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.

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February 2024

Saturday February 24

9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Advanced Studies in Free Methodist History & Polity (#2)
Saturday February 24
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Advanced Studies in Free Methodist History & Polity (#2)

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the origins, development, beliefs, and governance of the Free Methodist Church. Explore significant historical figures, examine the denominational distinctives, and understand the various elements of church polity. This course is essential for those on the path to ordination, offering a deepened appreciation of the Free Methodist tradition.

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For Those Considering or Pursuing Ordination

As you journey towards a deeper commitment in ministry, our advanced courses are designed to fulfill the requirements for a Conference Ministerial Candidate (CMC) interview. These comprehensive classes provide an essential foundation in Wesleyan theology and Free Methodist history and polity, equipping you with the knowledge and understanding necessary for ordination. Engaging with these courses will not only prepare you for the CMC interview but also enrich your spiritual journey and ministerial practice.

March 2024

Saturday March 2

10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Free Methodist History & Polity
Saturday March 2
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Free Methodist History & Polity

Discover the rich heritage and distinct values of the Free Methodist Church. This course delves into the denomination’s history, exploring its formation, key figures like John Wesley, and the principles that define Free Methodist beliefs and practices. Ideal for lay members and those interested in learning more about our church’s unique identity.

https://fmcsc.org/training/register/

Thursday March 21

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Board of Administration Meeting

Saturday March 23

9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Advanced Studies in Wesleyan Theology (#1)
Saturday March 23
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Advanced Studies in Wesleyan Theology (#1)

This comprehensive course provides an in-depth exploration of John Wesley’s theological vision. Understand how his ideas shaped the Wesleyan, Methodist, and Holiness movements and why they remain crucial for contemporary ministry. Engage with Wesley’s historical context, theological methods, and the doctrinal commitments that form our Wesleyan identity.

Register Online

For Those Considering or Pursuing Ordination

As you journey towards a deeper commitment in ministry, our advanced courses are designed to fulfill the requirements for a Conference Ministerial Candidate (CMC) interview. These comprehensive classes provide an essential foundation in Wesleyan theology and Free Methodist history and polity, equipping you with the knowledge and understanding necessary for ordination. Engaging with these courses will not only prepare you for the CMC interview but also enrich your spiritual journey and ministerial practice.

April 2024

Saturday April 20

9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Advanced Studies in Wesleyan Theology (#2)
Saturday April 20
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Advanced Studies in Wesleyan Theology (#2)

This comprehensive course provides an in-depth exploration of John Wesley’s theological vision. Understand how his ideas shaped the Wesleyan, Methodist, and Holiness movements and why they remain crucial for contemporary ministry. Engage with Wesley’s historical context, theological methods, and the doctrinal commitments that form our Wesleyan identity.

Register Online
For Those Considering or Pursuing Ordination

As you journey towards a deeper commitment in ministry, our advanced courses are designed to fulfill the requirements for a Conference Ministerial Candidate (CMC) interview. These comprehensive classes provide an essential foundation in Wesleyan theology and Free Methodist history and polity, equipping you with the knowledge and understanding necessary for ordination. Engaging with these courses will not only prepare you for the CMC interview but also enrich your spiritual journey and ministerial practice.

May 2024

Saturday May 4

10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Exploring Wesleyan Theology
Saturday May 4
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Exploring Wesleyan Theology

Embark on a journey through the theological landscape shaped by John Wesley. This course offers insights into Wesley’s foundational teachings and their enduring impact on Christian faith and practice. Engage with concepts that are central to the Wesleyan theological tradition and understand their relevance in today’s world.

Register Online

Saturday May 18

All Day
Annual Conference 2024
Saturday May 18
Annual Conference 2024

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

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 2024

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 2024.

Annual Conference 2023

This past year, on May 20, 2023, we joined together with the Pacific Coast Japanese Conference to celebrate what God has done in midst over the last year. It was an incredible opportunity to with new ministry partners and long-time friends.

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.