“Reveal Christ and Respond” – Evangelism Department Report

The Rev. Jay George presents the Evangelism Department report to Council, beginning with words from the Most Rev. Michael Curry, “Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world,” and then explores how the department is supporting and can support congregations. He introduces their three-tiered approach to evangelism: Transform – Evangelism in your church. Is everyoneContinue reading ““Reveal Christ and Respond” – Evangelism Department Report”

“Stronger, Truer, Sewanee” – The University of the South Report

Sukey Byerly, Associate Director for Alumni and Advancement at Sewanee: the University of the South addresses Council about the the dynamic programs on campus at the University of theSouth, the involvement of the diocese at Sewanee, and their current campaign to expand the programs and facilities of the university. Stronger, Truer, Sewanee from Episcopal DioceseContinue reading ““Stronger, Truer, Sewanee” – The University of the South Report”

“Stewards of the Mysteries and Manifold Grace of God” – Diocesan Bishop’s Address

The Rt. Rev. David M. Reed, Diocesan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, makes his annual address to Diocesan Council 2019. In his address Bishop Reed expands on staff transitions in the diocesan office, expresses thanks for diocesan clergy, welcomes special guests, adds detail to the diocesan scripture theme, reflects on last year’sContinue reading ““Stewards of the Mysteries and Manifold Grace of God” – Diocesan Bishop’s Address”

Way of Love Conversation: Learn

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. From the CouncilContinue reading “Way of Love Conversation: Learn”

Bishop Brooke-Davidson Preaches on the Healing at the Pool at Council Eucharist

The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson preaches on John 5: 1 – 9, The Healing at the Pool of Bethesda, at Council Eucharist on Thursday evening of Council 2019: “Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. One man was there who had been illContinue reading “Bishop Brooke-Davidson Preaches on the Healing at the Pool at Council Eucharist”

“A Block at a Time” – The Rt. Rev. David Bailey, Bishop of Navajoland

The Rt. Rev. David Bailey, Bishop of Navajoland, returns to our diocese to address Council about our blossoming mission partnership. Bishop Bailey has served as Bishop of Navajoland since August 7, 2010. Bishop Bailey shares, “I want to express our appreciation for walking with us in our journey to rebuild over the last year. I’mContinue reading ““A Block at a Time” – The Rt. Rev. David Bailey, Bishop of Navajoland”

“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”

“A Year of Risk-Taking” – Department of Communications Report

Ms. Emily Kittrell, Director of Marketing & Communications reports on the new Department of Communications at the Diocese of West Texas. Emily officially introduces herself and colleague Ms. Laura McGrew, Manager of Communications, shares the direction for the department, and begins a conversation with the audience through participation in a real-time digital polling tool. EmilyContinue reading ““A Year of Risk-Taking” – Department of Communications 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”

“Challenged and Cherished” – TMI Episcopal Report

The Rev. Scott Brown, Headmaster, TMI-Episcopal reports on TMI Episcopal in the Diocese of West Texas. TMI EpiscopalĀ is a coed, college-preparatory school for students in grades 6-12. Its rich history dates back to 1893 when the school was founded by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas and has grown to become the excellent academic communityContinue reading ““Challenged and Cherished” – TMI Episcopal Report”