The purpose of the Center for Congregational Excellence is to connect and equip local congregations and new church start leaders with tools and resources for congregational revitalization, transformation and vitality in communities they serve. Two main priorities of the Center for Congregational Excellence are new church development and congregational transformation / revitalization

Recent Publications:

CCE God @ Work September Magazine

October 2019 Newsletter

New Faith Communities

This area includes resources for church planters interested in starting new United Methodist Churches in the Texas Annual Conference.  Get Details


Featured Stories:

Gastrochurch: The Changing Face of Worship

Holy Family: Student Intern Documenting Interfaith Experiences on Instagram






The Vibrant Church Initiative process is designed to launch congregations into a new and more missional way of doing church.


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Demographic Analysis 

Radical Hospitality

Access reports and schematic maps containing demographic analysis of your area from an online system  Get Details

In addition to hosting the TAC Awards Banquet and awarding the Copeland Award for Evangelism, Radical Hospitality is available to help local churches find effective ways to offer Christ to their mission field.  Learn More



Extravagant Generosity 

Passionate Worship 

The Extravagant Generosity Ministries Team equips congregations with tools and resources needed to engage in effective Christian stewardship by providing workshop experiences and other training for pastors and laity. Learn More

Passionate worship is created by leadership who prepare to lead worship with all of their skill and heart and congregations ready enthusiastically participate. Together, they discover, celebrate and worship the God who loves them, who invited them, and was waiting for them all along. Learn More


Faith-Forming Relationships & Spiritual Formation


The Faith-Forming Relationships & Spiritual Formation Team wants to help churches connect this year.  We want to help grow fruitful churches by helping them to connect their congregations to God, God’s Word, and God’s people.  This can happen through resources of curriculum, people, and training events.   Learn More



Youth / Young Adults

This section offers resources and opportunities for those involved in ministering with youth and offers ways to nurture faith development and equip young leaders.  Get Details




Standardized Training Available for Certified Lay Ministers (CLMs)

Safe Sanctuary Training Online
A section is now available dedicated to CLM Certification including training dates, links to forms and other pertinent information at  The Texas Annual Conference and the Committee on Safe Sanctuary is offering a way for volunteers to complete safe sanctuary training.   To make the process more cost efficient and convenient for users, safe sanctuary training is now being offered online. Details


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