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Cascading Conversations
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Cascading Conversations

When FUMC Seguin originally created their foundation as a separate 501(c)(3), they were unaware of the time commitment managing it would require.

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A Virtual Step-a-Thon Fundraiser
Area Representatives

A Virtual Step-a-Thon Fundraiser

COVID-19 complicated the landscape of campus ministry along with the component of raising funds for these ministries. However, Wesley House at Tyler Junior College found a winning solution with a virtual step-a-thon!

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Tipping Points
Area Representatives

Tipping Points

Rev. Melvin Amerson was that tipping point for Rev. David Briggs. As a TMF Area Representative for the Texas Conference, Melvin had been working as a coach with David, encouraging him to tie the church’s bold new vision to stewardship.

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Listen to the Roving Psalmist
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Listen to the Roving Psalmist

We seek to know, walk alongside and assist those experiencing such grave sickness or real deprivation that they are having a really hard time saying those opening words of Psalm 23.

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The Epworth League
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The Epworth League

Thinking about her Methodist History class at Perkins and a post-Civil War movement called the Epworth League, which provided discipleship experiences and leadership development for young adults, Katie realized the UMC had nothing similar in place.

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The Power of Scripture in Congregational Discernment
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The Power of Scripture in Congregational Discernment

Bible stories can unlock new learning and motivate the discernment process. When a congregation gathers to engage in TMF’s Holy Conversations one assignment is to answer the question, “What is the biblical story your congregation is now inhabiting?”

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What Guides a TMF Area Representative’s Work?
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What Guides a TMF Area Representative’s Work?

An Interview with Rev. Richard Edwards, TMF Senior Area Representative for the Northwest Texas Conference.

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How Do I Leave Money to the Church?
Area Representatives

How Do I Leave Money to the Church?

One thing that we can do as Area Representatives is facilitate a Putting Your House in Order workshop. This workshop focuses on questions around end-of-life giving, so it can start a conversation about leaving money to your congregation.

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An Unexpected Introduction
Area Representatives

An Unexpected Introduction

Last fall, Tom Stanton had the chance to visit with FUMC Jonesboro. Tom introduced them to a woman named Nancy Elizabeth West, a woman who was passionate about supporting missions and had a heart for Jonesboro, TX.

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