Scott Brown, rector of St. Alban’s, Harlingen, delivered the report on Frontera Unida, the ministry between the border congregations of the Diocese of West Texas and the Diocese of Northern Mexico. Brown cited Marshall Goldsmith, author, who coined the phrase, “What got you here, won’t get you there.”
Based on this thought, Brown reported on the ministries of Frontera Unida, yet, he said, “If the ministry is going to grow, what got us here, won’t get us there.” Brown met with the World Mission Dept. this past fall, along with Canon Alfonso Walls from the Diocese of Northern Mexico, and discussed five planning project questions: Why? How? When? Who? What is going to be accomplished?
“Together we gathered to discuss these next steps,” said Brown. Future plans include board members from the DWTX to partner alongside the members of the congregations in Mexico to help them reach their full potential and self sustainability.
The path to self-sufficiency is possible by funding from many congregations across the DWTX, and for that Brown extended his gratitude. “We want to participate in a mutual exchange of resources,” said Brown, “and by the grace of God and the wisdom of the World Mission Dept., Frontera Unida will grow to its full potential.”