of Flame are an associate membership of people
that feel called by God to be part of this
and its evangelical vision, serving and supporting
FMI in practical ways that are suited to their way
To read more about our foundation history, vision
and mission statement go to: About
and then return to this page to continue. Introduction.
Since its foundation in 1990, membership in
Flame Ministries International has been confined to
those who fully partake and work in the day to day
functioning of the ministry: Every member has a
specific job in the overall running of FMI from
office typist to worship leaders. There has been no
general membership due to the nature of the
ministry (an organisation) other than
attending our weekly meetings which, along with
seminars, conferences, rallies and outreaches, are
open to the public.
Ministries International is a Catholic
Neo-Pentecostal Lay Preaching Organisation
Constituted as an Association of Christ's Faithful
(Canon 301) entitled to use the name
Catholic (Canon 300). We are a ministry of
Officially Recognised Catholic Evangelists. Our
Head Office is in Perth Western Australia and we
have Regional Offices in Singapore and England.
the years there has been a growing interest for
some form of General Membership from around the
world. Often, due to having no vacancies for
work-orientated membership we have sadly had to
refuse those requests. However, a growing
subscriber list for the Flame
as well as constant requests received by E-mail and
people we meet on missions who have requested to
join FMI, has shown us the need to rectify that
situation. Realising that everyone expressing an
interest in FMI cannot become a fully participating
of Flame, inspired by the Holy Spirit, has been
established to meet that
are Friends of Flame? Friends of Flame are
people touched or inspired by the work of FMI and
who have caught our
These people feel called by God to support FMI
right where they are in their current state of life
in practical ways. These consist of individuals,
families, groups, churches, communities, religious,
clergy and lay people in all walks of life and
service to the Lord and can be of any Christian
Denomination anywhere in the world.
of Flame assist FMI
Daily Prayer using the FMI Prayer-Vision Card as
well as Personal Prayer.
Offering Mass Intentions.
Making the work of the ministry known to
Attending FMI functions if possible in their
Attending the Annual Flame Congress if possible in
feel called to join us, continue to read the
membership information below and then contact us
with your expression of
Living out the Commitment: Embracing the spirituality and vision of FMI
will lead Friends of FlameMembers
and others to growth in the Lord. It will also
result in greater blessings for the world. Living
out the commitment to be a Friend of Flame entails
a willingness to faithfully do the following:
Daily Personal Prayer & Intercession. A high priority must be placed upon the
individual's daily quiet time with the Lord. It is
here that the Lord is enabled to deal most
effectively with us.
How long should we pray?
An hour a day would be the ideal. Of course this
might not be possible for some depending on family
responsibilities and personal circumstances,
therefore an hour per day would be the long-term
goal. Someone who is just beginning to pray
seriously may have difficulty finding and spending
an hour in prayer on a regular basis. We encourage
those who are just starting to set a realistic goal
and to strive to be faithful to that while
gradually adding to the time as it becomes
A distinction between prayer and "prayers."
The latter would be those composed by others and
recited by us. The Rosary or other devotions would
be an example of this. Many find it an invaluable
assistance in their relationship with the Lord and
we recommend it. However, our personal time with
the Lord is spontaneous prayer, speaking to the
Lord in our own words or in Tongues would be the
preferred prayer time.
Since prayer is meant to be communication between
God and me, I have to give him a chance to speak
too. This will mean that part of my prayer time
will be spent simply listening to the Lord. We will
say with Samuel: Speak, Lord, your servant is
listening." (1 Samuel 3:10). Listening each
day will give us a clearer idea of what the Lord
might be communicating to us.
Praying for the Evangelists. Part of our quiet time with the Lord, will
be spent bringing before him the needs of the
Ministry. Friends of Flame will partake in the
Flame Ministry Daily Prayer which is derived from
the Set My People On Fire Prophecy and Flame
Vision in union with all other members each
The effects of your prayers.
The FMI Evangelists, Directors and Moderators as
well as the other FMI speakers, leaders and workers
are on the firing line every day and can expect the
regular attacks of the Devil and people that all
those in the midst of spiritual warfare will
It will be a real blessing for them to know that
they are held up daily before the Lord by a large
group of Friends from around the world. Since the
Friends of Flame are in this way actively involved
with the work of the ministry, it is essential they
also remember the other Friends of Flame during
their prayer time each day asking the Lord to meet
their needs also.
