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50 percent of Students Leave Church: How One Church is Changing That

Every church sees it—high schoolers walking off the graduation stage and seemingly away from their faith. How can churches curb this other kind of dropout rate? At Faithbridge Church’s ‘The Road’ ministry in Spring, Texas it’s all about developmental missions’ trips that help students define themselves in the context of God’s bigger plans.

Texas Recovers

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Seed of Doubt Grows Empathetic Ministry

The Rev. Mindy Zwirn’s ministry is out-of-the box. Her path to leading two small congregations -- Chapelwood UMC Nash and Redwater UMC – was circuitous but only made her leadership more empathetic and her commitment to serve stronger.
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Thursday Night Church Works for Millennials: Weekends are too Full

Churches across the nation are competing with soccer, baseball and sometimes just “sleeping in.” So one worship community in College Station, Texas decided to try something different to reach millennials. And it’s working!
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At Risk Children Learning to Read at United Methodist Church

When Bishop Scott J. Jones spoke about the “We Love All God’s Children" an initiative of the United Methodist Church, the Rev. Debbie Tipps was all ears – and ready to spring into action. “If a child doesn’t grasp reading skills early on, they fall behind,” Tipps recalled. “It broke my heart when I started thinking about the kids in Henderson.”
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Singing for Hope

Each year, singer songwriter Bill Nash joins the congregation at Pasadena’s Hope Community United Methodist Church in prayer. Then, at the end of services, he picks up his guitar and takes the stage.
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United Methodist Pastor Does Whatever It Takes to Serve: Veterans and Hungry Children

Maud UMC is known in the community as the place to go for those in need. The church provides over 5,000 meals for hungry children each summer and has joined forces with a non-profit to serve veterans and others with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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First Bilingual Retreat in Merged Spanish English Church: Forge Lasting Friendships

Crossroads UMC recently hosted its first-ever bilingual women’s retreat. The church, which was born when Cokesbury and ChristWay joined in 2015, takes pride in being multicultural and serving multiple generations.  One of the ministry’s goals is to unite members across all lines.

Other News

Appointment Announcements

New appointments have been announced. The latest list of appointments is available at https://www.txcumc.org/appointmentannouncements

Pre-Conference Meetings

Pre-conference meetings will be held in each district from April 28-30.

Summer Program Helps Youth Discern Call To Ministry

Texas Youth Academy alumni share how experience impacted their faith.

Texas Annual Conference 2019:
A Future with Hope

Be sure to register for childcare during annual conference by May 1 to avoid the late registration fee of $50. Also - sign up for the meals and meetings you plan to attend. Clergy and laity profiles for elections during Annual Conference are now available under elections and delegate info. Be sure to make hotel reservations soon. txcumc.org/tac2019

Guidebook App Updated for 2019

Access maps, schedules, worship guides, and the Pre-Conference Journal right from your device during Annual Conference.

PAUMCS Certification Available Online; Announces Conference Dates for 2020

Professional Administrators serving in local churches, districts, schools, annual conferences or the general Church can earn professional certification online. The organization also announced dates for their conference in April, 2020.

May 18
UMM Top Golf Outing

May 17-19
UMM Annual Conference

May 26-29
Texas Annual Conference

May 28
Fraud Prevention for Church Administrators

June 12-18
Local Pastor Licensing School

June 17-29
Texas Youth Academy

June/July 2019
Lakeview Summer Camp

Multiple Dates
Lay Ministry Trainings

Multiple Dates
Youth Ministry Events and Information

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