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The Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF), the largest United Methodist foundation in the United States, has announced a goal of $50 million in new funds for the foundation’s Methodist Loan Fund in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF) recently announced the addition of the Rev. Carol Montgomery to its staff as TMF’s representative for the North Texas Conference. In that role, Montgomery is the primary point of engagement between congregational leaders and TMF.
Austin, Texas – March 27, 2017 – TMF announced the retirement of Eric McKinney from his eight-year tenure as senior area representative for the Central Texas Conference, effective July 1, 2017. An elder in the Central Texas Conference, McKinney served as pastor, district superintendent, interim Southwestern University chaplain, and TMF clergy group facilitator before joining the TMF staff in 2009.
TMF announced seven recipients of the TMF Medallion of Merit, the organization’s highest honor. TMF President Tom Locke presented the awards at their Imagining Abundance gala on November 20, 2016. The honor is bestowed on individuals who have made a significant contribution towards advancing the mission of TMF and/or The United Methodist Church.
Three United Methodist leaders from Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin were elected At-Large members of the board of directors for TMF, also known as the Texas Methodist Foundation, during the 2015 Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church held in May and June.
The Legacy Church Project, a learning project of TMF's Leadership Ministry, recently met to discuss ways to assist churches in assessing their vitality, relevance, discipleship, and sustainability – in order to discover a new sense of identity and purpose.
Read this case study, researched and written by the Indianapolis Center for Congregations (ICC) in the hope that it will, according to John Wimmer, program director for Lilly Endowment, "inspire other organizations and their leaders to think about how they can, in the language of TMF, advance "God's dream" for the church and the world by revitalizing their own institutions."