Way of Love Conversation: Turn

During Council 2019, participants are invited into seven conversations about each of the seven practices for a Jesus-centered life laid out by the Most Rev. Michael Curry. Contributors to the Fall/Winter 2018 Reflections Magazine that explored the Way of Love will introduce each Bible study conversation, either in person or via video. Watch Daniel Morehead’sContinue reading “Way of Love Conversation: Turn”

“Miracles Happening Everyday” – World Missions Report

Tatiana Hoecker, World Mission Program Coordinator, presents the report on the Department of World Missions in the Diocese of West Texas. Joining the diocesan staff this year, she coordinates and aids our World Mission team leaders to foster and grow their programs around the world to be self-sustaining and to create sustainable change in communitiesContinue reading ““Miracles Happening Everyday” – World Missions Report”

Congregational Development Presents Basecamp Resources

On behalf of the Congregational Development Department, Haley Bankey offers a brief description and tutorial of the community building and file sharing program called Basecamp. She invites anyone with questions about this resource to visit the booth at Council, or contact the department at cong.dev@dwtx.org. To join the Way of Love Basecamp conversation, click here.Continue reading “Congregational Development Presents Basecamp Resources”

“Why Camp is Important Today” – Camps and Conferences Report

Director of Camps and Conferences, Rob Watson, shares the importance and impact of our diocesan camping programs, referencing recent data about campers born after 1996, known as “Generation Z”, and sharing stories and statistics from 2018. Each year, the diocesan camping ministry provides experiences in the outdoors, grounded in the Christian faith and Episcopalian tradition, where children, youth, andContinue reading ““Why Camp is Important Today” – Camps and Conferences Report”

Welcome to the Rio Grande Valley – Stories from Texas

Introduced by the Rev. Rod Clark, W.F. Strong is a Texologist, a professor, and a radio personality with a podcast and regular programming on NPR. He shared stories from his childhood, as well as a dictionary of Texas terminology that lay a foundation of hometown pride and a sense of shared identity as Texans. HeContinue reading “Welcome to the Rio Grande Valley – Stories from Texas”

Welcome to New Clergy, Seminarians, and Diocesan Staff

The Rt. Rev. David Reed welcomes clergy who have joined the Diocese of West Texas in the past year. The Rev. Ernest Buchanan, Vicar, St. James’, Hebbronville The Rev. William Campbell, Curate, Good Shepherd, Corpus Christi The Rev. Irv Cutter, Rector, St Luke’s, San Antonio The Rev. Andrew Green, Curate, Holy Spirit, San Antonio TheContinue reading “Welcome to New Clergy, Seminarians, and Diocesan Staff”

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop David Reed Introduce 2019 Diocesan Theme

The Rt. Rev. David Reed introduces our theme, saying “‘Walk in love as Christ loved us’ is our Council theme, as well as the Bible verse (from Ephesians) that will illumine and shape our mission and ministries in 2019. Throughout Council we will connect this passage to our Presiding Bishop’s call to the whole ChurchContinue reading “Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop David Reed Introduce 2019 Diocesan Theme”

Diocesan Council 2019 – Day One

Bienvenido a Council 2019! Here’s a preview of what’s in store for us all today, Thursday, February 21. 10:00 a.m. Registration opens (Room 101A) Exhibit Booths open (Ballroom and Lobby) Council Prayer Room opens (Boardroom 1) 11:15 a.m. Christian Formation Educator Luncheon (Room 101C) Commission for Women’s Ministries Luncheon (Room 103) 1:00 p.m. Business SessionContinue reading “Diocesan Council 2019 – Day One”

Youth In Action 2019 – Registration Opens

Youth in Action 2019 has two main opportunities to serve this year: The Comfort House in McAllen – a nonprofit ministry providing end-of-life care to people no matter “their age, race, ethnicity, religion, social status, or ability to pay, taking care of loved ones as if they are their own.” Youth will help with outdoor paintingContinue reading “Youth In Action 2019 – Registration Opens”