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Learn to Nuture Generosity (from ACS Technologies)

You know how important it is to the mission of Jesus in the world, but it’s hard to talk about money. But with studies showing that 37% of regular attendees are not giving, we can't ignore this important topic anymore.

In our FREE guide, "Nurturing Generosity: Helping Members Take Their Next Step in Biblical Stewardship," we’ll give you the tools to help people grow in their generosity baby step by baby step, so you can talk to your members about money without causing anxiety.

Click here to contact the conference office to request a copy.

Wholistic Mentoring”


October 12,

2 p.m. CST

Wholistic Mentoring is a free webinar available to local pastors/mentors through the Center for Pastoral Transformation.

REGISTER HERE FOR OCT 12 Mentoring Webinar

This webinar will introduce a model for mentoring ministerial candidates as proposed in the book Wholistic Mentoring: A Handbook for Developing Ministerial Candidates in the Free Methodist Church which is now available for preorder at Light and Life Bookstore (https://freemethodistbooks.com/product/wholistic-mentoring).

Encounter (Church Planter Mentorship)

Friday, November 10-Saturday, November 11

Durley Camp & Retreat Center

ENCOUNTER is an in-person worship, prayer and training experience that teaches the strategies for multiplication. You will be equipped to plant a church and start a movement of churches in creative spaces and places. Encounter is followed by a coaching and mentoring journey designed to guide you in the five strategies for planting churches.

Registration is free. The cost to cover meals and lodging is $50, made payable to Gateway Conference, 1501 Chicago Drive, Greenville, IL 62246.

Click here to register




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FMX SUMMIT Event: Monday, March 4 (1pm-5) – March 5 (8:30 -11:30)

Exponential Global Conference: Tuesday, March 5 (1pm) –March 7 (12pm)

Orlando, Florida – First Baptist Church


We have a total 150 Free Registrations for FM Summit & Exponential Global Conference available on a first come, first serve basis. (For the free registration, register ONLY through us and NOT through Exponential. It is necessary to attend the FMX Summit to receive the free Exponential registration. Travel, lodging and meals are not included.)


Registration link: Exponential Global Conference + FMX Summit registration


Please feel free to pass on the registration link out to any FM leaders or pastors. It’s FREE to register.  


Our FMX SUMMIT will include world-class communicators, FM focused workshops, FM networking times, anointed worship and prayer. More info as we get closer. 


Here’s some info on EXPONENTIAL GLOBAL 2024 - (https://exponential.org/events/) It is with a strong sense that God is calling us back to the primary purpose of the church that the Exponential Big Idea for 2024 will be One Eighty: The Return to Disciple Making. In order for churches to return to Biblical disciple making we will need to pivot and make the following one-eighties… From Reaching To Making / From Informing To Equipping / From Programming To Relationship / From Activity To Intentionality / From Accumulating To Deploying  

October is Pastor Appreciation Month

October 13-14-History & Polity Course, Greenville, IL

November 10-11-Encounter (Church Planter Mentorship), Durley Camp & Retreat Center

December 2-Gateway Conference Christmas Luncheon (for Pastors and Gateway Board and Committee Members). Invitations will be mailed in early November.

Looking Ahead:

Leadership Summit, Saturday, April 20, Greenville FMC

Click here for more information

The word MINISTRY written in vintage letterpress type

Superintendent's Schedule:

October 10-12-SLT Meetings in Indianapolis

October 13-14 FMCUSA BOA Meetings in Indianapolis

October 18-MEGA Meeting

November 1-IL Faith & Recovery Collaborative Advisory Groups

November 7-BOA meeting

November 10-11-Encounter (Church Planter Mentorship), Greenville, IL

December 2-Gateway Conference Christmas Luncheon (for Pastors and Gateway Board and Committee Members)

December 5-7-Supt.'s Meetings with Bishop Cowart

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