone Community Church in Flushing Michigan where Kurtis is the Pastor.
As divisiveness increases along social and political lines over these issues, the church can lead the way to diffuse and disarm the tension that keeps us from sharing life in love with one another.
You can find more information about Community Roots at www.northflintnac.org/people. Or contact Patrick McNeal by phone at 810-219-9515.
Planting seeds of the Word in Teens - Laura Colberg and FM Bible Quizzing
Laura Colberg, Director of FM Bible Quizzing shares stories of hope and transformation as seeds of the Word of God are planted in the hearts and minds of teens. You can learn more about FM Bible Quizzing at https://dev.fmquizzing.net/ or https://www.facebook.com/fmbiblequizzing/ to see if quizzing might be a part of your local church.
The Open Door, with Dr. David Thomas - Episode 14 - The Light + Life Podcast
“The Open Door” from Revelation 3:8 is the topic of today’s episode with Dr. David Thomas, Senior Advisor to the New Room Movement.
Drawing from his plenary address at the recent New Room Conference, David and I talk about the opportunities before the church today even as we navigate one of the most difficult seasons in the history of the American Church.
You can visit the FMCUSA Vimeo channel here: https://vimeo.com/637828551 to view the entire address.
Don’t forget to share this podcast with others as we all endeavor to spread the Light + Life of Jesus Christ.
Collaboration in West Indianapolis - West Morris Church
Project Lydia is a new initiative of West Morris Church in Indianapolis made possible in part through a grant from the city of Indianapolis. You'll want to hear this story of collaboration that brings the city government and the church together for the flourishing of youth in West Indy by providing microenterprise grants for small businesses.
The Parousia Prognosis - with Bishop Joab Lohara
The presence of Christ at His arrival is the topic of this podcast with Free Methodist World Bishop and author, Joab Lohara. Bishop Lohara's new book, "The Parousia Prognosis" is available now at the Light + Life Bookstore! Proceeds will support ministries of need in India. Join Jeff Finley for a conversation with Bishop Lohara about our Lord's glorious return!
About the book:A compelling examination of the Lord's return through the words of Jesus in the gospels.
Parousia - puh-rew-'see-uh - An official visit, presence, return.
"For those who are interested in an honest, thoughtful, and balanced consideration of the relevant biblical texts concerning the glorious appearing of our Lord, Dr. Joab Lohara offers a most worthy contribution. Here is a tried and tested servant leader, no mere academic scholar. Bishop Lohara [Presiding Bishop of the FMC World Conference] once again proves himself to be a careful and critical thinker, competent to engage both the heart and the mind as he interacts with the writings of some of the most prominent and influential theologians in the history of the church. I am helped by this teaching, as my heart cries out more than ever: Come Lord Jesus!" (Rev. Douglas Corlew)
Ivan Filby on his new book "Livestream: Learning to Minister in the Power of the Holy Spirit"
Dr. Ivan Filby is our guest to talk about his recently published book, Livestream: Learning to Minister in the Power of the Holy Spirit published by Seedbed. Click the title to get the book and be blessed by Ivan's stories.
Ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit is not just for the super-spiritual. God will use every willing heart to bless others with His goodness.
Biblically Faithful Ministry with the LGBTQ+ Community - The Light + Life Podcast
Supt. Rev. Dr. Bruce N. G. Cromwell is our guest to talk about his new book, Loving From Where We Stand: A Call to Biblically Faithful Ministry with the LGBTQ+ Community.
You can purchase the book here at the Light + Life Bookstore.
Children Deeply Rooted in Christ - with Christie Kessinger
Christie Kessinger, author of ROOTS Children's curriculum by Light + Life Publishing, discusses how children are the church of today, not tomorrow. She tells stories of children living into the fullness of the Holy Spirit and how children need to know God, not merely know about Him.
Visit https://fmcusa.org/roots for more about the ROOTS curriculum. Visit https://freemethodistbooks.com/product/roots-fruit-of-the-spirit to purchase ROOTS.
