Our Mission support exists to energize and equip local churches in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world . . . in this section that means energizing and equipping you to be in mission in your local community and beyond.  The resources listed  are designed to inform, educate, connect and resource your local church as you reach out into your local community and beyond. 


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a program made available to rural north Texas communities through the Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC). Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse in your community.
A Behavioral Health Community Assessment Report released in February by the Community Health Collaborative revealed a lack of behavioral healthcare in North Texas. The Community Health Collaborative announced a commitment earlier this year to train 10,000 lay persons over the next three years in Mental Health First Aid across 16 counties including Ellis, Erath, Denton, Hood, Johnson, Navarro, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise.
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that:
-     Introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems,
-     builds understanding of their impact and
-     overviews appropriate supports

An eight-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. 

The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

**Please check back for future training's**

Become a Mental Health First Aid instructor. CTC and Texas Health Resources have partnered together to provide training to those interested in becoming an instructor. Download the application HERE
Texas Health Resources’ department of Faith and Spirituality Integration is chartered to partner with faith communities where we share mission and goals. DFWHC received a grant from Texas Health Resources to partner with faith communities in implementing the Mental Health First Aid program in North Texas in 2019-2020. For information on Mental Health First Aid training in North Texas, please go to www.healthntexas.org and contact Dana Dickey, Smith Center Administrator/New Church Start District Administrator at danadickey@ctcumc.org​ or 817.877.5222.

Five Star Award for Missional Involvement


This is a Central Texas Conference initiative designed to serve as a starting point for mission and service by recognizing United Methodist churches that achieve a foundational level of engagement with the needs of the world during a calendar year. Last day to submit for 2019 is FEBRUARY 15, 2020.



Ministry Partnership - Application Form


ZOE Ministry

 ZOE Ministry transforms the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children from poverty and neglect to self-sufficiency and community within three years. It is quite possibly the best example of whole life transformation through empowerment that is at work in the world today.

Guided by the core belief of not doing anything for these young people that they can be taught to do for themselves, ZOE equips orphans and vulnerable children to overcome extreme poverty by addressing multiple barriers simultaneously.