MISSIONS





MEET OUR MISSIONARIES:

Chelsea Free Methodist Church financially and prayerfully alignes with the strategies of Free Methodist World Missions in the mission of making disciples by mobilizing the global church and empowering international leaders to establish transformational churches. When you give to the mission of our local church here in Chelsea, you are supporting the wider mission of the Free Methodist church world-wide. Follow the link to learn more Free Methodist World Missions:  https://fmwm.org/

MISSIONARIES TO HUNGARY

 

Larry Winckles serves as the Europe area administrator, working closely with Europe Area Director Josh Fajardo. In this role, he helps resource and equip the developing FM ministries on continental Europe. Larry also serves as president of the Hungarian Bread of Life Foundation and the Budapest mission team leader. Katie serves on the leadership team of the Budapest fellowship, facilitates women’s ministry programs, oversees a weekly English class offered free to the community and has a ministry of hospitality.


ECONOMIC MISSIONARIES

 

As the Mellinger's service to Free Methodist World Missions (FMWM) in Bulgaria and throughout the Balkans doing church planting and leadership development is coming to a close, having fulfilled three terms as missionaries, we are excited to support them in their new role. As of July 1, 2021, Al and Diane serve in economic development stateside and overseas. They are putting down roots in our Southern Michigan FM Conference's Mission Igniter.

 

The Mellinger's are drawing alongside churches and church planters to assist and develop livelihood groups or micro-businesses to help the poor support their families and the church.  They will focus on the economic realities people have as they assist the local church with holistic ministries.


 

BISHOPS' CRISIS RELIEF FUND

 

The Free Methodist Church is marvelously connected to respond globally to the pain of crises as they appear.  We have a deeply rooted mission to bring relief to our brothers and sisters while taking the gospel to the poor.  Is the Lord preparing us for such a time as this as we extend compassionate hands in our own neighborhoods and around the world? This is an opportune time to creatively share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing global upheaval in ways we could not have imagined only a short time ago. Though we are all suffering, we are not all suffering equally. Please consider giving to alleviate the suffering of others and support the church through this season. As you give, you can be assured of the following:


  • 100% of your donation is sent directly to the point of need.
  • Gifts will be applied to the most pressing needs as they arise.
  • Once a need has been met, funds may be applied to other areas of crisis.


The plea for financial support worldwide is now even greater as we watch the devastating effects of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake to Haiti. Please pray for Haiti, which is still reeling from increased violence in the wake of the assassination of their president a month ago, on top of the economic and health impact of Covid. If you are so led, please consider a gift to the Bishops' Crisis Relief Fund through our church to help our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.


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GLOBAL MINISTRIES

 

Around the globe, Free Methodists minister good news, justice, freedom, and opportunity to the widow, fatherless, oppressed, and poor. The world is our parish. Today, 95% of Free Methodists are located outside the United States, and that number is growing daily.

 

Meet some of our partners in global ministries and get involved!