The pattern of growth in the local churches of the CTC continued in May 2019. Avg worship attendance is up 2% and 5% for NFCs.
A (very) small group of two men getting together to shoot hoops and study the Bible at St. Stephen UMC has grown to 12 strong in just six weeks - only three of which were members of the church when B-Ball and Bible began.
St. Barnabas launches a New Faith Community designed to meet people where they are and get to know them while sharing the Bible and a beer.
First UMC Corsicana’s 12 Holy Week services draw more than 1,000 worshippers – a first for the 168-year-old church - including Professions of Faith and baptisms.
How does the death of a beloved church member turn into 20,000 meals? Maybe not how you'd expect. Sometimes, gifts and graces come from unexpected places.
From drive-through ashes to three-days-a-week drive-through prayers to and Outdoor Worship New Faith Community, Ovilla UMC is taking Christ to the people of Ovilla and the surrounding area..
Mike Ramsdell shares his insights and comments on a new book focused on the things all rapidly growing churches do and do well.
A simple idea about how to better engage children and youth has transformed Lorena UMC’s discipleship outlook and effectiveness and is producing results in worship/small group attendance, volunteers, giving and more.
Happy Hour Faith Talks gather young parents together each week as part of Groesbeck FUMC’s intentional efforts to “keep church relevant” to its families.
Since 2012, volunteers from Hewitt FUMC have transformed the lives of the needy in its community by providing food, Jesus' love and eager offers fellowship and worship.
The CTC experienced unprecedented growth in average worship attendance in 2018 and is currently on a 13-month growth streak thanks to the guidance of the Holy Spirit and a focus on the WIG.
What can happen when you open the doors of your church to a bunch of neighborhood kids to just come and play? Disciples can begin to be made, that's what.
FUMC Round Rock is employing advanced mathematics and "passionate" laity as it prepares to launch as many as 13 New Faith Communities (or LifeGroups) on March 31 as part of “Vision 2025.”
St. Barnabas ‘bigs’ and ‘littles’ worship together at a church without walls as part of their discipleship journey by Susan Craig / photos courtesy of Lavell McCollum & St. Barnabas UMC Youth from St. Barnabas United Methodist Church made their customary, annual trip south on a recent Sunday ...
Earlier this month, White's Chapel welcomed 110 new members via its 2019 Confirmation Class - a class that was special to co-pastor John McKellar in a couple of profound ways.
FUMC Clifton is reaching out to the folks in their community who don't have a church home via Dinner Church, with a focus of food, fellowship and learning about Jesus.
PT Central Texas still has a few openings left for Summer 2019 interns with a love of learning, serving and ready to be transformed.
First Joshua is always on the lookout for ways to connect with and welcome the unchurched. So, they are asking folks to make reservations for Easter?
A focus on encouraging the laity to try new things in their efforts to make disciples of Jesus Christ is at the heart of the revitalization underway at First Watauga.
The God Squad at Moody First is a labor of love, the result of prayer and hard work - hard work that is paying good disciple making dividends.
Anna Breck - a TCU Junior - noticed that the TCU Wesley wasn't retaining freshmen by the spring semester. So she did something about it and now disciples are being made!
The concept of being “equally yoked” in ministry is at the heart of a Lay Leadership Initiative which is transforming lives at Smithfield United Methodist Church in North Richland Hills.
Earlier this year, a West District Mission team's discipleship grew along with that of local Maua-area villagers as water began to flow from the ground.
UCF Wesley students recently took a Civil Rights Pilgrimage - a discipleship journey designed to help students become active Christians and leaders.
Teens from all over the CTC gathered for Mid-Winter 2019 last weekend. The annual event is led the young disciples of CCYM.
Nearly 150 member of Trinity Arlington UMC responded to Jesus' call to his disciples to "'feed my lambs" by packing more than 2000 meals to help people in need all around the world.
Upwards of 94,000 to 102,000 cookies were delivered shortly before Christmas to Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene and Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo
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What can a small local church accomplish with little more than an idea and prayer? How about feeding the community and boosting professions of faith in the process.
Churches who have received a NFC grant have 4.4 percent growth in Average Worship Attendance for the last 12 months - more than double the total Conference growth. Is your church ready to get your grant?
How did a chance Christmas encounter at a Wal-Mart, a love of baking and a girl's desire to serve transform into a thriving discipleship ministry?
Ovilla UMC's Drive-Thru prayer ministry is inspiring the church to reach out and make disciples in new and unconventional ways.
Volunteers of all ages spent part of their Saturday being disciples (and growing a few) packing 20,000 jambalaya lentil soup kits at Arlington Heights UMC (Fort Worth).
25 people said yes to being called to serve as ERTs and began the training process on Jan. That’s two to three times the number of folks in a typical training session.
Average weekly worship attendance & professions of faith have increased for 11 consecutive months – a trend that’s expected to continue into 2019.
FUMC Alvarado is activating the WIG and making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by engaging in Disciple Making Missions across its community and around the world.
Troy UMC is gearing up for the projected population boom by accelerating the planned opening of its Ministry Activity Center dedicated to missions and ministry, children and youth, and the community.
Bishop Mike Lowry held a series of Episcopal Teaching sessions / conversations on the three plans put forth by the Commission on A Way Forward (COWF) and other matters related to the 2019 Called Special General Conference in St. Louis (Feb. 23-26). These times of sharing took place in each of the ...
The following are some “quick hit” summaries of how the local churches across the Central Texas Conference have been trying new ways to reach new people in response to our WIG mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. If you have a quick tale to tell of how you, ...
The mission of Project Transformation (PT) is to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support children in holistic development and connect churches with communities. For the past two summers, local churches of the Central Texas Conference have actively lived out The WIG and ...
Almost any clergy person will tell you that your first year at a new appointment is about three things: learning, observing and loving. It is vital to a new ministry setting to learn all you can about the ministry/ministries of your new faith community, to observe every aspect of the life of the ...