“Building God’s Kingdom Together” – Church Planting Report

The Rev. Beth Wyndham was commissioned as diocesan Church Planter during Council Eucharist on Thursday evening. Today, she shares her personal journey to faith and ministry, thanks everyone who has supported and is supporting the Church Planting initiative, and announces the first region where our diocese will direct our planting efforts. Her joy is contagiousContinue reading ““Building God’s Kingdom Together” – Church Planting Report”

“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”

Diocesan Council 2019 – Day Three

Bienvenido a Council 2019! Here’s a preview of what’s in store for us today, Saturday, February 23. 8:00 a.m. Exhibits Open 8:45 a.m. St. John’s, McAllen Youth Band plays gathering music, come sing with us! 9:00 a.m. Council reconvenes Daily Devotion with Youth Bishop’s Happening Movement Report Vital University Missions Report Commissioning of Youth inContinue reading “Diocesan Council 2019 – Day Three”