Site Churches

Churches in transitional neighborhoods reach out to their immediate communities by partnering with Project Transformation to host programming for children and youth.  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 of discipleship: radical hospitality and active listening. 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 youth, lead chapel services during programming each week, invite parents to worship and plan and attend Family Fun Night events with the young adults. Beyond this, the site church also enters, with more resources, a relationship of active listening in order to better learn and understand the community’s needs and assets.

Contact Kercida McClain at kmcclain@riotexas.org to learn more about becoming a site church.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, Pastor: Rev. James Amerson
508 N. Center Street
San Antonio, Texas 78202

First United Methodist Church-Boerne, Children’s Ministry Director: Lori Balensiefen
205 James Street
Boerne, TX 78006

Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, Pastor: Rev. Jim McClain
227 West Woodlawn
San Antonio, Texas 78212

 



"In every way Project Transformation grew the children, the community, and the interns. The church was able to test their potential to rally together to invest in at-risk children.""
- PT Rio Texas Intern