SHAREholder Program

The Importance of New Church Starts
In 1980, the Central Texas Conference began a concentrated effort to plant new churches in order to introduce new people to Christ's love. Since that time, we have planted more than 40 churches! These churches now account for more than 10% of the current worship attendance within our Conference.

The Center for Evangelism and Church Growth continues to create new communities of faith which invite new people to experience God’s grace. We are spreading the Good News in new ways as we create "New Faith Communities." 

Invest in the Future of the UMC in Central Texas
You can be a part of the future of the Church by investing in Church Growth SHARES which support our church planting efforts directly by:

  • Paying the salaries of new church start pastors
  • Renting worship spaces
  • Purchasing sound equipment and other technology necessary for worship
  • Providing for the day-to-day expenses of pastors working in their communities to develop relationships

Help Build the Kingdom
Subscribe now by completing a   

  • Each SHARE is $60
  • You and your church can purchase multiple or partial shares
  • Your SHARE subscription will renew annually

New church starts serve as mission stations for the kingdom of God. Our Church Growth SHAREholder program gives you the opportunity to build up the kingdom by investing your resources in the future of the United Methodist Church in Central Texas.

Starting new churches embodies the Great Commission to take Jesus' message to all people. Let your investment be part of your witness as together we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!

contact us

For more information about how to subscribe, your current SHARES, or how to make a payment, please contact Dana Dickey, Smith Center Administrator/New Church Start District Administrator at​ or 817.877.5222.