Crawford, James V
by [email protected] | May 12, 2022
Annual Conference is an exciting time to celebrate what God is doing throughout the Free Methodist Church and we want you to be part of it. Find out how you can make the most of the Annual Conference Experience.
If you are attending in person, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy a wonderful day together.
Watch live with us on May 14, 2022, or watch at any time through our archived video links.
If you are a voting member of the Free Methodist Church in Southern California, it is both your honor and responsibility to vote for our church leaders. Find out how.
Our standing rules provide a structure for how we do business and make decisions at Annual Conference. Read the complete set of rules online.
Free Methodists are a diverse group of believers, hailing from all walks of life. Our leadership across the Southern California conference mirrors that diversity through a commitment to an equal mix of clergy and lay leaders (non-clergy), the empowerment of traditionally underrepresented people, and the engagement of communities across the broad socioeconomic spectrum that makes up Southern California.
Superintendents provide for vision alignment and implementation, leadership development, and guidance for the administration and growth of the church.
The standing administrative committee of the conference, established to create and manage policy of the entire conference within the limits of the Book of Discipline.
Responsible for preparing for the annual conference a list of nominations for positions vacated by either resignation or expiration of terms.
Responsible for qualifying, guiding, counseling, and mentoring candidates for ordination as they prepare for ministry.
Responsible for appointing qualified ministers to ministries and monitoring progress and growth.
Develops sustainable and vital Free Methodist Societies by sponsoring church planting projects and caring for societies requiring revitalization.
Reviews and recommends action on all matters concerning financial actions of the local church and the conference at large.
Provides oversight for The Management Group, a for-benefit corporation of the FMCSC that provides bookkeeping and administrative services for eligible ministries.
We like to say that “it’s good to belong.” Within the Free Methodist Church, our elders are members of a ministerial tradition that seeks to disciple effective church leaders and grow ministries.
Join us in welcoming our new Ministerial Candidates and incoming Elders for 2022.
Meet our elders serving throughout Southern California and beyond.
Our delegates vote for leaders, provide feedback during decision making, and are an essential part of Annual Conference each year.
We remember those who have gone on to be with Christ and celebrate their impact on the Kingdom of God.
Not every elder is appointed to a traditional church ministry. Hear from elders who serve in unique ministries around the world.