Foothill Community Church is a Free Methodist Church and a society in the Southern California Conference. Free Methodism has a unique history and identity. You can learn more by visiting our theology page.
FREE METHODIST CHURCH USA MISSION AND VISION
MISSION: "TO LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE AND MAKE DISCIPLES
VISION: "TO BRING WHOLENESS TO THE WORLD THROUGH HEALTHY BIBLICAL COMMUNITIES OF HOLY PEOPLE MULTIPLYING DISCIPLES, LEADERS, GROUPS AND CHURCHES.
9 FREE METHODIST STRATEGIES
1. DISCIPLE DEEPLY
We will place the same priority on discipling and serving as we do on our services of worship. By valuing and measuring holiness, service and obedience, we will increase the fruitfulness of the good news in our communities.
2. EMBRACE ALL PEOPLE
We will improve our reach to the poor and disenfranchised and create a normalcy for multicultural ministry by renewing and celebrating churches that minister to the hurting, broken and people unlike themselves.
3. COMMUNITY TO CITIES
We will increase Free Methodist church planting and ministry in U.S. urban centers, developing lasting ministries and local leaders that multiply themselves throughout our cities.
4. TRAIN AND DEVELOP LEADERS
We will raise up godly and competent leaders who support our vision and passionately make disciples. We will identify these leaders within our churches and provide opportunities for recruitment, internship and service.
5. MULTIPLY MINISTRIES
We will increase multiplication of disciples, leaders, groups, churches and ministries by highlighting exemplary leaders and by changing the way our churches view and report growth.
6. PARTNER WITH OTHERS
We will encourage partnerships with like-minded ministries. These mutually beneficial relationships give us a unified voice on social and spiritual issues, as well as more focused skills to fulfill our mission and vision.
7. EMPHASIZE CHURCH HEALTH
We will work to improve the health of every local church by creating measurable expectations and regular assessments. We will create and utilize training materials that focus on church health.
8. REWARD FRUITFULNESS
We will increase the number of growing and fruitful Free Methodist churches by encouraging and aiding successful leaders and their ministries. We will tell the story of these ministries to the rest of the denomination.
9. CONNECT THE GLOBAL CHURCH
We will increase the global and local influence of our churches by encouraging engagement with worldwide ministries and helping churches to better impact their communities.