The Christian Formation Committee serves the 87 worshipping communities in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. Our goal is to provide Christian formation resources and guide congregations in forming disciples of all ages.
In September 2021, Suzanna Green was appointed Bishop’s Deputy for Christian Formation. The Deputy for Christian Formation is responsible for encouraging strong Christian formation for all ages and creating a diocesan-wide support system for the churches, in collaboration with the Rt. Rev. David Reed, Bishop of West Texas, and the Christian Formation Committee. Contact Suzanna Green, at firstname.lastname@example.org and (210) 816-1949.
Click here to access resources and curriculum recommendations for Children & Youth Formation programs.
There are so many Lenten studies to choose from each year sometimes it can be helpful to narrow it down a bit. Here are the top three studies that the Christian Formation committee recommends for Adults this year:
For the full list of recommended resources for 2024 click here.
In 2024 the Rt. Rev. Dr. David G. Read invites the diocese to study Acts. He states, “The Acts of the Apostles is the first book of the New Testament following The Gospels of Jesus Christ. Authored by Luke, the book of Acts describes the early life of the Christian movement as it wrestled with its relationship to Judaism, and as it learned to share the Gospel in the midst of the cultures of the 1st century. It is a story of missional movement and action as the Holy Spirit empowers the followers of Jesus Christ to live in the power of Christ’s resurrection and proclaim the Gospel throughout the Mediterranean, eventually reaching Rome – the center of the Roman Empire. As modern-day disciples of Jesus, we too find ourselves needing to learn to share the story of Jesus Christ in a culture and time when generations of people do not know him, or are not in a relationship with him. May the faith and work of the earliest Christians inspire us to do the work God has given us to do in our day.”
Commentaries/study Bibles for deeper study:
Join Suzanna Green, Bishop's Deputy for Christian Formation, the Rev. Nancy Springer, Carter Huber, and the Rev. Reagan Gonzalez to learn how to start, plan, and host a bible study group at your church. In this :30 minute video they walk you through how to pick and use a curriculum, best practices for leading and facilitating, and resources for you to get started.
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