Greg Richards, director of College Missions, said he is amazingly appreciative to be able to direct this mission in our diocese, which involves 300 people, four campuses, prayer, worship, play, and followers of Jesus who invite their friends to join their joy. College Missions is currently in its third year of the Elisha Leadership Initiative,Continue reading “College-age Students Thirsty for Life-Giving Waters of Jesus”
Dr. John Cooper offered this year’s report on TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas and informs us about the current capital campaign. Hear the full report here,
The Rev. John Badders presented the Habitat for Humanity reports, noting that West Texas Builders is the diocesan connection to Habitat for Humanity International. Badders reminded Council that the purpose of Habitat for Humanity is to “create opportunities for all people to live in decent and durable homes.” Habitat, said Badders, has a vision ofContinue reading “Habitat for Humanity”
Bishop Gary Lillibridge invited Diocesan Council to engage in a second Bible study, focusing on the word “strength” as found in the verse representing the annual theme, “The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). “Like ‘joy,’ the word ‘strength’ and its various derivatives, can be found throughout Scripture. According to my concordances,Continue reading ““Strength” Bible Study”
The Rt. Rev. Benito Juarez-Martinez, Bishop of the Diocese of Southeastern Mexico offered words during this year’s Council:
Dr. Adena Loston, the current president of St. Philip’s College, also addressed Council, reporting that St. Philip’s now enrolls 12,000-plus students yearly in a variety of degree programs, many in vocational areas. The school graduates the largest number of licensed vocational nurses of any college in the state. To hear the the introduction, click here:Continue reading “Artemisia Bowden and St. Philip’s College – Audio Reports”
Bishop Gary Lillibridge delivers his annual address to the 112th Diocesan Council and calls for the election of a Bishop Suffragan.
The Rt. Rev. Francisco Moreno, Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of Mexico, addressed Diocesan Council, speaking with gratefulness for the continued friendship with our diocese in the wake of recent actions by the Episcopal Church regarding same-sex marriage.
The Rt. Rev. David Reed opened Diocesan Council with prayers, following a moment of silence held to remember Jack Hebdon, the former chancellor of the Diocese of West Texas, who died on Friday, February 12, at the age of 93. He was the longest serving chancellor in the Episcopal Church (42 years).
Dan Butt, Executive Director of the Episcopal Church Foundation in West Texas delivered his annual report and gave an update on the endowment.