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New Year = New 50/50 Mission Covenant Model for Methodists

featureimage1Training is being offered for the denomination's new "Paradigm of Partnership," an empowerment model with remarkable mission impact.

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Bishop Janice Huie:
Key Qualities of Episcopal Leadership
featureimage1As Bishop Janice Huie prepares for her next journey in ministry, she shares thoughts on the ideal qualities of the TAC’s next Bishop. more
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The Power of a Pilgrimage: Part Three in a Series
featureimage1 Rev. Jeff Dungan (St. Luke’s UMC, Bryan), experienced a quest of faith at the world-renowned Camino de Santiago in Spain as a part of his Advanced Pastoral Leadership training.
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An 8-Year-Old Leads by Example
by Investing In the Young
featureimage1A young member at Faith UMC Spring is perhaps the youngest fundraiser to be inspired to help orphans through ZOE’s model of empowerment.more
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College Students Explore Truth by Trying
to "Stump the Pastor"
featureimage1Wesley Foundation invites local college students to laugh and learn in a verbal joust with local pastors.more
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Ecumenical Activities Strengthen the Community
and Congregation of Faith UMC Richmond
featureimage1 Rev. Ben Trammell shares how externally-focused congregations can serve as a catalyst for powerful changes in their communities.more
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Are You in "Pursuit" of Great Leadership Insight?

featureimage1Clergy and laity across the Conference will have the opportunity to learn and interact with best-selling author, coach and consultant Mike Bonem at a March 7 event hosted by the Vibrant Church Initiative (VCI) at First UMC, Lufkin.more

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January 14, 2016
SPOTLIGHT
Texas Open Carry
Churches decide on an individual basis if they will allow or not allow open carry with firearms. If the vote is no, signage to that effect must be posted, by law.
District Trainings Boost Vitality
An impressive roster of topics will be offered at the district level in the coming weeks.
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January 16
Elephant in the Sanctuary
January 17
Native American Ministries Third Sunday
January 23
'Healing of Racism' Workshop
February 1
Professor Walter Brueggemann Live Stream Event in Pearland
February 6, 20
Disaster Ministries Early Response Trainings
February 19-21
Celebration Women's National Conference
TAC TIDBITS
Why Grace?
Event featuring Jeremy Steele Feb. 17 for all who work with youth.
Pastoral Internship Project Deadline Near
February 12 is the deadline for host churches and college students to turn in their applications.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Houston Denominational Leaders invite all Christians to join them for an evening of music, worship and prayer January 22.
Equipping Events Planned for February
Webinars and other training events from Discipleship Ministries cover a variety of topics.
Ignite 2016 Registration Open
Ignite 2016 conference retreat weekends provide a spiritual ignition point for students.
National UM News
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Celebrating a Pastor

Resources for promoting Human Relations Day - January 17.
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