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  • Barrington Neighbors (a nonprofit created by Reconciliation, San Antonio) is hosting three separate Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) workshops over two days, Monday and Tuesday, December 4-5. The descriptions of each workshop, as well as registration information, can be found here. Wendy McCaig, founder and Executive Director of Embrace Richmond, a faith-based nonprofit that strengthens low-income neighborhoods through an asset-based community development approach, is leading each event, but they are targeted to specific audiences and needs. The Monday night overview and the Tuesday workshop are what really pertain to the DWTX family, but the Tuesday night overview is available for anyone who can't attend the other two. It will cover the same content as Monday, but from an interfaith perspective. Bishop Brooke-Davidson is highly encouraging congregations to attend, and scholarships are available. Contact Haley Bankey at 210-842-7741 or info@barringtonneighbors.org.
  • A Discovering Wholeness Retreat will be held at Mustang Island Conference Center Wednesday-Saturday, January 10-13. This is a retreat community that provides a safe place to become acquainted with your whole self by learning about the structure of psyche and exploring complexes and archetypes. The retreat format is a balance of teaching, individual time, small group work, and recreation. The retreat costs are $1065 for single occupancy, or for double occupancy, the retreat is $972. Learn more and register here.
  • The annual Father / Son Retreat at Camp Capers will be held Friday-Sunday, February 2-4. Slowing down and spending time with your kids, away from the distractions and responsibilities of day to day life is so valuable. That's why Camp Capers hosts our Father / Son Retreat, to help fathers (and father figures) get out of town with their sons (ages 6-18 years old) and invest time in the important things in life, like s'mores and outdoor games and real talk about the real life challenges faced by Christian men today. Registration for this weekend retreat will open online soon at www.dwtx.org/events. Scholarship assistance is available; email camp.capers@dwtx.org with any questions.

Safeguarding God's Children

  • There are no scheduled workshops at this time.

Safeguarding Resources

Safeguarding God’s Children

  • Safeguarding God’s Children trainings can be found under Current News (above).
  • Safeguarding God’s Children certificates are valid for 5 years.

Safeguarding God’s People

  • Safeguarding God’s People trainings are online only. Contact Rachel Willcox for information on the training.
  • Safeguarding God’s People certificates are valid for 5 years.

Safeguarding Online

  • Safeguarding Online is available for those needing to renew their Safeguarding God’s Children certificate.
  • Safeguarding Online is available for anyone to take Safeguarding God’s People.
  • Each church and school has the option to set-up an Online Administrator. Contact Rachel Willcox for more information.

Safeguarding Train the Trainer

  • Train the Traineris offered twice a year (spring and fall). Trainings can be found under Current News (above).
  • Trainees must have already completed Safeguarding God’s Childrenin the last 5 years.
  • Trainer certificates are valid for 3 years.

 

Shared Resources

  • For pictures of the bishops, the diocesan shield, etc. for download, click here.
  • If you work as a communicator (paid, volunteer, in any fashion) at one of our churches, please join our Diocese of West Texas Communicators Facebook page. In Facebook, search for "Communicators Episcopal Diocese of West Texas" and request membership. We network, share resources, announce events and ministry/current news, and we'd love to have you on board.
  • For diocesan pictures of events, please visit our Flickr site.

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