screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-9-06-57-amProject Transformation’s mission is to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and
ministry, support underserved children and families, and connect churches to communities in need. The summer of 2016 saw the launch of Project Transformation Tennessee in Memphis with two site locations: Centenary UMC and Longstreet UMC.   Christ Church was blessed to serve as a Foundational Partner in concert with other District-wide United Methodist churches to make this program a reality!  A number of our members stepped up to read with children, feed the college interns, and provide a celebratory dinner for the Longstreet United Methodist Church community.
Project Transformation Tennessee just celebrated their successful summer of ministry by publishing a Summary of Impact. The summary, which can be read in its entirety here, shares the wonderful news of the impact that the ministry made through the children and college students and communities of the seven site churches in Memphis and Nashville. Included in the report is that 713 total children were served this summer. 99% of the children reported either maintaining or improving their reading level as they read a combined total of 6,422 total books! Of the 74 summer interns, 96% stated a desire to continue serving low-income communities. One stated, “I had a lot of passions but no idea what to do with them. Project Transformation helped me find a realistic direction toward a career.” The seven site churches were able to connect with 86 different partner churches and 79 community partners to engage 1,788 volunteers. That adds up to over 7,000 hours of reading time with kids!
Let there be no doubt that our collective investment is returning Kingdom dividends in the lives of the children and families served as well as the lives of the college interns recruited to run the program.
All of us at Christ Church are looking forward to 2017!

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