Mark Fee was pastoring a church in my area many years ago when I was looking for a congregation closer to home. His First Loved Teaching focus was a major reason God led me there, as many people talk about the love of God, but too few are able to not only teach about God's love, but also help people actually experience God's love through a biblically solid teaching that changes lives. I don't know any other person or ministry that does this better, because it is a very special gift God has given Mark. He has worked so hard and sacrificed so much for this ministry, and I am always amazed, but not surprised, to both watch and hear the multitude of stories over the years of those who Mark has served. It's like seeing and hearing "Touched By An Angel" stories, without the need of the angel mediator.
I can honestly say that FLM changed my life.
The teachings I’ve learned, applied and live out from Mark and experiences from people I’ve encountered in small groups on conference weekends have enriched my life beyond words.
Try a weekend- you’ll never be the same!!
This ministry changed my life! I came from a past of family alcoholism, childhood sexual abuse from neighbor 3 years old, and babysitters boyfriend 6 yrs to 8 years old, bullying because I was withdrawn, having no voice, feeling shame and unloveable to learning I am and always have been lovable because God Loves me; always has, always will. It was a start of my journey to be able to believe God really loves me,to loving myself and what it means to see that in others. I am able to love others that I previously thought wereunloveable too. To understand their struggles better. To better share my faith in God.
My life may never be without challenges, but it will always be with God and it makes all the difference!
I first met Mark Fee in 2007 when I attended a First Loved weekend at Bethany Church. I had never heard God’s voice speak to me as it did that weekend. It has forever changed my relationship with how I interact with God and now how I interact with His people.
The weekends deepen your faith by hearing God speak to you as the personalized Scriptures are spoken over you. First Loved shows you how to feel God’s Love and encourages you to go out and love as He first loved us!
Since that time I have facilitated as a small group co-leader for a few of the FLTL weekends. The music CD’s available are dynamic in how they can help you relax and open up to God’s presence and Love. The FLM website has lots of info and links to scripture spoken and sung. There are YouTube videos and Instagram postings that link to the verses too! Thank you First Loved Ministry for continuing to show me God’s Love!
As a testament to my belief in this ministry I am now a supporting Board Member!
I had the honor of producing Mark's first recording "Rejoice Over You." The moment he walked into my studio and shared the scriptures with me in such a personal, face-to-face way . . . I was blown away! I never heard the Lord speak through the scriptures like that, the way He did to me that day through Mark. Since then it has been an amazing learning experience, one filled with wonder, encouragement and love. Make the time to "experience God's love up close and personal" by attending one of the seminars or retreats, and learn the practices that will help you be loved more deeply so you can turn around and love like Jesus.
First Loved Ministries (FLM), their First Loved to Love (FLTL) teachings and group experiences has significantly changed my relationship with God and people. Learning how to be loved intimately by God to deepen my relationship with Him and in turn becoming over-filled and over-joyed with God's love on a daily-basis has lead me to be able to love others better and be more observant of God's love for me. I have been a participant and group facilitator along with my lovely wife, Kate, for 8+ years prior to joining the FLM Board. The reason I choose to support this amazing ministry as a board member is not only because of the significant impact it has had on my journey with Christ, the deepening of my faith and ability to be loved to love others, but even more so because of how I have witnessed first-hand the incredible transformation I have seen in so many other participants over the years. Whether with new to life-long believers and anywhere in between, FLM is transforming lives in a way that no other ministry I know of is currently doing with such a practical and impactful change. This transformation is not only impacting the participant's lives to be loved by God but impacting families, churches and communities because of the love of the Father that is now flowing in and through those participants to others. FLM is helping to train and lead others to an authentic faith so as followers of Jesus, they are known by their love just as Jesus instructed.
First loved Ministries has given me a very practical and intimate way of embracing God’s love for me and others. Mark not only moves the mind but more importantly, the heart. In my darkest of struggles this ministry has been a lifeline to my Father. Thank you Mark and your whole team.
