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Summer + Kids = Think Big!
featureimage1Tomball UMC believes 'if one Backyard Kids Club is good, five is much better!' The church blitzed the community with simultaneous events this summer and ministry leader Summer Schiel hopes to ramp it up in an even bigger way next year.more
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SW District Pilots Change Management Training
featureimage1Over a dozen members of the Southwest District Leadership Team looked at the change process from the inside out at the "ADKAR" change management orientation event in June. TAC is studying the process for a wider roll out.more
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Enhancing Leadership Skills: Certifications
featureimage1Continuing education is one of a leader's best friends. In exchange for the commitment of time, several recent 'grads' feel the certification experience expands their professional expertise and knowledge.
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College Interns Getting Hands-On Experience
featureimage1College students are taking a break from the books this summer to explore a variety of ministry opportunities firsthand across the conference. Each of their stories is unique.more
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Jasper First UMC Invests in the Young with Beds4Kids Ministry
featureimage1In the last 10 months, First UMC, Jasper members have delivered 20 beds to children in often-unsuitable living environments in nearby houses, apartments and trailers. more
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ESL Offers Churches A Foreign Ministry without Leaving Home
featureimage1Christ UMC, College Station offers tips on starting an English as a second language ministry - and some encouraging stories about their rewarding experience of teaching English and making disciples.more
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Taking Worship Outside the Walls

featureimage1Vibrant churches practice what they preach. This year, 1,053 members of St. Peter's UMC, Katy participated in 24 projects in the surrounding area, sending a powerful message about the character of the church and the power of tying mission to ministry.more

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June 10, 2014
SPOTLIGHT
Border Crisis Prayer Vigil
July 15 at St. Luke's Gethsemane Campus
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September 20-21
Westbury to Host Scottish Composer Jonn Bell
August 14-17
School of Congregational Development
July 26-August 30
Artist's Way Workshops at St. John's, Houston
TAC TIDBITS
The Making of a Prayer Garden
It started as just a grassy area at the back of the church, about five miles North of Crockett on Highway 28, however, Rev. Richard Gillet had something else in mind.
Workshop for Worship Design and Leadership in Changing Communities
Check out this training event to aid congregations in designing and facilitating worship that crosses cultural boundaries.
The Gathering 2014
All clergy are invited to attend The Gathering scheduled for Monday, September 15th - 17th, 2014 at Lakeview.
Clergy Excellence Training
Clergy Development and Spiritual Formation Resources
National UM News
UM News Service

Conference Staff Welcomes Three Newcomers

These three new faces will be seen around the conference office, filling spots vacated by retirements and other job moves.
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