New Release: PT National 2018-19 Annual Report

We are excited to share Project Transformation National’s 2018-2019 Annual Report with you. This year marks PT National’s 5th year of service in support of Project Transformation’s network of affiliated chapters. In this report, you will find a timeline of Project Transformation’s growth and impact over its 21-year history, a snapshot of how PT National’s investment in young […]

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PT National Partners with Perkins School of Theology

Thanks to a new partnership between Project Transformation National and Perkins School of Theology, young adults who serve internships with Project Transformation will have an opportunity for early admission and scholarship consideration at Perkins. Craig C. Hill, Dean of Perkins and Eric Lindh, CEO of Project Transformation National, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on […]

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PT National Announces New Board Members

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new board members to Project Transformation’s National Board of Directors: Janet Jamieson and Richard Brock! The board provides leadership in furthering Project Transformation’s mission by developing the strategy for scaling PT’s model of ministry. “I am thrilled to welcome these two talented individuals to the national […]

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PT National Signs Agreement with Candler School of Theology

Young adults who serve internships with Project Transformation will have an opportunity for early admission and scholarship consideration at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, thanks to a new agreement between Project Transformation National and Candler. Nearly 400 young adults serve missional internships with Project Transformation annually, and the vast majority of alumni stay actively […]

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Practicing Servant Leadership at PT Rio Texas

Each year, Project Transformation continues to be amazed at the work God does through the lives of our volunteers, young adults, and children. Summer 2019 has proven to be just as impactful–and just as fast! Our final highlighted chapter of the summer is Project Transformation Rio Texas! PT Rio Texas wrapped up the final days of […]

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Developing the Whole Child at Project Transformation DC

This week, we highlight the powerful ministry of Project Transformation Washington, D.C. and our core value of Holistic Development. At Project Transformation, we believe learning engages and develops the whole self: mind, body, and spirit. We believe that every child and community has unique assets and the right to thrive. We believe that spiritual formation is an essential […]

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Empowering Young People at PT Indiana

This week, we are highlighting the ministry of Project Transformation Indiana and our core value of Empowerment of Young People. At Project Transformation, we value young people’s passions, innovation, and enthusiasm, and give space for their voice at the table. A wonderful example of this value is shared by Ellen Rispoli, a student at Butler University and one […]

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Discerning Her Purpose at Project Transformation

This week, we head to Project Transformation Central Texas to explore the importance of our core value of discernment of purpose. A Project Transformation, we believe everyone has unique gifts, passions, and talents endowed by God that can be used for a greater purpose of ministry and service in the world. We foster an intentional environment of practice […]

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What is Essential to Community Transformation?

  Connectional Ministry – A Key Strength of Project Transformation North Texas for over 20 Years This week, we go back to where it all began – Project Transformation North Texas– as we highlight the importance of our core value of Connectional Ministry. At Project Transformation, we believe the local church is an essential partner in community […]

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“Sowing” New Seeds of Community at PT

This week, we are excited to highlight Project Transformation Tennessee and the creative ways their chapter lives out our core value of Intentional Community. Though we live in an increasingly disconnected society, Project Transformation consistently finds new ways of creating connections and a sense of community. We create welcoming spaces where unlikely relationships often form. This summer was […]

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PT Oklahoma Starts Summer #18…and Still Going Strong!

Week 2 has come and gone! We are so thankful that all 8 summer programs are in full swing across the nation, including this week’s highlighted chapter, Project Transformation Oklahoma! This summer’s camp theme is Learning from Heroes! Children and youth will spend their summer engaging in activities and hearing stories about heroes who change the world.Truly, […]

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Summer 2019 is Underway!

Can you believe it?! Project Transformation now spans 8 regions of the country! Our summer literacy and enrichment camps for the best children and youth are in full swing across the nation being led by the brightest young adults in the most hospitable churches. This summer’s camp theme is Learning from Heroes! Children and youth will […]

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New Partnership with Wesley Provides Preferred Pathway to Seminary

Young adults who serve internships with Project Transformation have even more reason to consider studying at Wesley Theological Seminary, thanks to a new partnership between Project Transformation National and Wesley Theological Seminary. The agreement will provide additional scholarship opportunities and early admission consideration to Project Transformation alumni. There are approximately 400 young adults serving with […]

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National Leadership Fellows Making an Impact

National Leadership Fellows Making an Impact For the last eight months, four very talented PT alumni have been serving as PT National Leadership Fellows at PT chapters across Texas and Indiana. Made possible by the Young Clergy Initiative, Texas Methodist Foundation, and several generous donors, the purpose of the fellows program is to develop high […]

