Free Methodist Church of North America

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Free Methodist Church of North America
Denomination type: Methodist Bodies
Year Reporting: 2009
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Description: The Free Methodist Church was organized in 1860 in Western New York by ministers and laymen who had called the Methodist Episcopal Church to return to what they considered the original doctrines and lifestyle of Methodism. The issues included human freedom (anti-slavery), freedom and simplicity in worship, free seats so that the poor would not be discriminated against and freedom from secret oaths (societies) so the truth might be spoken freely at all times. The founders emphasized the teaching of the entire sanctification of life by means of grace through faith.
The denomination continues to be true to its founding principles. It communicates the gospel and its power to all people without discrimination through strong missionary, evangelistic and educational programs. Six colleges, a Bible college and numerous overseas schools train the youth of the church to serve in lay and ministerial roles.
Its members covenant to maintain simplicity in life, worship, daily devotion to Christ, responsible stewardship of time, talent and finance.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: World Ministries Center
Address line 2: 770 N. High School Rd.
City: Indianapolis
State: Indiana
Zip Code: 46214
Country: United States
Phone: (317)244-3660

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Yearbook Ed.
Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Mr. Ben Weesies
Position: Yearbook Editor
Phone: (317)244-3660

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 67,472
Other Members: 8,114
Total Inclusive Members: 75,586
Total Churches: 1,053
Average Attendance: 107,683
Membership Calculation Method: Estimate

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 0
Other Service to the Church: 0
Retired: 0
Total Clergy: 0

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 31,669
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 31,669

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $23,486,606.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $150,143,041.00
Total Financial: $17,362,964,700
Receipts/Expenditures: Receipts