Renew Your Wesleyan Witness

Date Posted: 10/12/2017

What if you God gave you the power to deliver at-risk children from generational poverty? What would it mean to your ministry, to the world, if He placed in your hands the antidote to spare those children a criminal record? A life bound by substance abuse?
 
What if you discovered that the power to change their precious lives was, in fact, already in your grasp…
 
Between the pages of a book.
 
Children who learn to read at an early age, and have access to an abundance of reading material are more successful in school for years to come. Academic success often offers them the “golden ticket” out of generational poverty. Children who read well are less likely to get in trouble, less likely to abuse drugs. (Ferst Foundation, n.d.)
 
This is why the Texas Conference is investing in Love All God’s Children, a program designed to impact childhood literacy, health, and help children discover the truth of God’s love. This is why our conference is excited to offer the Social Innovation Workshop, October 25th and 26th. Participants in the workshop will learn more about social innovation, and how we as a conference can impact the lives of little ones through We Love All God’s Children.
 
The workshop will be based on the new book by Dr. Greg Jones, Christian Social Innovation: Renewing Wesleyan Witness. Dr. Jones will join his wife, Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones, and his brother, Bishop Scott Jones, as speakers in the conference.
 
The workshop will be held on two dates, in two separate locations for the convenience of the attendees.
 
“While the Texas Annual Conference is doing amazing things related to children’s health, education and discipleship,” said Bishop Jones, “we have a much greater potential to expand and increase our effectiveness. I hope many of our pastors can join one of our upcoming social innovation conversations to collectively leverage our leadership strengths.”
 
 
Event 1:
Wednesday, October 25 at Marvin UMC Tyler, from 9:30 to 2:30,
300 W. Erwin Street, Houston
Cost is $10 for lunch, payable at the door.
Register at: http://www.txcumc.org/tylerconversation 
(Choose "Register as Guest" option)
 
 
Event 2:
Thursday, October 26 at Westchase Campus of First UMC Houston, from 9:30 to 2:30
10570 Westpark Drive, Houston
 Register at: http://www.txcumc.org/houstonconversation
 (Choose "Register as Guest" option)