Bible is the written Word of God. As Paul
tells Timothy, "All Scripture is inspired
by God and is useful for teaching, for
reproof, correction, and training in
holiness." (2 Timothy 3:16). Daily
reading of the Bible can be a useful part
of our personal prayer time. We strongly
encourage a systematic reading of
Scripture every day.
For the one who is just beginning to open up the
Bible we suggest a programmed approach. There are
many good Bible study guides to assist in this.
Where possible, attending a Flame programme or
doing them by tape is an excellent way to know and
understand the Bible as well as FMI's teaching and
Becoming familiar with Flame Teachings.
ever growing resource of teaching tapes as
well as news and articles can be found on
our web site. A knowledge of what FMI
teach is essential in the area of personal
growth and union with the ministry and it
can assist greatly in making the ministry
known in our field of influence for the
proclamation of the Gospel to all nations.
Concessions for the cost of
will be made available exclusively to all
Friends of Flame members.
Participation in the Sacraments for
Catholic Friends. We urge all Catholic Friends of Flame
to take advantage of every opportunity to
offer Mass and receive Holy Communion.
(cf. 1 Corinthians 11:27). We also
recommend a regular celebration of the
Lord's forgiveness in the Sacrament of
Reconciliation. Monthly would seem to be a
desirable goal. The Sacraments can be
powerfully anointed moments in our lives.
We will celebrate the sacred mysteries
together as the Lord leads us and we can
include the Liturgy of the Hours, even
done in a communal setting where this is
recommend faithfulness to their particular
communion, traditions and Christian
culture in matters of prayer and
forgiveness. God hears all prayer from his
beloved children, most especially when
they are in unity, gathered together in
His Name praying in one accord. By these
means, many barriers can be broken down
that divide the wider Body of Christ and
we can become a testimony to the One True
Lord and Saviour of all: Jesus
Service. Friends of Flame are also called to be
servants of the Lord. As a result we
encourage everyone to be committed to
their church, parish, community, group or
congregation seeking to fully participate
in joy. However, in order to keep our
lives in proper balance each ones
service needs to be discerned. There is
always the ever present temptation for
those who are on fire for the Lord to
undertake too much. Over extension can
lead to frustration and burnout, things
the Lord wants us to avoid.
Financial & Material Support.
We ask that Friends of Flame consider making an
annual or regular contribution of some sort in
conjunction with their other gift-giving to their
parishes and other charities, to the work of Flame
Ministries International. As a Lay Ministry relying
on Divine Providence as well as people's generosity
during the process of our growth and establishment,
our material needs are great in many areas.
Especially so is the personal needs of the full
time ministers and workers who have not received a
wage since 1990, also the pressing need for our own
auditorium in order to function effectively in
Perth. By making a financial donation, bequeaths,
or gift in kind, you are expressing your support
for us in a very tangible manner.
Although the notion of tithing
is a biblical concept which we at FMI practice, we
wish to make it clear that we do not require a set
amount, or even that you donate anything at all!
Any gift you may wish to make should be freely
given. Everyone should give what they have
decided in their heart to give, not reluctantly or
under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful
giver. (2 Cor 9:7). Your generosity in
this important area would be most welcome and
appreciated! We therefore, invite you to become
"Partners in Grace" with us. (Phil
Flame Ministries International is a non-profit
enterprise. Flame's Evangelists, writers, editors,
and and full time workers donate their work without
compensation. The Senior Directors and principals
receive no remuneration; they often cover their own
expenses, and they also provide their own computers
and our office space. This is not to complain,
because we are all greatly blessed in serving the
Lord and His people. We just wanted to make it
clear that our red ink is erased through
Please consider making a contribution to the
cause and make your checks payable to "Friends of
Flame," c/o Flame Ministries International,
PO BOX 8133 Subiaco East, Perth, Western
attitude towards money and
giving.You can also contribute through PayPal - It
is quick, easy and secure.
Attending Flame Celebrations (When and
are welcome to attend Flame programmes,
especially the Annual Flame Congress.
They are an opportunity to pray,
fellowship and socialise with one another
which strengthens the bonds of friendship.
People have travelled to Australia to
attend our Annual Congress in January.
This has always been a blessing to see our
friends in person.
interested in joining Friends of Flame are
asked to contact us: E-mail:
International Phone: + 61 8 9382 3668 Fax: + 61 8 9382 4080 Write to:Flame Ministries
International Friends of Flame
PO BOX 8133 Subiaco East. Perth,
Western Australia 6008.