FMx 2017 – Rev. Tara Beth Leach – Beyond Expectations

October 7, 2017

Rev. Tara Beth Leach shares with the Free Methodist Church in Southern California (FMCSC) how God works through us in spite of our expectations and asks if we are open to God moving in us to live out his hope for the world.

# About Rev. Tara Beth Leach

Rev. Tara Beth Leach is the Senior Pastor at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena (“PazNaz”) in Southern California. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (B.A. Youth Ministry) and Northern Theological Seminary (M.Div.). She is regular writer for Missio Alliance and has contributed to other publications such as Christianity Today, Christian Week, The Jesus Creed, The Table Magazine, Reflecting the Image Devotional, and Renovating Holiness. Tara Beth is also the author of the InterVarsity Press book, Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry (2017) and a Beacon Hill Press book, Kingdom Culture (Spring, 2017). She has two beautiful and rambunctious children, Caleb and Noah, and has been married to the love of her life, Jeff, since 2006.

Annual Conference 2024 – Serena Oriero
Annual Conference 2024 – Serena Oriero

Annual Conference is a collaborative one-day gathering for Free Methodist leaders from the Free Methodist Church in Southern California (FMCSC) and the Pacific Coast Japanese Conference (PCJC). This year, we will focus on the theme of “Wholeness: Fostering Community & Creative Engagement” as we nurture a thriving ecosystem for growth, shared leadership, and creative collaboration between our conferences and churches.

Incoming Leaders
The Free Methodist Church is committed to raising up new leaders within the church that seek to build new congregations, grow ministries that impact communities, and train the next generation of leaders serving with them.

Elders
After completing the Ministerial Candidate process and engaging in thorough discernment with mentors and the Ministerial Education & Guidance Board, the Free Methodist Church acknowledges this journey through ordination – a testament to God’s calling for service within the church. We embrace these newly ordained Elders and pray for divine blessings in their ministries.

Conference Ministerial Candidates
The Conference Ministerial Candidate (CMC) process provides an opportunity to discern God’s calling, obtain educational training, and gain practical experience that reveals each candidate’s unique gifts and talents. We welcome these incoming Ministerial Candidates and pray for their progress and development throughout this process.

Annual Conference 2024 – Ta’Tyana Leonard
Annual Conference 2024 – Ta’Tyana Leonard

Annual Conference is a collaborative one-day gathering for Free Methodist leaders from the Free Methodist Church in Southern California (FMCSC) and the Pacific Coast Japanese Conference (PCJC). This year, we will focus on the theme of “Wholeness: Fostering Community & Creative Engagement” as we nurture a thriving ecosystem for growth, shared leadership, and creative collaboration between our conferences and churches.

Incoming Leaders
The Free Methodist Church is committed to raising up new leaders within the church that seek to build new congregations, grow ministries that impact communities, and train the next generation of leaders serving with them.

Elders
After completing the Ministerial Candidate process and engaging in thorough discernment with mentors and the Ministerial Education & Guidance Board, the Free Methodist Church acknowledges this journey through ordination – a testament to God’s calling for service within the church. We embrace these newly ordained Elders and pray for divine blessings in their ministries.

Conference Ministerial Candidates
The Conference Ministerial Candidate (CMC) process provides an opportunity to discern God’s calling, obtain educational training, and gain practical experience that reveals each candidate’s unique gifts and talents. We welcome these incoming Ministerial Candidates and pray for their progress and development throughout this process.

Annual Conference 2024 – Mari Otsuka
Annual Conference 2024 – Mari Otsuka

Annual Conference is a collaborative one-day gathering for Free Methodist leaders from the Free Methodist Church in Southern California (FMCSC) and the Pacific Coast Japanese Conference (PCJC). This year, we will focus on the theme of “Wholeness: Fostering Community & Creative Engagement” as we nurture a thriving ecosystem for growth, shared leadership, and creative collaboration between our conferences and churches.

Incoming Leaders
The Free Methodist Church is committed to raising up new leaders within the church that seek to build new congregations, grow ministries that impact communities, and train the next generation of leaders serving with them.

Elders
After completing the Ministerial Candidate process and engaging in thorough discernment with mentors and the Ministerial Education & Guidance Board, the Free Methodist Church acknowledges this journey through ordination – a testament to God’s calling for service within the church. We embrace these newly ordained Elders and pray for divine blessings in their ministries.

Conference Ministerial Candidates
The Conference Ministerial Candidate (CMC) process provides an opportunity to discern God’s calling, obtain educational training, and gain practical experience that reveals each candidate’s unique gifts and talents. We welcome these incoming Ministerial Candidates and pray for their progress and development throughout this process.