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.

 
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It Was There All the Time:  the Beauty of the ‘AHA’ Moment

October 16, 2017

by John Thornburg, TMF Vice President of Area Staff

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Focusing on Outcomes to Bear More Fruit

September 20, 2017

by Lovett H. Weems, Jr., Senior Consultant, Lewis Center for Church Leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary

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TMF Implements Disaster Relief Program for Existing Borrowers Providing Flexibility in Payment Terms

September 09, 2017

by David McCaskill, TMF Senior Vice President of Loans

To aid in the Hurricane Harvey recovery effort, TMF is implementing a disaster relief assistance program to TMF borrowers that provides a reduction in interest rate and options to defer payment for up to four months.

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Respond to Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017

by Tom Locke, TMF President

TMF President Tom Locke encourages a generous, purposeful response to the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey.

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The Homeless We Don’t See

August 22, 2017

by Rev. Janet Collinsworth, Founder & Executive Director, Agape Resource & Assistance Center, Inc.

In this post, Rev. Janet Collinsworth, Founder, Executive Director of Agape Resource & Assistance Center, Inc., shares how homelessness exists in many places you wouldn’t expect, and how courageous action by affected individuals, as well as their communities, can bring about transformative change.

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Bringing the Hope of Christ to Those Behind Prison Walls

July 16, 2017

by Chad Chambers, Executive Director, C.H.A.R.M. Prison Ministry

In this post, Chad Chambers, Executive Director of C.H.A.R.M., discusses the amazing success of their prison ministry.

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Helping Students Living in Poverty Find Paths for a Brighter Future

June 26, 2017

by Rose Pickens, Development Director, Attack Poverty

In this post, Rose Pickens, Development Director of Attack Poverty, discusses how TMF is helping to create sustainable and systemic change through its support of the You Can Academy program.

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Providing Dignity and Community to Vulnerable Seniors

May 08, 2017

by Stephanie Free, Executive Director, Tyler Street Tower

In this post, Stephanie Free, Executive Director of Tyler Street Tower, explains the challenges of growing old without family or a support network.

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Debt, Leadership and Courage

April 20, 2017

by Gil Rendle, author and recently retired TMF Senior VP

In this post, Gil Rendle examines how financial education and security can embolden clergy to become more effective and courageous leaders.

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Now and Later

April 16, 2017

by Rev. Melvin Amerson, TMF Senior Area Representative and Resource Specialist

TMF’s Rev. Melvin Amerson encourages each of us to consider what our “now and later” giving will be and what legacy we are establishing both today and tomorrow.

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Refugee Community Reaffirms Spirit of Welcoming at Parker Lane UMC

April 16, 2017

by Sharon Stewart, Senior Pastor, Parker Lane UMC

In this post, Senior Pastor Sharon Stewart explains how the growing Matu community has transformed the congregation at Parker Lane UMC.

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From Fresh Produce to a Fresh Start

March 13, 2017

by David Austin, Executive Director, Kelly Memorial Food Pantry, El Paso

In this post, Kelly Memorial Food Pantry Executive Director David Austin shares how the pantry is able to offer much more than food to members of the community, thanks to support from TMF.

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