TMF Blog

Observations and learnings from respected leaders committed to innovation and improved outcomes.

Our TMF blog shares stories and essays inspired by our purpose: to help individuals, families, congregations and like-minded organizations achieve their God-inspired potential.

Sign up for TMF Blog notifications

Want to be notified when a new blog is posted? Enter your name and email below. We will not share your information with any third parties.

thumbnail

Harnessing the Power of Conversation

March 15, 2016

by Tom Locke, TMF President

Tom Locke shares his reflections from meeting with representatives from United Methodist universities and the Interfaith Youth Core, and the courage required to step outside one’s comfort zone in order to have a purposeful conversation. Because it is through those conversations, that we can discover common ground with those with whom we may seem to have little in common.

thumbnail

Holy Conversations Keep New Hope Alive in Lewisville

March 01, 2016

by Andy Lewis, Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Lewisville, Texas

In this post, guest blogger Andy Lewis discusses how the TMF Holy Conversations process helped his congregation better understand the vital role they served in their community, and how they could take that service to the next level.

thumbnail

Solving Homelessness Starts with a Home and an Education

February 23, 2016

by Tracy Sharp, Executive Director, Saranam as told to TMF

thumbnail

People Power, from the community for the community

February 09, 2016

by Larry James, CEO, CitySquare, Dallas

thumbnail

Finding Abundance with New Questions

January 26, 2016

by Gil Rendle, TMF Senior Vice President

thumbnail

Returning Returns on Investments

January 05, 2016

by TMF, as told by Alyce Price, Highland Park United Methodist Church Executive Director of Generosity, Finance and Administration

thumbnail

Home for Christmas in the Rio Grande Valley

December 22, 2015

by Aaron Saenz, Pastor, Valley Praise UMC, as told to TMF

thumbnail

Sharing Blessings at the Farmers Market

December 08, 2015

by Tom Locke, TMF President

thumbnail

Does Conversation Lead to Change?

November 24, 2015

by Gil Rendle, TMF Senior Vice President

thumbnail

In-flight Reflections

November 17, 2015

by Tom Locke, TMF President

thumbnail

Moving from “Why” to “How”: The Keystone Habit

November 10, 2015

by Lisa Greenwood, TMF Vice President of Leadership Ministry

Many of us go through life searching for clear, well-marked paths for guidance. What is the roadmap for being a better parent? A better disciple? A better person?

thumbnail

When the “Why” Eludes Us

October 27, 2015

by Lisa Greenwood, TMF Vice President of Leadership Ministry

In his now famous TED talk, “Start with Why,” Simon Sinek draws a modest image of concentric circles. In the center he writes the word “WHY”. He calls it The Golden Circle.