Outcome Stories

Investment successes.

TMF investments have helped many congregations make a difference.

Whether you are a Methodist Loan Fund investor, loan recipient or a market-based investor, we all have the same mission: to make a positive and lasting impact on individuals, families and organizations through your commitment to serving a higher purpose. 

 

Methodist Loan Fund Investors

Methodist Loan Fund investors can earn exceptional interest while investing in a vital future for United Methodist churches and their congregations.

Sharing God’s Goodness and Generosity
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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Exploring Deep Waters of Faith in Action
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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Gratefully Enacting God’s Grace
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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Inspiring a New Generation of Worshipers
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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First UMC Tyler Invests 100,000 Dimes for Ministry
It’s not often that you hear about transforming a few dimes into $10,000. But First United Methodist Church Tyler accepted a challenge to take 50 cents and make it multiply, and multiply it did.

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First UMC Dumas Extends Horizon of Hope
The caring people of FUMC Dumas host a low-cost Mother’s Day Out program, an ESL program free of charge, and participate in other community events such as a Christmas Sharing and Backyard Missions where those less fortunate find nourishment and gifts during the holiday season and assistance with home repairs year round.

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Loan Recipients

There have been many churches and congregations that were able to affect more lives through the help of a TMF loan made possible by our Methodist Loan Fund investors.

The Lighthouse at Bethany UMC in Austin
A lighthouse casts a light to guide mariners to safety in dangerous waters. The new youth activities building at Bethany United Methodist Church in Austin, appropriately named “The Lighthouse,” is not only full of the light and laughter of 100 active youth throughout the week – it is a beacon of hope for homeless families with children during times of darkness and defeat.

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St. John’s Downtown Houston practices the Power of Touch
A twenty-seven-year-old man living “on the slab” had accepted society’s labels – 8th-grade dropout, drug and alcohol addict, homeless man. St. John’s United Methodist Church in the heart of downtown Houston, however, viewed him differently.

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Market-Based Investors

Read about some of the churches, agencies and institutions that choose to invest their endowment funds in our market-based portfolios:

First UMC Dumas Extends Horizon of Hope
The caring people of FUMC Dumas host a low-cost Mother’s Day Out program, an ESL program free of charge, and participate in other community events such as a Christmas Sharing and Backyard Missions where those less fortunate find nourishment and gifts during the holiday season and assistance with home repairs year round.

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