Diocesan Institutions are unique instrumentalities of the diocese designed to express aspects of the church’s ministries within the community they serve.
Besides 153 congregations and 15 college ministries, the Diocese of Texas has a number of institutions. Diocesan Institutions are unique instrumentalities of the diocese designed to express aspects of the church’s ministries within the community they serve. There are many additional ministries and programs supported by the diocese as well as those in local missionary outposts. Additionally, congregations in the diocese support more than 1000 separate outreach ministries within their communities.
CAMP ALLEN CAMP AND CONFERENCE CENTER
Camp Allen is a modern, year-round hotel and conference center located one hour northwest of Houston in a beautiful pine forest with rolling hills and two lakes. Camp Allen accommodates a variety of spiritual, social, corporate and educational events for all ages and offers a summer camping experience for youth from 3-12 grades. The camp is staffed by an experienced management team with a passion for service and Christian hospitality.
EL BUEN SAMARITANO, AUSTIN
El Buen Samaritano is the Diocese of Texas’ outreach and human services ministry in the Austin area. Since 1987, El Buen Samaritano has preached the Gospel to working-poor families through the holistic nature of its programs and services. By offering a hand up, not a hand-out, El Buen Samaritano provides a safety net of programs and services such as integrated health care, social services, adult and early-childhood education and community outreach, to 36,000 people every year.
EPISCOPAL HIGH SCHOOL, HOUSTON
Episcopal High School, Houston is a coeducational secondary school, established in 1983, to provide a quality college preparatory education within a distinctly Christian environment. Episcopal High School seeks to respond to the needs of the individual by providing a supportive environment that gives each student an opportunity to achieve his or her maximum spiritual, intellectual, creative and social potential. A rich and balanced offering of academic, spiritual, artistic and athletic co-curricular activities encourages personal development. Daily chapel services and sacred studies reinforce the ethical and religious principles upon which the school was founded. EHS is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest.
ST. VINCENT'S HOUSON, GALVESTON
St. Vincent’s House, Galveston, St. Vincent’s House is a non-profit social service agency providing comprehensive social services and community outreach programs for the entire family. St. Vincent’s House serves the disadvantaged, underserved and working poor population of the greater Galveston community with essential programs and services to enhance their mental, physical and spiritual well being. Their services are designed to meet the real and immediate needs of our clients for food, shelter, healthcare and childcare.
ST. STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, AUSTIN
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Austin, has striven to educate young people in “body, mind, and spirit” since its foundation in 1950 by Bishop John Hines. It is a coeducational boarding and day school for 652 highly motivated, college-bound students in grades 6-12, located on a beautiful 370-acre Hill Country campus on the west side of Austin. The school draws boarders from across Texas, 12 states, and 20 countries. St. Stephen’s is blessed with the heritage of respect for individuals in the community, open inquiry, tolerance, and academic freedom that are hallmarks of Episcopal education.
SEMINARY OF THE SOUTHWEST
Founded after World War II by then Texas Bishop Coadjutor John Hines, the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin enrolls 105 students in a variety of degree programs. About one-half are divinity students with the other being working lay people who are enrolled in the part-time master of arts degrees in pastoral ministry (discipleship, spiritual formation or chaplaincy) and counseling.