Outcome Stories

Loans that changed lives.

TMF loans have helped many congregations make a big difference. Read some of their stories below.

Whether you are a loan recipient or investor, we all have the same mission: to make a positive and lasting impact on individuals, families and organizations by serving a higher purpose.

 

Loan Recipients

Read about a few of the many organizations that have achieved their God-appointed missions through a TMF loan:

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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Students Make Mid-Week a Celebration of Faith at Harvest UMC
TMF Loan Provides Plenty of Space for Students to Share a Prayer – And Donuts – Before School.

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TMF loan helps UUMC in Austin to help neighbors in need
Thanks to a loan from TMF, University United Methodist Church in Austin was able to expand and update the facilities they use to feed more than 200 homeless individuals and families every week.

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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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Twice Blessed Thrift Ministry - A Dwelling Place for God in La Vernia
With help from Texas Methodist Foundation lending, stewardship education, and endowment building services, La Vernia United Methodist Church is proving no obstacle is big enough to defeat a congregation determined to answer God’s unique call to serve their community.

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Investors

While offering competitive rates of return, investing in the Methodist Loan Fund offers individuals, churches, agencies and institutions an opportunity to support TMF's loan program.

Read about a few of the many organizations that are strengthening the ability of the Church to transform lives by investing in the Methodist Loan Fund:

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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