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Written by: Victoria Fisher, SFM Communications Specialist The Central Valley Set Free Movement team is preparing for their 6th annual Freedom Run 5k. With human trafficking as the fastest-growing criminal industry, the team took action to raise awareness. In past years, the Central Valley team has had great success! Each year, of course, brings its own new challenges, as well […]
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Written by: Erin McClelland, SFM Leader of Set Free Genesee Throughout the Set Free Movement’s onboarding process for new leaders, the word “community” has been a focal point of our discussions. SFM Director, Kevin Austin, reminds us that community involvement is essential to carry out the mission and vision of the Set Free Movement. It takes community collaborations and essential […]
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By: Abby Fritzgerald, SFM Leader in Indianapolis  What does it take to start a Set Free ministry in a new community? It might look a lot like the process of transplanting tree. In the last 15 months my husband Aaron and I have gone through a time of transition by following God’s leading to uproot our lives from Decatur, Illinois […]
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By:  Camille Pook What began with resistance has turned into a propelling passion in my life.  I started with foster ministries at First Free Methodist Church in Seattle, WA, reluctantly filling in for a volunteer who was sick. “Lord, I know this is something I should do but I’m tired and don’t feel like giving up another night.” My heart […]
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By: Kayleigh Clark, Lead Pastor at the Uniontown Free Methodist Church and Set Free Movement Leader When I was in middle school, the Disney Channel phenomenon, “High School Musical” debuted after a year of advertisement and hype. “We’re All In This Together,” was the moral of the story told by Disney through basketball games and play practices. As cheesy as […]
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Jesus suffered and died. Theologically this is our foundation. His suffering and death are the means to our salvation.  Jesus is our redeemer. This word is used a great deal. In Hebrew, the word for redeemer, gō’ēl, is a kinsman protector, a family member who is powerful and works to protect the family. (5) Think of Jesus as a brother, who […]
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Today we begin a new series for the season of Lent. Each week we will be publishing a devotional that ties into Lenten reflections while demonstrating that there are holistic connections between spiritual disciplines and social action. Neither of these are ends in themselves. They fit together as part of a lifestyle of holiness. The seasons of Lent and Advent […]
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Lent, a time in the church calendar of reflection and preparation, begins with Ash Wednesday on February 26th. Throughout the season of Lent, we will be offering weekly reflections on lament, prayer, fasting, hope, and freedom to help us prepare for the celebration of Easter. You can expect to receive an email every Wednesday morning starting on Ash Wednesday.
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We are becoming more and more aware of the global misery of human trafficking. But awareness is only the beginning. In my Facebook news feed, I see more “likes” for tragic stories about human trafficking but little engagement on strategic action to counter it. But both are needed. Knowing without acting is like faith without works—it’s incomplete. 2 Chronicles 20 […]
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The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” (II Kings 4:1)   Scripture is described as a “living word”. Though it was written many years ago, it still […]
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