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.
by Curtis Vick, TMF Executive Vice President
In this post, Curtis Vick explains how his calling complements the mission of TMF. He began working for Texas Methodist Foundation in 1982 and is now Executive Vice President. Here he reflects on what it means to be of value to the church from outside of its traditional walls. “Curtis’ leadership is his ministry here,” says Patti Simmons, Vice President of Foundation Relations. “He uses his gifts to serve God and, by his presence, encourages others to do the same.”
by Melinda Watters, Zip Code Connection Director, Red River County, as told to TMF
Guest Blogger Melinda Watters explains how a grant from TMF enabled the Zip Code Connection to establish a presence in a poor, rural county and partner with residents working to transform their community.
by Julie Yarbrough, Author and TMF Board Member
At this time of individual and collective grief for the victims of senseless violence and tragic death in Dallas; Falcon Heights, Minnesota; Baton Rouge; Orlando; and Nice, France, TMF board member Julie Yarbrough reminds us of the power of grief-born love to unite us as beloved human beings divinely created by God.
by George Battle III, Zip Code Connection Director, South Dallas/Fair Park, as told to TMF
In this first of a two-part series on the Zip Code Connection, guest blogger George Battle III discusses how making connections within a community creates a foundation for achieving transformational, sustainable change.
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.
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.