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"The mission of the Central Texas Conference (CTC) is to energize and equip local churches to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
(Ennis 1st UMC is a part of the East District of the Central Texas Conference)
Key site where we can learn more about energizing and equipping local churches to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World!
Bishop Mike Lowry, Resident Bishop, Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church. On this site meet the Bishop, his Cabinet, the Episcopal announcements, his Blogs, and more...
Widely Important Goal -- The Great Commission of Christ – “go and make disciples” is reflected in our Mission – “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
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For a resource containing articles about almost everything regarding the human sexuality debate within United Methodism, Rev. Chris Ritter has written extensively about the debate from all sides. Look for the article: “A continually Updated Compendium of All Things Way Forward" or “The Way Forward: A comprehensive Compendium” for a comprehensive resource. It is dated February 15, 2018 but has had lots of updates and links to other articles.
The video we watched in Bible Study by Rev. Tom Berlin is available on ‘vimeo’. You may be required to register to view it, but registration is free.
The Uniting Methodists Movement: Advocates for changes in the Book of Discipline that will allow pastors and conferences to permit LGBTQ weddings and ordination.
A High View of Scripture: Unity That Embraces Diversity
The Wesleyan Covenant Association: Advocates that we maintain the current stance of the Book of Discipline and strengthen enforcement of those rules. (
Faultlines is a collection of books outlining “Holy Conversations about Human Sexuality and The United Methodist Church. There are 15 resources representing all viewpoints.
Everything in the Book of Discipline about Homosexuality
Engaging the community and the world for mission and transformation is a process. Jesus says “The poor you will always have with you” (Matthew 26:11), and our mission engagement will always include a component of direct aid for those in need.
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