What we do

Pray, Serve, Love

People from all walks of life claim Cedar Hill as their place to live, work, play and worship. Our city is centered by the best in politics, economics, government, churches, educational institutions and social structures. But our city also has a line that separates the rich from the poor, the strong from the weak, the haves from the have nots. That line may be a street, a sidewalk, a train track or a creek. It is a line that must be crossed if we are to see our city transformed.

The heart of Transformation Vision is to cross the lines that separate us and serve all of those represented in our city and community. Meeting the needs of the community not only makes a significant difference in people’s lives, but it also reveals the power of the Gospel to affect change in their hearts. We believe God’s heart for the broken and downtrodden can be expressed most powerfully in our city by our willingness to partner with the Kingdom of God at work here.

Transformation Vision, as we steward the blessing and opportunities of God,  seeks to engage the city on every level – spiritually, socially, and economically – for individuals, neighborhoods and communities. In order to do this, we have a three part strategy by which we seek to effect change:

We Pray. We Serve. We Love.


We believe very strongly in the power of prayer, serving the community through acts of kindness and loving those who are less fortunate. By praying for, serving and loving those in our community, we are following the same strategy Jesus used to reach the world. That’s why it’s so powerful.

As we become committed to loving and serving the city and community where God has placed us, we will begin to see God’s kingdom advanced. If we understand the heart of God and the power of the Gospel to change lives, we can have hope for our city, no matter how dark or hopeless it might seem. The mission of God has always been a mission of restoration and redemption. He redeems lives, families and cultures.

God loves our city. We love our city. Because of this, we long to be an influential people and to lead influential businesses, churches, governments and beyond to insure the people that make up our city are afforded the opportunity to see His love in action. We will engage the brokenness and the be the peaceful presence that our world is longing for.

We can’t do everything, but we can do something. And it all starts here.



We pray because our vision for the city exceeds our abilities. We pray because through prayer He gives strategies to accomplish the tasks before us. We pray to invoke His hand of blessing and protection over the people of this city.

Transformation Vision provides weekly, bi-monthly and annual opportunites for prayer within the community.

Every Tuesday morning at 8am, a group from the community meet  at a local business, church, outreach or school.  
For more information or to become a part of this group, contact Edsel Dureus at
edureus@thanksgivingtabernacule.org or by phone at 817-706-5161.

On the first Thursday of Every Other Month (February, April, June, August, October, December) at 7:30am, City Leaders, Pastors, and members from the community come together for breakfast and prayer over the city.    Each event is held at the Alan Sims Recreation Center, 310 E. Parkerville Road, Cedar Hill, TX 75104 
For more information on this event, contact Shelia Hood at shood@trinitychurch.org

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.  Transformation Vision hosts a noon time prayer at  a local church, as well as an evening community gathering at the Performing Arts Center at Cedar Hill High School.



We can contribute to the wellbeing and heart of the city by involving ourselves in the soil of it. We believe people will be more likely to listen to the message of the Gospel because we have invested ourselves deeply into the city. By meeting the needs of others, we can move from being among the many who are recognized as problem-finders to being the ones who are recognized as problem-solvers.

Mission Cedar Hill (MCH), now in its 15th year, is a joint effort of volunteers from churches, the city, non-profits and individuals to bless struggling home owners,
especially the elderly, and non-profit properties by beautifying those properties and bringing them in to code compliance.
The vision is based on Matthew 5:16, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

Several events are offered throughout the year to become a part of serving our community.  Each year there is one "Big Week", where many projects are scheduled throughout a several day  period all across the city, and then there are "Day" projects scheduled throughout different months of the year.

Current projects scheduled:
        October 21, 2017 - Big Day
        June 7- June 9, 2018 - Big Week (details coming soon)

How Can You Help?
Serve on a team
Provide materials
Financial assistance

For more information on how to become a part of Mission Cedar Hil, contact
      Steve Scott 
      Project Manager 



We have a mission to establish hope throughout our city and beyond. Establishing this hope starts when we begin to love our city the way Jesus does. That means caring about people who live here - their suffering and pain, heartaches and trials, the oppression they experience, and the injustice they bear. If we are to fulfill the greatest commandment God gave to mankind - to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself - then it all starts with how we love.

Hope Mansion was purchased in January 2011. After 18 months of renovation, the mansion opened in September, 2012. With over 14,000 square feet of living space, Hope Mansion has the capacity to house up to 15 girls. According to Mayor Rob Franke, this has become a treasure in the city of Cedar Hill. The entire community seems to have gathered around the facility with generous donations from businesses,  churches and friends. Hope Mansion presents an example of genuine Christian compassion influencing lives and a community.

Hope Mansion exists to break the chain of hopelessness by providing women in crisis pregnancy a loving, structured residential environment, as well the necessary time, resources, and support for them and their babies, in order to become productive, well-balanced citizens.

For more information regarding the services and ministry through Hope Mansion, visit their website at www.hopemansion.com