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Asking the Right Questions

June 09, 2016

by Tom Locke, TMF President

In this post, Tom Locke describes how asking the wrong questions can lead to endless dispute while asking the right questions can help us stay in relationship and be open to the new thing that God is inviting us to discover.


Bigger Roads Lead to Better Community Relationships

May 25, 2016

by Steve Heyduck, Senior Pastor of Euless First United Methodist Church, as told to TMF

Guest Blogger Steve Heyduck shares how conversations about discernment are shaping the way Euless First United Methodist Church plans to engage and serve its community.


Reversing the Question

May 11, 2016

by Tom Locke, TMF President

In this post, Tom Locke discusses the importance of Reversing the Question and where it can lead you, and others.


Advancing Theology Education in Houston

April 27, 2016

by Matt Russell, Founder and Executive Director of ProjectCURATE, as told to TMF

Guest Blogger Matt Russell shares how TMF is helping ProjectCURATE transform theological learning, one relationship at a time.


A Transformative Journey for Clergy from New Mexico and Northwest Texas Conferences

April 13, 2016

by John Rivas, Executive Director for New Mexico Activities

John Rivas shares the reflections and gratitude of clergy from the New Mexico and Northwest Texas Conferences that visited the Holy Land in January 2016. These inspiring responses to the trip are vivid examples of the power of the Holy Spirit at work in the lives, and the ministries, of those who made the journey.


Giving Kids and Families Much Needed Cy-Hope

March 29, 2016

by Dr. Godfrey Hubert, Senior Pastor of The Foundry, as told to TMF

Guest Blogger Dr. Godfrey Hubert discusses how Cy-Hope, a non-profit started by The Foundry, was able to take advantage of a one-of-a-kind opportunity to answer the needs of the community – with help from TMF.


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.


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.


Solving Homelessness Starts with a Home and an Education

February 23, 2016

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


People Power, from the community for the community

February 09, 2016

by Larry James, CEO, CitySquare, Dallas


Finding Abundance with New Questions

January 26, 2016

by Gil Rendle, TMF Senior Vice President


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