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There are numerous opportunities for deepening your faith through study and learning offered by each congregation.

Check out the Scripture page, or learn more about prayer.

Would you like to dig more deeply into the Bible, church history, and theology? Check out the Education for Ministry course.

Look into resources for teachers if you’re leading others – or designing study for yourself.

Clergy and lay leaders invited to advocacy intensive at border

Texas Impact, part of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, is inviting clergy and lay leaders to a special edition of their popular “Courts & Ports” program. It is a special opportunity for Texas religious leaders to dive deep into immigration and border policy. The event will feature expanded policy presentations and message training, specifically designed to prepare clergy and religious leaders, ordained and lay, to talk to policymakers and media, and also to prepare them to preach to…

Episcopalians invited to join Lutherans at Legislative Event

The 86th Session of the Texas Legislature is underway in Austin and Texas Episcopalians have been invited by Texas Lutherans to join their 2019 Legislative Event from Sunday, March 17, to Tuesday, March 19, at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. The Lutherans have done this and the Methodist Women have done a similar event for many years. Registration is $100 and includes all event activities and Sunday dinner and Monday lunch and dinner. Attendees pay their own hotel…

Conference for nonprofit communicators

TCU is offering an inexpensive conference for communicators who work for nonprofits. Communicators for local churches have found this conference to have helpful information for their work. The theme for the  11th Annual TCU Nonprofit Communicators Conference on Friday, May 17, 2019, is Communication for Social Good, Impact, Authenticity & Executive Presence.  It will be at TCU’s Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, 2820 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, TX  7610, with free parking is next door to the center, or in the parking garage just north of…

Sacred Ground, a resource on race and faith

On February 1, 2019, The Episcopal Church announced a new film-and-reading based dialogue series on race and faith. This is part of the church’s continuing commitment to racial reconciliation, a priority set by General Convention and upheld by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of the House of Deputies Gay Jennings. The series includes the stories of Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian American histories “as they intersect with European American histories. . . Sacred Ground is especially targeted to help white…

Leadership Training Day set for all lay and ordained leaders

All lay and ordained leaders are invited to a Leadership Training Day from 9:30 to 3 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2019,  at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Keller. Bishop Scott Mayer said, “This is the first leadership training session the diocese has offered in several years, and I urge all vestry members, and clergy in leadership roles in congregations to attend. The workshop topics were planned in response to questions and issues raised by leaders in various congregations so the material…

Cynthia Briggs Kittredge shares how Episcopalians read scripture

The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Dean & President and Professor of New Testament of the Seminary of the Southwest, will be the guest preacher and featured speaker at the 2018 Diocesan Convention. Dean Kittredge has a particular focus on forming Chrisian leaders in community for the purpose of enlivening the church and promoting reconciliation. In addition to preaching at our opening worship service, Dean Kittredge will sit down with Bishop Scott Mayer for a ‘fireside chat’ at 7 pm…
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Register for EfM mentor training in September

2018 EFM mentor training St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Stephenville, TX is hosting a mentor training September 14-16, 2018 for prospective and continuing mentors in the Education for Ministry (EfM) program, as well as others interested in the program. Training options There will be two training events offered: Basic/In Service – Foundations of Seminar Life Vocation Formation Training – Ministry in Daily Life Please be reminded that Sewanee training requirements for experienced mentors may necessitate your taking basic training. All new mentors…

Job Seekers program begins new class on March 12

The Job Seekers program at All Saints’ Episcopal Church begins a new 12-week cycle of free classes on Monday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. in the church parish hall. The program is open to anyone in the market for a new or more suitable job. There is modest fee for program materials. Session One on March 12 is an ideal time for the job hunter to enroll, but the program can be joined any Monday evening. For more information, contact Fr. Noy Sparks, FrSparks@asecfw.org, or…

Help more people find your church – learn about Google ads

Would you like to experiment with Google ads to make your church or organization easier for people to find online? Google offers several tools for non-profits through a program called Google for Nonprofits (enroll through a site called Tech Soup) and one of the tools available is Google Ad Grants. The Rev. Hunter Ruffin described some benefits of using Google advertising in the 2017 Advent/Christmas edition of the Common Purpose newsletter, and an upcoming webinar geared toward non-profit organizations addresses this…

8th-11th graders: apply for SUMMA Debate Camp at Sewanee

Do you want to dig deeper in your faith? SUMMA Student Theological Debate Society is inviting high school students who will be entering grades 9–12 next fall to apply for SUMMA Debate Camp, held July 17–25 at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. SUMMA Camp is a unique opportunity for students to explore their faith through intellectual channels, meet lifelong friends, and have fun on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. At SUMMA Camp,…

Opportunities to “take a class” at Brite Divinity School

Brite Divinity School at TCU in Fort Worth offers opportunities for taking a class as a non-degree-seeking student Promotional materials for the new “Take a Class” initiative describe two options: Special Student: Taking a course as a special student includes graduate-level credit, professor feedback, and all the perks and benefits of being a non-degree seeking student at TCU, etc. 50% tuition grants may be available. Community Auditor: Taking a course as a community auditor includes attending all class meetings but…
Godly Play Core Training 2017

Godly Play Core Training

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, will host a Core Godly Play Training course August 3-5. Anyone interested in learning this Montessori-based method of facilitating children’s learning is invited to register. A Godly Play Foundation participation certificate will be awarded upon completion of Core training. Core training is the essential training for all storytellers and doorpersons in the Godly Play room. WHAT IS GODLY PLAY? The Godly Play Foundation’s website describes the method of teaching in this way: Children have an innate…

Refresh your spirit Saturday at St. Luke’s in the Meadow

All are invited to take part in a Quiet Day hosted at St. Luke’s in the Meadow this coming Saturday, July 29 from 9-12. The time will consist of: Lectio Divina (which, in short, is a holy reading/ holy pondering of scripture.) Time to walk an indoor labyrinth. Labyrinths are a means of moving meditation. Some people find them a helpful tool for meditation or prayer. Space for personal prayer, journaling or practicing other spiritual expressions. Group sharing and discussion…

Author Lisa Pulliam to speak June 21 at All Saints’

Author, speaker and entrepreneur Lisa Carol Pulliam will speak at a Women of All Saints’ event on Wed., June 21 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. The event will begin with desserts for all at 6:30 p.m. in DeWolfe Hall, followed by Lisa’s presentation and a book signing for Toes in the Sand: My Journey from Domestic Engineer to Entrepreneur . Lisa is the daughter of All Saints’ parishioners John and Carol Burnam, and 25 years ago, she was married to her…

Register for EfM Mentor Training in Stephenville

UPDATE: The Basic training class is now full. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Stephenville, TX is hosting a mentor training September 15-17, 2017 for prospective and continuing mentors in the Education for Ministry (EfM) program, as well as others interested in the program. Training options There will be two training events offered: Basic/In Service – Foundations of Seminar Life  (FULL) Formation – Deepening TR: Four Sources and Four Movements Please be reminded that Sewanee’s change in training requirements for experienced mentors…