Partnering with Project Transformation to host programming for children can help re-anchor your congregation in your neighborhood. Church development that happens in partnership with Project Transformation is multidimensional and interdisciplinary. Through this partnership, site churches are empowered to better cultivate two key traits: radical hospitality and Community Connection. Site churches are trained each year in best practices for leveraging the program by one another and Project Transformation. First and foremost, church members and staff are able to display radical hospitality as they greet children and their families, lead chapel services during programming each week, invite families to worship and plan and attend Family Fun Night events with the young adults. The site church also enters into a relationship of active listening in order to better learn and understand the community’s needs and assets.
The site church application can be helpful for any congregation wanting to deepen its knowledge of and investment in its neighborhood.
Applications to apply to be a site church for Summer 2023 is now open. Application will close October 15, 2022. If you have questions about becoming a site church contact Kercida McClain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the Partner Toolkit here.
Summer 2022 Sites
San Antonio Area – Las Misiones District
Emanuel UMC, Pastor: Rev. Maribel Vazquez
Impacto Community Center at Divine Grace UMC, Pastor: Rev. Liliana Padilla
211 N. Park Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78204
Northern Ministry Center, Pastor: Rev. Abdon Garza
4306 Naco Pass
San Antonio, Texas 78217
Austin – Capital District and South District
Leander United Methodist Church, Pastor: Rev. Laura Hewett Becker
107 S W Dr
Leander, TX 78641
First United Methodist Church Georgetown, Pastor: Rev. Alan McGrath
410 E University Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626
Rio Grande Valley – El Valle District
St. Mark United Methodist Church, Pastor: Rev. Sharon Landis
301 W Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX. 78501