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Announcing New Board Members

PT National is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to Project Transformation’s National Board of Directors: Dub Newman and Dr. John Robbins! The board provides leadership in furthering Project Transformation’s mission by developing the strategy for scaling PT’s model of ministry. “I am excited to welcome Dub and John to the national […]

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Announcing a New PT Chapter

We are thrilled to announce PT North Georgia as the newest chapter of Project Transformation! PT North Georgia will launch its first summer program in 2019 with 26 young adult interns exploring ministry while serving over 200 children at three urban United Methodist churches in Atlanta. The vision is to expand PT North Georgia throughout the greater Atlanta […]

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New National Leadership Fellowship Program Announced

With support from the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry’s Young Clergy Initiative, Texas Methodist Foundation, and several generous donors, we are thrilled to announce a new program at Project Transformation National! To help create a pipeline and cultivate future ministry leaders at Project Transformation and beyond, PT National will work this year with existing PT […]

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New Partnership Announced

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Missional Wisdom Foundation to deepen the vocational discernment and theological reflection for young adults serving with Project Transformation. With support from the Young Clergy Initiative and the Forum for Theological Exploration, Project Transformation National launched an initiative in 2017 aimed at developing common language and […]

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PT Making a National Impact

With support from the United Methodist Church’s Young Clergy Initiative, Project Transformation continues to expand and engage more young people in ministry, including the upcoming launch of two new chapters in Indianapolis and Washington, DC in just a few short weeks! As of this summer, there will be over 400 young adults serving with Project Transformation, building […]

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PT Alumni to Lead Newest Chapters

Rachel Luna is pleased to serve as executive director of Project Transformation DC. Rachel is a recent graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary where she earned a Masters degree in Theological Studies. Before attending Wesley, Rachel worked as the Missions and Outreach Assistant at Franklin First United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tennessee. Over the past eight years, […]

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Vocational Discernment Initiative

YOUNG ADULT VOCATIONAL DISCERNMENT INITIATIVE Project Transformation National recently launched a new, PT Chapter-wide initiative aimed at improving the collective understanding, practice, and evaluation of the young adult vocational discernment experience at Project Transformation. For 20 years, Project Transformation has produced impressive results with young adults discerning calls to ministry and service; however, as the […]

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National Curriculum Partnerships

We are excited to introduce Julie Wilke as PT National’s Curriculum Consultant for the 2017-2018 program year. Julie is leading Project Transformation’s collective curriculum development project to strengthen the literacy and social-emotional development of the children and youth participating in Project Transformation’s 2018 summer programs. PT National is also please to deepen our partnership with the […]

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From the CEO’s Desk

November 16, 2017 From the CEO’s Desk It’s been a little over two years since Project Transformation National was first started. I’ll be honest, when I stepped away from PT North Texas to begin this new journey in ministry and facilitate the expansion of Project Transformation in new places, I was unsure about what the […]

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New PT Chapters Announced!

PT National is thrilled to announce the approval of two new Project Transformation chapters: PT Indiana and PT Washington DC! With the addition of these two chapters, Project Transformation will be operating in nine United Methodist conferences by summer 2018! Once again, the creation of these chapters was driven by the passion and entrepreneurial spirit of […]

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New Core Values and Mission Adopted

Since Project Transformation’s founding in 1998, our core purpose has not changed significantly; however, over the past year, PT National worked with chapter leaders to redefine our values and mission. As more new chapters join the growing PT network, our core values will be essential in guiding us as we scale our impact and fuel […]

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PT Pacific Northwest & PT Central Texas Launch this Summer!

After many months of dreaming, praying, and planning, Project Transformation will launch in Vancouver, WA and Fort Worth, TX in just a few days, joining a growing network of Project Transformation chapters! Led by four PT alumni from the North Texas and Oklahoma programs, these new PT chapters will engage over 40 young adults in ministry […]

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PT Core Value: Servant Leadership

Week 7: SERVANT LEADERSHIP At Project Transformation, we believe Jesus is the foremost example of servant leadership. Scripture tells us of Jesus’ willingness to wash the tired, calloused, well-traveled (very dirty) feet of his disciples instead of asking them to wash his as their leader. Here’s what we believe about servant leadership: We practice Christ-inspired […]

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PT Core Value: Connectional Ministry

