What’s next? That’s the question many of us are asking as we look forward to the impact of vaccines and eventual herd immunity. What will ministry look like in that new reality? What will be the same? What will be different? What new opportunities are presented in the midst of these challenges? On Thursday, March 4th, at 10:00 am Thom Rainer will be presenting a webinar that addresses these topics.
Thom is a former pastor of churches, long time church consultant, and founder and CEO of Church Answers and Executive Director of Revitalize Network. He has recently written a book called The Post Quarantine Church. The webinar will last up to an hour and a half and will include the opportunity for a live Q&A.
The mercury finally climbed above freezing, but thousands are still without power, hundreds of thousands are dealing with busted pipes and water damage, millions are still without water suitable for drinking. Clearly, the disaster of the Winter Storm of 2021 is not over. Join Godfrey Hubert (TAC’s Disaster Readiness Coordinator), Gary Flaherty (the Director of Operations for Texas Congregational Disaster Readiness), and Kip Gilts (Assistant to the Bishop) in a live webinar at 4 pm on Saturday, February 20, designed to help pastors prepare for Sunday morning worship. There will be a live Q&A opportunity.
Watch recorded webinar
Looking for a way to worship without leaving the house?
A number of churches in the Texas Annual Conference are posting sermons online.
You don’t have to miss a service if you’re out of town or if you prefer to stay at home. Viewers can also enjoy multiple preaching styles and even virtually “attend” different churches. There’s a lot going on Sundays in the TAC that you won’t want to miss.
Sermons are often available to livestream on Sunday and several congregations also record services for on-demand viewing. Check them out at: https://www.txcumc.org/sermons
We would like to include your church in this list. Please let us know if you are posting a resource online by sending a link to: firstname.lastname@example.org
United Methodist Churches are making headlines – leading the way through ministry, outreach and discipleship. Amazing stories about our local congregations in the Texas Annual Conference are popping up – and news publications around the country are spreading the word about UM churches. Read all about it.
This week, Bishop Scott J. Jones announced that the Rev. Charles Anderson has been appointed as District Superintendent for the Northwest District of the Texas Annual Conference beginning July 1, 2021. Rev. Anderson currently serves as Senior Pastor at Clear Lake United Methodist Church outside of Houston.
Bishop Scott J. Jones announced that the Rev. Dayimi Pimentel has been appointed as the new Racial and Ethnic Ministry Coordinator beginning March 1, 2021. Pimentel currently serves as Associate Pastor at La Vid Comunidad Cristiana United Methodist Church in Galena Park, Texas.
The Texas Annual Conference has put put together some great resources to help you, your family and your congregation plan and prepare for this Easter season.
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TMF is here to assist the churches of the Texas Annual Conference to achieve their "God-appointed mission." As your area representatives, we invite you to contact us if you would like more information on how TMF can be a conversation and resource partner for your church.
Feb. 15 - March 12
BeADisciple.com is holding an Introduction to the Enneagram workshop and retreat.
Feb. 20 Feb. 27
Lay Leadership Training and Lay Servant Ministry Certification.
Perkins Summit for Faith and Learning invites you to attend this virtual event "Looking Forward, Learning Together."
Loving Houston Loving Houston has multiple upcoming workshops on church school partnerships & leadership gatherings.
Jan - April Ongoing
The Laity Empowerment Academy (LEA) will identify practices to help leaders to create contextual ministry tools to support African American communities which are in rural, semi-rural, urban, and gentrified areas within the Texas Annual Conference.