Abide in Me

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Saturday, June 3, 2017
TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas


A Day of Renewal
  • Looking again - as individuals and worshipping communities - at the resources and opportunities God has placed before us in our own time.
  • Asking what is God up to in our congregations? What vision is God setting before us and beckoning us to see?
  • Acknowledging that God has already given us everything we need to help bring about God's Kingdom right here and right now.

Childcare at Abide in Me & the * Investiture:

On-site childcare will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The fee is $10 per child with a maximum charge of $30 per family. Parents/guardians need to bring for their children: comfortable clothes and shoes, LUNCH for each child, and a portable crib, if needed. Snacks and water will be provided throughout the day. If you choose, you can purchase a child’s box lunch when you register ($7.00 each). Pre-registration is required for all children. * Note: If you plan to attend only the Investiture of the Rt. Rev. David Reed, which begins at 2:00 p.m., childcare is free. Children may arrive at 1:30 p.m.


Tentative Schedule:

  • 8:00 a.m. - Registration opens
  • 8:30 a.m. - Childcare opens
  • 9:00 a.m. - Opening by the bishops
  • 9:30 a.m. - Session A of workshops
  • 10:40 a.m. - Session B of workshops
  • 11:40 a.m. - Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. - Session C of workshops
  • 2:00 p.m. - Investiture of Bishop Reed as 10th diocesan bishop
  • 3:30 p.m. - Childcare closes

Investiture of the Right Reverend David M. Reed
as the 10th Bishop of West Texas

The service will begin at 2:00 p.m. All are invited, whether attending the full day or not. Clergy will vest, red stoles, please.


Workshops in 3 Sessions - View descriptions here. 

Session A (9:30-10:30 a.m.)

  • Giving in the Small Church
  • Being a Christian in Uganda: New Beginnings, New Identity, New Life
  • Moral Injury, PTSD and PTG: Military Ministry and the Church, part 1
  • Taking Care of Business: the Ministry of Administration, part 1Taking Care of Business: the Ministry of Administration, part 1
  • Engaging Young Adults in your Congregation
  • Introduction to Invite-Welcome-Connect (IWC), part 1

Session B (10:40-11:40 a.m.)

  • Stewardship: 3 Successful Approaches
  • (Easy!) Video Marketing on Facebook
  • Moral Injury, PTSD and PTG: Military Ministry and the Church, part 2
  • Taking Care of Business: the Ministry of Administration, part 2
  • You Have What You Need: Small Church Bible Study
  • IWC part 2, focus on INVITE

Session C (12:30-1:30 p.m.)

  • Stewardship, a Spiritual Matter
  • The Blessings of Prison Ministry
  • Ministering to the Military in your Church and Community
  • Christian Ed: All of Us, All the Time
  • IWC part 3, focus on WELCOME
  • IWC part 4, focus on CONNECT