Week 4: CONNECTIONAL MINISTRY PT’s uniqueness is its capacity to attract high-potential college interns, large numbers of United Methodist churches and volunteers of all ages, and local community partnerships and then engage this diverse set individuals in the fulfillment of the mission. This culture of grassroots connectionalism is the leverage needed for meaningful and lasting […]

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PT Core Value: Wesleyan Practice of Faith

Week 1: WESLEYAN PRACTICE OF FAITH At Project Transformation (PT) our Christian faith, informed by our Wesleyan heritage, is central to who we are and the work we do. Some of John Wesley’s unique theological tendencies show up at PT in our outreach ministry and in our community life together. Here are some of our […]

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PT Core Value: Holistic Development

Week 8: HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT This summer over 3,000 children and youth have been engaged in Project Transformation’s wide variety of activities in the 8-week program, from reading manipulatives, Bible stories, fine arts, physical education, mindfulness moments, science experiments, teambuilding games, and service projects. We believe social-emotional and spiritual learning are important foundations for cognitive and […]

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PT Core Value: Mutual Relationships

Week 2: MUTUAL RELATIONSHIPS Relationships are the essence of Project Transformation. There are three equal contributors and beneficiaries of our mission. We call them the Three Cs: Children, College-Age Young Adults, and Churches. Mutual relationships between the three Cs are fundamental to the collective impact of the organization.  Ali Sokolowski, Program Director at Project Transformation […]

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PT Core Value: Empowerment of Young People

Week 6: EMPOWERMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE Since its inception, PT has recognized the power of passionate young people to transform the world and given them space to lead. Here’s how we live out our culture of empowering young adults and youth to make a difference: We connect the energy and ideas of young people with […]

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PT Core Value: Intentional Community

Week 3: INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY Every summer, every Project Transformation intern lives in communal housing with their peers and experiences daily devotions, weekly worship and Bible study, team bonding, and community meals. In addition to their work with the children and youth, this “rule of life” in community is one of the most transformative experiences.  Here’s […]

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PT Core Value: Discernment of Purpose

Week 5: DISCERNMENT OF PURPOSE Project Transformation has long used this quote by Frederick Buechner as a way to define purpose and vocation, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Here’s how we build a culture of helping children, youth, young adults and […]

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Introducing a Weekly Summer Journey through PT’s New Core Values

Join us on an 8-week summer journey of learning, action, and reflection on the 8 Core Values of Project Transformation!  Each week we’ll rollout great stories, devotional suggestions, and ways to get involved in your local chapter of PT or your own church and community. The vision of Project Transformation is to be a respected […]

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Seminary Scholarships Announced for PT Alumni

Thanks to a generous donor, Wesley Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the availability of additional scholarship funds for Fall 2017 entering full-time master’s students who have a connection to Project Transformation. Young adults who have served as summer or year-round staff/interns between 2007-2017 and who have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above will […]

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Love In A Big World Partnership Announced

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership between the PT network and Love in a Big World, a research-based social-emotional curriculum and character education movement. For nearly two decades, Project Transformation has delivered consistent results in improving children’s literacy skills during the summer. While we are continually improving our literacy intervention methods, we know […]

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PT Alumni Share Call Stories

Young adults often discern a call to ministry at Project Transformation. Here are just a few of their stories.  

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Two New PT Chapters Approved

PT Chapters in Louisiana and the Pacific Northwest are approved for 2017 Project Transformation National is pleased to announce the approval of two new chapters of Project Transformation: PT Louisiana and PT Pacific Northwest! These two chapters will join PT Central Texas in starting their first summer program in 2017. So, by next summer Project […]

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National Expansion Continues!

MEMPHIS EXPANSION Project Transformation Tennessee is expanding operations to the Memphis Conference this summer! Under the leadership of 17 college interns, the summer program will serve approximately 100 children in two site churches located in low-income neighborhoods. This expansion comes after two years of prayer and planning by PT Tennessee and conference and church leaders […]

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Why National Expansion?

Project Transformation has come a long way since its founders, Dr. Leighton K. Farrell and Sarah Wilke, first sketched out their blueprint for the model on a napkin in October 1997. It has not only grown and developed throughout North Texas, but has been taken root in several other parts of the country under the […]

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Apply, Serve, Be Transformed

If you are a college-age young adult who is seeking to discover your calling through giving yourself to others and reflecting on how God can use your gifts and passions to live a life of purpose, then Project Transformation is for you! Through building relationships with underserved children and youth, leading summer day camps or […]

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