Upcoming Events

Each year, the Free Methodist Church in Southern California provides opportunities for connection, training, and ministry development in both large group settings and smaller classroom experiences. If you’re interested in finding out what it means to belong, these events are a great place to start.

Annual Conference

Annual Conference is our yearly business meeting. It is attended by all of our pastors and ministerial candidates, as well as lay delegates and representatives from our local churches. Annual Conference closes with an inspirational ordination service where those who have completed the ministerial credentialing process are brought into full membership as Elders in the conference.

Annual Conference 2023

Each May we come together to celebrate what God is doing across the Free Methodist Church and beyond. If you are a pastor, board member, or conference delegate, make sure to check your email for additional information as we get closer to 2023.

Annual Conference 2022

This past year, on May 14, 2022, we recognized that the last two years have changed us, with hope becoming harder to find and faithfulness rare. We focused on what it means to be faithful… To our calling. To our community. To what God has next.

Previous Years

Each Annual Conference is a snapshot of how God has moved within the Free Methodist Church that year. As a reminder of God’s goodness, we make our past content available online.

Seminars for Church Leaders

Throughout the year, we provide seminars and retreats for church leaders, both online and in-person. Our pastors spend their time together, ministering to one another, hearing from our Superintendents and receiving training from national leaders in the ministerial and business communities, equipping them to better lead and serve their local churches.

Thriving in Ministry in 2021 with Trisha Welstad
Thriving in Ministry in 2021 with Trisha Welstad

Join us for a thoughtful conversation with Trisha Welstad as she gives ministry leaders encouragement and practical resources to help you move from simply surviving to joyfully thriving in your ministries this year.

An Honest Conversation About Sexuality and the Church
An Honest Conversation About Sexuality and the Church

Do you sometimes feel like the conversation in the church about sexuality isn’t really much of a conversation? It’s time for the church to have an honest dialog about sexuality – one that’s less focused on fear and talking points and is instead focused on seeing people the way God sees them.

Pastoring During the Pandemic
Pastoring During the Pandemic

Join us December 3 as we look to Jesus for simple and profound solutions to the challenges to ministry that come from a pandemic that has left us with a lingering sense of uncertainty and anxiety.