I attended a weekend with First Loved to Love Ministries in April 2016 and it was truly life-changing. I had very low expectations when I signed up and thought it might be nice to hear some good teaching and get my batteries recharged. However, I wasn't just recharged, I was blown away! The weekends are extremely prayerful and personal. The facilitators are well trained and tuned in to each participant. Through them, God spoke to me in a way that was very specific and personal. I have attended a lot of retreats and Christian events, but this was unlike anything I had ever experienced before. It had a big impact on my prayer life and I feel that my relationship with God has really deepened as a result. Since then, I will occasionally volunteer in the kitchen when they have retreats. I love being around the people and seeing the power of God at work. I also enjoy the videos and podcasts that the ministry makes available on their website. I would HIGHLY recommend First Loved to Love Ministries to anyone who wants to take their relationship with God to a deeper level.
Mark came and talked at a college retreat 9 yrs ago for UNH. I had been a Christian since age 11 but I had believed lies about how God saw me. I encountered grace at this conference in a way that changed my life. I experienced freedom and love in my relationship with God and I was able to overcome all the self hate and doubts that I had been battling. I no longer struggle with depression and self hate and I hear God in ways that impact me personally not just to be a good godly person but that have changed my heart and life forever. It changed how I loved people and loved myself through the truth of how God sees and feels about me. It is something I have never forgotten and is a key point whenever I am blessed to share my testimony. I am currently traveling the world as a missionary on the World Race and I have been blessed to help others understand how much God loves them too.
Hi. May name is Mark Fee. I am the founder/president/executive director of First Loved Ministries. I started this ministry in 2006 at the Lord's request. Seriously! I was senior pastor of a local church for almost 18 years. On Nov. 5, 2005, I believe God supernaturally called me out of that position to become his messenger. He asked me to share the "First Loved to Love" message and curriculum to the whole church because it profoundly changed my life and the lives of so many in our congregation. Based on 1 Jn 4:19 "We love because he first loved us" and Jesus' new command,"love one another just as I (Jesus) have loved you," God taught us practical exercises that empowered us to come and personally be loved by him daily and how to remove common barriers to receiving and sharing love. Since 2006 we have been to hundreds of churches and shared his message with thousands of Christians who share powerful testimonies of how their love relationship with God was dramatically changed. Mostly, they share how they knew in their heads that God loved them, but now they experience him love them daily with words and actions so that they are empowered to love others "as he has loved them." I am so grateful to God for the privilege of being a part of a life-changing ministry that will help more and more Christians be known by loving others as God loves them!
First Loved to Love Ministry changed my life as a Christian. My relationship with my earthly father was in the way of my relationship with my heavenly Father. After my First loved experience, I knew that God loved me personally. In the small group time for the Synonym/ Antonym exercise the Lord spoke to me as the loving Father that he is, revealing how I was the one holding Him away. As a result of doing the Syl/Ant exercise as part of my relationship with Him, I know God's love for me in a way that has transformed my life. I have adopted the First Loved Lifestyle, which has resulted in my being able to love others as He has loved me. The experience was not mine alone. The other participants in my small group had similar revelations. To know that The LORD of all is intimately familiar with each of us has made scripture alive for me in a way that I never thought was possible. It has freed me to love the way God has loved me through Jesus. This Ministry so changed me that I got involved in First Loved and have been blessed to help others experience the transformation for themselves. I volunteer whenever there is a need, and donate monthly to support the ministry.
First Loved Ministries are retreats and weekend seminars with the theme "because he first loved us". It is a life changing experience to learn how much God really loves each of us.
I was introduced to this ministry, by a very good friend. I now have attended three First Loved Ministries events, and loved each of them. Many people know about the love of God, but they don’t know that they have not experienced the love of God - until they go through a First Loved to Love event. First Loved Ministries offers marvelous curriculums, masterfully taught by Mark Fee, and administered/assisted by an amazingly dedicated and sensitive staff. Many have called it a life changing experience. I have loved and appreciated every session I attended, and have come away with tools to continue experiencing the love of God. I highly recommend this ministry.