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Advancing Interfaith Education at McMurry University

Advancing Interfaith Education at McMurry University

McMurry’s commitment to respond to student needs meant the university had initiated an interfaith program and developed a prayer room for their growing Muslim population.

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Defining a Family Legacy

Defining a Family Legacy

Generosity can be spurred from the simplest moments, during a handshake or a smile, in the aftermath of light rain or in the beauty of a sunlit day. For Jan, that moment came during her childhood, growing up in a tiny farming community in West Texas.

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Worshipping a Borderless God in the Middle of the Border Crisis – An Interview with Rev. Dr. Owen Ross

Worshipping a Borderless God in the Middle of the Border Crisis – An Interview with Rev. Dr. Owen Ross

Each week we go into the detention center and lead a worship service at 10 am for about 340 teenage boys. Most are unaccompanied minors, but some arrived with their families and were separated.

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Apportionment Success in the El Paso District

Apportionment Success in the El Paso District

In 2017, the El Paso District paid 90.9% of their apportionments! The combination of participation in the learning community and participation in the covenant agreement had a monumental influence by increasing apportionment support by 20% in a year.

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Supporting Causes that are Part of God’s Movement

Supporting Causes that are Part of God’s Movement

His unwavering belief that leadership is critical at this point in the church’s life encouraged him to make a gift. “Supporting TMF’s Leadership Ministry extends my ability to make a difference," Craig shared.

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Launch 1.0 Recap!

Launch 1.0 Recap!

Launch 1.0 was the kick-off event for the Courageous Leadership Imperative (CLI) and would not have been possible without the collaborative efforts of the SCJ Bishops and Foundations.

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The Spirituality of Generosity – An Interview with Bob Dupuy, TMF Board Member

The Spirituality of Generosity – An Interview with Bob Dupuy, TMF Board Member

Virginia and I have supported the Leadership Ministry for a few years because its activities have changed individual lives, The United Methodist Church, and other organizations for the better.

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Part 2: Economics and Fights

Part 2: Economics and Fights

For leaders like Rev. Todd Salzwedel, Pastor of FUMC Odessa, his experience in the TMF Entrepreneurial Pastors Group was transformative. “TMF is on the cutting edge of creating incubator groups for leadership development,” Todd noted.

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Part 1: Economics and Fights

Part 1: Economics and Fights

Rev. Todd Salzwedel, the Senior Pastor at FUMC Odessa, came to ministry via economics and fights. It is an unusual combination, to say the least, but, for Todd, it was exactly the combination of experiences he needed to be a more effective pastor.

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