“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 Episcopal 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”

Honoring of the Rt. Rev. Benito Juarez-Martinez, Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Mexico

The Rt. Rev. Benito Juarez-Martinez, Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Mexico is honored on the occasion of his retirement, after many years of shared ministry and friendship between our dioceses. Martinez was ordained to the priesthood in 1973 and the Episcopate on November 13, 1999. About his ministry, he says, “My life with JesusContinue reading “Honoring of the Rt. Rev. Benito Juarez-Martinez, Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Mexico”

“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”

Revitalizing Stewardship in the Diocese of West Texas

The Rev. Jason Roberts, Rector at Holy Spirit, San Antonio, introduces, Richard Rogers, Consultant of Horizons Stewardship who reports on Revitalizing Stewardship in the Diocese of West Texas. As part of the diocesan effort to re-energize and support stewardship within local congregations, the Stewardship Department is hosting a series of three day-long workshops: Revitalizing Stewardship PartsContinue reading “Revitalizing Stewardship in the Diocese of West Texas”

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”