Project Transformation 2019

Project Transformation engages young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, supports underserved children and families, and connects churches to communities in need. Since 2012, this ministry has been addressing three unique challenges with one program: 1) how to meet the academic, physical, and spiritual needs of children from low-income communities; 2) how to provide meaningful ways for college-age young adults to explore ministry opportunities and develop as young principled leaders for the church and the world; and 3) how to help revitalize churches.

Our church was a Partner Church for Project Transformation at La Vergne United Methodist Church the week of June 24-27, 9 am - Noon to help with the Project Transformation. 

Report on Project Transformation in Tennessee 2019

There were 10 site churches and 90 partner churches involved; 822 children and youth participated; 94% improved their reading level; 11,855 books were read; 58,596 healthy meals were served; 3,546 books were distributed to the children and youth; there were 93 intern leaders from 37 colleges.

Please keep this ministry in mind for next year and consider volunteering. You will be glad you did!

Project Transformation 2018

Project Transformation is a non-profit, Christian organization that was founded in Dallas, Texas. Project Transformation engages young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, supports underserved children and families, and connects churches to communities in need.

 Since 2012, this ministry has been addressing three unique challenges with one program: 1) how to meet the academic, physical, and spiritual needs of children from low-income communities; 2) how to provide meaningful ways for college-age young adults to explore ministry opportunities and develop as young principled leaders for the church and the world; and 3) how to help revitalize churches. As a Partner Church, Smyrna First UMC was assigned the last week of June to assist with Project Transformation that was held at LaVergne UMC. Sincere thanks to the members of Pairs & Spares Sunday School class for providing a delicious dinner to the sixteen Interns who led Project Transformation. Special thanks to Nita Wright for coordinating the dinner for the Interns with her SS class. Also, heartfelt thanks goes to the dedicated Reading Volunteers - Pam Ashworth, Cindy Fiala, Ruth Hudnall, Barbara Huebel, Felicia Kumar, Virginia McKinney, Donna Nelson, Lydia Oliver, Barbara Pierce, Carol Smith & Jackie Vaughan! If you are interested in helping with Project Transformation during the year in any capacity, please talk to Felicia Kumar!

Project Transformation

Pat Campbell, Sue Carter, Bryant Clark, Shirley Cobble, Peggy Davidson,

Joe Elliott, Trevor Gentry, Ron Guest, Helen Hardiman, Ruth Hudnall,

Barbara Huebel, Felicia Kumar, Virginia McKinney, Barbara Pierce,

Mary Ann Rogers, Ashley Smith, Carol Smith, Jackie Vaughan, David Wills, Jenny Wills,

Nita Wright, and Tom Wright.

Thanks a million to the 22 faithful Dinner and Reading volunteers for their commitment and dedication in helping with Project Transformation in 2018 at Key Memorial UMC.