St. Barnabas ‘bigs’ and ‘littles’ worship together at a church without walls as part of their discipleship journey by Susan Craig / photos courtesy of Lavell McCollum & St. Barnabas UMC Youth from St. Barnabas United Methodist Church made their customary, annual trip south on a recent Sunday ...
Earlier this month, White's Chapel welcomed 110 new members via its 2019 Confirmation Class - a class that was special to co-pastor John McKellar in a couple of profound ways.
FUMC Clifton is reaching out to the folks in their community who don't have a church home via Dinner Church, with a focus of food, fellowship and learning about Jesus.
PT Central Texas still has a few openings left for Summer 2019 interns with a love of learning, serving and ready to be transformed.
First Joshua is always on the lookout for ways to connect with and welcome the unchurched. So, they are asking folks to make reservations for Easter?
A focus on encouraging the laity to try new things in their efforts to make disciples of Jesus Christ is at the heart of the revitalization underway at First Watauga.
The God Squad at Moody First is a labor of love, the result of prayer and hard work - hard work that is paying good disciple making dividends.
Anna Breck - a TCU Junior - noticed that the TCU Wesley wasn't retaining freshmen by the spring semester. So she did something about it and now disciples are being made!
The concept of being “equally yoked” in ministry is at the heart of a Lay Leadership Initiative which is transforming lives at Smithfield United Methodist Church in North Richland Hills.
Earlier this year, a West District Mission team's discipleship grew along with that of local Maua-area villagers as water began to flow from the ground.
UCF Wesley students recently took a Civil Rights Pilgrimage - a discipleship journey designed to help students become active Christians and leaders.
Teens from all over the CTC gathered for Mid-Winter 2019 last weekend. The annual event is led the young disciples of CCYM.
Nearly 150 member of Trinity Arlington UMC responded to Jesus' call to his disciples to "'feed my lambs" by packing more than 2000 meals to help people in need all around the world.
Upwards of 94,000 to 102,000 cookies were delivered shortly before Christmas to Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene and Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo
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What can a small local church accomplish with little more than an idea and prayer? How about feeding the community and boosting professions of faith in the process.
Churches who have received a NFC grant have 4.4 percent growth in Average Worship Attendance for the last 12 months - more than double the total Conference growth. Is your church ready to get your grant?
How did a chance Christmas encounter at a Wal-Mart, a love of baking and a girl's desire to serve transform into a thriving discipleship ministry?
Ovilla UMC's Drive-Thru prayer ministry is inspiring the church to reach out and make disciples in new and unconventional ways.
Volunteers of all ages spent part of their Saturday being disciples (and growing a few) packing 20,000 jambalaya lentil soup kits at Arlington Heights UMC (Fort Worth).
We have now shown growth in average worship attendance for 11 straight months – going all the way back to February! 134 churches are growing in the latest report – that is 47% of our churches! AVERAGE WORSHIP ATTENDANCE A 12-month rolling average of Average Worship Attendance (Click the image ...
25 people said yes to being called to serve as ERTs and began the training process on Jan. That’s two to three times the number of folks in a typical training session.
Average weekly worship attendance & professions of faith have increased for 11 consecutive months – a trend that’s expected to continue into 2019.
FUMC Alvarado is activating the WIG and making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by engaging in Disciple Making Missions across its community and around the world.
Troy UMC is gearing up for the projected population boom by accelerating the planned opening of its Ministry Activity Center dedicated to missions and ministry, children and youth, and the community.
Bishop Mike Lowry held a series of Episcopal Teaching sessions / conversations on the three plans put forth by the Commission on A Way Forward (COWF) and other matters related to the 2019 Called Special General Conference in St. Louis (Feb. 23-26). These times of sharing took place in each of the ...
The following are some “quick hit” summaries of how the local churches across the Central Texas Conference have been trying new ways to reach new people in response to our WIG mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. If you have a quick tale to tell of how you, ...
The mission of Project Transformation (PT) is to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support children in holistic development and connect churches with communities. For the past two summers, local churches of the Central Texas Conference have actively lived out The WIG and ...
Almost any clergy person will tell you that your first year at a new appointment is about three things: learning, observing and loving. It is vital to a new ministry setting to learn all you can about the ministry/ministries of your new faith community, to observe every aspect of the life of the ...