Joint CTC & NTC Clergy Gathering


Bishop Saenz has announced a joint gathering of the Central Texas and North Texas Conferences’ clergy for Jan. 26. All CTC and NTC United Methodist Clergy are invited and highly encouraged to attend the gathering. The Walking Forward Together clergy event will be hosted at First Arlington United Methodist Church (313 N. Center Street, Arlington, TX 76011) from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. There is a $20 registration fee for this event to help defray facility costs, materials and lunch. Please register by the close of business Friday, Jan. 20.
Retired United Methodist Clergy are most welcome and encouraged to attend. When registering, click on the district in which you currently serve/worship and then type "Retired" in the Church or Ministry box.
This time is primarily designed to bring the clergy of our conferences together to get better acquainted and aligned with Bishop Saenz and each other. Expect to hear Bishop Saenz share a vision for how we will move forward as United Methodists in our mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world, explore what it means for our two conferences to be served by the same bishop and much more.

Event Information and Updates

Registration is open through Friday Jan. 20. Please click here or the graphic above to register.

Preliminary Agenda (subject to change)
  • 9:30 a.m. - Gathering
  • 10 a.m. - Welcome and Introductory Comments/Greeting from Bishop Saenz
  • 10:30 a.m. - Opening Worship
  • 11 a.m. - Table Conversations
  • Noon - Lunch
  • 1 p.m. - Closing Worship / Episcopal Message from Bishop Saenz
Childcare is Available. (see registration for details)

Parking Information and Campus Map

There is ample parking available in the main FUMC Arlingtong parking lot located on North St, with additional parking across from the Sanctuary on Center St. The gathering will be held in FUMC Arlington's Great Hall, with the best access being through the North Street doors. Click here for a FUMC Arlington Campus Map.

The 2023 Joint Clergy Gathering will not be available via a live webcast. Portions of the event will be recorded and available for on-demand replay. Watch the conference website and email for details.

More information on the Joint Clergy Gathering will be posted as soon as it is available.