Bayou City Service Corps

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As a ministry of The Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Bayou City Service Corps exists to provide young adults (ages 18-32) the time and space needed to search for truth, work for social and economic justice, live in community, and be challenged into a more deliberate way of life.


With a myriad of universities and colleges, world-class theaters and museums, an excellent food scene, a new light rail system, a thirty minute drive to the beach, relatively low cost of living, high job growth rate—Houston is the third largest city in the U.S. and is, rightly so, considered the land of opportunity for many. Ever the city of contrasts, however, the city wrestles with systems of institutionalized injustice and socially, economically, and environmentally unsustainable practices ingrained into its fiber.

Bayou City fellows spend a year exploring for Houston and the faith community an alternative to this unsustainable lifestyle. What does it mean to live simply? Communally?  Adventurously? What does radical hospitality look like? How do we love each other more deeply? How do we seek and serve God in all persons? We seek not to answer, but to live into these questions, and in so doing, inspire and infect our communities, congregations, and the Diocese at large with a hunger for true justice.

Key Components of this Program are:
40 hours a week in a local non-profit agency
Meeting regularly with a community mentor
Living in community
Living simply
Actively participating in a faith community
Hosting weekly hospitality events

Benefits for Fellows Include:
Public Transit
$100 Monthly Personal Stipend
Health Insurance
$2,000 End of Service Award



Host Site Application


To apply for a fellowship, visit the Episcopal Service Corps website.


Fellow applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. The service year is August 4, 2014 to July 17, 2015.