World Mission Board
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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- 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 facilitate the sharing of stories, and oversees two types of grant funding for projects. For general questions, please contact our Chair: The Rev. Meredith Holt Crigler. As part of sharing the story, we ask that all projects and trips follow this communications customary.
The World Mission Board grants aim to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ who said “I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). We focus on grants that will bring an abundant life to all, particularly those who due to prejudice, injustice, and poverty, live in scarcity.
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.
SDG Grant Funding: funded by 0.7% of the diocesan budget. Proposals must address the Sustainable Development Goals. It is the practice of the board to fund and partner with organizations and agencies who have a proven
Applications, other than EDOT Companion Dioceses, received after April 1, August 1, or November 1, likely will not be considered until the next following meeting. For more information about grant funding, please contact The Rev. Matthew T. Seddon, Ph.D.
Preparing for a Mission Trip
Click here to learn how to better prepare your group for a missionary trip.
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
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. If you are traveling to one of our companion dioceses (Costa Rica, Southern Malawi or North Dakota), please connect with the board during your planning.