ur Baptismal Covenant calls all Christians to be ministers. The Outline of Faith in the Book of Common Prayer (1979) defines the ministers of the church as "lay persons, bishops; priests, and deacons." We are all ministers of the church.
What is the Discovery Retreat?
The Discovery Retreat is a weekend gathering to assist participants in becoming intentional about discovering their God given gifts and talents and how these gifts might be used in the mission of the church.
Who can attend the Discovery Retreat?
The Retreat is open to all confirmed members of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas who wish to take the time and make a commitment to discern their vocation. Participation is highly recommended for those discerning a call to ministries as lay leaders in their church
When and where are the Discovery Retreats held?
In 2017, the retreats are scheduled for January 6-8 and April 28-30 at Camp Allen.
How does one sign up to attend a Discovery Retreat?
As retreats are scheduled, notices regarding the retreat will be sent out through the Diocesan eDiolog. A link to register on line will be included in the notice.
How do I decide whether or not to attend?
Each person is encouraged to have a conversation with his or her Rector for spiritual counsel and support to participate in the Retreat, although, permission from you church leader is not required to attend the Retreat.
What does it cost to attend the Retreat?
The cost per participant is $175 or $200 depending upon double or single room occupancy at Camp Allen. If the cost poses an obstacle, see Fr. Brad.