Texas Methodist Foundation

Austin, TX. (800) 933-5502


This foundation offers a series of five conferences for United Methodist Churches and individuals that focus on investing services, financial planning, learning projects, and networking initiatives.


conferences, learning communities, networking initiatives

Recommended Audience

clergy and lay leaders, especially United Methodis


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Visit the foundation's website to learn more about their conferences and the investment and financial strategies they could offer your congregation.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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