If your church is looking for ways to cut your budget, there’s an option to partner with other churches and lower your energy rates.

The Texas Annual Conference participates in a co-op to negotiate preferred electrical rates for participating churches and their church properties.

“The current rate of 4.840 cents per Kilowatt hour expires in late May, and we are in the process of negotiating a new rate,” Chief Operating Officer Will Reed said. “Currently we have over 230 church properties participating, but the more churches that join together, the more it positively impacts our ability to negotiate a competitive rate.”

There’s a window for churches to sign up through May 1, 2024, to be included in the next contract period. If your church would like to consider participating in the co-op, please contact Will Reed in the Conference Office at or by phone: 713-533-3713.