How COVID Tested the Health of the Church - with Dr. Timothy Dwyer
What has the church learned about itself from our experience with COVID-19? How can we be strengthened and learn to be overcomers? Dr. Timothy Dwyer, author of Light + Life's Revelation: Leaving Speculation Behind, is a biblical scholar and devoted Christian who encourages us in this episode to follow the pattern of Revelation and stand firm.
You can purchase Dr. Dwyer's book at: https://freemethodistbooks.com/product/revelation-leaving-speculation-behind
Larry and Deb Walkemeyer On What Births Movements of Multiplication
The Walkemeyers, after 30 fruitful years of ministry will be transitioning over the next year to being Strategic Catalyzers for Multiplication in the FMCUSA. But this isn't any ordinary conversation about techniques or initiatives. The Walkemeyers share from their hearts about lessons they've learned and how spiritual depth opens the flood gates for a move of God.
Fred TenEyck, the Recent AHN Conference, and Honest Conversations
Pastor Fred TenEyck blessed me in this conversation, and you too will be blessed! Pastor Fred leads New Vision Fellowship Church in Forestville, Maryland – and is on the leadership team of the African Heritage Network of the FMC.
You’ll hear about the recent AHN gathering in Texas, but more importantly - in a day when tensions around race are rampant, godly conversations where we listen to one another, love and learn are essential to being transformed by the renewing of our minds. Biblical justice becomes loving action for people, not allegiance to politics.
Follow the African Heritage Network on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/230592050313746
Visit the AHN Website: http://myahn.org/
The Board of Bishops - Looking back over the past two years and looking ahead with fresh vision!
Join the FMCUSA bishops for a conversation about the challenges of the past two years and fresh vision for the future.
The share about the buzz building around The Free Methodist Way (Watch/download videos, and obtain resources at: https://fmcusa.org/thefmway)
Purchase Free Methodist Way resources at https://freemethodistbooks.com/product-category/the-free-methodist-way.
Give to the Bishops' Crisis Response Fund here: https://give.fmcusa.org/page.aspx?pid=1278
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Dominique Gilliard and Marissa Heffernan - Love Driven Justice
How can the church have conversations about biblical justice without avoiding, denying, or even feeling angry about it? Well, author Dominique Gilliard and Marissa Heffernan are my guests today, and we’re discussing that very topic. At the FMC’s Justice Network Summit coming September 9-11, Dominique will be a featured guest speaker, sharing from his soon-to-be-released book “Subversive Witness”
If you feel stuck – unable and even unwilling to participate in conversations around biblical justice, this episode is for you.
Justice Network Podcast Show Notes
Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeNetworkFMC
Information on the Justice Network Summit:
Register today at https://fmcusa.formstack.com/forms/justice_network_summit($40) (Rates increase to $50 on August 1) For Dominique Gilliard, visit: https://dominiquegilliard.com/
To pre-order his latest book published by Harper Collins, Subversive Witness, visit: https://www.amazon.com/Subversive-Witness-Scriptures-Leverage-Privilege-ebook/dp/B08NHXRMWK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=WGS7YYQAUY6J&dchild=1&keywords=subversive+witness&qid=1626336093&sprefix=subversi%2Caps%2C188&sr=8-1
Bishop Keith Cowart on Living the Free Methodist Way
How can we live the five values of the Free Methodist Way so as to refuel our movement? Jeff Finley interviews Bishop Keith Cowart of the Free Methodist Church - USA.
Living the Free Methodist Way - Recovery Ministry at Monacrest FMC
Pastor Emilee Smith, Pastor Raeanne Barlow, and Bill Barlow tell their Spirit-guided story of how God called them to serve those bound by addiction and substance abuse. Through the Holy Spirit's empowerment, they have said "yes" to God and watched Him bless along the way. Theirs is a story of Love-Driven Justice that you won't want to miss.
They'd be glad to talk to YOU about what God is calling you to do. Connect with them through their website at https://monacrest.com
Living the Free Methodist Way - Rich and Laurie Sheriff
Rich and Laurie's "God story" is one of calling, faithfulness, surprises, and grace. Hear their story of cross-cultural collaboration as they prepare to plant an English-speaking church in Concepción Chile.
You can learn more about the Sheriff's and their ministry by visiting https://fmwm.org/richard-and-laurie-sheriff/
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