Texas Greg Abbott has issued a new Executive Order requiring the wearing of a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in all Texas counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. There are a few exceptions to this order, including “any person who is actively providing or obtaining access to religious worship.” Though churches are technically exempt from today’s executive order, please note that the official policy of the Central Texas Conference regarding returning to in-person worship has not changed. Masks are to be worn by all staff, volunteers, members and guests in all CTC church buildings. Read more here.
The Central Texas Conference Service Center is closed and will remain closed until further notice. For more information on what this means for communicating with the Conference Office please click here



Phase One: Recommendations for In-Person Worship

As churches begin to consider how to slowly and safely return to in-person worship, it is imperative that a plan of action be established and shared with the staff and volunteers at your church. Below you will find a guideline video for churches to use as a resource for writing your plan of action. 




Click here to download a PDF of the Recommendations for In-Person Worship


Resources from Across the Connection

Resources for the church leaders and members of congregations from across the United Methodist Church Connection.

Financial Resources

Resources and information about the CARES Act and FFCRA that was signed into law. This is a central page for all questions about how this impacts the local church 

Tips & Info on Responding

Updated Tips for churches to use during worship services 

CTC Churches that Live Stream

Local Churches in CTC that offer online worship