Who We Are
The laity and clergy who make up the World Mission Board are appointed by the bishop and drawn from around the diocese. In concert with the wishes of the bishop, in faithfulness to the gospel call to mission and to our own baptismal promises, our purpose is:
- To encourage and serve the work of domestic and foreign missions supported by congregations in the Diocese of Texas, especially through a program of grants
- To serve the cause of global reconciliation through relations with the Anglican Communion and in the promotion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
- To encourage and oversee the official companion relationships with other dioceses in the Anglican Communion.
The World Mission Board encourages the building of relationships, seeks to faciliate the sharing of stories, and oversees two types of grant funding for projects. For general questions, please contact our chair: The Rev. Meredith L. Holt As part of sharing the story, we ask that all projects and trips follow this communications customary.
Small Grant Funding: maximum $3000 each. Requests can be for any worthy small event or project that enhances domestic or foreign mission. Congregations in the diocese are especially encouraged to apply for grants to fund in part projects and materials for their missional relationships. For more information about small grant funding, please contact: The Rev. Carol Petty.
MDG’s Grant Funding: funded by 0.7% of the diocesan budget. Proposals must address the Millenium Development Goals. The board emphasizes three of the eight each year.
Current emphasized MDGs:
3. Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
5. Improve Maternal Health
7. Ensure Environmental Stability
It is the practice of the board to fund and partner with organizations and agencies who have a proven tract record of financial accountability, especially when it comes to micro-financing. If you are unsure about your proposal, please don't hesitate to contact us before you apply. For more information about MDG grant funding, please contact: Stan Galanski.
Applications and guidelines for Small Grants or MDG Grants:
Mission Grant Application (applicable for MDG grants)
- MDG Grant Proposal Outline
In 2013, the WMB approved a grant to The Anglican Church of Tanzania, Diocese of Kibondo Mother’s Union, to purchase 23 sewing machines. The goal is to teach women sewing skills, that they might support themselves and their families
In 2012, the WMB approved a grant to LIFE-BD (Life-Bangladesh) to purchase bulk rice and smokeless ovens, to be distributed among 105 families. Instructors were provided to teach the women how to use the ovens.
The World Mission Board also oversees companion relationships with other dioceses in the Anglican Communion worldwide. Dioceses in companion relationships take on responsibility for each other by reaching across cultural and geographic boundaries to form new friendships, prayer partners, pathways for mutual learning, and an expanded awareness of each other and the world. Together we are building mutually transformative long-lasting relationships that are focused on amistad, friendship. As we are all missionaries of the Diocese of Texas, will you join us, as we join with our sisters and brothers across the Anglican Communion in undertaking God's mission?
The Diocese of Texas has a formal companion relationship with the Anglican Diocese of Southern Malawi in Africa, the Diocese of Costa Rica in the Anglican Church of Central America and the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota. As we are all part of this companionship, we ask that all mission trips to our companion dioceses have a few spots available to others from the diocese to apply to join. Here is a flier sharing more about our companionship with these three dioceses.
Learn more about our partners
|The Diocese of Costa Rica||The Episcopal
Diocese of North Dakota
For more information about our companion relationships, please contact: The Rev. Bertie Pearson.
Are you interested in sharing your story of world mission? We are in the process of stepping-up our communications and would love to hear from you. Contact us today!