Five Stars of Excellence in Christian Education


Note from the Board: TCCEF Five Star Awards and Dick Murray Award Cancelled for 2020

While much about the coming weeks is still not known, including whether stay-at-home orders will still be in place in May, our board has made the difficult decision to cancel the TCCEF 2020 Five Star Awards and Dick Murray Award. 

Every year TCCEF works to recognize congregations and individuals in the Texas Annual Conference that are committed to effective ministries in faith formation. We are heartbroken that we will not have the opportunity to present these awards that have become an annual tradition, but look launching the new Five Star Award formate and recognizing your dedication to your dedication to helping others grow in their relationship with Christ next year.

As more decisions are made regarding the Texas Annual Conference, we will be sharing additional information regarding ways we will celebrate the incredible work you are all doing to support the people of our congregations during these unprecedented times. 

Katy Sabayrac
Family Ministry Director
Westbury UMC
5200 Willowbend
Houston, TX 77096
 


Sponsored by: Committee for Faith-Forming Relationships and Spiritual Formation and Texas Conference Christian Educators Fellowship

Five Stars of Excellence in Christian Education recognizes congregations in the Texas Annual Conference that are committed to effective ministries in Christian Education and Faith Formation. The program’s goals are to:

  • Assist congregations in evaluating existing Faith Formation ministries and developing a vision for the future;
  • Encourage, promote, deepen, and facilitate the growth of Christian Education and Faith Formation programs; and

  • Connect these programs to the overall ministry of the local church, the connectional church, and the community at large.

The Five Stars of Excellence in Christian Education program has two levels of awards:

  • The  Five Stars of Excellence Award for the overall work of congregations

  • The Shooting Star Award for a new and innovative ministry

The Five Stars of Excellence program runs from April 15th to April 15th each year. Please submit the completed application, along with photos of the ministries described, by Tuesday, April 30, 2020 (postmarked or emailed). Awards will be presented in May during Annual Conference at the Texas Conference Christian Educators Fellowship Luncheon (reservations required).

Staff and lay leaders are always invited to become members of Texas Conference Christian Educators Fellowship. All are welcome to join us for our luncheon during Annual Conference and our regular monthly lunch programs. Visit www.tccef.org for details and reservations.  

For more information and help completing this application, go to www.tccef.org or contact Ellen Edwards at ellen.edwards@me.com.

Information Packet and Application Forms (PDF)

Submit completed applications with pictures to Stephanie Scovell at:

Rev. Stephanie Scovell
Bering Memorial UMC
1440 Harold Street
Houston, Texas 77006

or via e-mail: stephanies@beringumc.org

Please note that the criteria have been updated for 2020.