Grants Outcome Stories
When asked why he and his wife Jan made a gift to TMF’s Grants Ministry in support of Harvey relief and recovery, Charles King described a rough illustration: “Draw a vertical popsicle stick with God at the top and me at the bottom and a heart in the middle,” he instructed. “That’s where the relationship begins – as a willing receiver of God’s grace, acceptance, and love. Being willing to receive is a key first step.”
TMF is committed to helping steward the potential of innovative ministries like grant recipient Union Coffee who is “recapturing and connecting with leaders of the church now who would never have darkened its doors.” We wish Union deepening impact as they continue to build leaders of the church who “find God where God is at work and become a part of it!”
In recognition and celebration of all that Gil Rendle has done for the church, TMF is proud to announce the creation of the Gil Rendle Learning and Leadership Endowment. This endowment will honor Gil’s legacy by supporting his work to advance TMF’s Leadership Ministry learning agenda, the primary objective of which is to create opportunities for TMF to open new paths of discernment, decision-making, and action by leaders.
“Houston: reVision is thrilled to join with TMF in stirring the United Methodist Church’s passion to make a long-lasting, hope-filled difference in our world by helping us raise up hundreds of mentors for kids who have no one,” said Charles Rotramel, CEO of Houston: reVision.
The Missional Wisdom Foundation used grants from TMF to purchase an abandoned home in Waco and start a monastic community.
By creating monastic communities where students can live together to explore Christian service, the Missional Wisdom Foundation is developing new leaders with unique insights.
For one young man, Wesley-Rankin Community Center is an oasis of hope in his otherwise troubled neighborhood
Christ UMC in Plano used grants from TMF to help individuals who’ve fallen on bad times to start over and work toward their dreams.
A kid on a bicycle rides by Trinity UMC in Denison, Texas, and waves wildly to Pastor Dan Gurley as he gets out of his car. Pastor Gurley smiles ruefully as he dodges a kid skateboarding in the parking lot and steps over the chalk drawings on the sidewalks leading up to the church.