Foundation UMC is Transforming the World One Person at a Time


by Vance Morton*
Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the World. That is the mission of Central Texas Conference – its churches, its organizations, its people. And, at first blush, it might seem like a rather daunting mission. “Transforming the world” can feel like a rather lofty goal, even impossible at some levels, which might keep some from even trying. But is it really that big of an ask?
Since we know that with God, all things are possible (Matt 19:26), we pretty much have to take the impossible out of the equation. And, when you break it down and take a closer look at the mission, the daunting and huge concerns can be put to rest. How does anything get transformed? One step at a time.
How did Michelangelo transform a block of marble into the statue of David? One chisel stroke at a time.
How did Beethoven write his Ninth Symphony (including the Ode de Joy!)? One note at a time.
How does a Starbucks barista help you face the day? One Triple Venti sugar free, non-fat, no foam, extra caramel latte at a time.
So can we emulate those patterns when it comes to our churches and transform the world one person at a time? If the following video from Foundation United Methodist Church in Temple, Texas, is any indication, the answer is an emphatic “Yes!”

The video above was produced by the Foundation UMC Student Ministry team. You can check out their other videos on their YouTube channel ( If you have a Tale of Transformation – be it a video or written narrative – that helps to illustrate one of the myriad ways that the Central Texas Conference is transforming the world, please contact the CTC Communications team so that we can share it with the rest of the Central Texas Conference family.


*Vance is the director of Communciations & IT for the Central Texas Conference.