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Good News

A monthly publication from the Diocesan Office

  September, 2012      

The Episcopal Diocese
of Fort Worth

4301 Meadowbrook Dr.
Fort Worth, 76103
Phone: 817-534-1900
Fax: 817-534-1904

Rt. Rev. C. Wallis Ohl, Bishop

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  • Stewardship resources on tap – just in time for fall
    All congregations in the diocese can take advantage of the diocesan membership in TENS (The Episcopal Network for Stewardship), which opens the vast resources of the TENS website, an interactive website offering ready-made and customizable resources for fall giving campaigns. Read more . . .
  • Strategic planning aims beyond the box
    More than two dozen diocesan leaders gathered Aug. 21 to spend eight hours looking ahead to the areas where the Diocese of Fort Worth might do things differently. Facilitated by Donald Romanik, president of the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF), the planning day named "the big question" facing the diocese: Read more . . .
  • Diocesan database goes online
    The diocesan office has implemented the widely-used church database program ACS (Automated Church Systems) as a central repository and hub of data, in order to streamline data collection and access for all diocesan members. Christopher Thomas, diocesan operations manager, has combed through information provided by congregations and through the diocesan convention to make initial entries on diocesan leaders and their activities. The next step. . .    Read more . . .
  • ECF offers fall webinars
    Want to learn about effective vestry practices? Multi-site ministries? Congregational leadership formation? Team structures? Endowments? Planned giving? Ministries addressing human trafficking? Those are just a sampling of the fall webinar offerings available through the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF).
    Read more . . .
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  • Fall brings opportunities
    The schedule for fall culminates with the 30th diocesan convention in Stephenville. If you have events to share, be sure to post them on the diocesan calendar by clicking on the "Place an event on the calendar" link on the left side of the page. (View dates...)

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