Outcome Stories

TMF is making a positive impact on individuals, churches and communities.

See how TMF is helping others to steward their potential to create a better world.

TMF Medallion of Merit Honorees share stories of abundant life

TMF Medallion of Merit recipients share their ideas on giving and gratitude and abundance.

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TMF grant recipient Union building spiritual community outside the traditional church

Grants

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!”

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Sharing God’s Goodness and Generosity

Loans & Investing, Church and Institutional Investing, Loan Services

When the congregational leaders of the First United Methodist Church in Grapevine met with TMF’s Robert Hoppe in 2005, he asked what seemed like a simple question. “If your church were to close tomorrow, what would be the reaction of your community?”

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Inspiring a New Generation of Worshipers

Loans & Investing, Church and Institutional Investing, Loan Services

In 2010, the clergy and lay leadership at St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Amarillo recognized that they needed a new Children’s Center to truly serve the needs of their community. They understood that if they wanted to keep their congregation thriving, it was important to provide the community’s young families with the programs and facilities that a strong local church could provide.

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Gratefully Enacting God’s Grace

Loans & Investing, Church and Institutional Investing, Loan Services

Twenty years ago, Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church in Katy was a worship community in search of a place to gather. Today, Grace Fellowship UMC sits on a 30- acre campus, with a worship center, a children’s center, a youth ministry building and an administrative and meeting facility. And TMF has been there every step of the way.

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Exploring Deep Waters of Faith in Action

Loans & Investing, Church and Institutional Investing, Loan Services

Northern Hills United Methodist Church in San Antonio has grown from a small neighborhood church to a strong regional church. While much of that growth has been outward, Northern Hills recently decided to reach back to its roots.

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Rantons transform grief into gifts of life

Legacy Giving

“We wanted to leave something that would live on,” said JoAnn Ranton when asked why she and her late husband James established the James and JoAnn Ranton Family Endowment through TMF in 2015. Though a common and admirable motivation for legacy giving, JoAnn’s statement is far from a sweeping observation. For her, it is specific, profound, and startling in its significance.

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From the Prison Yard to the Pulpit

Leadership Ministry

Life Church in Waco Brings God’s Love to a Community Struggling with Poverty, Addiction and Crime.

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