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Two Out of Three Families Attend Church
Because of Children

Kingwood United Methodist Church’s Wrynn Homann knows how busy young families are, particularly in the fall, as school begins and everyone learns their new routines. But that’s also when families can feel the least connected—and when the church can step in. After all, two out of three families that attend church say they do so because of their children, the Pew Research Center reports.
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Neglected Shelter Rebuilds Lives

Can even a neglected resale shop with used clothes and housewares help a local church make a difference in the community? For First United Methodist Church of Jasper, it’s a clear case of, “what, this old thing?”
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Personality Testing Improves
Communication & Teamwork

A lot goes into building a well-running ministry team. Each piece has to fit together in just the right way to make an efficient and productive group.
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History of National Mission Group Has Roots in Athens Texas

In the late 1970s, Pastor Craig Russell was serving as youth director at Chapelwood UMC, when he decided to bring a couple of van-loads of students to a summer camp in Tennessee. On the return trip, one student asked: "Why do we have to go so far?"

Other News

Growing in Generosity Workshops

Cultivating generosity in a church can be challenging. The last time we checked, there were not any money trees growing behind your church! The next workshop for pastors of medium to large churches will be October 21-22.

Spirit Journey 2019

Spirit Journey will be October 17—19 at Lakeview. The topic is Right Here Right Now: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness presented by Dr. Amy Oden.


Today is a good day to give the selfie an upgrade! Learn more about how we are going to turn those filter full snaps into #Selfless2Selfie shares! Go to http://www.selfless2selfie.com to learn more!

Living Our Principles Bible Study

The entire five-part series on the social principles of the United Methodist Church is available for you to use individually, or in a group.

Churches in the News

Has your church or ministry been talked about in local media? Send a link to smartin@txcumc.org
We want to share your story!

Sept. 16-17
Clergy Gathering

Sept. 14, 21 & 28
CLM Training II Practice of Ministry-Pastoral Care and Worship

Sept. 21 & 28
CLS Lay Servant Academy

Sept. 28 & Oct. 5
CLM Training III Organizing a Congregation for Mission and Ministry

October 13
BMCR Offers SANKOFA Celebration

November 1-3
The Big Event

February 21-23 &
March 1


Multiple Dates
Youth Ministry Events and Information

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