Diocese of Texas



Houston, Texas

Historically focused on evangelism, service, and reconciliation, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas seeks to be a resource for our congregations and the broader church. Several foundations support unique and inspired ministries for growth within our congregations, new church plants, and the expansion of missional communities into a diversity of settings to bring the gospel to a world in need.

Episcopal Health Foundation continues to reach into the 57 counties of the diocese to support and encourage initiatives that bring health and wellness. The diocese is in formal partnership with the Dioceses of North Dakota, Costa Rica, and Southern Malawi, while additional mission work is carried out in additional countries in Central and South America, Africa, and throughout the United States.

Camp Allen welcomes more than 1,900 summer campers and hosts an additional 52,000 guests at conferences, retreats, and events annually, including the House of Bishops, Fortune 500 companies, universities, and state agencies.

The Invite, Welcome, Connect ministry trains congregations to actively engage visitors and incorporate them into the life of a parish. Videos and checklists are online. Sharing Faith Dinners were celebrated in a dozen dioceses across the country on May 19, 2016. The event brings people together in small groups around a simple meal to talk about their faith experiences.

The LOGOS Project, featuring speakers like Sister Joan Chittister and Barbara Crafton, offers short videos and small group questions for adult education. We understand our apostolic work is to become agents of transformation in the world and to use our gifts to form leaders for the Church today and in the future.